and when did Edward Woollacott, a retired fur merchant, retire to Starcross?
Does anyone know when Edward Wollacott retired to Starcross? Here is a photo of him out driving with his wife (?) and another of him sitting in his garden on a strange garden seat that may have been made from tusks or whale bones.
Mr Wollacott was a retired fur merchant and may have had access to exotic animal remains.
Does anyone know of his house, 'Faleide' at Southbrook ? Is it an existing building since renamed?
His gardener, shown standing behind the garden seat, was William Stephens who had two sons, William Edwin and Leonard Reggie Stephens, who appear in a school photo of Starcross School ca 1903.
|Edward Wollocott (seated) in grounds of Faleide|
|Starcross School ca 1903|
The South West Heritage Trust hold a catalogue of the sale at Faleide, Southbrook, Starcross. "Furniture and effects, including carpets, escritoire, musical instruments, paintings, china, books etc. Sale by direction of the executors of Mrs E Langford, deceased. Auction by W Brock & Co on the premises on May 27th, 28th and 29th 1924. "