Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford

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Thomas Powys 2nd Baron Lilford (portrait by Henry William Pickersgill)
Born 8 April 1775
Lilford Hall
Died4 July 1825 (1825-07-05) (aged 50)
Nationality British
Other names Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford
Known for 2nd Baron Lilford

Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford (8 April 1775 – 4 July 1825) was a British peer. He was the son of Thomas Powys, 1st Baron Lilford and Mary Mann of Lilford Hall. He succeeded his father as Baron Lilford in 1800. He was educated at Eton College, St John's College, Cambridge and Lincoln's Inn (1794). He married Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton of Atherton Hall, Leigh on 5 December 1797 at Penwortham, Lancashire and they had twelve children. [1]

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Thomas Powys, 1st Baron Lilford was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1774 to 1797 when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Lilford.

Lilford Hall Grade I listed stately home in East Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Lilford Hall is a Grade I listed stately home in Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom. It was started in 1495 as a Tudor building, with a major Jacobean exterior extension added in 1635 and a Georgian interior adopted in the 1740s, having a 55,000 sq ft (5,100 m2) floor area. The 100-room house is located in the eastern part of the County of Northamptonshire, south of Oundle and north of Thrapston. A Grade I listed building is considered by the UK government as of outstanding architectural and historic interest.

Child Birth Death
Thomas Atherton Powys 1801 1861
Robert Vernon Powys18021854
Horatio Powys18051877
Atherton Legh Powys18091886
Henry Littleton Powys18121863
Charles Powys18131897
Henrietta Maria PowysUnknown1870
Eleanor Powys18001880
Mary Powys18041883
Elizabeth Atherton Powys18071891
Frances Hester PowysUnknown1840
Jane Lucy Powys18101905

Henrietta Maria Atherton (née Legh) inherited Bank Hall which had come to her mother from a first cousin, George Anthony Legh Keck and the Atherton Hall via her father Robert Vernon Atherton. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northamptonshire on 9 May 1803. [2] Thomas died at Grosvenor Place on 4 July 1825 and was buried on 15 July 1835, at Achurch, Northamptonshire. [1] His fifth Son Henry Littleton Powys inherited Stoughton Grange, Leicestershire. [3]

Bank Hall

Bank Hall is a Jacobean mansion in Bretherton, Lancashire, England. It is a Grade II* listed building and is at the centre of a private estate, surrounded by parkland. The hall was built on the site of an older house in 1608 by the Banastres who were lords of the manor. The hall was extended during the 18th and 19th centuries. Extensions were built for George Anthony Legh Keck in 1832–1833, to the design of the architect George Webster.

George Anthony Legh Keck British politician

Colonel George Anthony Legh-Keck (1774–1860) was a British MP in the Georgian era who owned landed estates in Leicestershire and Lancashire.

Atherton Hall, Leigh

Atherton Hall was a country house and estate in Atherton historically a part of Lancashire, England. The hall was built between 1723 and 1742 and demolished in 1824. In 1894 this part of Atherton was incorporated into Leigh. Christopher Saxton's map shows there was a medieval deer park here in the time of Elizabeth I.

Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Powys
Baron Lilford
1800–1825
Succeeded by
Thomas Atherton Powys

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Henley Hall, Shropshire

Henley Hall is a building of historical significance and is listed on the English Heritage Register. It was built in about 1610 by the Powys family and then substantially changed in 1772. Additions were again made in the late 19th Century. It is a generally a three-storey building in brick with a slate roof. Flanking wings were added at both ends of the original linear building c. 1772 and further major extensions carried out in 1875 and 1907. The hall is surrounded by landscaped and formal gardens covering some 60 hectares. The hall itself is listed grade II* and the orangery, outbuildings, dovecote and Bitterley main gate are listed Grade II. It is situated 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northeast of Ludlow town centre, just off the A4117 road to Cleobury Mortimer. The Ledwyche Brook flows by the estate.

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References

  1. 1 2 Tim Powys-Lyb (2011) "Thomas Powys Lord Lilford", http://www.tim.ukpub.net/pl_tree/ps01/ps01_143.html
  2. "No. 15666". The London Gazette . 14 January 1804. p. 63.
  3. Person Page 5977