Last weekend I went to Oatlands with my mum. We stayed at Jenny Wren cottage, a house that my g.g.g.grandfather, Charles Ellen built. It was built for the stonemason George Aitchison who became a prominent land and property owner in Oatlands.
Charles Ellen also rented this house and lived here for some time with his family. Originally it was a small four room house but now has additions of a larger dining room and bathroom at the rear of the building.
I must say it felt a bit strange staying in a house that my ancestor once lived in and I feel some what closer to him now than I did before.