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The Survey Book of William Smith, estate steward, Fairfield, Somerset

William Smith was the steward of the Palmers' other estate, Fairfield in Somerset. In 1601 he recorded the ceremony of the laying of foundation stone of Parham House 25 years previously.

Somerset Record Office
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The record of the laying of the foundation stone of Parham House in William Smith's book
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