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Page 22. " Admiral Croft was a native of Somersetshire, who having acquired a very handsome fortune, was wishing to settle in his own country, and had come down to Taunton in order to look at some advertised places in that immediate neighbourhood "
Taunton
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  Taunton is the county town of Somerset, and its most populated city. It gets its name from the nearby Tone river. This would have been a central place to asks questions and gain information about the county in Sir Walter's day.