Rosamond Connection To Bayhall

Here is Bayhall.

John

Rosamond of Bayhall

After posting this, I spent all night tracing my ancestors. I found them, in Bohemia.

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/07/15/sarah-wilson-rosamond-and-house-of-schwarzenberg/

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/07/16/the-beverely-manor/

Yesterday I read a movie is coming out about Downton Abbey. Today, I discovered Bayhall, where my Culpeper ancestors lived. They had more manors than any other British family. Thomas Culpeper lost his head over a Queen. They made a movie about their love affair. I have yet to determine if Thomas was living at Bayhall when he gave it all up, for love. They say Bayhall is haunted. By……whom? Bayhall, burned down. We can restore it. We can go there – with love!

Today I read a post from my dear and late friend, Ben Toney, who is kin to Fair Rosamond Clifford, and the gentry that lived at Bayhall. He states how much he loves doing genealogies. The same can be said for Jimmy Rosamond and myself. We are in our seventies, and, we will leave our Rosamond Family Tree RESEARCH behind. There is no end to what can be discovered.

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/07/16/robert-wilson-maried-jane-lee/

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/07/14/ben-toney/

Two years ago, after watching most of the reruns of ‘Downton Abbey’ I began doing floorplans for my manor – as a hobby! I am a poor person, as are most people who are addicted to this series where we see a Rosamund. She has no children. We can come in with so many roles. You can be the Lord of a Manor, or, the forester who hauls wood to Bayhall. Does that young man train greyhounds? Who is milking those cows? Perhaps this would work as a facebook group?

http://www.culpepperconnections.com/archives/uk/places/manors.htm

What I am going to do is make another blog where WE can explore Bayhall, even go and live there in our wondrous imaginations. Let US create an archive, and invite some rich and famous people who are OUR kin, to feel right at home.

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/07/14/jimmy-dale-rosamond-clifford/

In the painting above, there are these brownish Hobbit-like dwellings that I believe is where the servants lived. On the right, we are looking at a formal garden with a fountain and – courting paths? You don’t want a handsome son of the gardener (Heathcliff) espying a fair maiden related to Lewis de Clifford. They must be kept apart.

Ben, Jimmy, and John are related to Shakespeare. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, and the Getty family who lived in English estates. We do not have their money, nor do we own a golf course in Scotland. I look at that smoke coming out of that chimney, and I hear cultured people having clever conversations around the hearth.

John Gregory Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Thomas Culpeper (c. 1514 – 10 December 1541) was a courtier and close friend of Henry VIII, and related to two of his queens, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. He is known to have had many private meetings with Catherine after her marriage, though these may have involved political intrigue. A letter was found written by Queen Catherine and she signed it, “yours as long as life endures.” He blamed the queen, saying he tried to end it, but she was, “dying of love for him”. Under torture, he confessed to adultery, and both were beheaded for treason.

I have chosen my home, and the Lord of Arreton. Here is our story.

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/07/15/the-lady-of-the-maze-on-the-isle-of-wight/

 

http://www.culpepperconnections.com/archives/uk/places/manors.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culpeper_Minutemen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culpeper,_Virginia

http://www.culpepperconnections.com/archives/uk/places/pembury.htm

https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jweber&id=I18035

http://ew.com/movies/2018/07/13/downton-abbey-movie-series-cast-returning/ 

Katheryn Howard Portrait
I die a Queen, but I would rather
die the wife of Culpeper.

(About image above: While the above painting was long thought to be of Catherine Howard, the National Portrait Gallery in London no longer believes this to be true. However, nearly every other image that is reportedly hers is also disputed. So the poor woman not only lost her head to the guillotine, she lost her face. I have heard too many arguments for too long on this, so if you feel you must write me on this topic, please don’t expect a response. / Warren Culpepper)

Thus, it appears, that the lovers, Catherine and Thomas were 6th cousins, once removed.

It is believed by most Culpepper researchers that most American Culpeppers are descended from the Wigsell line, which started with Walter Culpeper of Calais and Wigsell.

Thus, the relationship of these American Culpeppers to Catherine Howard and Thomas Culpeper is as follows:

Thomas Culpepper is a first cousin, a dozen or more times removed, and

Catherine Howard is a seventh cousin, a dozen or more times removed.

