A Surrey-al Find By a House Clearance Company

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    Just a few months ago, a house clearance company were sent in to clear a small terraced house in Surrey, due to the owners death. During the clearance, a member of the house clearance team found a gold locket which came to their attention amongst the clutter. They opened the locket and came across a lock of hair and a hand-written note inside it. The note stated:

    ‘Obtained by Admiral George Brine when in command of H.M.S Mosquito guarding Napoleon at St Helena; given by him to my mother; at her death in 1867 given by us to my brother Captain George Brine RN after whose death in 1889 it passed to his widow and at her death it came to me.’

    The lock of greying hair and hand-written note were recently taken to auction from the small terraced house before it was due to be demolished, to discover that the hair was actually that of Napoleon Bonaparte. He seemed to have had a lock of hair cut and placed inside this locket during his exile period on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic, succeeding the Battle of Waterloo. This unusual but nevertheless very interesting 200 year old find, raised huge interest at auction and later sold for £9,000.

    Still, it is unknown as to how this piece came to have arrived in Surrey, and that is a mystery which will probably forever remained unsolved. Though, the authenticity of the piece has not be questioned as the provenance is cast iron. What a fantastic find for a beady-eyed house clearance member of staff from a house clearance company, who found this incredible item in the bi-centenary year of Waterloo.

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