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Newton Surmaville, My Ancestral Home

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  • Ann Wardley

    Wow Thank you .I would love to have seen it You have incredible ancestry... if walls could speak..

  • Robert Harbin-McGee

    Newton Surmaville was sold to an investment group and completely and beautifully renovated and updated with great respect to its structure and heritage. It was then sold to a private party. All the heirlooms that immediate family were bequeathed were distributed. Mrs Rawlins had no children, only cousins via her marriage. All items were purchased by individuals, via Auction at Sotheby's, and by donation. I regret that I was not informed of Mrs Rawlings passing until about 6 months after the fact. I would have traveled back to England to pay my respects. I am grateful that I was able to visit in 2002 and enjoyed the friendship we developed as pen pals over the remaining years.

  • Robert Harbin-McGee

    Ann, thank you so much for your inquiry and interest!

  • Ann Wardley

    Be happy Robert..have wonderful life ♥

  • Sue Gosser

    I would love to correspond with you. I am also a descendent of Robert Harbin. My grandfather was Rufus Leander Harbin a direct line.

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Mrs. Rawlings Doll House

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This is a photo taken by me during my visit to Newton Surmaville in March 2002

Newton Surmaville was built between 1608 through 1612 by my 11th Great Grand Father, Robert Harbin. Also known as Harbin Manor. It is located in Yeovil, Somerset, England. Until August 2006, after the passing of Sophia Rawlins - Newton Surmaville had been continuously occupied by a long line of descendants of Robert Harbin for over 396 years! My visit in March 2002 is an experience that I will never forget.

  • Robert Harbin-McGee

    Oops... I do not know if Newton Surmaville is still open to visitors. The last living Harbin to own Newtpn Surmaviille, Sophia Harbin Bates-Harbin Rawlins, passed away in August 2008. Thereafter, NSA was sold to investors who restored and remodeled NS & and then sold NS to a private family. Ending the 400 years of continuous ownership & occupation by the descendants of my 11th Great Grandfather: Robert Harbin.

  • Robert Harbin-McGee

    I do however have the address of NS, in case you would like to write to the present owners with your inquiry. For privacy, please contact me privately via FaceBook PM - /robert.harbinmcgee. You can message me without being a FB friend, or if you like, I would welcome your FB friend request.

  • Vazzie

    I think it would be cool to be FB friends with a distant relative! Thanks!

  • Vazzie

    My name on Facebook is Beth Harben, by the way. :) Just sent a request.

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