The pilgrim at home

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byEdward Walford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. WOTTON, THE HOME OF JOHN EVELYN. JF all the mansions belonging to the landed gentry in the south of England, there is none which more thoroughly deserves the epithet of "historic" than Wotton, near Dorking, which for more than three centuries has been the home of the ancient and worthy family of Evelyn, of whom John Evelyn, the author of "Sylva," was at one time the head and representative. Wotton,--doubtless so named either as "Woodtown," fromits beech trees, or as "Wodenstown," from its worship of Woden,--was purchased by George Evelyn, of Long Ditton, Surrey, in 1579, from the Owens, who had succeeded to the Southwells and the Camoys in possession of it. The estate descended to his son Richard, and again to his eldest son George, who, outliving his sons, left the estate and manor to his brother John, who already owned a pleasant country seat at Sayes Court, near Deptford, and whose "Diary" has made his name a household word among Englishmen. Iie was one of the best specimens of a polished and learned English gentleman, and has left behind him a name of which any family may well be proud. Though born at Wotton, he did not actually come into possession of it till he was eighty years of age, but he lived long enough to immortalize it, and to make it classic ground. He died five years after thus inheriting it, and was succeeded by his grandson, who was created a baronet. Wotton remained with his descendants till 1812, when the last baronet left Wotton to his widow, who, proud of the name, bequeathed them to her husband's distant cousin, John Evelyn, a descendant of Sir John Evelyn of Godstone, a younger son of the first owner of Wotton. But it is with the house, and not with the family, that we have now to deal. Wotton lies about three miles'...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. WOTTON, THE HOME OF JOHN EVELYN. JF all the mansions belonging to the landed gentry in the south of England, the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217766080

ISBN - 13:9780217766081

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