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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1856, Sunday, October 30, 1831

On Tuesday night last, between eleven and twelve o'clock, four ricks of corn, two ricks of hay, and a shed containing straw, the property of R. Blair, Esq., at Hook, in the parish of Kingston, Surrey, about two miles from that town, were discovered to be on fire, and the whole was entirely destroyed. It was suspected to be caused by some incendiary, and two young men, the father of whom was a tenant of Mr. Blair's, were apprehended. One of them after an examination by the magistrates at Kingston, was discharged, and the other remains for further examination.