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Saillard family at Pease Pottage (1 of 2)
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Saillard family at Pease Pottage (1 of 2)

The photograph shows many of the Saillard family who amassed a fortune by trading in ostrich feathers.
Almost certainly the family are sitting outside the corner window of Buchan Hill in Pease Pottage overlooking the garden (see picture #680). The lady on the right is Mrs Emily Saillard (1844-1924), wife of Philip Saillard (1839-1916) who built Buchan Hill as his family home in 1882.
Seated in front is probably Mrs Williamena Saillard, wife of Philip, eldest son of the above-named. It is thought that Philip and Williamena set up residence in Brighton, but the precise location is not known.
The four children of Philip II and Williamena are: at the back is Philip III, and on the left is André with George on the right. In front is the eldest child, Philomena.
On the left at the back is Louise Van Waefelgham, a governess who was born in France.
The Large Version shows a close up.
I am grateful to Diana Mortreux from northern France for supplying the photographs. She is currently assisting her friend, Dominique Dupilet, who is Louise’s grandson and is researching his family history.
Select Open Document to see the reverse of the photograph which confirms Louise’s name and adds “en Angleterre, en haut à gauche”; which translates as "in England, top left".

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Picture added on 28 December 2018 at 20:45
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Buchan Hill
My grandfather and uncle used to work on the farm at Buchan Hill, George and Godfrey Tester.
Added by Rex Tester on 29 December 2018
There is a substantial house in Underhill Lane in Ditching called Saillards.
I don't know if it is connected to the family, but, in that curious circular way life works, I used to go and stay there with Billy Caldwell, the nephew of Mr Hawksworth, headmaster of Handcross Primary School.
Added by Peter Cooper on 31 December 2018
Great photo. According to one newspaper article Philip Saillard owned Broadfield House, Pease Pottage in about 1890, but I have yet to prove this. I am writing the history of Broadfield House.
I have researched the Saillards extensively and found some interesting facts.
Added by Shirley Anne Cook on 09 February 2019
Thank you Peter Cooper, this may be one I am looking for!
Added by Diana Hounslow on 24 June 2019
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