Henry Foster Carr [Obituary]

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 47, (1915), pp. 42-43.


Maxwell Adams (Ed.)

Prepared by Michael Steer

The obituary was read at the Association’s July 1915 Exeter meeting. Mr Carr was the relatively wealthy President of Carr & Quick, Wine Merchants of Exeter; a keen sportsman, member of his local Hunt, and man of leisure. His company made a reasonably successful foray into the highly competitive world of brewing, with the purchase of the West of England Brewing Company in 1909, at an auction held in the Half Moon Inn. Brewing ceased in 1926. The obituary, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Mr. Carr, who was chairman of the firm of Messrs. Carr and Quick, Ltd., wine merchants of Exeter, was a keen sportsman and a familiar figure in the hunting field, being a member of both the East Devon and of the Silverton Hunts. He also took a great interest in archaeological and kindred studies. Joining the Devonshire Association in 1907, he followed its work and proceedings with keen interest, and was a regular attendant  at its annual meetings. He was taken ill during the meeting of the Association held at Tavistock in July, 1914, and died after a few days' illness on 26 July, 1914, at his residence, Broadparks, Pinhoe, at the age of 65, deeply regretted by all who knew him, being courteous to a degree and of a kindly and sympathetic nature. He leaves issue two sons and three daughters.