Catherine’s ancestry as depicted in chart form in the Culpepper Family Tree

 “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production,” Naeme said of the film via press statement. “Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Robert’s only sibling and widow of the wealthy Marmaduke Painswick, Rosamund has no children of her own and likes to get involved in the lives of her nieces. It was Rosamund who took a pregnant Edith to Switzerland to conceal her condition and she is much more open-minded than she cares to let on. She and Edith have grown close although her advice can conflicts with Robert and Cora’s leading to clashes.

The posh pad used as the London home of Lady Rosamund Painswick – the Earl of Grantham’s sister, inset – is up for sale.

Thanks to the show’s global success, wealthy fans from the US, China, Russia, the Middle East and Japan are now competing for the opulent mansion.

The house in London’s exclusive Belgravia – which is home to a string of foreign billionaires – would cost a staggering £199,501 in monthly mortgage repayments.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/552033/Downton-abbey-Lady-Rosamund-mansion

Jane Lee

Gender: Female
Birth: November 07, 1672
Edinburgh, Midlothian, , Scotland
Death: 1746 (73)
Augusta, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family: Daughter of Sir Thomas Lee, 1st Baronet and Anne Lee
Wife of Robert Wilson, Sr
Mother of Matthew Willson; Thomas Wilson; John Burgess Wilson; Janet Willson; Robert Willson and 4 others
Sister of Elizabeth Beke and Sir Thomas Lee, 2nd Baronet
Added by: Kevin Brees on September 10, 2008
Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox and 8 others

Walter Culpeper (Colepeper), Esq.

Gender:

Male

Birth:

circa 1402
Bayhall,Pembury,Kent,England

Death:

November 24, 1462 (56-64)
Goudhurst,Cranbrook,Kent,England

Place of Burial:

Bedgebury Chapel of St. Mary’s Church, Goudhurst, co. Kent, England

Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas de Culpeper, of Hardreshull and Bayhall; Joyce Vyne and Joyce Baynard
Husband of Agnes Roper and Agnes Ann Culpeper
Father of Sir John Culpepper, Kt., of Bayhall, Hardreshull & Bedgebury; Margaret Culpeper; Elizabeth Culpeper; Nicholas Culpeper and Richard Culpepper
Brother of Nicholas Culpeper and Thomas Colpepper
Half brother of John Culpepper, MP; Eleanore de Culpepper; Jocosa Hailsham; Richard Culpepper and Joyce Baynard

Added by:

Reverend Benjamin Charles Govier on August 24, 2007

Managed by:

S Marie Hope and 32 others

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Culpeper

Frank Wesley “Royal” Rosamond

Gender: Male
Birth: December 18, 1881
Missouri
Death: circa November 26, 1953 (67-75)
Prob Oklahoma
Place of Burial: Sunny Lane Sec. 13, lot S13-RN-7, Del City, Oklahoma
Immediate Family: Son of William Thomas Rosamond and Ida Rose
Husband of Mary Magdalene Weineke
Father of June E Rosamond; Bertha M Rosamond; Rosemary Rita Rosamond and Lillian J Rosamond
Half brother of <private> Rosamond and <private> Rosamond
DNA Markers:

details

Added by: Jimmy Dale Rosamond on March 21, 2009
Managed by: Jimmy Dale Rosamond

Culpeper Manors

Here are the Culpeper Manors that are tied to Shakespeare, Reverend John Wilson, and Rosamond Clifford. Above is Arreton Manor, the first on our Holiday Tour. This is my favorite. I would love to live out my days here.

John Presco

http://www.culpepperconnections.com/archives/uk/places/manors.htm

English Manors, Castles and Estates Once Belonging to the Culpepers

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In the list below, the Culpepers who were believed to be owners are identified, and if any are believed to be direct ancestors of the modern-day Culpeppers, the manor name is shown in bold.

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If photographs are available of the modern-day home on these sites, it is indicated parenthetically.

