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Dec 30, 2015

Caerphilly man's baffling bequest

WE Williams of Pwllypant House, Caerphilly, bequeathed a modest fortune in 1870 - not to his relatives but to the wealthy Marquis of Bute, whom he barely knew! The ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

press and public were baffled because of the lack of any personal connection between the men. The Marquis rented the house to an historian named Corbett, who enlarged it to accommodate his family and his many books. Much later, the building was a nightclub called Corbetts, and it's now the Toby Carvery Caerphilly. For more about the building and bequest, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the entrance. Or click here