Sir James Tillie of Pentillie Castle
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Sir James Tillie mystery: Archaeologists find body in vault

A body has been found in a vault at Pentillie Castle in Cornwall.

Archaeologists had been trying to solve the mystery of Sir James Tillie who built the castle and died in 1713.

In his will he requested that he not be buried, but dressed in his finest clothes and placed in a stout chair with his pipe.

His instructions were carried out and he was later removed. But where he was moved to has remained a mystery for 300 years.

  • 11 Feb 2013