Alphabetically by Manor Name

bullet Arreton Manor, Arreton, Isle of Wight (Photo) . Once owned by King Edward I and later by Thomas, Second Lord Culpepper14, and then his daughter, Catherine Culpepper Fairfax.
bullet Astwood Manor, Feckenham, co. Worcester (Photos). John Culpeper of Astwood in Feckenham.
bullet Badsell Manor, Brenchley, Kent (Photos). Sir Thomas Culpeper6bh and his son Walter7b.
bullet (Great) Barnetts Manor, Leigh, Kent. Sir Thomas Culpeper6bh of Bayhall and his son, Thomas7bh.
bullet Bayhall Manor, Pembury, Kent (Photos). The oldest of the Culpeper manors, belonging successively to the first eight generations of known Culpepers, all of whom are direct ancestors of the modern day Culpeppers.
bullet Bedgebury Manor, Goudhurst, Kent (Photos). A Culpeper estate from 1425 to 1675, at Goudhurst, Kent. Ten generations of Culpepers, including Walter7b and Sir John8b, owned this magnificent home, now operated as a girl’s school.
bullet Bletchenden Manor (Photo). Peter Culpeper8a down to Sir Thomas Culpeper16a, 3rd Baronet.
bullet Bockingfold Manor, Goudhurst, Kent. Thomas Culpeper10b, Esq. of Bedgebury, and his eldest son, Alexander Culpeper11b
bullet Borough (Brooke) Court, Ditton, Kent. The Aylesford Culpepers, from Walter Culpeper4 down to Richard Culpeper9a
bullet Brampton Manor, Ditton, Kent. Sir William Culpeper8a of Oxen Hoath down to the daughters of his son, Sir Richard Culpeper9a.
bullet Britains, Sevenoaks, Kent. Leased for 40 years by Thomas Culpeper10b, Esq., the son of Sir Alexander Culpeper9b of Bedgebury. No home can be found today, but Great Britain’s Wood still stands.
bullet Brook Place, Riverhead, Kent (Photo). Built in the 16th century, probably by the Culpepers of Bedgebury.
bullet Buston Manor, Hunton, Kent (Photo). Sons of Thomas Culpeper10 of Bedgebury.
bullet Coursehorn (Copshorn) Manor, Cranbrook, Kent. Hellen Hendley, wife of Sir Thomas Culpeper10bh of Bedgebury, was the daughter of Walter Hendley of Copshorn.
bullet Dencrouch Manor, Pembury, Kent. Owned by Sir Alexander Culpeper9b of Bedgebury, before 1543, down through his great-grandson Sir Anthony Culpeper12b circa 1605.
bullet Ditton Manor, Ditton, Kent. Sir William Culpeper8a of Oxen Hoath down to the daughters of his son, Sir Richard Culpeper9a.
bullet Duke’s Place, West Peckham, Kent (Photo)  The Culpepers of Oxen Hoath until Sir John7a gave it to the church in 1407.
bullet Eltham, Greater London (Kent). Sir Thomas Culpeper10b of Bedgebury.
bullet Fairlawn, Plaxtol (West Peckham), Kent (Photo). Walter Culpeper4a of Aylesford.
bullet Faversham Abbey and Convent, Faversham, Kent. Thomas Culpeper10b of Bedgebury.
bullet Ford Place, Wrotham, Kent (Photo). Elizabeth Culpeper, daughter of Walter Culpeper9w of Calais and Wigsell, born here.
bullet Fromans Manor, Hadlow, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath and his ancestors.
bullet Gallants Manor and Court, East Farleigh, Kent (Photo). Walter Culpeper4a of Aylesford and his sons.
bullet Glassenbury Manor, Cranbrook, Kent. Isabel Culpeper9bh, daughter of John Culpeper8bh of Bayhall, Hardreshull, and Bedgebury, was the second wife of Walter Roberts of Glassenbury.
bullet Godden Manor, Tenterden Kent. John 1st Lord Culpeper13w, John 3rd Lord Culpeper14w, and finally John Spencer Culpeper, Esq. of Charterhouse. Godden and Morghew were the last of the vast possessions of the Culpeper family,
bullet Goldwell Manor, Hadlow, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath and his ancestors.
bullet Greenway Court, Hollingbourne, Kent (Photos). Owned by the Wigsell and Hollingbourne Culpepers, 1572-1719. The first Culpeper owner, Francis11, was the son of William10.
bullet Hackington (St. Stephens) Place, Canterbury, Kent (Photo). The Culpepers of Bedgebury: Sir Thomas13b and son Thomas14b, circa 1640-1675.
bullet Hall Place, East Barming, Kent (Photo). The Culpepers of Preston Hall, either Sir Jeffrey Culpeper5a or Sir William Culpeper6a
bullet Heronden Manor, Tenterden Kent (Photo). From Sir Thomas Culpeper6bh of Bayhall for seven generations down to Thomas Culpeper of Wigsell12w. The first five generations were direct ancestors of the modern-day Culpeppers.
bullet Hever Rectory, Hever, Kent. Thomas Culpeper10b of Bedgebury and his son Sir Alexander Culpeper of Bedgebury11b.
bullet Highlands Manor, Pembury, Kent. Owned by Sir Alexander Culpeper9b of Bedgebury, before 1543, down through his great-grandson Sir Anthony Culpeper12b circa 1605.
bullet Hollingbourne Manor, Hollingbourne, Kent (Photos). Owned by the Wigsell and Hollingbourne Culpepers from 1590 to 1719.
bullet Hunton Manor, Hunton, Kent (Photo). William Culpeper10 of Hunton and Wigsell.
bullet Kelsham Manor, Headcorn, Kent. Kelsham probably belonged to Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury10.
