Edwards Avenue, HA4

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James Edwards (1757 – January 2, 1816) bought the Manor of Harrow Rectory alias Harrow-on-the-Hill including 121 acres from Lord Northwick in 1807. Edwards was a recently retired bookseller and bibliographer whose shop in Pall Mall was famed throughout Georgian London, a few years earlier he had married Katharine, the only daughter of the Reverend Edward Bromhead, rector of Reepham, in Norfolk. Despite the fact that Northwick had held on to some of the original estate, as a result of an on-going dispute (these parts of the estate later became Harrow Park), Edwards’s holdings still made him the largest landowner in the area.

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