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Re: Whats it worth today
Thankyou Nick. your P.S.made me smile. My 4x great grandmother was the 2nd wife of the son of Henry Phillips, who I have been investigating. The land etc went to descendants of the offspring of the 1st marriage.Henry seems to have acquired a lot of land after death of his father, Valentine Phillips of Lydford. Valentine had acquired some on his marriage, but the bulk seems to be from Henrys efforts. I am wondering if there was a lead mine operating at the time, which would have given him some funds. There is a disused mine on tithe map in a field which is listed as in ownership of his grandson.
Or he could have acquired some on marriage, have not investigated that possibility yet.