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From the Glynde Parish Magazine, Sep 1897

Burglar at Glynde Place cellars

We are informed by an old inhabitant that in General Trevor's time [owner of the Glynde estate, 1824 -1851] Mr Agar, the butler, who had been a soldier in the wars with his master, one day caught a burglar in the General's cellar at Glynde Place and he locked him up in the cellar and went away to his supper and told the other servants that he had a bird in a cage and he would make him sing to them after supper. So, after supper they all stood round the cellar door but, when it was opened, the burglar was not there, the bird had flown away. "Ah," said the butler, "but I know my man," and it was Elphick the house carpenter and it was found out that he had skeleton keys and could open all the locks in the house. And after that he got his discharge. And the butler, when he died, was buried just at the entrance to the vault in which his master was buried two years previously. William Agar was buried Feb 9th 1855, aged 77 years.

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