Sunday, 26 May 2013

(43) Adderley, later Broughton-Adderley, of Coton Hall, Barlaston Hall and Tunstall Hall

Adderley of Coton
Ralph Adderley (d. 1598), the third son of Thomas Adderley (d. 1538) of Blackhall (see post 40) bought Coton Hall near Hanbury (Staffs) in 1558 from Lord Mountjoy, and it descended in the male line until the death of Ralph Adderley in 1751.  His elder daughter, Lettice Adderley, had married her kinsman Bowyer Adderley of Hams Hall (d. 1747), and their second son Ralph Adderley (d. 1819) inherited the Coton estate and seems to have been responsible for rebuilding the house c.1790.  Ralph’s eldest son, Ralph Adderley (1784-1851) married Rosamond Mills who brought her father’s property of Barlaston Hall (Staffs) into the family.  With the death of Ralph Thomas Adderley (d. 1868) the male line failed again, and the Coton and Barlaston estates passed to two of his sister’s sons in turn.  Hubert John Broughton-Adderley (1860-1931) added the Adderley name to his patronymic in 1886 and inherited both his father’s Tunstall estate (Salop) and the Coton and Barlaston properties, but sold Coton in 1920.  His son, Arthur Ralph Handcock Broughton-Adderley (1894-1962) sold Barlaston in 1931 and later Tunstall.  The Broughton family of Tunstall will be the subject of a future post.  

Coton Hall, Coton-in-the-Clay, Staffordshire
Coton Hall in 2002.  Image © Geoffrey R. Hood LRPS CPAGB via Images of England


The medieval manor house of Coton was rebuilt or remodelled by Ralph Adderley after he bought the estate in the later 16th century: his house was a timber-framed building with large gable-ends and a porch.  In 1642 the rooms included a hall, dining parlour with a chamber over it, a great chamber and also a gatehouse chamber.  This house appears to have survived until the 1780s, when it was replaced by the present building.  In the 1770s it was briefly the home of Charles Bowyer Adderley (1743-1826) who lived here with a man named Scott as 'hospitable bachelors' or 'social friends'.  It was their custom to indicate when they were in residence by flying a flag from a flagpole on Row hill near the house and to hold parties in a tent on the hill.  These parties evidently achieved some local renown and were referred to by Francis Mundy in his poem 'Needwood Forest':
Or mark upon yon round ascent,
The social flag and open tent,
Where life's smooth paths with sweets are strown
And mirth makes every hour its own.

The present building is a rectangular brick house, originally of three storeys, and perhaps retaining an earlier core, built c.1780-90 for Ralph Adderley, the brother of C.B. Adderley.  The five bay entrance front has end bays with tripartite windows: these must be a later insertion of the 1820s or 1830s, and it was probably at this time that the house was first stuccoed.  The entrance doorcase has columns with reeded capitals and a pediment.  Round the corner to the left is the garden front with canted bays at either end framing a two bay centre.  Inside the entrance hall opens into a staircase hall with contemporary staircase.  The house seems to have been let after the Adderleys acquired Barlaston Hall by marriage in 1816, and was certainly let by 1834.  For another  illustration, see here.  The top storey was removed after a fire in the late 1940s.

Descent: Ralph Adderley (d. 1598); to son, Richard Adderley (d. 1641); to son, Ralph Adderley (c.1593-1687); to son, Ralph Adderley (c.1680-1751); to daughter, Lettice Adderley (d. 1784), wife of Bowyer Adderley of Hams Hall; to second son, Ralph Adderley (1744-1819); to son, Ralph Adderley (1784-1851), who leased to John Bott by 1834; to son, Ralph Thomas Adderley (1826-68); to nephew, Ralph Broughton Adderley (1863-85); to brother, Hubert John Broughton-Adderley (1860-1931), who leased in 1891 to Thomas P. Kempson and later to the Brace family; he sold the estate in 1920; to son, Arthur Ralph Handcock Broughton-Adderley (1894-1962), who sold the house and grounds 1945 to Frederick Newton; sold 1980 to Mr. & Mrs J. Newell.

