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Tagged With: Matthew Harrison

Wealth gained and lost in two generations

My grandmother, Mabel Harrison, was brought up in a large villa, Parkhill, in West Hartlepool, County Durham.  It had been built for her solicitor father, Matthew Harrison, in 1890.  I do not know how many bedrooms the new house had, but there were seven children and a live-in cook/domestic.  It looks imposing with a croquet … Continue reading »

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