By George Solly
I received an email recently from Sue Raynor to say that she lived in The Cottage, Chapel Lane, St Margarets at Cliffe (between Dover and Deal) and that she had been researching the house’s history. She believed that Richard Solly owned the building in 1795 and left it to Richard Heaton Solly, who then sold it to Elizabeth Arnold nee Burville. She has also traced some graves in the churchyard.
Richard Solly was an ancestor of Peregrine Solly (who has recently submitted articles for the journal about his family). I have put them in touch and we have learnt more about the cottage which will appear in a later journal. A photo of The Cottage is below.
A reminder that if you find any more information about your Soll(e)y family that you let me know so that I can add it to our database and so keep society records up to date.
The Cottage, on the right which Richard Solly owned.