Loose Ends: Notes and Queries

This page provides an opportunity for me to provide notes about individual posts, and to draw attention to matters I have been unable to resolve to my own satisfaction. The assistance of readers with ready access to any original documentary sources that can clarify these matters will be gratefully received and fully acknowledged.  If you can help with any of the queries below, please use the contact form to the right to get in touch with me.


Carmichael-Anstruther of Elie House and Carmichael House, baronets
  • I would be grateful to anyone who can provide an illustration of the Carmichael and Anstruther arms quartered to use in this post.
  • The list of children of Sir James Anstruther (d. 1606) has not been confirmed from primary sources and the information provided is certainly incomplete. Please let me know if you can confirm or correct any of the information shown.
  • National Records of Scotland, GD63/159 is a marriage contract for the marriage of Robert Anstruther (b. c.1629) of Wheatley and his wife Anne/Jane, daughter of Sir John Corbet, bt., mysteriously dated 1673. Documents in the Cooke papers at Sheffield Archives show that Robert Anstruther and Anne Corbet were married by 1652 and that Robert's mother Mary, a party to this contract, died in 1652. Can anyone confirm that this document is incorrectly dated or is a later copy of an earlier contract?
  • Sir Windham Robert Carmichael-Anstruther (1877-1903) and his son, Sir Windham Frederick Carmichael-Anstruther (1902-28) both died at the unusually early age of 26, which is intriguing. A lack of press reports on their deaths at the time suggests they died of natural causes, but can anyone provide information about the cause given on their death certificates?
Antonie (later Lee-Antonie and Lee) of Colworth House, Sharnbrook
  • If anyone can show that the Antonies were armigerous, please let me know.
  • I should like to find documentary evidence for the identity of the architect who remodelled Totteridge Park c.1900: my suggestion of T.E. Collcutt is based on stylistic similarities to his known works and the fact that he lived locally.  
  • I should also be interested in any suggestions about who might have been the original architect of the house in 1750.
  • The John Woolfe design for remodelling Colworth House was in the collection of the late Sir Howard Colvin. I should be interested to know and record its present whereabouts.
  • Can anyone identify which of the village houses in Totteridge was the one built by John Fiott in the late 18th century?
Antrobus of Amesbury Abbey, Lower Cheam House and Eaton Hall, baronets
  • Does anyone know the current whereabouts of the stone marked with the 'His Tower 1600' inscription from Benson's Folly at Wilbury? This was photographed at Wilbury in the 1960s but seems no longer to be on the estate, which has changed hands several times in that period.
  • Does anyone know when Lower Cheam House was sold by the Antrobus family, or who occupied it between 1900 and 1933?
  • Can anyone reconcile the Robert Kemm painting of West Amesbury House in 1860 with the later appearance of the building, or show other evidence of when the south front was given its present appearance?
Anwyl of Parc and Llugwy
  • There are many incomplete genealogical details for this family. If anyone is able to provide additional information or point me to sources I have missed I should be most grateful. It is particularly unfortunate that the parish registers of Pennal appear not to survive before 1721.
  • Does anyone know of an illustration of Llugwy Hall before it was rebuilt c.1891? The house would probably repay closer inspection as it obviously incorporates some elements of the previous building.
  • I have been unable to establish exactly when Llugwy Hall was sold for use as an hotel, or when it returned to private ownership. Can anyone enlighten me?
Apperly of Rodborough
  • Two of David Apperly's children disappear from the records: Rosa Elizabeth Apperly (b. 1849; fl. 1881) and John Theodore Apperly (b. 1854; fl. 1901). Does anyone know what happened to them?
Applewhaite of Pickenham Hall
  • I have not found any evidence that the Barbados Applewhaites used a coat of arms, and none is listed for the family in Burke's Landed Gentry, 1898. Does anyone know better?
  • Can anyone shed more light on the location of Walker's Plantation in Barbados, and whether this is, as I suggest, to be identified with the area now known as Applewhaites?
  • I have not found any illustration of the 1770s house at Pickenham Hall or its late 17th century predecessor. Is anyone aware of existence of any drawings of these buildings? A likely place to look would be in the collections at The Vyne (Hants), which was the Chute family's main house.
  • Can anyone throw any light on why Charles Mundy Applewhaite was preferred as the heir to Pickenham to Edward Thornhill Applewhaite's children in 1889? 
  • It is also a bit of a mystery why the family neglected the house in the late 19th century. If this was due to a lack of resources, why did they run out of money so quickly? Was this just the consequence of pulling out of their Barbadian interests and relying on the income from the Pickenham estate at a time of agricultural depression in the 1880s?
Apreece of Washingley Hall, Honington Hall and Effingham House, baronets
  • The 16th and 17th century genealogy of the family which I give is particularly sketchy; if anyone is able to supply more details I should be particularly pleased to hear from them.
  • Does anyone have any suggestions about the architect of the c.1740 alterations to Washingley Hall?
  • Some sources give the date of death of the first Thomas Hussey Apreece as 1763: I believe this to be erroneous but am prepared to be corrected.
Arblaster of Lysways Hall
  • The genealogy of the family before the mid 17th century is sadly incomplete. Can anyone provide additional information from original sources?
  • I am not clear how the Lysways Hall estate passed from Francis Cobb to Charles Smith Forster; can any clarify the ownership in the period 1769-1836?
  • I would welcome views on the date of the main front of Lysways Hall as depicted in the watercolour above. I would tentatively put it at c.1710 which would be reasonable in view of the family history, but it would be twenty years either side of that.
Arbuthnot of Elderslie
  • Elderslie is really a villa rather than a full-blown country house, but I have stretched a point and included it here as the associated family are so interesting and the house was made so attractive in the early 19th century.
  • If anyone is able to supply photographs of the house in recent times which could be used as additional illustrations for the blog I should be pleased to hear from them.
  • There are very few loose ends with this account, thanks very largely to Sir William Arbuthnot's excellent family website, http://www.kittybrewster.com. Sir William's website describes other branches of the family too, many of whom also owned country houses at one time or another.  My impression is, however, that none of them qualify for my attention on the basis of the rules I have set out.  Please contact me if you know better!
Arbuthnott of Arbuthnott, Viscounts of Arbuthnott
  • The genealogical details in this post are drawn largely from the Scots Peerage, the Arbuthnot family website mentioned above, and from original parish registers and wills available through http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/.  Despite the strength of these sources, many details remained to be filled in which could be provided from original deeds and other sources, especially for the earlier period, and I should be very pleased to receive additional information from anyone who has access to such material.
  • Additional photographs of Arbuthnott House can be found on the estate website: http://www.arbuthnott.co.uk/house.php.
Carnegy-Arbuthnott of Findowrie and Balnamoon

