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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... He seems to have made his
home at Gawthorpe Hall, where he led a life of miserly seclusion
attended by one old servant. Maude in his Verbeia says: --Thither
by whim or thrift was Cutler led To scanty viands and his
thrice-laid bed, Where spidered walls their meagre fate bemoaned
And Misery, the child of Avarice, groaned. He died in 1693,
devising his estates to his daughter, Elizabeth, wife of the Earl
of Radnor, with remainder to his relative, John Boulter, esquire,
who succeeded to the estates on the death of the countess, three
years later, without issue. The new owner of Harewood, who also
lived at Gawthorpe Hall, proved, according to Thoresby, to be "a
most worthy gentleman," and charitable withal. After his death the
manor with its appurtenances was sold, in 1738, by his son's
trustees, to Henry Lascelles, Esquire, whose son and successor in
the ownership was created Baron Harewood, in 1790; and on his
death, without issue, five years later, it passed to his cousin,
Edward Lascclles, Esquire, who was created in succession Baron
Harewood, Viscount Lascelles, and Earl of Harewood. To-day the
lands and ruined castle, whose history and varied fortunes we have
traced through more than eight centuries, form part of the large
possessions of his descendant, Henry Ulick Lascelles, fifth and
present Earl of H arewood. The Castle. The famous Yorkshire castle,
which was the home of six generations of Redmans, has for more than
two centuries been a dismantled ruin--which, however noble in its
decay and however picturesque, is but a pathetic reminder of
long-gone days when it so proudly dominated the broad lands of
which its lords were masters. There seems to be some probability
that there was a castle on the same site at a period not...
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