9. Dwelling house: 14 Castlehill Road.
The Patient acquired the dwelling house at 14 Castlehill Road, Belfast, which had been the family home for many years, by an Assignment dated 17 November 1960 from his father. I have been informed by Messrs Desmond McConnell, Martin & Co that although their 'sale file' relating to this property is no longer available [Again! How utterly convenient, Mr. Hall!] (since their original premises at 9 Upper Queen Street were damaged in a bomb explosion on 27 August 1976) their recollection is that verbal instructions to proceed with the sale were received from Mrs Minetta Andrews. [Not good enough, Mr. Hall. You know that my mother had no authority to give instructions to sell 14 Castlehill Road. My mother had the right to live in Castlehill Road for her lifetime, otherwise the house belonged to Freddie during his lifetime and you know that too. But hang on a cotton-pickin'-minute, Mr. Hall! You say that Messrs Desmond McConnell, Martin & Co were involved in the sale of 14 Castlehill Road. Have a look here and you will see that it wasn't Messrs Desmond McConnell, Martin & Co who had the sale of 14 Castlehill Road, but that man himself, Charles Gilpin, through his company Ulster Property Sales, who had the 'sale' of 14 Castlehill Road. This is yet ANOTHER shocking example of your taking the law into your own hands and covering up for shocking and illegal deeds by effectively keeping Charles Gilpin's involvement from the High Court Judge. The Ulster Property Sales office was not damaged by fire, was it, Mr. Hall? There would have been a sale-file on 14 Castlehill Road in the Ulster Property Sales office but you did not dare allow the High Court Judge to know about that, did you, Mr. Hall? You said above that Messrs. Desmond McConnell, Martin & Co informed you that their recollection of the sale is that verbal instructions to proceed with the sale were given by my mother, Minetta Andrews. Not only did this firm of estate agents not handle the sale and therefore could not have been given such instructions but Charles Gilpin's firm of estate agents who did handle the 'sale' were in no mood to need any instructions from anyone in our family to 'sell' Tara House. Charles Gilpin had to 'sell' Tara House and with that 'sale' there was no need for the city-centre properties to be kept for its upkeep. What an evil set-up both involving estate agents and the Office of the Official Solicitor!] The property was advertised for sale and several offers were received before a price of £38,750 was negotiated with Mr G P Jemphrey which, it is recalled, was accepted by Mrs Minetta Andrews. [Again, Mr. Hall, this is not good enough. My mother had no authority to accept any offer for Freddie's home and you knew that, but of course you do have a habit of using and abusing members of our family when it suits you.]Mr Jemphrey completed a Contract to purchase dated 3 December 1975 and the completion date, originally fixed at 16 February 1976 was delayed, and the sale concluded on 17 February the next day. Mr Drennan raised no point against this transaction in his first report and, once again, I take the same view as he did.
[What a sordid little ring of so-called solicitors!]
Mr Kerr states in his Opinion "One can be unequivocal in stating that [the sale] was undoubtedly in his [the Patient's] best interests. [What utter rubbish. Freddie's father considered that giving Freddie 14 Castlehill Road to live in was in his best interests, so much so that he earned and bought Freddie many other properties to ensure that there would be sufficient funding to not only retain and maintain 14 Castlehill Road, but sufficient funding to enable him to enjoy other comforts he was used to.] A much smaller and more manageable property was purchased with part of the proceeds of sale. Given the personal circumstances of the Patient and of his mother, there can be no doubt that it would have been entirely unsuitable for them to remain living in Castlehill Road. [For whom? It definitely would not have been unsuitable for my mother and Freddie. In fact, this was exactly why my father left Freddie all his property, in order that he could live in the family home and he had more than enough money to manage it. The fact is that it was 'entirely unsuitable' for the gold-digging rogues who conspired to have them removed from the very valuable family home and put into a condemned property which we had to have repaired and for which we had to beg the authorities for Freddie's money to repair.]
The expenses involved in maintaining that property were substantial. [The expenses were far greater in the condemned house Freddie and my mother were put into.] The accommodation was far greater than was reasonably required for the Patient".
[Instructions to sell 14 Castlehill Road, Belfast were given by Tughan & Company and their client the late "Christian" entrepreneur Mr. C. Gilpin. Reports state that the house was sold on March 31st 1976 when in fact it was sold on November 14th 1975. The completion date was February 1976 but Freddie was not credited with the balance until April 4th 1977.
Sir Adam Turner built this house sixty years ago for £37,000. It is stated that 14 Castlehill Road was 'sold' for £38,750. I really do wonder, Mr. Hall, what the real 'selling price' of Freddie's home was!
It has been suggested that £24.893,68 was paid towards settlement of a bridging loan. Where are details of the account recorded or referred to, by the Official Solicitor? Was this bridging loan in respect of 4 Norwood Gardens? How was a mentally-handicapped man able to obtain a bridging loan?]