Paddington in the 17th century is one of the settings in the fiction-based-on-fact novel A Spurious Brood, which tells the story of Katherine More, whose children were transported to America on board the Pilgrim Fathers' ship, the Mayflower. Timothy Forsyte of John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga and other relatives resided in Bayswater Road.
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