  • The major omission from this account is any record of the appearance or structural history of Findowrie House, which was demolished in the 1830s or 1840s. If anyone can provide me with an illustration of the house or more information about its history, I should be most grateful.
  • There are some significant omissions from the genealogy of the Arbuthnot and Carnegy families, due in part to the deficiencies of the surviving parish registers for Brechin and Menmuir, and to the difficulty of searching these flexibly on the Scotland's People website. If anyone can supply additional details, I should be pleased to hear from them.
  • Once again, I must acknowledge my debt to Sir William Arbuthnot's family website, http://www.kittybrewster.com, which supplied the basic genealogical details for much of this post.
Arcedeckne of Glevering Hall
  • The main puzzle with this family is to establish the exact relationship between Andrew Arcedeckne (c.1691-1765) and the Arcedecknes of Gortnamona House. 
  • It would also be interesting to identify the earlier generations of the Arcedecknes of Gortnamona, from the mid 17th century, when they were granted the lands, to the mid 18th century.
  • Can anyone help with the ownership history of Glevering Hall or Gortnamona House in the 20th century? Gortnamona was sold by the Blake family in 1917 but I have no information about its ownership since then or now.  Glevering was put up for sale by N.A. Heywood in 1936 and later used for storage before it was rescued by the Hurlock family, but I am unclear when the Hurlocks bought it or who owned it in between.
  • There is said to be a Repton "Red Book" for Glevering Hall in private hands. Does anyone know who owns this now or have any information about how far his proposals were carried into effect?
  • More loose ends than anything else on this rather obscure family! I do hope someone can provide more information to correct and fill out my very sketchy account.
  • The major issues about the house are when was it built and who was it built for? Is it all of one build or does it incorporate parts of an earlier building?
  • Can anyone supply better pictures of the house as it is today, or an historic view?
  • What was the relationship between John Archbold (d. 1789) and his heir James Archbold (d. c.1804) and was James really a descendant of the branch of the family from Eadestown?
Archdale of Castle Archdale and Riversdale, baronets

  • The main mystery here is why, on the death of Mervyn Edward Archdale in 1895, the Castle Archdale estate passed to his brother and not to his children. I have speculated in the blog post that Mervyn's marriage - recorded in Burke's Landed Gentry - never actually took place and that his children were therefore illegitimate. I would be most grateful if any reader can provide conclusive evidence of this, one way or the other.
  • Another unanswered question is who was the architect of Castle Archdale in the 1770s? There seems to be no documentary evidence for this but such a large and significant house must offer some stylistic clues which would enable plausible names to be suggested.
  • Can anyone supply any photographs of the interior of Castle Archdale, particularly of the unusual double screen of columns separating the hall from the staircase?
  • Does anyone know of any illustrations of Riversdale before it was remodelled in 1868? It seems likely that there must be drawings or watercolours of the house at this time still in existence.
  • Where are the Archdale/Archdall family portraits now? It would be good to put faces to the names of some other members of the family, and particularly Mervyn Edward Archdale.
  • Not too many loose ends on the Archer family, but does anyone know when Swete Nicholas Archer's wife died?
  • If anyone can supply a close-up photo of Trelaske House or any interior views, I should be very interested to see them.
  • Is there any further evidence for what was done when to the house? The grouping of the windows suggests that it was altered rather than rebuilt in the early 19th century, but it would be interesting to see an illustration of the house before 1800.
  • Does anyone know more about the sequence of events after the death of Philip Archer in 1957?  Who inherited then, and did they demolish the house before selling or was this done by a new incoming owner?
  • What is the ownership history of the estate since 1957?
  • The genealogy of the earlier generations of this family lacks many details because of the paucity of sources; but if anyone can add details from wills or deeds that they have consulted, I should be very pleased to include them.
  • I fear there may be no drawing or other record of the former manor house at Umberslade, replaced by the present house in 1693-98, but if anyone knows of one, please let me know.
  • Does anyone have any photographs of the interior of Umberslade Hall when it was in family occupation, or even before the alterations of c.1900?
  • Does anyone know the present whereabouts of the late 18th century drawing of Hale Park which I refer to, which was apparently in the possession of the Booth-Jones family when they owned the house in the mid 20th century; or of any other views of the house before it was altered in the 1790s?
  • Where are the family portraits of the Archers now? It would be nice to locate images of some of the people included in this post.
  • This account is unusually incomplete as it has been built up almost entirely from small scraps of genealogical information culled from contemporary newspapers and from published indexes to genealogical sources. It is more than usually likely to be inaccurate in places, and I would be most grateful to any reader who can provide additional information or corrections.
  • In particular, I should be grateful to any reader who has access to the National Library of Ireland and could look at Major Archer's history of the Archers of Co. Wicklow [NLI MS.18330] for me to determine whether this adds anything to the account above. I would be particularly keen to confirm the relationship between John Archer (fl. 1728) and Joseph Archer (fl. 1757).
  • Can anyone supply more complete information about the ownership of Mount John in the late 19th and 20th centuries?


  • If anyone has more information about the tenants who occupied Rusland Hall in the late 19th and 20th centuries I should be interested to receive it.

  • Can you supply a better image of Pepper Arden Hall, or any more information about the Victorian alterations to the house?
  • As is often the case, there is a good deal of doubt about the accuracy and completeness of the information provided about the earliest generations of the family. The details presented here are taken chiefly from successive herald's visitations and from the pedigrees in Ormerod's history. Careful scrutiny of the family papers in Chester and Manchester might provide some additions or corrections, and if anyone has had the opportunity to go through these records and can supply corrections, please get in touch.

  • The original Park Hall probably disappeared too early to be recorded in drawings or even on an estate map, but if anyone comes across a representation of the house it would be of great interest. 
  • As usual with families which were prominent in the 16th and early 17th century, there are many missing details, and probably some inaccuracies, in the genealogical details given for the early generations. If anyone has additional information from wills or other records which would help to fill out the picture, please get in touch. 
  • Although I have not managed to trace any collection of family portraits, it seems likely that there are representations of at least the martyred Edward Arden (1533-83); can anyone locate one for me?


  • Can anyone improve on my account of Rickmansworth Park by suggesting the name of the architect, or a more exact date for construction? A plan or interior photographs of the house would also be of interest. These might be found in sale particulars from the sale in the 1920s, but I have not been able to track these down.
  • Does anyone know of a topographical drawing of Sunbury Park showing the house before it was altered in Victorian times? 
  • Is there a drawing of East Burnham House before the 1830s rebuilding or a photograph of the house constructed then before it was rebuilt in the 20th century? Again, it seems surprising that the house should apparently be so poorly recorded.
  • It would appear that Lionel Ernest Birch (b. 1858) emigrated to America and married there; does anyone know more about his subsequent life story?
Arkwright of Hampton Court and Kinsham Court

  • Can anyone supply a better and more accurate representation of the Arkwright coat of arms?


