Brede Place

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: Brede Place
    The Oxenbridge family held Brede Place until the mid 17th century when it was sold. It passed through a few hands until it was bought by Sir Edward Frewen of Brickwall House (Member of Parliament for Rye) in 1712. In 1898 Brede Place was again sold to Member of Parliament Moreton Frewen (Born 1853 – Died 1924) by his brother Colonel Edward Frewen. Moreton’s wife was Clara Jerome, sister of Lady Randolph Churchill (Sir Winston Churchill’s mother). They rented the house to Stephen and Cora Crane. Stephen Crane (Born 1 November1871 – Died 5 June 1900) was the acclaimed American author of The Red Badge of Courage. Crane died of tuberculosis in Germany on 5 June 1900. The Cranes held a Christmas party in 1899 at Brede Place which was attended amongst others by Herbert George Wells (H G Wells) (Born 21 September 1866 – Died 13 August 1946) and Nobel Prize nominee Henry James (Born (1843-04-15)15 April 1843 – Died 28 February 1916(1916-02-28))