The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Beynon and Stocken Tobacco Concern

The London firm of Beynon and Stocken traded as snuff maker and tobacconist out of 10 Gracechurch Street. The business of the firm was established by a Jabez Beynon not later than 1812 (Post-Office Annual Directory, 1812), and Beynon would at an unclear date take on as partner a James Julius Stocken (d. 1862). In 1837 the business partnership then of Jaz. Beynon and Jas. Jus. Stocken trading as Beynon and Stocken was dissolved, with Jas. Jus. Stocken continuing alone. In 1869 the business partnership then of James Beynon Stocken and John Jabez Stocken, both sons of Jas. Jus. Stocken, trading as Beynon Stocken and Sons was dissolved, with Jn. Jez. Stocken continuing alone. The firm would seem to have its end in 1902, when a Francis Dyson Lacy who was then trading as Beynon and Stocken went bankrupt.


  1. A Pinch of Snuff. Benson Earle Hill. Page 55. 1840. Digitised version
  2. The Post-Office Annual Directory. Year 1812; Edition 13; Page 30. 1812.
  3. The London Gazette. Number 19,475; Issue 1837-03-14. 1837. Digitised version
  4. The London Gazette. Number 23,482; Issue 1869-03-26. 1869. Digitised version
  5. The Edinburgh Gazette. Number 11,427; Issue 1902-07-18. 1902. Digitised version
  6. Record of probate for James Julius Stocken. Principal Registry. 1862.