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Newton, Gregory

The owner of Newton Priory, who attempted to buy from Ralph, the heir, the reversion of the estate so that he might leave it to his natural son, also named “Ralph.” His sudden death on the hunting field prevented the conclusion of the contract.

"The Squire himself was a very handsome man, tall, broad-shouldered, square-faced, with hair and whiskers almost snow-white.... He was a generous, passionate, persistent, vindictive and unforgiving man, a bitter enemy and a staunch friend" - Ralph the Heir