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Nick Kingsley
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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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(252) Aufrere of Hoveton Old Hall and Walpole House, Chelsea
In the early 19th century, Anthony Aufrere (1757-1833) wrote memoranda on the history of his family (now in the Library of Virginia, but published in 1914), in which he recorded his family's traditions about their origins in France. He traced them back to E...

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(251) Auchinleck (later Darling) of Crevenagh
Darling of Crevenagh Auchinleck of Crevenagh The first member of this family to make his way to Ulster was probably the Rev. James Auchinleck (d. 1685), who is said to have come from Scotland to be minister at Cleenish (Fermanagh), where he held the living ...

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(250) Aucher of Otterden Place and Bourne Park, baronets
Aucher of Otterden and Bourne Place, baronets Almost every ancient English family seems to trace its origins to either mythical ancestors recorded only in its own genealogies, or to authentic historical figures in remote antiquity whose connection to the fa...

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(249) Aubrey, later Aubrey-Fletcher, of Llantrithyd, Boarstall, Dorton and Chilton, baronets
Aubrey of Llantrithyd etc. This post concerns the Aubrey family and their Welsh and English estates, which were unexpectedly inherited in 1901 by Sir Henry Fletcher (1835-1910), 4th bt. of Clea Hall (Cumbld). He and his successors have used the name Aubrey-...

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(248) Atwood of Sanderstead Court
Atwood of Sanderstead Court The family of Atte Wode is recorded as living at Coulsdon in Surrey as early as 1246, where their houses included properties known as Wood Place and Hooley House. Peter Atte Wode was MP for Guildford in 1384 and John Wode was Kni...

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(247) Atwood of Littlebury Hall
Atwood of Littlebury William Wood, alias att Wood or Atwood, married Alice Salyng in 1547. Alice was the widow of Augustine Salyng (d. 1546), who had been lord of the manor of Littlebury in the Essex parish of Stanford Rivers, and whose heir was his only da...

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(204) Ashe of Freshford, Heytesbury Twickenham, Langley Burrell, Ashfield and Ashgrove
Ashe family Burke's Landed Gentry  traces the origins of the Ashe family back to medieval Devon, where they at one time owned Ashe House in Musbury. By the 15th century they were owners of t he manor of Sowton, alias Clyst Forneson, just east of Exeter, whi...

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(246) Atty of Ingon Grange
Attye of Ingon Grange The fortunes of the Atty family were founded by James Atty (1743-1814) of Whitby (Yorks NR), who began as a master mariner and progressed to be a prosperous ship owner, merchant and sailmaker. In the later 18th century he owned a subst...

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(245) Attwood (later Freeman-Attwood) of Halesowen and Sion Hill House
Attwood of Hawne This family of Midlands industrialists and bankers claimed descent from the medieval Attwoods of Park Atwood, Wolverley, and Perdiswell in Worcestershire, who were supplying that county with some of its MPs as far back as the 14th century. ...

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(244) Atthill of Brandiston Hall
Atthill of Brandiston Burke's Landed Gentry  traces the descent of this family from one Richard Atthill, who is claimed to have been a captain in the Royalist army during the Civil War, and whose marriage to a Miss Petersen of Aylsham (Norfk) is said to hav...
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