Barlaston Hall, Staffordshire
Barlaston Hall since restoration.  Image: Peter I. Vardy.  Licensed under a Creative Commons licence

Designed by Sir Robert Taylor in 1756-58 for Thomas Mills.  It is an astylar five bay red brick villa; the entrance front has a boldly projecting pedimented three bay centre and an oculus in the pediment; the garden side has a central bow; and the side elevations have canted bows with outsize Venetian windows above.  The house is of three storeys above a stone basement, and a plat band divides the ground and first floors.  The windows retain Taylor’s trademark octagonal glazing bars.  The house passed by marriage to the Adderleys of Coton in 1816 and they retained it until 1937 when it was sold to Wedgwood & Co.  It was occupied by the Bank of England during the Second World War but thereafter found no settled use and was abandoned in the 1960s.  It rapidly became derelict due to dry rot, vandalism and subsidence.  The hall was rescued by the determined efforts of Marcus Binney, author of a biography of Sir Robert Taylor, and the charity SAVE, who completed external restoration c.1990 and then sold the house to James and Carol Hall, who carried out an exemplary internal restoration, c.1992-97.  The house now once again has fine Rococo plasterwork and a good staircase.
Barlaston Hall: the library before restoration.  Image: Christopher Dalton for SAVE

Descent: Samuel Bagnall settled the estate on the marriage in 1742 of his daughter Hester Bagnall and Thomas Mills (d. 1802); to grandson, William Mills (d. c.1805); to son, Thomas Mills (d. 1817); to great-uncle, Thomas Mills (d. c.1822); to daughter, Rosamund Mills, wife of Ralph Adderley (1781/84-1851); to son, Ralph Thomas Adderley (1826-68); to nephew, Ralph Broughton Adderley (1863-85); to brother, Hubert John Broughton-Adderley (1860-1931); to son, Arthur Ralph Handcock Broughton-Adderley (1894-1962), who sold 1937 to Wedgwood & Co.; sold to SAVE Britain’s Heritage c.1984; sold to James & Carol Hall, c.1992.

Tunstall Hall, Shropshire
Entrance front of Tunstall Hall in 1989. © Nicholas Kingsley.
Licensed under a Creative Commons licence

An austere nine by four bay three storey red brick house built c.1732 for William Church, perhaps to the designs of Francis Smith.  The house is crowned by a plain cornice and parapet; there are no breaks and no quoins to enliven the facades.  On the west (entrance) side there is a doorcase with a segmental pediment and windows with triangular pediments on the ground floor; above a double plat band the first floor windows have plain architraves and the top floor windows are square.  This is a Palladian vocabulary used in an un-Palladian way.  
Garden front of Tunstall Hall in 1989.  © Nicholas Kingsley.
Licensed under a Creative Commons licence

The east front has a central doorway with heavy Gibbs surround and triangular pediment.  The south end is dominated by a broad off-centre late 18th century full-height canted bay.  Inside there is a two-storey entrance hall with bold plaster decoration; the upper corridor is taken across the back of the hall on a balustraded balcony.  The dining room has presumably mid 19th century plasterwork with vine-decorated bands and a large egg-and-dart cornice.

Descent: William Church (fl. 1732); to daughter Eleanor, wife of Peter Broughton (1716-77) of Lowdham Hall (Notts); to son, Rev. Peter Strey Broughton (c.1745-1827); to son, Peter Broughton (1788-1870); to son, Peter Broughton (1822-81); to brother, John Lambart Broughton (1831-1914); to son, Hubert John Broughton-Adderley (1860-1931); to son, Arthur Ralph Handcock Broughton-Adderley (1894-1962); sold before 1953 and used first as a college and later as a care home.

Adderley (later Broughton-Adderley) family of Coton Hall, Barlaston Hall and Tunstall Hall
Information on the 17th century generations of this family is sadly incomplete; if anyone can help fill in the details I will be particularly pleased to hear from them.

