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by VFK44 » Tue May 12, 2020 8:17 pm

Even with 16 staff there are still plenty of rooms for storing Jensen related tat. But... I would actually find it quite depressing to be in charge of the fortunes, foibles and arguments of sixteen unrelated people, all day every day for the rest of my life. No wonder they were "not at home" when the census arrived.
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by Barrie » Tue May 12, 2020 8:52 pm

John, different times, different habits.
My Dad (b.1919) was brought up on this estate:
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Above is the back door c.1675
Below is the front door c.1725
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The two houses are back-to-back.
It's a little less impressive when I tell you that he was the son of the housekeeper to the head gamekeeper whose house (very nice but not on this scale) is off picture.

You mention an owner of your CV8 as Mrs Arthur Baillie. Wensley Haydon-Baillie bought the above (Wentworth Woodhouse) in the 70s for £1 such was the state of disrepair. I wonder if there's any connection?

I wonder how things are going to change in the next hundred years?
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by John Staddon » Wed May 13, 2020 11:37 am

Hi Barrie

I don't think there is any connection between the two Baillies, Wikipedia tells me that Wensley Heydon-Baillie was the son of a surgeon from Worksop, The Hon. Mrs Arthur Baillie had one son, Ian Bruce Baillie, who went to Eton, was Lieutenant Colonel of the Household Cavalry, was Silver Stick in Waiting, and had two daughters by his marriage to June Marion Cloudesley Smith.

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