Arkwright of Mark Hall, Parndon Hall, Knuston Hall and Sanderstead Court
  • Can anyone supply a date of death for Charles Hatfeild Arkwright (b. 1916) or his wife, which may have taken place in the Channel Islands?
  • Can anyone supply more details about the mysterious disappearance of Loftus Arkwright (b. 1895) in 1933 (some versions of the story say 'late 1920s').
  • Can anyone supply fuller information on the history of Normanton Turville Hall? A plan of the house or internal photographs would be very enlightening.
  • Does anyone know the present whereabouts of the lead plate recording the names of the craftsmen who worked on the house? The late Andor Gomme understood it to be in safe keeping in private hands in Chesterfield, but was unable to track it down, and although there are various transcripts of it, no photograph is known.
Arkwright of Willersley Castle and Hatton House
  • Can anyone supply a photograph of Hatton House or more accurate information about its date of construction? Edward Arkwright seems to have moved into it in about 1849.
  • There are some gaps in the genealogy of the more recent generations of the Arkwright family: can anyone tell me whether Anne Marjorie Selby (b. 1919) is still alive or provide more information about the descendants of her brothers?
  • Does anyone know the story behind the death of all the children of Richard Fitzherbert and Mary Anne Arkwright in the spring of 1881?


Armitage of Farnley Hall and Noan House

  • Can anyone confirm the descent of Farnley Hall in the Danby family in the 18th century? 
  • Can anyone tell me the ownership history of Noan House after 1979?
  • Can anyone supply portraits or photographs of any of the members of the family whosenames are given in bold above, for which these are not present?
  • Can anyone provide a date of death or probate for Jane Armitage (b. 1760; fl. 1841) or Ann Elizabeth Armitage (b. 1826)?
  • Does anyone know the whereabouts of any papers of the Armitage family of Noan or, more specifically, of the main series of diaries of Frederick Rhodes Armitage? 






  • Can anyone provide an illustration of Deadmanstone alias Dudmanstone House at Berry Brow, or provide a more accurate date for its demolition?
  • Can anyone provide more information about the war service and subsequent career of Henry Ingram Armitage (1878-1940), or tell me whether he returned to Armitage Bros. after the First World War?
  • Can anyone provide a fuller ownership history of High Royd from its sale to G.P. Norton in 1917 down to its division into four properties in the 1950s?
  • Can anyone provide portraits or photographs of any members of the family for whom they are not given above?

  • I have not had an opportunity to look at the Guy's Hospital estate records in the Herefordshire Archives yet. If anyone has done so, can they explain the nature of Whaley Armitage's interest in Moraston? Did he hold on lease or by virtue of his office as receiver?
  • Can anyone provide additional details of the 20th century ownership of Moraston House to make the descent of the property fuller and more accurate?
  • Can anyone supply a photograph of Moraston House, either historic or contemporary, which could be included in the blog as an illustration?


Armitstead of Cranage Hall

  • Can anyone provide a photograph of The Hermitage or more details of its architectural development and ownership history?
  • Can anyone locate the birth or baptism dates of either of the wives of John Armitstead (1764-1814)?
  • Can anyone provide more information about the career of Hamon Armitstead (b. 1840), who appears to have emigrated to Australia? The last reference I can find to him in England is a reference in a family letter in 1854. An H.S. Armitage was part of a large group of miners who went out to Australia in 1863 during the Gold Rush, and I have found two references to a 'Hamon Armistead' in the Australian press in 1868 and 1872.

  • I have been unable to trace the ownership of Ballycumber House from 1878 down to the present day. Can anyone provide more information about this period of the house's history, or provide more information about the early 19th century landscaping?
  • Can anyone supply an image of Mount Armstrong House or its predecessor, now known as Mount Windsor, or more information about the architectural development or ownership history of these houses?
  • There are many gaps in the genealogical records for these families. Please contact me if you have any further information about the people mentioned, and especially if you are able to fill in any of the missing information which I normally provide. Some particular mysteries are mentioned below.
  • Can anyone supply more information about the career and family of William Bigoe Armstrong (1800-66)? He seems to have retained his Irish property but his children are curiously absent from the record and since he obviously had South American connections he may have spent much of his life abroad.
  • Can anyone provide more information about the life and family of Thomas St. George Armstrong (b. 1846) or his career as a courtier in Portugal, or explain when he sold the house at Garry Castle, or tell me about the subsequent ownership of the Garden House?
  • Can anyone supply a better photograph of the Armstrong house at Jesmond Dean, or of Adderstone Hall?
  • Can anyone provide an ownership history for Jesmond Dean after Lord Armstrong moved to Cragside? Was the house sold in Lord Armstrong's lifetime or after his death?

  • Sadly, defects in Irish genealogical records and the lack of family papers for the earlier period mean that there are many gaps in the accounts given here of both the houses and the families. If you can supply or point me towards further information, please get in touch. Some particular queries are mentioned below.
  • Is anyone able to provide details of the unnamed children of John Armstrong (fl. 1731-55) or about his son Thomas and the subsequent descent of Farney Castle?
  • Does anyone know anything about the two daughters of John Heaton-Armstrong (1815-91), who were probably born in Austria in the 1850s?
  • I believe William Henry Dunamace Heaton-Armstrong (1922-2014) and his second wife may have been divorced, and that she perhaps married again, in 1980, Meyrick B. Stephens. If anyone can confirm this, please let me know.
  • Can anyone supply any further information about the children of Rev. Marcus Beresford Armstrong (1794-1850)?
  • Much of the complexity of this story derives from the fact that the Armstrongs inherited land but no house at Killylea when John Maxwell's property was divided after 1820. If anyone can explain why the family divided the property as they did, I should be pleased to update this account accordingly.
  • Does anyone know of any images of Fellows Hall before the final alterations were made to it c.1860?
  • Is anyone able to provide evidence of the dates of John Tew's children? The tentative dates given here are based largely on the order in which the children are named in near-contemporary genealogies, but this may be misleading. In particular, it would be unusual for Robert Tew to have joined the army at 32, and it therefore seems possible he was born later than suggested here.
  • Can anyone provide information about who has inherited Fellows Hall following the death of Henry Napier Armstrong in 2014?
  • I have been unable to find a modern and detailed archaeological analysis of the development of Kirklees Hall, although it seems likely that one was prepared when the house was restored and divided into units in the 1990s. If anyone can supply such a study, I should be very interested to see it.
  • Can anyone supply images of further family portraits of the Armytage family?
  • Although it has been possible to trace quite a lot of genealogical information for this family, much of this is taken from extracts from parish and diocesan records published in the 19th century rather than directly from original sources, and may therefore contain errors. Please let me know if you can spot any errors or fill in any of the missing information.
  • Does anyone know more about the history of Ashby Lodge, or the dates when it was altered, or the architects employed?  I should be particularly interested to see a ground plan of the house if one exists.
  • Can anyone throw any light on the early development of Mirables? It seems clear that George Arnold had acquired it by 1791, but when did he enlarge the original cottage and who was his architect?
  • Can anyone supply any of the missing genealogical details about the earlier generations of this family, in particular the name of Richard Arnold (1682-1748)'s first wife, or the dates of death of George Arnold (1683-1766)'s daughters?
  • Does anyone know of any further views of the 18th century house at Tetcott, or of its short-lived 19th century successor?
  • Can anyone fill in any of the missing genealogical information for the Arscott family from sources such as title deeds or locally-proved wills which I have not had the opportunity to consult? In particular, can anyone tell me more about William Arscott (1617-75?), whose marriage I have been unable to find.