Adderley, Ralph (d. 1598) of Coton-under-Needwood.  Third son of Thomas Adderley (d. 1538) of Blackhall and his wife Joan, daughter of John Thirkill of Smallwood (Cheshire), born about 1510.  An eminent lawyer; High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1574-75; Custos Rotulorum for Staffordshire.  He married first, 10 April 1554, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Bagot of Blithfield and second, Felicia alias Phelice (d. 1607), daughter of Henry Milward of Doveridge (Derbys), and had issue:
(1.1) Richard Adderley of Coton (c.1557-1641) (q.v.);
(2.1) William Adderley (c.1560-1615) of London, merchant, m. 10 September 1599 Mary, daughter of Thomas Henshaw of London;
(2.2) Thomas Adderley of Ireland, m. Mary, daughter of Sir John Dalzell of Dromertie;
(2.3) Ralph Adderley (d. 1613) of Alrewas, m. 3 August 1609, Elizabeth, daughter of John Noel of Welsborough (Leics) and had issue; ancestor of the Adderleys of Hams Hall (see post 41).
(2.4) John Adderley (d. 1651/2) of London and South Mimms (Middx), m. Winifred, daughter of Thomas Oxborough of Kings Lynn; died without surviving male issue;
(2.5) Walter Adderley (fl. 1583)
(2.6) George Adderley (d. 1599) of London; died without issue;
(2.7) Ellen Adderley, m. Philip Hollins;
(2.8) Dorothy Adderley (d. 1602/3), m. Thomas Baskerville of Old Withington, Prestbury (Cheshire);
(2.9) Grace Adderley, m. Edward Richardson;
(2.10) Mary Adderley.
He purchased the Coton Hall estate from Lord Mountjoy in 1558.
He died 20 April 1598, and was buried at Hanbury (Staffs), where he and his wives are commemorated by an alabaster monument of a form prescribed in his will, which was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 28 October 1598.  [His date of death is often given incorrectly as 1595, but his will was made in 1597].

Adderley, Richard (c.1557-1641) of Coton Hall.  Only son of Ralph Adderley (d. 1595) and his first wife, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Bagot of Blithfield; born c.1557 (aged 26 in 1583).  He married Ellen, daughter of James Abney of Willesley (Derbys) and had issue:
(1) Ralph Adderley (c.1593-1687) of Coton (q.v.);
(2) Sarah Adderley (b. 1600), m. Rev. Joseph Leigh, vicar of Hanbury (Staffs);
(3) Walter Adderley, died unmarried;
(4) Thomas Adderley;
(5) Susan Adderley;
(6) Mary Adderley;  married 1st, John Agard (c.1583-c.1657) of Foston Hall and married 2nd, 1659, Thomas Povey (1613/4-c.1705) but died without issue;
(7) Margaret Adderley;
(8) Anne Adderley;
(9) Ellen Adderley;
(10) Rebecca Adderley;
(11) Elizabeth Adderley.
He inherited the Coton Hall estate from his father in 1598.
He died in 1641.

Adderley, Ralph (c.1593-1687) of Coton Hall.  Eldest son of Richard Adderley (d. 1641) and his wife Ellen, daughter of James Abney of Willesley (Derbys), born c.1593.  He married Mary, daughter and heir of Tristram Cottrell (d. 1613) and had issue:
(1) Richard Adderley of Coton (b. 1634) (q.v.);
(2) John Adderley;
(3) Mary Adderley;
(4) Caroline Adderley.
He inherited the Coton Hall estate from his father in 1641.  At his death it passed to his grandson, Ralph Adderley (c.1680-1751).
He died in 1687, aged about 94.

Adderley, Richard (c.1634-c.1685) of Coton Hall.  Son of Ralph Adderley (c.1593-1687) and his wife Mary, daughter and heir of Tristram Cottrell (d. 1613); born about 1634.  Educated at Repton School, St. John's College, Cambridge (admitted 1651) and Grays Inn (admitted 1651).  JP for Staffordshire.  He married 26 August 1666 at Bramshall (Staffs), Jane Lathropp and had issue including:
(1) Ralph Adderley (c.1680-1751) (q.v.).
He died in the lifetime of his father, c.1685.

Adderley, Ralph (c.1680-1751) of Coton Hall.  Elder son of Richard Adderley (b. c.1634).  He married c.1717 Lettice (c.1680-1766), daughter of Thomas Kynnersley (d. 1662!) of Loxley Park (Warks) and had issue:
(1) Lettice Adderley (d. 1784) (q.v.); 
(2) Jane Adderley (c.1720-79), m. July 1751, Rev. Henry Offley Wright (1719-99) of Mobberley (Cheshire), vicar of Derby 1749-72, and had issue five sons and two daughters; died 1779, aged 59.
He inherited the Coton Hall estate from his grandfather in 1687.  At his death it passed to his elder daughter and her husband.
He died 3 November 1751 and was buried in the chancel of Hanbury (Staffs) church.