bullet Leeds Castle, Leeds, Kent (Photos). Owned by the Wigsell and Hollingbourne Culpepers from 1632 to 1719. One of the owners was Thomas, Second Lord Culpeper. The location and the appearance in every detail is the essence of a medieval castle. The grounds also contain Culpeper Garden.
bullet Lossenham Manor, Newenden, Kent (Photos). A estate owned by the Wigsell Culpeppers from 1490 to 1618, including Walter9, William10, and John11.
bullet Mascalls Court, Brenchley, Kent (Photo). Sir John Culpeper2, appears to have been the first owner and it was held for several generations by the direct ancestors of the modern-day Culpeppers.
bullet (Great) Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent (Photos). Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury, the elder10b.and held by the Culpepers of Bedgebury for nearly two centuries.
bullet Mereworth Castle, Mereworth, Kent. Elizabeth Culpeper10b, wife of Sir Thomas Fane of Mereworth Castle
bullet Moatenden Manor, Headcorn, Kent. In 1549, it was conveyed to Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury10.
bullet Morghew Manor, Tenterden Kent (Photo). Owned by John 1st Lord Culpeper13, John 3rd Lord Culpeper14w, and finally John Spencer Culpeper, Esq. of Charterhouse. Godden and Morghew were the last of the vast possessions of the Culpeper family,
bullet Naylands in Balcombe, West Sussex (Photo). Naylands, near Wakehurst Place, was the home of four generations of the Culpepers of Wakehurst.
bullet Offham Manor, Offham, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath.
bullet Old Soar, Plaxtol, Kent (Photo).  Walter Culpeper4a of Aylesford and his descendants.
bullet Oxen Hoath Manor, Hadlow, Kent (Photos).  Sir John Culpeper7a of Oxen Hoath down to Margaret Culpeper10a, daughter of Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath.
bullet Paddockhurst, Turners Hill, West Sussex (Photo). The Wakehurst Culpepers. Eventually sold by William Culpeper the Wastrel.
bullet Peckhams Manor, Hadlow, Kent.  Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath and his ancestors.
bullet Penshurst Park, Penshurst Kent. Thomas Culpeper10b, Esq.
bullet Pepingstraw Manor, Offham, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath.
bullet Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent (Photos). The Culpepers of Preston Hall, who owned the manor for over four centuries, spanned 16 generations, from Sir Thomas Culpeper3bh (1251-1305) to Alicia Culpeper18a (1641-1734).  This grand old home, rebuilt in the 19th century by a railroad baron, is now part of a hospital.
bullet Prigles Manor, Pembury, Kent. Owned by Sir Alexander Culpeper9b of Bedgebury, before 1543, down through his great-grandson Sir Anthony Culpeper12b circa 1605.
bullet Queenscourt Manor, Rainham, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper15p of Preston Hall, 2nd Baronet.
bullet Ramhurst Manor, Leigh, Kent (Photo). Walter Culpeper4a and several generations of his descendants.
bullet Rowley Farm, Crawley, West Sussex (Photo). Possibly owned by Thomas Culpeper9wk of Crawley, son of Nicholas8wk, son of Walter7bh.
bullet St. Stephens (Hackington) Place, Canterbury, Kent (Photo). The Culpepers of Bedgebury: Sir Thomas13b and son Thomas14b, circa 1640-1675.
bullet Scotsgrove Manor, Ash, Kent. The Culpepers of Bayhall circa 1420-1460, during the Reign of Henry VI: Sir Thomas6, Nicholas7 and Joyce (Culpeper) Lewknor8.
bullet Sifletone Manor, Ditton, Kent. Sir William Culpeper8a of Oxen Hoath down to the daughters of his son, Sir Richard Culpeper9a.
bullet Snodbeane Manor, Offham, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath.
bullet Stansted Manor, Stansted, Kent. Sir William Culpeper8a of Aylesford.
bullet Summerhill Manor, Headcorn, Kent (Photo). Summer Hill probably belonged to Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury10b.
bullet Swanton Court, Mereworth, Kent  Owned by the Culpepers of Oxen Hoath until Sir John7a gave it to the church in 1407.
bullet Tonbridge Rectory, Tonbridge, Kent. Sir Alexander Culpeper11b of Bedgebury.
bullet Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, West Sussex (Photos). The Culpepers of Wakehurst owned this home for about 250 years. The Wakehurst Culpeper progenitor, Nicholas8wk, is the son of Walter7, a direct ancestor of the modern-day Culpeppers.
bullet Wainscot Manor, Frindsbury, Kent. Walter Culpeper4a or his son Sir Jeffrey Culpeper5a down to Sir Thomas Culpeper15a.
bullet Whitley Forest, Sevenoaks, Kent. Thomas Culpeper10b, Esq. of Bedgebury.
bullet (Great) Wigsell Manor, Salehurst, East Sussex (Photos). Wigsell was purchased in 1348 by Sir John5 and was held by seven generations of Culpepers who are direct ancestors of the modern-day Culpeppers.

