Sunday, September 4, 2011

The House that Charles built

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.

1 comment:

Leah - Bogue Living said...

What an amazing opportunity! The house looks beautiful.