Adderley, Lettice (d. 1784) of Coton Hall.  Elder daughter and co-heiress of Ralph Adderley (d. 1751) of Coton Hall and his wife Lettice, daughter of Thomas Kynnersley of Loxley Hall (Warks).  She married 14 July 1741 (as his second wife) her distant cousin, Bowyer Adderley (1705-47) of Hams Hall (Warks) and had issue:
(1) Charles Bowyer Adderley (1743-1826) of Hams Hall (see post 41);
(2) Ralph Adderley (1744-1819) (q.v.);
(3) Arden Adderley (1747-67); born 23 April 1747; died 24 June 1767.
She inherited the Coton Hall estate from her father in 1751, and also had an interest in his Hams Hall estate.  Hams Hall passed to their elder son, and Coton Hall to their younger surviving son.  In later years she lived in Chelsea (Middx).
She died 18 July 1784; buried at Lea Marston (Warks) where she is commemorated by a Coade stone monument.

Adderley, Ralph (1744-1819) of Coton Hall.  Second son of Bowyer Adderley (1705-47) and his second wife Lettice, daughter of Ralph Adderley of Coton Hall (Staffs), born 12 June 1744.  He married, 4 August 1778, Dorothy (d. 1797), daughter and heir of Thomas Kynnersley of Loxley Park (Warks) and widow of Thomas Birch Savage of Elmley Castle (Worcs), and had issue:
(1) Laetitia Penelope Adderley (1779-1860), born 3 May 1779; m.1, 4 January 1798, Andrew Hacket (d. 1815) of Moxhull Hall (Warks) and m.2, 22 June 1820 The Hon. Berkeley Octavius Edwards (later Noel) (d. 1841), son of Sir Gerard Edwardes (later Noel), 2nd bt.; died leaving issue, 18 January 1860;
(2) Charles Clement Adderley (1780-1818) of Knighton (Leics), m. 6 June 1811, Anna Maria (d. 1827), elder daughter of Sir Edmund Cradock Hartopp, 1st bt., of Four Oaks Hall, Sutton Coldfield (Warks), and had issue (see post 41);
(3) Ralph Adderley (1781-1851) of Barlaston Hall and Coton Hall (q.v.);
(4) Admiral Arden Adderley RN (1784-1864); m. 21 October 1823 Anne (d. 1851), daughter of W.R. Bishton of Shakerley House but died without issue, 15 January 1864; buried at Binstead Cemetery, Isle of Wight;
(5) Rev. George William Bowyer Adderley (1787-1872) of Fillongley Hall, m. 11 December 1823, Caroline (d. 1855), youngest daughter of John Taylor of Moseley Hall, Birmingham, but had no issue (see post 41);
He inherited the Coton Hall estate from his mother in 1784 and rebuilt the house about 1790.
He died 10 September 1819.  His wife died 10 June 1797.

Adderley, Ralph (1784-1851) of Coton Hall and Barlaston Hall. Second son of Ralph Adderley of Coton Hall (1744-1819) and his wife Dorothy, daughter and heir of Thomas Kynnersley of Loxley Park (Worcs), born 15 June 1781.  He married, 4 July 1816, Rosamond (d. 1856), daughter and heir of William Mills of Barlaston Hall and had issue:
(1) Sophia Catherine Adderley (1817-35), baptised 5 May 1818;
(2) Mary Elizabeth Adderley (1818?-1903?); died unmarried;
(3) Ralph Thomas Adderley (1826-68) (q.v.);
(4) Anne Selina Adderley (1829-1911) (q.v.);
(5) Randolph Ralph Adderley (1832-55), born 15 February 1832; served in 79th Regiment (Lt., 1854) and 60th Regiment (1st Lieutenant, 1854); died at King William's Town, Cape of Good Hope, 29 April 1855;
(6) Myles Bagnall Bowyer Adderley (b.1835), born 6 June 1835; educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge (admitted 1853); served at Lieutenant, Royal Horse Guards (retired, 1857); m. 1872 Rosina Hannah Jacobs; living in Bloomsbury, London in 1881.
He inherited the Coton Hall estate from his father in 1819 and Barlaston Hall in right of his wife in 1822.
He died 31 January 1851.

Adderley, Ralph Thomas (1826-68) of Coton Hall and Barlaston Hall.  Elder son of Ralph Adderley (1784-1851) of Coton Hall and Barlaston Hall, and his wife Rosamond, daughter and heir of William Mills of Barlaston Hall, baptised 18 March 1826.  Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1844).  High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1866; Captain in Staffordshire Yeomanry.  He married, 28 April 1859, Maria Catherine Wilhelmina (d. 1907) (who m.2, Charles Coyney (d. 1883) of Weston Coyney (Staffs)), daughter of Peter Broughton of Tunstall Hall, but died without issue.
He inherited the Coton Hall and Barlaston Hall estates from his father in 1851.  At his death, they passed to his nephew, Ralph Broughton Adderley (1863-85) (q.v.).
He died 30 July 1868; will proved 21 September 1868 (estate under £4,000).  His widow died 19 July 1907.

