Deborah Smith, lately of London was living in The Retreat
John Gale Goodwyn, bookseller, printer & stationer living there with his family and three servants.
John Gale Goodwyn was still employing three servants. He died in 1876 leaving his widow, Maria in the house with the family. She died in 1891. Son John who was living there in 1891 died in 1893.
Sales Particulars from Mullings, Ellett and Company, Cirencester, solicitors had The Retreat Estate, with plan of Highgrove Estate
Gloucestershire Archives ref. D1388/SL/7/61
Elizabeth Selman Fowler, widow of John Fowler of Cranham Farm, was the head and had sister Mary Pope Fowler, sister in law Mary Eliza Fowler, widow of a farmer, Samuel Selman Fowler, along with one of Mary Eliza's sons and her youngest daughter. They were all living on their own means.
At the time of the Land Valuation Survey Miss Mary Pope Fowler [sister in law of Mary Eliza above] of Grange Farm was the owner and it was rented by Matthias John Baker Driver who paid £40 per year. His tenancy began in March 1909.
Bruton, Knowles and Co, Gloucester, estate agents, auctioneers and valuers - date: 1892, 1919 The Retreat, Tetbury, Sales Particulars
Gloucestershire Archives ref. D2299/1803
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