The other day we finally received the deeds to the house. The pile of documents is really thick and dates all the activity since the land was purchased in the 1860s. The hand written documents with their official seals and hand drawn maps were the most impressive and we spent a couple of hours going through them all and trying to picture the individuals behind all the documents. When we have a bit more time I’d love to do some more research and find out the history of some of the previous occupants. In the meantime, the documents show that when the land was just farmland there were two large houses by the main road and so we’re going to see if they are still there. I’m not holding out much hope as I don’t recognise them but it would be great if they were.
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