Broughton (née Adderley), Anne Selina (1829-1911).  Youngest daughter of Ralph Adderley (1784-1851) of Coton Hall and Barlaston Hall, and his wife Rosamond, daughter and heir of William Mills of Barlaston Hall, born c.1830.  She married, 1859, John Lambert Broughton (1831-1914), son of Peter Broughton (d. 1870) of Tunstall Hall and Almington Hall (Staffs) and had issue:
(1) Hubert John Broughton-Adderley (1860-1931) (q.v.);
(2) Rosamond Broughton (1861-85), born 3 December 1861; m. 1881 Sir Delves Louis Broughton, 10th bt. (d. 1914) and had issue; died 11 October 1885;
(3) Ralph Broughton-Adderley (1863-85) (q.v.);
(4) Evelyn Selina Broughton (1865-1949), born 13 January 1865; m. 7 January 1890, Col. Charles Frederic Alex Turnbull JP (d. 1935), third son of J.G. Turnbull of Madras Civil Service and had issue; died 17 March 1949;
(5) Florence Broughton (1866-1935), m. 24 June 1889 Sir Henry Perryman Bowles bt. (d. 1943) of Forty Hall, Enfield (Middx);
(6) Eleanor Broughton (1868-1934), born 18 July 1868; died unmarried 9 November 1934;
(7) Amy Margeurite Broughton (1871-1929), born 23 April 1871; died February 1929.
Her husband inherited Tunstall Hall from his elder brother in 1881.
She died in Bath, 25 December 1911, aged 82 and was buried at Broughton (Cheshire) where she is commemorated by a monument in the graveyard; will proved 21 February 1876 (estate £19,075).  Her husband died 3 April 1914; his will was proved 28 May 1914 (estate £8,001).

Broughton, Ralph (1863-85).  Second son of John Lambert Broughton (1831-1914) and his wife Anne Selina, daughter of Ralph Adderley of Coton Hall and Barlaston Hall, born 17 July 1863.  Lieutenant, 9th Lancers.
He was bequeathed Coton Hall and Barlaston Hall by his uncle, Ralph Thomas Adderley (1826-68) in 1868, but died before coming into his inheritance.  At his death they passed to his elder brother.
He died at Simla (India), unmarried, 17 July 1885, aged 22.

Broughton-Adderley (né Broughton), Hubert John (1860-1931), of Tunstall Hall, Barlaston Hall and Coton Hall.  Elder son of John Lambert Broughton (1831-1914) and his wife Anne Selina, daughter of Ralph Adderley of Coton Hall and Barlaston Hall, born 16 August 1860.  Lieutenant, 4th North Staffordshire Regiment.  He assumed the additional surname of Adderley by royal licence, 22 September 1886.  He married, 14 January 1886, the Hon. Florence (d. 1934), daughter of Richard Handcock, 4th Baron Castlemaine, and had issue:
(1) Edith Rosamond Broughton-Adderley (1887-1949), m. 1911, Lt-Col. Frederick Guy Knight MC (d. 1953) of The Oaks, Queniborough (Leics), son of Joseph Guy Knight of Aston Hall, Stone (Staffs); died 21 November 1949;
(2) Peter Handcock Broughton-Adderley MC (1891-1918), educated at Eton and Exeter College, Oxford; served in Staffordshire Yeomanry and Royal NW Mounted Police (Canada); served in WW1 as a Captain in Scots Guards and died unmarried of wounds received in action, 16 October 1918;
(3) Arthur Ralph Handcock Broughton-Adderley (1894-1962) (q.v.);
(4) Edward Randolph Broughton-Adderley (1899-1982), educated at Eton; served in WW1 with Canadian Expeditionary Force; m.1, 6 December 1920 (div. 1926) Dorothy, daughter of T.R.F. Norris of Cheltenham and had issue 1 daughter; m.2, 1 June 1942 Audrey Evelyn, daughter of Ashurst Everard Menzies of London SW16 and had issue one son and one daughter; died 30 September 1982.
He inherited the Barlaston Hall and Coton Hall estates from his younger brother in 1885 and the Tunstall Hall estate from his father in 1914.  He sold the Coton Hall estate (but not the house) in 1920.
He died at Brighton, 9 April 1931.  Will proved 29 July and 17 September 1931 and 22 March 1933 (estate approx £30,000)