  • Can anyone supply photographs of the interior of Montgomerie House or a view of the predecessor Coilsfield Castle?
  • Does anyone know the exact dates when the Arthur family acquired Carlung House, Barshaw Park or Montgomerie House?
  • Can anyone explain the mystery of the 1st Lord Glenarthur's disappearing fortune? What did he spend all his money on, and how did he successfully maintain the appearance of wealth right up until his death, even to his children?
  • If anyone can provide exact dates for events for which only a year or approximate year is given in the text, I should be very pleased to incorporate them, with acknowledgement.

  • There are many deficiencies in the genealogy of this family. If you can fill in any of the gaps with information from deeds, wills or other sources, please get in touch. I should be particularly interested to know the parentage of John Arthur (d. 1606) of Wexham, and how he relates to the main family line.
  • Clapton Court cries out for a detailed archaeological investigation to determine the building sequence and the dates of different parts of the present structure, but as far as I can ascertain, no such study has ever been made. I should be very interested to hear from anyone with more information about the development of the house.
  • The 13th century tower screen in Clapton church is a striking and mysterious object. I should be interested to hear any theories as to where it originated.
  • Can anyone provide more photographs of Glenomera House or further information about its architectural development?
  • Is anyone able to throw more light on the 18th century generations of the Arthur family at Ballyquin/Glenomera?
  • Can anyone provide more information about the final years and death of Charles William Augustus Arthur (1882-c.1937)?
  • I should be very interested to hear any views on my suggestion that Micklefield House might be an early work of Henry Francis Lockwood. The building is rather in the style of some of his later works but I cannot find that he had any particular connection with Bradford before opening an office there in 1850.
  • I have been unable to find any account of the architectural development of Tanfield Lodge, which is not a listed building. If anyone can provide more information about it, I should be very pleased to hear from them.
  • As always, if anyone can supply more or better photographs of the houses described, whether for publication or otherwise, I should be very pleased to receive them.
  • If anyone can supply fuller genealogical details of the children of William Arton (1781-1841), or of recent generations of the family, I should be pleased to incorporate them.
  • Does anyone know more about circumstances under which William Arundell (c.1682-1708) proved his right to the Menadarva estate? They are outlined in an article in the Gentleman's Magazine in 1829, but I have been unable to locate any records of the legal proceedings at Launceston in 1692 which it refers to.
  • Can anyone supply a photograph of Menadarva farmhouse that makes its former gentry status more credible?
  • Can anyone throw more light on the architectural development of Kenegie House? It would be informative to see any further illustrations showing it between the time of Borlase's engraving of 1758 and the recent photographs above.
  • Does anyone know more about the career or building activities of George Webber, or his relationship to Mary Lucinda Webber, the wife of William Arundell Harris Arundell (1794-1865)?
  • Can anyone provide more information about the children of Robert Arundell (d. 1580) or Christopher Arundell (fl. 1561-1604) from deeds or wills? The genealogical record of these generations is weaker than I would like.
  • Does anyone know of surviving portraits of any of the Arundells of Trerice? One feels that figures so prominent at Court must have been painted, certainly in the 17th century and possibly in the 16th century.
  • Can anyone supply further genealogical details for the early generations of this family from deeds, wills or other contemporary soures?
  • Who was the Margaret Langley, widow, of Golden near Shrewsbury to whom the 3rd Baron left £2,000 in his will? And what was his property at Weybridge (Surrey?), also referred to in his will.
  • Why did the 4th Baron choose to marry, at 21, a woman nearly twice his age whom he apparently realised would not give him any children, when the continuance of his title and the orderly descent of his estate was dependent upon him fathering an heir?
  • Is anyone able to provide further photographs of Lanherne House, especially of the interior, which might throw light on its architectural development? I should be interested to see such images, whether or not they can be published.
  • Can anyone provide fuller genealogical information for the early generations of the Arundells of Lanherne?
  • Where were the Co. Dublin estates of Sir Richard Bellings (1622-1716), kt., and how died these descend after his death? 
  • Can anyone provide more details of the career of the 13th Baron as a Catholic priest?
  • Do you know whether Maud Mary Arundell (b. 1864) married again after her first husband, William Maund, died in 1896, or when she died?
  • Can anyone confirm whether the Barjarg estate (as opposed to the house) still belongs to the family, or say any more about the current use of the house, which for an hotel seems to be curiously invisible online?
  • Are you able to supply images of portraits or photographs of any of the owners of Barjarg named in the genealogy above?
  • A considerable number of the basic genealogical details (births/baptisms; deaths/burials) for this family have not been traced in the records, although in some cases they are given in normally reliable secondary sources. If you can supply any of the missing information, please get in touch.
  • Can anyone determine which of the two burials of Annabella Asgill (in 1756 and 1761) refers to the 1st baronet's mother and which to his daughter? Nothing in the parish register gives any clue and I have not found any evidence in other sources on this point.
  • As so often with Irish families, the genealogical details for earlier generations are sadly deficient and I would be most grateful for any additional information which readers can supply. In particular, it would be helpful to know the dates of death of Jane Ash (b. 1704) and her husband William Hamilton, and the date of birth of their son, William Hamilton (later Hamilton Ash) (d. 1821).
  • Can anyone identify Anne, the French wife of George Ash (1712-96), or explain how they met?
  • Can anyone supply images of portraits or photographs of other members of the family?

