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"Arlington" Kettering Tasmania
« on: Monday 18 October 21 04:30 BST (UK) »
William Burns, a retired British Soldier obtained a Land Grant in 1854 for 200 acres at Kettering, Tasmania.   A House was built and named "Arlington" I think by William Burns.   Can sks advise about what year the Home would have been built on this land?
William died in 1873, his Wife Mary died in 1889 -- ownership may have passed to their Daughter Lydia Ims nee Burns.
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Re: "Arlington" Kettering Tasmania
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 October 21 04:48 BST (UK) »


The name might not have been attached to the house at the time construction. 

Where, when, and in what context do you see a house "Arlington"...at Kettering....and associated with the BURNS and/or IMS families.

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Re: "Arlington" Kettering Tasmania
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 October 21 05:20 BST (UK) »
1934 obituary for Raymond Clark Morrisby of Arlington, Kettering
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29164680

1936 sale of the property
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30125449

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Re: "Arlington" Kettering Tasmania
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 October 21 09:41 BST (UK) »
From LIST Tasmania, Burns sells about 67 acres of the 200 acres to Joseph Bridge in 1858. It may be that Burns used the funds from the land sale to build the house? Is the house still standing, and if so what does it look like?

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Re: "Arlington" Kettering Tasmania
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 October 21 19:45 BST (UK) »
The American Civil War , 1860’s .
Robert E . Lee ,Confederate Army General lived in a lovely House “ Arlington” .
After the war it became the main Military Cemetery and graves were placed right up to the house so it would not be lived in again.
Perhaps there was a connection of sorts , given the dates etc,
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Re: "Arlington" Kettering Tasmania
« Reply #5 on: Monday 18 October 21 21:17 BST (UK) »
Death notice
1873 'Family Notices', The Tasmanian Tribune (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1872 - 1876), 6 May, p. 2. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200376313

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Re: "Arlington" Kettering Tasmania
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 October 21 00:08 BST (UK) »
Hi Wivenhoe,
Thanks for your reply.  William Burns was involved in the British Army's attempt to capture Washington DC in 1812-13. Construction of a grand building in Arlington County USA began in 1803, delayed during the conflict, completed about 10 years later.  William Burns would have no doubt seen the imposing structure in it's early stages.  William later granted land in VDL including a 200 acre plot at Kettering.  A House was built on this property was named "Arlington".  Did William Burns name the House "Arlington"?  if not who? When was it built? The House still stands although the name has been changed.  My interest -- doing research into the lives of the Owners/Occupiers of dwellings on this property.  Have considerable notes/proof sources of all Owners except those between 1874 to early 1900s.   It is Family History just a little off-centre.
Hope you can help
Kind regards
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The name might not have been attached to the house at the time construction. 

Where, when, and in what context do you see a house "Arlington"...at Kettering....and associated with the BURNS and/or IMS families.

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Re: "Arlington" Kettering Tasmania
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 19 October 21 00:19 BST (UK) »
HI Matthewj64,
Thanks for your reply
Have a lot of material from LIST, however missed that one.  Thanks.
There was also a Caveat placed on a portion of this land -- about 33 acres granted to Anne RUSSELL -- have not quite solved that one as yet.   A House still stands, whether it was the original dwelling, not sure as yet.  The existing House named "Arlington" so could be the original building -- the House name was changed in the late 1990s or 2000s by an American born Owner!  My reply to Wivenhoe will provide further information of my interest in this Property.
Thanks again for your information.
Regards
clancam37
From LIST Tasmania, Burns sells about 67 acres of the 200 acres to Joseph Bridge in 1858. It may be that Burns used the funds from the land sale to build the house? Is the house still standing, and if so what does it look like?

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Re: "Arlington" Kettering Tasmania
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 19 October 21 00:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Viktoria,
Thanks for your reply.
Interesting reading the history of Arlington DC -- a beautiful grand building, must have impressed the invading British soldiers.  Although yet to find proof, it is  a possible connection to the House built in Kettering Tasmania.
Rootschat people are so good at solving puzzles.
Kind regardsclancam37
 
The American Civil War , 1860’s .
Robert E . Lee ,Confederate Army General lived in a lovely House “ Arlington” .
After the war it became the main Military Cemetery and graves were placed right up to the house so it would not be lived in again.
Perhaps there was a connection of sorts , given the dates etc,
Viktoria.