In 1818, Capt. Samuel Nicoll built a manor house on his 150-acre farm at the west end of Great Neck, Stratford, Long Island Sound.
Privateering in the War of 1812 netted him 1,5 million dolalrs in spoils.
His house is still there, at 139 Fourth Avenue.
This is a close-up of the house nearly rich Captain Samuel Nicoll provided for himself and his wife Elvira.
The farm was called "Lordship Manor" from an ancient deed.