The Property of
THE ST. GERMANS 1962 SETTLEMENT
The following five lots are from Port Eliot, St. Germans, Cornwall, home of the Eliot family since the mid-16th century. One of the earliest members of the family to have been born there was the legendary parliamentarian and scourge of Charles I, Sir John Eliot (b. 1590 and who died imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1632). The family were created Lords Eliot in 1784 and Earls of St. Germans in 1815. The house was originally a priory and the abbey church still stands adjacent to the house. Extensive alterations were carried out to the house by Sir John Soane in 1802-6.