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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #108 on: Friday 19 January 18 18:55 GMT (UK) »
Interesting history https://whenthewelshcametobedford.wordpress.com/camps/howbury-hall/

And the current owners have a Facebook page. They might be very interested in your photos.
https://www.facebook.com/Howbury-Farm-1394080317472405/

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« Reply #109 on: Friday 19 January 18 19:02 GMT (UK) »
Well done indeed  :D

Yes that is Brilliant and yes how did you find it? 
RHODES  - Dudley, Lye & Kidderminster
PHILLIPS - Dudley
EVANS     - Kidderminster, Worcestershire
ROACH & POUNTNEY  -  Worcestershire
GODDARD (Peter Holland) England
BISHOP   - Shipton Moyne,Tetbury
DAVIS     -  Miserden, Gloucestershire

SEALY/SEALEY - Taunton, Somerset

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« Reply #110 on: Friday 19 January 18 19:10 GMT (UK) »
Well done, Yorkslass! (And please tell us how!)
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Bingley, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #111 on: Friday 19 January 18 19:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

Here we are.

Howbury Hall, Renhold.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Howbury-Hall-Renhold-Nr-Bedford-unused-old-pc-Blake-Edgar/162817702338?hash=item25e8b0f9c2:g:1wMAAOSwoBtW486q

Yorkslass

Many many thanks, I am extremely grateful to finally be able to put a name to the property. I can now look forward to some research time to identify the link  :)

The crest is now more clear as well now the house is identified

http://www.myfamilysilver.com/pages/crestfinder-crest.aspx?id=163452&name=Polhill


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« Reply #112 on: Friday 19 January 18 19:38 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all

‘Twas the “Family Crest” that clinched it.

I thought the animal above the coronet looked like a hind, so googled “Mural Crown +Hind” and came up with this
http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/19/238.htm
Pretty similar.

Bit of searching on the Polhill family and eventually found this –
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Photographic-Victorian-mother-children-Polhill-Turner/dp/B06XG1V74T

Luckily, the caption said the family lived at Howbury Hall, of which there is a fair bit of info.

Yorkslass
Norris, London 1800's
Bird, Gt Yarmouth 1800's
Smowton, Yarmouth/Norwich 1770
Dublack, Yarmouth
Binks, Essex
Wilcock, Lancashire
Kettlewell, Yorkshire

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« Reply #113 on: Friday 19 January 18 19:41 GMT (UK) »
Wow fantastic! :D
RHODES  - Dudley, Lye & Kidderminster
PHILLIPS - Dudley
EVANS     - Kidderminster, Worcestershire
ROACH & POUNTNEY  -  Worcestershire
GODDARD (Peter Holland) England
BISHOP   - Shipton Moyne,Tetbury
DAVIS     -  Miserden, Gloucestershire

SEALY/SEALEY - Taunton, Somerset

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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #114 on: Friday 19 January 18 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant Yorkslass - well done.
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« Reply #115 on: Friday 19 January 18 20:42 GMT (UK) »
WOW!!  Can only echo everyone elses comments!  Brilliant find Yorkslass :) :)  I confess to enjoying  looking for quite a few hours and more and it`s so nice to know the outcome.

Mo
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Cornwall: Rich, Binney, Peak(e)
Devon: Martin, Walter(s)

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« Reply #116 on: Friday 19 January 18 20:51 GMT (UK) »
I am very impressed Yorkslass. Amazing work!

I had a feeling that the crest would be key to finding this house. Well done!

I am thrilled that it has survived. Noytd, please pop back and let us know when you find the connection.

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