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The Cotley Hunt was founded
by the grandfather of the present
master, Mr. T. Deane, of Cotley
(sometimes erroneously spelt Cot-
leigh), in the year 1797. Where
Mr. Deane procured his hounds
in the first instance is not known,
as the old books and papers re-
lating to the kennels have been
lost ; one thing is certain, namely,
that they were old English har-
riers, and had a great reputation
for a long term of years. In those
early days they ran fox pretty
frequently as well as hare. They
were at their zenith in 1832 or 1833,
when hydrophobia broke out and
compelled Mr. Deane to destroy
the whole pack. Only one hound
escaped ; this was a bitch named
Countess, which, by good fortune^
happened at the time to be in
the custody of Mr. W. K. Eames,
the Voltaren Tablets 50mg father of the present master.
Friends came to the rescue of Mr.
Deane when this misfortune befell
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him and the followers of his har-
riers. Mr. William Forward, of
Chard, presented him with the
pack that had belonged to his
lately deceased brother, the Rev.
E. C. Forward, of Axminster,
and he also had Voltaren 50mg Tablets some from Mr.
Sampson, of Colyfon. The Rev.
Harry Farr Yeatnian, .who had
founded the Blackmore Vale Hunt
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in 1831, when he changed from
old harrier to dwarf foxhound in
1843 or 1844, gave Mr. Deane
three dog hounds. Gallant, Vil-
lager and Dashwood, of Froude's
blood, Mr. Deane bred largely
from Countess, the sole survivor
of his lost pack, and so kept the
strain, which still remains In the
Mr. Froude's harriers were
famous in the West Country.
The Rev. John Russel says of the
Vicar of Knowstone's hounds :
" they were something out of the
common, bred from the old stag-
hounds, light in their colour and
sharp as needles, plenty of tongue
and could drive like furies."
Mr. Forward's hounds were
evidently a good lot too. There
is record of a run which took
place in April, 1837, soon after
the pack had been established in
their new quarters. They found
a. fox in a plantation near Bealy
Down, and getting Voltaren Emulgel Uk him away ran
him for an hour and forty minutes
without a check, and without
once having to be turned from the
hares which were very numerous.
The pace was a cracker through-
out ; the distance is not recorded,
but the line look hounds through
eight parishes situated in the
three counties of Somerset, Devon
and Dorsetshire. Hounds Buy Voltaren Gel Online were at
his brush when he went to Voltaren Gel Uk ground.
Mr, Eames possesses an inter-
esting relic of the hunt in his
grandfather's day in the shape of
the card of the Cotley Hunt Races
held on June 12th, 1839; there
were five events, a hurdle race, a
sweepstakes, a race for Galloways
14 hands and under, the Yeomanry
Cup and race for ponies 13 hands Voltaren Emulgel 120g
and under. The meeting was
exceedingly popular in the neigh-
bourhood, and was an annual
fixture for some years. Mr.
C. P. R. Pullman, in his "Rustic
Sketches," says, in introducing
some lines on " Cotley Races,"
that the poet is endeavouring to
immortalise the meeting of 1841.
The last races were held in
1845. A glance over the card
shows that, while the entries
for the horse-races in 00 case
exceed four, there were seven
entries for the Galloway race and
five for the pony event.
TWO Voltaren Emulgel Usa OLD PAUILV PACKS OF HARRIRRS.
Mr. Deane is well entitled to
place among the Nestors of hunt-
ing history; he maintained har-
riers from 1797 to 1855, a master-
ship of fifty-eight years. On his
death in 1855 the pack was taken
over by his son, Mr. " Tom "
Deane, and Mr. Tom Palmer
Eames, respectively uncle and
elder brother of Mr, Edward
Eames. For some Voltaren 1 Topical Gel years this joint
mastership continued, and then
Mr. T. P. Eames carried on the
office alone. He hunted hare al-
most exclusively, but occasionally
ran a fox at the close Voltaren Gel Over The Counter of the
season. Mr. T. P. Eames de-
voted great attention to breed-
ing. From memoranda in his old
kennel-book, it appears that on
Saturday, July Voltaren Gel 100g 13th, 1861, he
went over to Tiverton and ex-
changed hounds with Mr. Aniory
(now Sir John Heathcoat Amory).
" Gave him Guilty for Roadster,
a dog hound bought by him at
the late Mr, Yelverton's sale."
Then follows Roadster's pedigree,
which shows that he traced back
to Mr. Froude's Ploughboy by
Guilty. A bitch from which Mr.
T. P. Eames, and Mr. E. Eames
after him, bred largely was
Melody ; she was given the former
gentleman by Mr. I. Pinsent
Matthew, of Rydon, Otlery St.
Mary, when he gave up his pack.
Melody could boast the best blood
in the West of England, having,
among others, that of the Tremlett
Radical, Mr. Tom Westlake's
Random, Mr. Robert Cross's Gay-
man and Mr. Froude's Galloper.
Mr. Robert Cross's Gayman was
by Mr. Bellew's Gayman, who
traced back to Marquis, one of the
best hounds ever bred. Another
distinguished ancestor of hounds
in the Cotley pack was Curltail
Racer. Curltail Racer was bred
by Mr. Robert Cross and traced
back to " Parson " Froude's
Finisher ; he was given by Mr.
Cross td the Rev. Mr. Mitchell,
from whom Mr. T. P. Eames
received him. Thus it will be
seen that the old Devonshire
blood is strong in the Cotlej'
kennel. The influence of Curltail
Racer remains in evidence to the
present day, for hounds are still
got with the curl of the tail which
procured their ancestor his name.
F. Higgim and Ssn. Chard, phttf.X
Mr. T. Deane.
Mr. Eames has one such houpd
now. Frantic by name.
It is hardly surprising that Mr.
T. P. Eames should have confined
himself almost Voltaren 75mg Tablets entirely to hares ;