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In 1826, after a lack of greater than twenty 5 years, a Fletching, Sussex-born guy named William wooden visited the close by village of Maresfield and acquired a wide quarter of land. William had long past into provider while he left domestic as a fourteen-year-old, resulting in loads of hypothesis among his relations and those who remembered him, as to how he had turn into an it seems that wealthy guy, yet William wasn't telling! actual, it was once identified that he had risen to turn into rather senior in an ambassador's family, yet one did not purchase a hundred and fifty acres of land with a servant's discounts. within the years that William, assisted through his purely son Charles, equipped up a considerable and profitable plant nursery company, referred to as Woodlands, with a distinctiveness in roses. except with participants of his quick relations he by no means mentioned his earlier and regularly maintained a low profile in the neighborhood, leaving Charles successfully to be the 'front guy' from an early age. William did even though have a a little bit mysterious buddy in London, who used to go to Woodlands every now and then, being a businessman named Edwin Nixon. This considerably actual tale is the results of research through the writer into the darker years of Edwin's and William's lives; where/how they made their respective fortunes and the way their households fared after their deaths.

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