Hunton Manor

Hunton, Kent, England

Hunton CourtHunton Manor

Culpepper Connection

Fairfax Harrison: “It is significant that in all these testimonies William Culpeper10 appears only in relation to Kent. In his grant of the priory of Lossenham he is, indeed, described as ‘of Hunton,‘ while his second son was listed at Winchester College in 1553 (Kirby, Winchester Scholars, 1888, p. 132) by the same qualification. Thus it appears that on his marriage, which took place in 1530 as appears from the record of the family settlement of that year, William10 established himself, not at Wigsell, but in the midst of the Kentish weald, on the river Beult near its junction with the Medway. This was an eminently agreeable place of residence, but Hunton was not a Culpeper lordship. It was vested in the Wyatts of Allington (Hasted, ii, 229), a family which, like the Culpepers, later produced a Governor of Virginia.”.

Hunton Manor History

After the Conquest, the Lords of the Manor of Hunton were the monks of Christ Church Priory, Canterbury. Possession subsequently passed to mediaeval barons. The de Lenhams held Hunton, and in Henry III’s reign took over the adjacent manor from John de Bensted. Later the family lacked a male heir; ownership passed to another prosperous family – de Clinton.

After the Reformation Hunton Court was given to Sir Thomas Wyatt, knighted and made High Sheriff of Kent by Henry VIII. (Sir Thomas apparently leased the manor to William Culpeper as mentioned by Fairfax Harrison, above.).

Sir Thomas Wyatt, junior, led a rebellion of Kentish men against Queen Mary. Mary had succeeded her half-brother, Edward Vl, when he died at the age of 16. She was a Roman Catholic, sought to re-establish the Pope’s authority in England, and chose to marry Philip, the Roman Catholic King of Spain. While many Englishmen were as willing to accept changes in religion as later they accepted changes in government, others were not. Danger of subservience to a foreign power, along with fear for their property (given to them on the dissolution of the monasteries), was too much for some squires, young Thomas among them. His rebellion failed. He was executed, and his estates forfeited to the crown. Elizabeth granted Hunton Court to Sir John Baker, of Sissinghurst. (See the Wyatt family web site for more details on Wyatt’s Rebellion).

Hunton Manor RuinsLand-owners often held a number of estates, and may have neglected some, or put in irresponsible tenants. Details of what happened are lacking, but the historian Hasted, writing towards the end of the 18th century, records that “the whole seat called Court-Lodge, near the church, has long been ruinated; but the site of it, as well as the moat which surrounded it, are still visible”.

Evidently the present house was built soon after Hasted wrote. Ownership lay with a yeoman farmer named Turner. The house we see today, known as Hunton Court, is a ragstone building of the late 18th century, with alterations and additions, (e.g. bow windows and balustrades) of about 1850. Built on the site of earlier houses, it includes a 13th century stone undercroft, and vestiges of Tudor work.

There are some 150 acres of garden and park, which include Forge Field, between Hunton Hill and East Street. The lakes cover over two acres; they may follow the lines of a mediaeval mote. They are fed by a stream from the hills which passes near Gennings.