  • Can you supply an illustration of Packwood before it was restored in the early 20th century?
  • Are you able to fill in any of the gaps in the genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Ash (1796-1866) or Joseph Ash (1824-1915)?
  • Can anyone confirm whether the William Ashburnham murdered in Westminster in 1656 is to be identified with William, son of John Ashburnham (1602-71)?
  • Can anyone supply a portrait of the 2nd Baron Ashburnham or photographs of the 5th or 6th Earls?
  • Any further information about the earliest generations of this family taken from deeds or wills will be gratefully received.
  • Can you confirm that Sir Charles Ashburnham, 3rd bt. did marry Mary Dymar, or give any details about her parentage? Do you know anything about Sir Charles' career before he inherited the title from his brother in 1755?
  • Is there any truth in the story that there was a fire at Broomham that precipitated the remodelling of 1926?
  • Can you add any further information to the genealogy of his family, especially for the 16th century when the information is sadly incomplete?
  • Can anyone supply portraits of any of the members of this family, or a decent photograph of the bust of William Ashby (d. 1760) on his monument in Harefield church?
  • Can anyone provide better photographs of Naseby Hall, and particularly a view of the house in its current neo-Georgian form?
  • I should be interested to hear from anyone who has done work on the Ashby family in 15th and 16th century Leicestershire and is in a position to clarify the descent of the Quenby estate to George Ashby (1539-1618).
  • Can anyone supply more information about George Waring Ashby (1897-1989) and his wife, and in particular the date and place of his marriage?
  • Can anyone provide a copy of the illustration which is mentioned by Pevsner of the house of c.1700 at Heytesbury? And can anyone tell me whether the 1996 fire damaged the period interiors and if so, whether they have been restored?
  • Cambridge House, Twickenham, survived until 1937. Can anyone provide a photograph of it which shows what was done in the 1830s? Or a view of the entrance front?
  • Can anyone provide any information about, or a photograph of, the house of the Ashe family at Ashfield (Meath)? Or about the Herbert family who owned it from the mid 19th century to c.2000?
  • Can anyone supply a photograph or other illustration of Castle Mary near Bansha?
  • Does anyone know how the Ashes of Ashgrove (Co. Cork) were related to any of the families discussed in this post? The earliest member of that family whom I have been able to trace was Robert Ashe (d. 1763) of Macroom (Cork).
  • Can you supply portraits or photographs of any of the people whose names are given in bold in this account, and for whom images are not already provided?
  • If anyone is able to supply additional genealogical information about the families discussed here, I should be very pleased to hear from them.
  • Can anyone supply images of the original Stow Hall at Stowlangtoft before its destruction by fire in the 1850s?
  • Does anyone have an illustration of the 'large mansion house' in Eastwood Park which had declined into a farmhouse by the 18th century, or of the unfinished replacement house begun by the Earl of Liverpool in the 1820s?
  • The genealogy of this family, especially for the 16th century, is sadly incomplete, and I would be most grateful to hear from anyone who can add further details from deeds, wills, parish registers or other sources.
  • Does anyone know the present location of the sketch of Arundel House reproduced above or the drawing of the side elevation of Ashhurst House? Both are said in the Survey of London to have been 'formerly in the Gardner Collection', which I have not traced.
  • Is anyone able to throw more light on my conjecture that the drawing labelled 'Arundel House' is actually of the Banqueting House?
  • Does anyone know more about the life and career of William Ashhurst (fl. 1718), Comptroller of the Stamp Office, who seems curiously invisible in the records. He was probably born in 1670; married in 1697 and held his post at the Stamp Office at least during the period 1712-18, but I have not been able to trace his baptism or those of any children he may have had; nor have I been able to find a record of his death, burial or will. It would also be interesting to know more about the life of his younger brother, Nathaniel Ashhurst (fl. 1713-32).
  • If anyone is able to provide additional career information or missing genealogical details for the earlier generations of this family, I should be very pleased to hear from them.
  • Does anyone know more about the early history of Little Onn Hall? It would be good to establish whether a building on the moated site was the immediate predecessor of the Georgian house, and exactly when the latter was built.
  • Can anyone supply a better photograph of Broadwell Hill?
  • If anyone is able to provide additional career information or missing genealogical details for this family, I should be very pleased to hear from them.
  • Does anyone know anything about Bradway House near Upper Bradway in Norton (Derbys, now Yorks), which is shown on the Ordnance Survey 6" plan surveyed in 1875-76 but which has since been replaced by the Bradway Bank housing development? A photograph would be very useful!
  • If anyone is able to provide additional career information or missing genealogical details for this family, I should be very pleased to hear from them.
  • If anyone is able to provide additional career information or genealogical details for this family, I should be very pleased to hear from them. In particular, I feel that the date of death of Anna Case (née Ashton) (b. 1747; fl. 1824) should be discoverable.


  • If anyone is able to provide additional career information, genealogical details or portraits for this family, I should be very pleased to hear from them.

  • The houses described in the article are unusually poorly documented. If anyone can provide any further information, drawings or photographs of Birtenshaw Hall, The Oaks or Egerton Hall that can make the account above fuller and more accurate, please get in touch. A photograph of Egerton Hall would be particularly welcome.
  • If anyone is able to provide additional career information, genealogical details or portraits for this family, especially for the earlier generations, I should be very pleased to hear from them.
  • Can anyone throw more light on the financial disaster which appears to have befallen Philip Henry Ashworth (1885-1949) in the years 1919-21?
  • Does anyone know more about the business careers of George Harry Ashworth (1865-1954) and Arthur Henwayn Ashworth (1869-1951), and the later years of Henry Ashworth & Co.?
  • Can anyone provide more information about the ownership history of Glenridding House after 1854?
  • Can anyone provide further early illustrations of Pallinsburn before the rebuilding of 1912?
  • If anyone is able to contribute additional career information, genealogical details or portraits for this family, I should be very pleased to hear from them.




  • Is anyone able to provide further information about, or illustrations of the interior of, Standen Hall?
  • The attribution of the 1757 rebuilding to Timothy Lightoler (then only just beginning an architectural career) is found in a number of places, but I have been unable to trace its source. Does anyone know on what grounds this suggestion has been made?
  • Can anyone provide information about the descent of Little Mitton Hall in the late 19th and 20th centuries?
  • Does anyone know the present whereabouts of the early 16th century screen from Little Mitton Hall, or how it came to be removed in the 1980s? Can anyone provide a good quality photograph of the screen when it was in situ?
  • If anyone is able to contribute additional career information, genealogical details or portraits for this family, especially for the earlier generations, I should be very pleased to hear from them.


