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- (continued from previous page)named Simpson who carried out an extensive drainage & fencing scheme on the lands. With extensive and well equipped buildings and out offices, Whaley Abbey was justly regarded as a model large scale farming establishment.
In a field near graveyard is a large stone known as King William's stone.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- About three fields from Whaley Abbey in the year 1934 Mr. H. O'Toole contractor Arklow [?] his then digging a foundation for one of new designed labourers cottages, when they came on a large stone which had to be unearthed. Beneath the stone lay a bag of silver coins in a good state of preservation, about 72 in all. they were of hte time of Queen Elizabeth and bore the date of 1593.
These coins were taken by the contractor to Arklow and we heard that [?] justice Price went to see them. the field in which they were(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.