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"MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
« on: Sunday 22 February 15 21:34 GMT (UK) »
An ancestor owned "Millbrook", situated about 4 & 1/2 miles from Woking. At his death in 1921 a description of the property then for sale, was advertised in 'The Times' on 5.4.1921 as a "Very choice Freehold Residential Property":-

"Containing some seven bed and dressing rooms, bathroom, three reception rooms, lounge hall and offices; electric light; company's water; central heating; pleasure and kitchen gardens; orchard, two meadows, glasshouses, farm buildings &c., in all about 13 acres 1 rood."

Can anyone give me an update on this property with maybe even a photograph please?


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Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 February 15 21:48 GMT (UK) »
What was the ancestor's name?
Was he living there in 1911? What's the reference/details for him?
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Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 February 15 22:03 GMT (UK) »
There is a Millbrook RSPCA centre there now, couldn't find an old house though.
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Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 22 February 15 22:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Here is a 1920's map, there is a Milbrook there that looks to be what you may be looking for.  Above it is a 'Milbrook house' set on a main Road,  which doesn't look to have the land described in the article provided.

http://maps.nls.uk/view/101436781

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Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 February 15 22:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone,

Thanks for such a quick response.

PaulineJ: John Hammond GALBRAITH  was my ancestor. He was living in London at the time of the 1911 census.

Regorian: I had a feeling that it may be the RSPCA centre now. So nothing left of the original "Millbrook"?

Claire: It is a very good map but unable to print it out.  :(


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Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 February 15 19:06 GMT (UK) »
There are a number of references to Millbrook Chobham in the Surrey History Centre catalogue:

http://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/collections/search/?s=millbrook+chobham&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

If any look promising you try contacting the SHC for more info

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/recreation-heritage-and-culture/archives-and-history/surrey-history-centre/contacting-surrey-history-centre


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Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
« Reply #6 on: Monday 23 February 15 19:12 GMT (UK) »
I live near Chobham - as far as I know the only Millbrook around here is the RSPCA centre. I don't mind going down and taking some pics if you still want them, but I won't be able to do it till the end of the week. If you find that it's a different place let me know.
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Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
« Reply #7 on: Monday 23 February 15 20:39 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Tony and Sue..........

I have done as you suggested Tony and sent a message to the SHC to see if they can provide more information.

Sue, I would love some pictures. That would be fantastic and of course I am happy to wait until a convenient time for you. Thanks so much for your offer..........  :)


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GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
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O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
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Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
« Reply #8 on: Monday 23 February 15 20:44 GMT (UK) »
Happy to help - it's quite a big place, I'm sure they wouldn't mind me poking around a bit :) I know someone who works there too. To be honest I must have driven past it thousands of times and never taken much notice other than to see the horses in the field. 
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