COURAGE, John 1790-1854. 19th century head of the famous brewery, and son of the first John Courage, its founder. The family firm expanded enormously under his direction. John Courage II was born at Horsleydown, on the Bermondsey river-front, but ended his days in Dulwich. After his marriage in 1823, he and his wife lived first at De Crespigny Terrace, Camberwell, before moving to The Hall, a large house and estate situated at the junction of Dulwich Village and East Dulwich Grove. Tom Morris (qv) described Courage as ‘a most kind and charitable man’.

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