Brookheath House - A freehold and
leasehold estate, known as 'Brookheath', in the parishes
of Fordingbridge, Rockbourne, and Breamore, on the borders of
the New Forest, in the county of Hants (Hampshire), and between
Salisbury and Ringwood, at both of which places there is a
railway station, including a family residence surrounded by
park-like land, comprising altogether upwards of 215 acres.
The Estate is situated about two
miles from, Fordingbridge, twelve from Salisbury, eight from
Ringwood, twenty-two from Southampton, sixteen from the sea
coast, and within three hours journey of London.
The estate had been the property of
Vice-Admiral James Seton, the Governor of St. Vincent and lineal
heir of the Seton's of Barnes line and the Earldom of
Dunfermline and who had expanded and rebuilt the house as it
stands in the painting above. The Estate passed to his son
the Lieutenant-Colonel James Seton, 2nd of Brookheath, and then
to his own son, Captain James Seton, Esq., 3rd of Brookheath,
before the occupation of the Rev. Edmund Waller.
Following the death of Captain James
Seton, 3rd of Brookheath, as a result of the famed duel and the
last recorded duel in England, Brookfield House was peremptorily
sold, pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, made
in the causes of Seton v. Waller, and Seton v. Valler and via
the matter of Marion Frances Seton, an infant, and in the matter
of an Act of Parliament, with the approbation of William Henry
Binney, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Court, at the White
Hart Inn, in Salisbury, in the county of Wilts.
The collection of photographs and
ephemera relating to the Wyndham-Malet/Malet family's of
Somerset in England, following the passing from Seton-hands, and
the collection dates from the 1850s to the 1880s with various
original images of India and Military subjects including some
large original photographs showing the aftermath of the 1864
Cyclone in Calcutta India was sold at auction.
The original 19thC Watercolour:
Brookheath House, Hampshire -size 26cm x 36cm. The watercolour
was loose with another and the 3 hand drawn maps by A. Malet who
had done the maps.