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3 Annotations

First Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"Dagenhams was listed among important seats in 1594, and was depicted in 1663 as a gabled house, built round a courtyard, within a square moat. Sir Henry Wright, Bt. (d. 1664), rebuilt it on a modest scale c. 1660. Pepys, who visited Dagenhams in July 1665, said that it was the most noble and pretty house, for its size, that he had ever seen. [You can read his diary entries about his visits at… - (click on 1665-66,) use your browser's Find function to search for Dagenhams.] It had 23 hearths in 1662 and 24 in 1670."…

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Dagnams, Essex, in 1665 the home of Lady Wright, widow of Sir Henry Wright (d. 1663) and Lady Jemimah Mountagu's aunt. The house (pulled down and rebuilt in the late 18th century: now demolished) had been built by Sir Henry. It stood about three miles from the village of Dagenham, on part of what is now the Harold Hill Estate.

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