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Owned by George Mynne.

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Woodcote Park is a stately home near Epsom, Surrey, England, currently owned by the Royal Automobile Club. The present house was built in 1679 by Richard Evelyn, brother to John Evelyn the diarist, and is mentioned in the diary of Samuel Pepys. The Evelyns left Woodcote to Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, proprietary governor of the colony of Maryland.…

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Richard Evelyn acquired Woodcote Park (and its earlier house) by a marriage in 1648 to Elizabeth Mynne, granddaughter of George Mynne the elder (1581?–1648). Mynne's sister Anne (1579–1621) married George Calvert, later first Baron Baltimore. By the mid-1620s George had taken possession of Woodcote Park, Surrey, which he had acquired from a distant kinsman, and which became his principal residence. George Mynne died in 1648 and his son, also named George, survived him only until 1652.

John Evelyn's Diary mentions a journey to Woodcote on 16 August 1648 to attend his brother Richard's wedding to a "co-heir of Esquire Minn, lately deceased, by whom he had a great estate both in land and money on the death of a brother." http://www.epsomandewellhistoryex…

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.