Named after a former lord of Coulsdon Manor, Sir Edward Darcy, who inherited the estate from his uncle Sir Francis Carew in AD1589. This in turn was passed to his second son, also called Edward, after Sir Edward senior’s eldest son and heir, Robert, died just four years after his father in AD1612. Edward junior was just eight years old when the manor became his and remained in his hands until his dead in AD1663. But having no male heirs of his own the lands were passed by Charles II to Jerome, the second Earl of Portland.
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