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So named by Mr Gretorex - of nautical turn - and descendant of my earliest recollection of the inmate Brabins Butler, a worthy limb of the Law and considerable notoriety, his wig (coffee coloured and straight) his Gig with hood, almost the only one at that time kept in Sutton, when only a real carriage (or chariot) or gigs were in vogue are each well recollected. Many odd stories connected with him and an only daughter - the mother of the above Mr G - the following is worth recording as to himself and his horses. He had lent Capt Harding 100£ and having some misgiving as to the security, rode from Sutton to Bath in one day, and finding all right returned the third day.

So much for energy, and horseflesh - something the inhabitants frequently changed - Mr Wilson now tenant in 1862.


Formerly belonged to the Jessons - after litigation Sir Robt Peel bought it.

Jessons built the Rookery.