    • If anyone can supply further illustrations of Ashton Old Hall, Great Lever Hall or Middleton Hall, or any further evidence about the development of these houses, I should be very pleased to hear from them.
    • The information given about the earlier generations of this family is sadly incomplete, and I would be most grateful to receive additional information from authoritative sources.
    • If anyone can supply images of portraits of members of this family I should be very pleased to include images of them.


    • Can anyone supply illustrations of Old Woodbury before its rebuilding in 1836-38?
    • Can anyone supply illustrations of Woodbury Hall before its reconstruction by Sir Basil Spence in the 1950s?
    • Can anyone supply portraits or photographs of members of the family for which they are not shown?
    • Any further details of the career of William Astell (d. 1741) would be gratefully received, as would any suggestions about the identity of the architect of Everton House.
    • Can anyone supply internal photographs of Over Tabley Hall before its conversion into flats in 2007?
    • Can anyone provide further information about the development of Dukinfield Lodge or any illustrations of the interior prior to demolition in 1949?
    • Can anyone provide additional views of Fell Foot, especially any showing the entrance front of the house?
    • Can anyone provide an illustration of the James Gillespie Graham house at Arisaig?
    • Does anyone have more information about the dispersal of the Dukinfield Lodge estate in the 20th century?
    • Does anyone know more about the lives of the children of Gertrude Susan, Lady Nicholson and why her eldest daughter inherited the Arisaig estate rather than her son?
    • Can anyone supply a portrait or photograph of Gertrude Susan, Lady Nicholson?

    • Can you throw any further light on the early genealogy of this family, and particularly provide any further information about the children of Thomas Astley (1469-1543) and their careers? Any missing dates or supplementary information will be gratefully received.
    • Can anyone supply a portrait or photograph of the 17th Baron Hastings, or a better photograph of the 18th or 19th Barons?
    • Can anyone provide further information about the architectural development of Odstone Hall, or its ownership after 1932?
    • The genealogy of the 16th century generations of this family is particularly weak. If anyone can provide more information or corrections, I should be very pleased to receive them.
    • Can anyone supply portraits of further members of this family? The family pictures are said to have been rescued from the fire at Everleigh in 1881, and may still survive.

    • Does anyone know of an illustration of Aston Hall, Aston-by-Sutton between its rebuilding in 1668 and alteration in the 1790s, or have any photographs of the interior?
    • Can anyone provide information about the tenants of Wadley House after 1800?
    • In preparing this account I have not had access to the parish registers of Runcorn, where family events before 1635 were probably mostly registered. Is anyone able to provide information about Aston entries in these registers?
    • Can anyone provide more information about the lives of the four illegitimate children of Henry Hervey Aston (c.1740-85)?

    • Is anyone able to tell me when the Dukes of Wellington sold Standon Lordship, and whether it passed directly from them to the Trenchards?
    • There are lots of omissions in the genealogy of this family, especially after they became Roman Catholics and ceased to be recorded in Anglican church records. If anyone is able to supply any of the missing information, or portraits of any further members of the family, I should be very interested to hear from them.
    • Is anyone able to provide more information about the house at Harlington Woodend, or an illustration of it?
    • Does anyone know what happened to the Thomas Robins painting of Henbury Great House, last recorded at Bramshill (Hants) in about 1960?
    • Does anyone know more about the fate of Rev. Henry Astrey, ejected from his living in Co. Derry during the Civil War and apparently dead by 1648, or of his son, the would-be Cambridge scholar?
    • Can anyone provide a plan or additional photographs of Marton Hall, before or after the early 20th century rebuilding? Any interior views of either house would be especially welcome.

    • Can anyone explain the descent of Landguard Manor from William Pike (1691-1777) to Arthur Atherley (1746-1820)? Did Atherley buy out the interests of others who were entitled to a share in the property?
    • Can anyone provide fuller information about the descent of Landguard Manor or Northbrook House in the 20th century after they were sold by the Atherley family?
    • Does anyone know what happened to Edward Geoffrey Pease (fl. 1925-29), the first husband of Isabel Eleanor Evelyn Atherley (1904-64)? I can find no record of his death, or of a divorce, before she remarried in 1946.
    • Can anyone provide information about the descent of Atherton Hall or Bewsey Hall in the later 20th century?
    • The genealogical details above for the earliest generations of this family are remarkably thin; I should be most grateful to anyone who can provide additional information from authoritative sources.
    • Can anyone provide information about the recent ownership history of Dinnington Hall (since 1935), Morthen Hall (since 1955), or Leam Hall (since 1939)?
    • Can anyone provide interior photographs of Dinnington Hall?
    • Can anyone supply further images of Renville House before it fell into dereliction, and especially any views of the interior?
    • As a result of the sad incompleteness of Irish genealogical records and in the apparent absence of family papers, the genealogy of this family, particularly for the earlier generations, is unusually incomplete. If anyone can add additional information I should be very pleased to hear from them.
    • Can anyone supply images of portraits or photographs of any of the members of the family whose names are given in bold type above?

    Atkins of Clapham, baronets
    • Does anyone know more about the 20th century ownership of Tickford Abbey or Bedwell Park?
    • Can anyone provide more additional genealogical information for the children of Sir Richard Atkins, 2nd bt. or Sir Henry Atkins, 3rd bt. or portraits of any members of this family?
    • The genealogical details given in my account are more reliant upon secondary and online sources than I would wish. While plausible, I have not been able to verify all the details given. If anyone is able to provide additional or corrected information from original sources I should be very pleased to hear from them.
    • Fountainville was demolished in the early 19th century and I have not been able to find a visual record or description of it; if anyone knows of such a record, I should be very pleased to hear from them.
    • Can anyone provide additional information about the descent of Firville after its purchase by Samuel Sheehan in 1914?
    • If anyone can provide portraits of any members of this family whose names are given in bold in the text, I should be most grateful.

