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More on tracing the Owners of Brockett Hall, England
Posted by: Zoe (Hemphill) Tom (ID *****9701) Date: November 13, 2006 at 09:06:00
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Earl Cowper's grandmother was Emily Melbourne..if I have spelled that right. Apparently, it was her who willed the estate to Earl Cowper, the 7th Earl Cowper, in 1869. The Earl willed it to his sister in 1905, when he died. His sister, Lady Ambel Kerr, owned Brocket Hall just one year, because she died in 1906. It was then that her husband, Lord Walter Kerr, started selling off pieces of the estate. There was one sale in 1919, but I am still looking at that.
I am having fun tracing things, but I think it is the older aspects of the ownership of the property, which is more intresting.
I would love to hear from any of you who have atempted this research.
Zoe


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