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 Thomas Porch Porch

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Thomas Porch Porch

Birth
Death 7 Mar 1877 (aged 69)
Burial Glastonbury, Mendip District, Somerset, England
Memorial ID 224297482 View Source

The Porch family was one of Glastonbury’s wealthiest and most influential in the 19th century. Their fortune was made first in the wool trade then through banking and favourable marriages, such as into the Reeves family, the builders and first residents of the Abbey House, and their eventual successors there, the Austins. The Porches’ own estate at Edgarley comprised a fine house and a fascinating folly made of many fine pieces of carved Abbey stone.

Infamy and downfall came in the final years of the century when a Porch heiress was convicted of the murder of her husband, making international headlines at the time. Within twenty years, their name damaged beyond redemption, the Porches had left Edgarley, never to return.

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