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Martha, wife of William Hedges worked East End farm from 1840 until 1881, and was the first of three generations here. Martha and William were both born in 1815, the same year as the battle of Waterloo.

Their son George was the local butcher and traded from a shop in the High Street.

During 2002 Jim Edlin knocked at the door. An American living in Maryland, United States he was here in England to investigate and research his family tree.

The Edlin family was extensive and locally important in Pinner during the 16th and 17th Centuries, owning or tenanting many of the farms in the area.

His research brought him to Pinner Parish Church where he found evidence that one of his ancestors had married there. The address given on the register was East End Farm Cottage. Astonished to hear that the house still existed he and his wife called.

It appears that Elizabeth Reading, daughter of Nicholas Marsh was one of the pilgrims to the new land across the Atlantic, perhaps an escape from the Reformation of the Church and the politics of the time.

Helen Allingham a watercolour artist lived during the 19th century and painted cottages in the South East of England, predominantly in Surrey and Middlesex.
East End Farm Cottage is the subject of 5 of her water colours. One was recently for sale throguh Sotherbys and was featured on the cover of their catalogue.