    • Can anyone provide an illustration or heraldic description of the Martin-Atkins coat of arms?
    • I would welcome further information on the architectural development of Kingston Lisle House, or views on my interpretation of its development.
    • Can anyone demonstrate a link between the Atkins baronets of Clapham and Abraham Atkins (d. 1742)?
    • Further information about the character and interests of Edwin Martin-Atkins (1808-59) would be very welcome. Can anyone show that he did have architectural interests?
    • Does anyone know exactly when John Atkins purchased Halstead Place?
    • Does anyone know whether the family retained ownership of Halstead Place in the 1920s when it became a school, and if so, when they sold the freehold?
    • The parentage of John Atkins (c.1760-1838) is obscure. Can anyone provide information about this, or his date of birth or baptism?
    • Can you provide portraits or photographs of any of the people named in bold?
    • Does anyone know the origin of the Rococo panel in the drawing room at Angerton?
    • Can anyone extend the descent of Angerton Hall after its sale by the executors of Mrs. Straker in 1955?
    • Is anyone able to explain the connection between the Atkinsons of Angerton and the Atkinsons of Lorbottle Hall?
    • Can anyone supply higher definition images of Cangort House?
    • Does anyone know the descent of Cangort House after it was sold by the Atkinsons in 1957?
    • Can anyone provide more detail of the descent of Loughton House from the Peppers to the Atkinsons?
    • Can anyone provide additional or more accurate information from deeds or other sources about the earlier generations of the Atkinson family?
    • Can anyone provide additional or more accurate information from deeds or other sources about the earlier generations of the Atkinson family?
    • Can anyone provide portraits or photographs of members of the family whose names appear in bold in my post?
    • Can anyone provide information about the ownership of Crow Hill since it was sold in 1952?
    • Can anyone tell me about the ownership of Skea Hall since the mid 20th century?
    • Can anyone give me fuller genealogical or career information about the children of Thomas Atkinson (1770-1839) apart from Dr. Edward Anderson?
    • Can anyone provide the date of death of Major Aubrey Stuart Rawson (b. 1922) or provide more information about the careers of his sons?
    • Can anyone supply information about the ownership or occupation of Lorbottle Hall in the late 20th century?
    • Can anyone explain the connection between the Atkinsons of Lorbottle and those of Angerton Hall, or provide information about the parentage of Adam Atkinson (1755-1844)?
    • Can anyone provide further genealogical information about this family from original sources, and in particular the name of the wife of Sir John Atkinson?
    • Can anyone provide a portrait of Robert Atkinson or either of his sons?
    • Any information about children mentioned in the post whose careers and families have not been traced would be gratefully received.
    • Can anyone supply portraits or photographs of members of the family whose names appear in bold in the post and who are not already illustrated?
    • My account of the descent of the family's chief Temple Sowerby properties is reconstructed from information in newspapers and parish records and is likely to be incomplete and possibly not wholly accurate. It is apparent from some sources that the Atkinsons of Temple Sowerby were part of a much wider clan of that name with properties elsewhere, and that there were other, probably distantly-related Atkinsons, who owned property in Temple Sowerby. I should be very pleased to hear from anyone who can improve on my account.
    • Can anyone supply an illustration of Ketteringham Hall before it was remodelled in the 1830s?
    • The genealogical details for the 16th and 17th century generations of this family are sadly incomplete. If anyone can provide additional information from authoritative sources I should be very pleased to receive it.
    • Can anyone supply further portraits of members of this family whose names appear in bold in the account?
    • Can anyone provide more information about the 17th century origins of this family, and in particular about how they acquired the Brandiston estate, if not (as implied by Burke's Landed Gentry) through intermarriage with the Petersen family? For whom was the 17th century Brandiston Hall built?
    • Can anyone provide information about the ownership of Brandiston Hall since the mid 20th century?
    • Does anyone have portraits or photographs of members of this family whose names appear in bold in the article?
    • Can anyone supply additional photographs of Hawne House, Halesowen or Hill House, Dulwich, or provide further information about the ownership or architectural history of these properties?
    • Can anyone provide images of Sion Hill House, Wolverley in the 18th or 19th centuries?
    • Are you able to provide photographs or portraits of any members of the family whose names appear in bold and who are not already illustrated?
    • If you or your near relations appear above, please get in touch if you are able to provide fuller or more up-to-date information about recent generations of the family.
    • Can anyone provide additional photographs of the early 19th century house at Ingon Grange, especially any interior views?
    • If you or your near relations appear above, please get in touch if you are able to provide fuller or more up-to-date information about recent generations of the family.
    • Can anyone supply an historic or contemporary photograph of Littlebury Hall that could be used to illustrate this account?
    • Does anyone know what happened to William Atwood (b. 1662) after he sold Littlebury in 1701? Can anyone confirm that he was the man of this name who later lived at 'Lovings', Chipping Ongar?
    • Can anyone provide interior photographs of Sanderstead Court before its demolition?
    • There are many unknowns about the genealogy of this family, especially in the 16th and early 17th century. If you have any further information about the family, please do get in touch.
    • Can anyone provide interior photographs of Chilton House?
    • There are many unknowns about the genealogy of this family, especially in the 16th and early 17th century. If you have any further information about the family, please do get in touch.
    • Can anyone supply additional portraits of members of the family whose names appear in bold in the article?
    • Can anyone supply a painting or sketch of Otterden Place before it was rebuilt at the beginning of the 19th century?
    • There are many unknowns about the genealogy of this family, especially in the 15th and early 16th century. If you have any further information about the family, please do get in touch.
    • Can anyone account for the two burial plaques at Bishopsbourne to 'Mary Catherine, the wife of Stephen Beckingham esq. and eldest daughter of Dr. Corbett', buried 3 October 1763 and also to 'Catherine, daughter of John Corbett LLD, baptised 28 March 1714 and buried 18 September 1766'? There are corresponding entries in the burial registers. It is hard to reconcile these plaques with what is known about John Corbett's children, as no baptism for a Mary Catherine has been found anywhere in the country. John Corbett's will, written in 1737, makes reference to five daughters (Catherine, Elizabeth, Frances, Antonina and Hannah), accounting for all the children whose baptisms have been found who were then still alive.  His widow's will, made in 1764, also makes reference to five daughters and makes 'my daughter Beckingham' one of her legatees. According to the dates on the memorial plaques 'Mary Catherine', the wife of Stephen Beckingham, was dead by then, whereas Catherine was still living. Stephen Beckingham's will, in 1756, refers to his wife as Catherine only, as does his marriage entry in 1739. Did Mary Catherine really exist? And if so, who was she?
    • Can anyone explain how Bourne Park descended after the death of Stephen Beckingham in 1756, and whether I am correct in conjecturing that the Rev. J.C. Beckingham bought out his half-brother towards the end of the 18th century?
    • Can anyone supply additional portraits of members of the family whose names appear in bold above?

