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1807 Mansion house advertised to be let with lawn of 12 acres and pasture land of 14 to 84 acres.
1809 Death of Miss Knaggs at Great Duryard, late of London.
1813 House for sale - the property of Miss Smith.
1824 Death of Frances the wife of James Somerville Fownes of London. She died at Great Duryard.
1834 Death of Bridget Mary the wife of Francis Cross of Great Duryard, and eldest daughter of the late William Ilbert of Bowringsleigh in this county.
1841 Living at Great Duryard, Exeter: Francis Cross (age c65), Independent.
1849 House with 18 acres for sale - gentleman about to leave the area.
1851 Living at Great Duryard, Exeter: Harriett Cross (age 78 born Exeter).
1853 House for sale with walled gardens and 18 acres.
1861 Resident is William Barnes
1892 Resident is William Barnes
1897 Resident is George Gerard Longden
1900 Legal case over bad drains at the house.
1902 Resident is George Gerard Longden
1903 Property for sale.
1910 Resident is Captain Herbert Durrell Terry
1919 Resident is Rudolf Wissmann
1923 Resident is W. R. H. Chappel
1930 Resident is Frederick Coleman Hunter
1936 It was renamed Thomas Hall after Charles Vivian Thomas, a Cornish businessman who helped fund its transfer to the University