At the close of the 19th century, Hunton Court was the country home of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Liberal Prime Minister from 1905-08. Sir Henry inherited the property not from his father, Sir James Campbell, who lived at Strachathro in Scotland; but from his mother’s brother, Henry Bannerman, who also owned Gennings. The hyphenated surname arose because in his will Henry Bannerman made it a condition of his nephew’s inheriting his property that he adopted too the name of Bannerman. Sir Henry and Lady Campbell-Bannerman left no issue. The present owner is a great nephew of the Prime Minister.

Writing in 1938, Mr. J. Bartholomew reminisced: “As a choirboy 1 can remember the filing into church of Mr. Henry Campbell-Bannerman and his fellow members of Gladstone’s cabinet, Hughie Childres, Robert Lowe etc.” This would have been about 1873.

Source: Desmond Morey, Hunton: A Kentish Village, a pamphlet of uncertain date, but after 1987 and before 2000, published by St. Mary’s Church, Hunton, pages 10-11.

Hunton Court Location: A few hundred yards south of the church
National Grid Coordinates: TQ 726 496.

Buston ManorBuston (Burston) Manor

Culpepper Connection

William Culpeper of Hunton’s first cousin was Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury. Two of his son’s resided at Buston Manor, although there is no evidence that either actually owned it. The sons were Walter Culpeper of Buston in Hunton (c1544-1575) and George Culpeper of Buston in Hunton (c1543-1578+).

Buston Manor History

The L-shaped mansion dates from the late 17th century, and commands a fine view to the south. The north wing is of mediaeval origin; It has a four-centered stone doorway, with perpendicular molding.

Buston, formerly Burston. was one of three ancient manors of Hunton. A large part of the farm estate became parkland about the time of Elizabeth I; but reverted to farmland in the first half of the 19th century.

The present owner is Viscount Falmouth. whose seat is at Tregothman, near Truro. How does it come about that a Cornish nobleman owns land in Hunton? Here is a simplified summary of the story.

In 1086, (Domesday Book). the Archbishop of Canterbury was lord of the manor. Later it was transferred to the family De Burston. About 1500 came the rise of the merchant class. Buston was acquired by Alderman Head of London.

He “added much both of building and magnificence to this fabrick”. In Elizabeth’s reign it was bought by Sir Thomas Fane.

In 1574, Baroness Ie Despencer married Sir Thomas’ son, also Thomas. It was a descendant, the 23rd Baroness. who became the wife of the sixth Viscount Falmouth, and thus brought her title, and also Buston, into the Falmouth family.

The first Viscount Falmouth was made such in 1720. The family name is Boscawen, from the lordship of Boscawen Rose, Cornwall, whose manor has been their ‘s since the time of King John. the present Viscount is the 9th. His elder brother was killed in action in 1940.

Except for the Crown, Despencer is the oldest surviving English title. The first lord became so in 1264.

Source: Desmond Morey, Hunton: A Kentish Village, a pamphlet of uncertain date, but after 1987 and before 2000, published by St. Mary’s Church, Hunton, page 12.

Buston Manor Location: A few hundred yards south of the church
National Grid Coordinates: TQ 726 496.

Hunton Church. March 2000St. Mary’s Church

Ancient Parish
Original Registers from 1585, some burned.

No Culpeper monuments have been discovered, and William Culpeper’s presence in the area predated the earliest extant parish registers.

Location: On West Street
National Grid Coordinates: TQ 724 497.

Hunton, Kent

1831 Topographical Dictionary:
HUNTON, a parish in the hundred of TWYFORD, lathe of AYLESFORD, county of KENT, 6 miles (S.W. by S.) from Maidstone, containing 683 inhabitants. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a neat edifice, containing some handsome monuments of the Fanes, whose old family seat at Burston is now used as a farm-house, and its chapel desecrated. The river Beault runs through the parish, and falls into the Medway at Yalding. Here are extensive plantations of hops. Nicholas de Lenham was proprietor of Hunton in the 41st of Henry III. The manor afterwards passed to the Gyffords, and, in the reign of Edward III, to the noble family of Clinton, the site of whose ancient mansion, encompassed by a moat, is visible near the church.

Location: 5 miles SW of Maidstone and 8 miles N of Goudhurst.
National Grid Coordinates: Multimap.com

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