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Nick Kingsley is an archivist, architectural historian and genealogist. He has been working on the country houses of Britain and Ireland and the families that owned them for over 35 years.
Nick Kingsley is an archivist, architectural historian and genealogist. He has been working on the country houses of Britain and Ireland and the families that owned them for over 35 years.

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(344) Balfe of South Park House
The Balfes are said to be an Anglo-Norman family, but first came to prominence in the late 18th century, when Walter Balfe (c.1740-1804) was settled at Heathfield near Castlerea in Co. Roscommon. As Catholics, the Balfes were effectively debarred from many ...
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(343) Bale of Carlton Curlieu
Bale of Carlton Curlieu The name Bale first occurs in the records of Carlton Curlieu in 1524, and John Bale, yeoman, may have been the first of his family to hold land in the parish. His interests descended to his elder son, John Bale (d. 1570) , yeoman, wh...
(343) Bale of Carlton Curlieu
(343) Bale of Carlton Curlieu
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(342) Baldwyn of Elsich Manor, Stokesay Castle and Aqualate Hall
Baldwyn of Aqualate Baldwin of Diddlebury The Baldwyn family held property at Diddlebury in Shropshire from the time of Richard II onwards, and it has been suggested that the family can be taken back to the 12th or even the 11th century, though the evidence...
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(341) Baldwin of Wilden House and Astley Hall, Earls Baldwin of Bewdley
Baldwin, Earls Baldwin of Bewdley The Baldwin family were yeomen and tenant farmers in Corvedale, Shropshire from at least the early sixteenth century. In the second half of the seventeenth century a branch of the family moved into the iron trade, and in 17...
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(340) Baker (later Meath Baker) of Fenton House and Hasfield Court
The Bakers of Fenton House, and later of Hasfield Court, are a cadet branch of the Bakers of Highfields . William Baker (1705-71), an architect who married the heiress to the Highfields estate in Audlem (Cheshire) and settled there in the mid 18th century, ...
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(338) Baker of Sissinghurst, baronets
Baker of Sissinghurst There is an ancient Chinese proverb which is usually translated as "Rags to riches and back again in three generations", and the story of the Bakers of Sissinghurst - if not quite such a stark progress - definitely has something of tha...
(338) Baker of Sissinghurst, baronets
(338) Baker of Sissinghurst, baronets
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(337) Baker of Ranston, baronets
Baker of Ranston The founder of this family was William Baker (1715-74), whose father was a yeoman farmer at Bromley in Worfield (Shropshire), where his ancestors can be traced back to the 15th century. William became a builder and speculative developer in ...
(337) Baker of Ranston, baronets
(337) Baker of Ranston, baronets
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(336) Baker of Owletts
In 1942, James Lees-Milne, the Historic Buildings Secretary of the National Trust (which had recently been given Owletts by Sir Herbert Baker), recorded in his diary a visit to the ageing Sir Herbert and his wife at the house. Sir Herbert was 'kind, Christi...
(336) Baker of Owletts
(336) Baker of Owletts
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(335) Baker (later Baker Wilbraham) of Loventor and Rode Hall, baronets
Baker of Loventor This post considers the story of the Baker family of Loventor (Devon), who at the end of the 19th century married into the Wilbrahams of Rode Hall and became Baker Wilbrahams (most frequently but not invariably without a hyphen). A future ...
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(334) Baker of Lismacue
Baker of Lismacue The Baker family of Lismacue are one of the few landed families in Co. Tipperary to still occupy their historic home. They trace their origin to Thomas Baker (d. 1642), who is said to have gone to Ireland in the retinue of the 3rd Earl of ...
(334) Baker of Lismacue
(334) Baker of Lismacue
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