    • Can anyone report on the current condition of Crevenagh House: whether it is tenanted, or empty; well-maintained or abandoned?
    • Can anyone provide further portraits or photographs of those whose names appear in bold in the published post?
    • Can anyone supply a photograph of Kilmore House in Co. Roscommon? This needs to be carefully distinguished from many other houses of the same name.
    • Can anyone provide additional information about the genealogy of this family

    • Does anyone have photographs of Hoveton Old Hall before its restoration after 2003?
    • Can anyone provide a drawing or engraving of Walpole House, Chelsea, before its alteration and partial demolition by Soane, c.1810?
    • Does anyone know the date of death of the wife of Antoine Aufrere (d. 1701)?
    • Does anyone know what career George Anthony Aufrere followed between leaving the army in 1819 and building Burnside in the Lake District in the early 1830s?
    • Can anyone supply an illustration of the Elizabethan Heronden Hall?
    • Does anyone know how Francis Austen, who sold Boxley Abbey to Sir Edward Austen, was related to the family, or exactly when this transaction occurred?
    • Can anyone supply information about the ownership history of Boxley Abbey House after 1800?
    • There are many missing genealogical details for this family. If anyone can supply additional information, I should be pleased to receive it.
    • Can anyone supply portraits of any members of this family?
    • Can anyone explain the ownership history of Capel Manor and Broad Ford after 1931? J.F. Austen's trustees sold the contents of Capel Manor in 1931 but I cannot find any record of the sale of the estate or of its subsequent owners until the 1960s.
    • Can anyone explain the ownership history and use of Kippington House after 1904?
    • Can anyone provide more information about the careers and marriages of the children of Francis Austen (1600-88)?
    • Can anyone tell me more about the life and career of Roma Catherine Mary Austen (1859-1932)? In addition to extensive good works and musical interests, she was a member of the Roentgen Society. She may have spent some time in South Africa in the 1890s or 1900s and was perhaps briefly married to a Mr. Webster, but later reverted to her maiden name and was living in London by 1910. In 1925 she married H.H. Meyer, a London private detective.
    • Does anyone know the whereabouts of the watercolour of Shalford House c.1770 showing it before the late 18th century alterations?
    • Does anyone know what happened to the decorative features of Shalford House after its demolition, apart from the 18th century chimneypiece now at Papplewick Hall?
    • Can anyone supply portraits or photographs of members of this family whose names appear in bold in the article, and who aren't already illustrated?
    • I should be very pleased to hear from anyone who can supply additional genealogical or career information about the people named or correct errors in this account.
    • Can anyone provide a view of the house before the fire of 1847?
    • Can anyone shed any more light on the first marriage of Charles Austen (1858-1937)?
    • Can anyone throw further light on the architectural development of Seend Manor House, or provide any early illustrations of the building?
    • As always with early Irish families, the genealogical sources are sadly deficient and sometimes contradictory. If anyone can improve on my descent of the family with information from deeds, wills, or other sources, I should be very pleased to hear from them.
    • If anyone can supply portraits of members of this family whose names appear in bold in the published account, I should be very pleased to receive them for inclusion.

    Aylward of Ballynagar House and Shankill Castle
    • Can anyone provide information about the 20th century ownership of Ballynagar, or any photographs of the interior?
    • The genealogical information for the earlier generations in this account is particularly deficient, and I should be most grateful to receive additional information from anyone who has had the opportunity to examine relevant original sources.

    • The genealogical information for the earlier generations in this account is deficient, largely because of gaps in the parochial records of Kinglassie (Fife). I should be most grateful to receive additional information from anyone who has had the opportunity to examine extant original sources.
    Abrahall of Ingeston House
    • I should be interested to hear from anyone with more definite information about the location of Eaton Tregoze, or any further information from descriptions or other sources about its appearance.
    • Does anyone know of any further illustrations of the Jacobean house at Ingestone, which may well have been sketched by tourists before it was demolished in 1835?
    • Can anyone provide information about the 20th century ownership history of Ingestone house?
    • The genealogy for the earlier generations of this family is sadly deficient, and I should be most grateful to hear from anyone who can additional information from original sources, or portraits of any of the owners of Ingestone House before 1824.
    • Can anyone explain the descent of The Hewletts after it was sold in 1901 following Col. Agg's death?
    • Can anyone provide fuller information about the recent history and ownership of Kirkby Fleetham Hall?
    • There are many missing genealogical details for this family, and I shall be particularly pleased to hear from anyone who has had the opportunity of inspecting original parish registers and can supply fuller information.
    • Can anyone provide fuller information about the 20th century ownership of Chew Court or Regilbury Court?
    • In the normal course of events, the property of anyone convicted of treason would be seized by the Crown, but this did not happen to the Dethick estate when Anthony Babington was executed for the crime in 1586. It passed to Anthony's brother Francis (d. 1618), and on his death to their brother George (living in 1624). Some authorities account for this by saying that Anthony had already made over his property to his brother before the conspiracy was detected, and others by saying that the Crown seized the estates but retained only outlying properties and returned the core to the family. I have found no clear evidence for either explanation, and would be grateful to anyone who can explain exactly what happened and why.
    • Can anyone provide portraits of additional members of this family whose names are given in bold above, or additional genealogical information about the family?
    • Although this family is unusually well-recorded, as Quaker families often are, their habit of bequeathing property to their children as tenants in common can make it difficult to know which of several siblings was actually resident or responsible for changes. It is therefore likely that the descents of their many properties given above are not entirely accurate, or at least simplify the truth. Please let me know if you have any additional or contradictory evidence.
    • Further information about the history and ownership of the houses discussed above, and contemporary photographs would be very welcome. In particular, does anyone know for whom Sutton Court was first built, or exactly when the fire at Dryderdale Hall took place?
    • This family seems to have left an unusually light footprint in the genealogical and historical record. If anyone can add additional information from original sources I should be very pleased to hear from them. In particular, it would be useful to know when Dr. Thomas Perkins and his wife Dorothy died.
    • Can anyone supply portraits of members of this family?

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    5 comments:

    1. Loved reading your blog especially about the Antrobus family. My mother's maiden name is Antrobus. I am currently compiling information. Thank you for posting.

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    2. Hi my Grandfather was the son of John Havelock Allen and Kate Havelock Allen. He was born in Nainital, India in 1913. He was orphaned at quite a young age and became a major for the Green Jackets. His parents were part of the government of India but it is hard to find details. Would you happen to know of any details that might assist me? Thank you so much. Victoria Rilling

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    3. Vicky - since you know this much about your ancestors I would suggest you start with the very well preserved records of the India Office at the British Library, which may well include records of John Havelock Allen's career. Is his name consistently spelled ALLEN as opposed to ALLAN? The gentry family seem always to have been ALLAN and if your ancestors were normally ALLEN I wonder whether they were unrelated to the gentry family and adopted Havelock as a forename out of complement to the VC?

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    4. I have information about my Bazalgette and Boustead families if you are interested. The Bazalgettes at one time owned Eastwick Park, Great Bookham, South Stoneham House and Oakley Farm. Mottisfont. The Bousteads owned Armathwaite Hall and Cannizaro House.

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      1. Charles - Many thanks for this kind offer. If you send me your email address (which I won't publish) I will get in touch with contact details. Any relation to my sadly departed friend, Mervyn Boustead of Church House, Lechlade?

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