. The Houblon family, its story and times. Mrs. Archer Houblon (;;,V Bramston). EARLY VICTORIA 295 to the curtains out of which the patch was cut andre-sewn. Unfortunately, so great was the interest mani-fested in these, that General Leyborne Popham, theowner of Littlecote,^ finally caused them to be burnt. About 1834 Charles Eyres mother and sisters wereliving- with him at Welford, which is about seven milesfrom Littlecote. The young squirewas very busy settling his yeomanrybusiness, besides being now a Magis-trate. Mama, Charles, and I,wrote his sister, dined at GeneralPophams on Saturday. .

. The Houblon family, its story and times. Mrs. Archer Houblon (;;,V Bramston). EARLY VICTORIA 295 to the curtains out of which the patch was cut andre-sewn. Unfortunately, so great was the interest mani-fested in these, that General Leyborne Popham, theowner of Littlecote,^ finally caused them to be burnt. About 1834 Charles Eyres mother and sisters wereliving- with him at Welford, which is about seven milesfrom Littlecote. The young squirewas very busy settling his yeomanrybusiness, besides being now a Magis-trate. Mama, Charles, and I,wrote his sister, dined at GeneralPophams on Saturday. . Stock Photo
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. The Houblon family, its story and times. Mrs. Archer Houblon (;;, V Bramston). EARLY VICTORIA 295 to the curtains out of which the patch was cut andre-sewn. Unfortunately, so great was the interest mani-fested in these, that General Leyborne Popham, theowner of Littlecote, ^ finally caused them to be burnt. About 1834 Charles Eyres mother and sisters wereliving- with him at Welford, which is about seven milesfrom Littlecote. The young squirewas very busy settling his yeomanrybusiness, besides being now a Magis-trate. Mama, Charles, and I, wrote his sister, dined at GeneralPophams on Saturday. . It isone of the pleasantest houses to goto. . Wednesday they came here, the whole party, at 3 oclock, andstayed dinner. Miss Popham wehave longed to see more of. Her brother stayed tosleep, and go with Charles and Fred to an archery meet-ing 12 miles off, and Charles went to Littlecote withhim afterwards and stays there till Monday.^. Arms of Popham. 1834 ^ General Edward W. Leyborne Popham, born 1764, died 1843. ^ He was captain of a troop, viz. the Welford and Yeomanry Cavalry.Their colours still exist. ^ Francis L. Popham, Esq., born i8og, died 1880. He won the Derby in1855 with Wild Dayrell, a horse bred at Littlecote, home-trained and riddenby his stable-boy. The original Wild Dayrell has given rise to much folk-lore, but he was probably more sinned against than sinning. The factthat Judge Popham (who was said to have got Littlecote as the price ofDayrells acquittal of the murder) was not a judge at the time, shows thatstory to have been legendary. This was m the days of Elizabeth. A mythstill clinging to Littlecote (though for long it was forgotten) is that whenthe heir dies, Wild Dayrell drives his coach to the door. About 1861 achild in the line of succession was sick to death in a chamber overlookingthe entrance, which is enclosed by tall iron gates. The nurse sent anexpress for the parents, who were absent

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