Wiseton Hall (Nottinghamshire)
|Wiseton Hall in 1790, shortly after the addition of the wings|
|Wiseton Hall in 1909. Picture courtesy of Lost Heritage - Demolished Country Houses of England|
|Wiseton Hall in 2012.|
The Ackloms of Wiseton Hall
Acklom, Jonathan (1651-1738), of Wiseton Hall. The son of Josiah Acklom (c.1623-61) of Beverley; born at Beverley, 14 November 1651. He married Millicent, daughter and co-heir of Edward Munday of Radbourne (Derbys) and had issue:
(1) Jonathan Acklom, who died while a pupil at Eton.
He purchased Wiseton Hall (Notts) from the Nelthorpe family c.1670; and may have lived partly in Bawtry (Yorks WR) where he also owned property. At his death he bequeathed his estates to his nephew, Richard Acklom.
He died in 1727.
Acklom, Richard (1690-1758), of Wiseton Hall. The son of John Acklom (1649-1727) and his wife Elizabeth (nee Newbury); born 1690 (or according to some sources, 1694). He married 1st, 1719, Elizabeth Stanhope (1697-1722) and 2nd, 1726, Elizabeth (1702-72), daughter of Sir George Cooke bt. of Wheatley, and had issue:
(1.1) Isabella Acklom (b. and d. 1720);
(2.1) Katherine Acklom (1727-1809), born 13 May 1727, m. 7 May 1759 Rev. Robert Ingram, vicar of Worminghall and rector of Boxstead (Essex) and had issue;
(2.2) Jonathan Acklom (1728-1812) (q.v.);
(2.3) Elizabeth Acklom (1730-1811 or 1817), born at Wiseton 15 February 1729/30, m. 24 May 1761 Robert Dalzell (1738-88), son of 5th Earl of Carnwath and had issue;
(2.4) George Acklom of Maldon (Essex) (1731-1806), Captain in 61st Foot, born at Adwick, 4 February 1730/1, m. Mary Evett (b. 1735) of Colchester and had issue;
(2.5) John Acklom (1731-1806), Lt-Col. in 61st Foot; born at Wiseton, 21 December 1731;
(2.6) Dorothy Acklom (1733-62), born 28 July 1733; died of smallpox, unmarried, 1762.
He inherited estates at Wiseton Hall (Notts) and Bawtry (Yorks WR) and acquired High Melwood, Owston Ferry (Lincs) by his first marriage.
He died 28 May 1758 and was buried at Bawtry.
Acklom, Jonathan (1728-1812), of Wiseton Hall. The son of Richard Acklom (1690-1758) and his second wife, Elizabeth (1702-72), daughter of Sir George Cooke bt. of Wheatley; born at Adwick, 12 September 1728. An improving landlord, who undertook the inclosure of his estates in the 1760s. He married at Beverley Minster, 7 July 1760 Mary (b. 1737), daughter of Marmaduke Constable of Wassand Hall and had issue:
(1) Anne Elizabeth Acklom (1762-1813), m. 1797 Christopher Nevile (1769-1844) of Thorney and had issue;
(2) Richard Acklom (1763-1812) (q.v.);
(3) Mary Acklom (b. 1764), m. George Acklom, son of George Acklom of Maldon (Essex);
(4) Jonathan Acklom (1765-76) dsp;
(5) Marmaduke Acklom (b. 1766), ?dsp;
(6) Lucy Acklom (1768-1839), m. 1796 Rev. Charles Constable (b. 1773) of Wassand Hall (Yorks);
(7) Rose Acklom (b. 1770); ?dsp.
He inherited Wiseton Hall from his father in 1758, rebuilt it in 1771 and extended it in 1787.
He died in 1812.
Acklom, Richard (1763-1812), of Wiseton Hall. The son of Jonathan Acklom (1728-1812) and his wife Mary, daughter of Marmaduke Constable of Wassand Hall (Yorks); born at Wiseton, 1 June 1763. He married at Cork, 21 September 1785, Elizabeth (b. 1762), daughter of James Bernard MP of Castle Bernard (Cork) and sister of 1st Earl of Bandon, and had issue:
(1) Jonathan Charles Acklom (1787-89), dsp;
(2) Esther Acklom (1788-1818) (q.v.).
He inherited Wiseton Hall from his father in 1812 but died a few months later, leaving his estates to his daughter, Esther.
He died in 1812.
Spencer (nee Acklom), Esther (1788-1818), of Wiseton Hall. The daughter of Richard Acklom (1763-1812) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Bernard of Castle Bernard (Cork); born 1788. Described as "a stout and somewhat plain lady of considerable intelligence, fond of flirting". She is said to have fallen in love with Viscount Althorp when she was twenty-two and he ten years older, and to have made the fact so plain to him that, although he had not intended to marry, he proposed to her. Another version of the story says she proposed to him! She married 13 April 1814 in Upper Brook Street, London, John Charles Spencer (1782-1845), Viscount Althorp (later 3rd Earl Spencer), but had no surviving issue. She died in London following a stillbirth, 11 June 1818. On her death the estate passed to her husband and was sold following his death in 1845.