The Rossway Park estate, which dates from the 17th century and was then known as Rothway, was bought by Robert Sutton from Highgate in 1802. Charles Stanton Hadden, a coffee planter operating in Ceylon, acquired the estate in 1863, demolished the original mansion and built a new house which was completed in 1867. In 1903 the property passed to Major-General Charles Hadden, a British Army officer who became Master-General of the Ordnance. It then passed to the general's son, Major Adrian Hadden Paton, in 1949 and remained in the hands of the Hadden Paton family until 1998 when it was acquired by Khoo Kay Peng, chairman of MUI Group, which owns a majority stake in the retail chain Laura Ashley.
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