Broughton-Adderley, Arthur Ralph Handcock (1894-1962) of Tunstall Hall.  Eldest surviving son of Hubert John Broughton-Adderley (1860-1931) and his wife, the Hon. Florence, daughter of Richard Handcock, 4th Baron Castlemaine; born 21 July 1894.  Educated at Eton; served in Staffordshire Yeomanry and Royal NW Mounted Police (Canada); served WW1 and WW2 as Lieutenant, Scots Guards.  He married, 9 July 1919, Chloe (c.1889-1969), second daughter of Walter Philip of Portman Square, London W1, and had issue:
(1) Edome Broughton-Adderley (1920-2011), m.1 30 August 1941 (div. 1965) John Raymond Sharpe, son of Rev. Ernest Bell Sharpe of Perulia, Behar (India) and had issue one son and one daughter; m.2, 1980, George C. Lloyd-Roberts (1918-86); assumed her maiden surname by royal licence, 1963;
(2) Ann Selina Broughton-Adderley (1921-90), m. 1951 John A. (Jack) Berwick of Angmering-on-Sea (Sussex) and had issue two sons.
He inherited the Tunstall Hall and Barlaston Hall estates and Coton Hall from his father in 1931, but sold Barlaston to Wedgwood & Co. the same year, Coton Hall in 1945, and Tunstall Hall some time before his death.
He died 16 March 1962.  Administration of goods granted 14 October 1962 (estate £40,568).

Sources
Burke's Landed Gentry, successive editions; Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard, 12 December 1840, p. 4; Stirling Observer, 26 July 1855, p. 3; Sir N. Pevsner, The buildings of England: Staffordshire, 1974, pp. 65, 109; P. Reid, Burke’s & Savill’s Guide to Country Houses: vol. 2, West Midlands, 1980, p. 118; M. Binney, Sir Robert Taylor, 1984, passimS. Andreae, ‘A wallpaper discovery at Barlaston Hall’, Georgian Group Journal, 2001, pp. 125-32; J. Newman & Sir N. Pevsner, The buildings of England: Shropshire, 2006, pp. 447-48; VCH Staffordshire, vol. 10, 2007, p. 147.

Where are their papers?
Adderley (later Broughton-Adderley) family of Coton, Barlaston and Tunstall: deeds and estate papers for Shropshire estates 14th-20th cents (Shropshire RO 5194); deeds, estate and family papers for Staffordshire estates, 17th-20th cents (Staffordshire RO D587).

Revision
This account was last updated, 20 June 2014.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

(42) Adderley of Weddington Hall


Adderley of Weddington
Humphrey Adderley, the fourth son of Thomas Adderley (d. 1538) of Blakehall (see post 40), was a courtier who served four monarchs from King Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth I as Groom and later Yeoman of the Wardrobe from c.1530-70.  He was granted the manor of Weddington in 1562 and is believed to have built Weddington Hall c.1566.  The house and estate descended in the male line to Thomas Adderley (d. 1757), at whose death it was bequeathed to his sister Elizabeth and her husband, the Rev. Thomas Liptrott (1706-97), rector of Weddington, and then to Amice, the daughter of Thomas Adderley’s cousin, who married George Heming of Jamaica.  Their son, Rev. Samuel Bracebridge Heming, sold the house to Lionel Place c.1807, and it was remodelled shortly afterwards to the designs of Robert Lugar.  The Hall was demolished on 19 October 1928.

Weddington Hall, Warwickshire

Thomas, Marquess of Dorset enclosed and depopulated the manor in 1491 and it seems likely that he built a new house here at that time.  In 1562 the manor was granted by Queen Elizabeth to Humphrey Adderley and others, and Humphrey evidently bought out the interests of the other grantees and obtained sole ownership.  About 1566 he had Weddington Hall built or rebuilt in brick and local Attleborough sandstone, but almost nothing is known of the appearance of this building, which seems not to have been recorded before it was remodelled in 1809 by Robert Lugar for Lionel Place (1788-1838), creating the castle-style which is depicted here.  

Weddington Hall or Castle, as rebuilt by Robert Lugar in the early 19th century



Weddington Castle from an early 19th century engraving




The house may, however, have acquired landscaped grounds in the 18th century, as a painting by Arthur Devis shows Thomas Vincent and his family against a classical landscape. This is believed to be set at Weddington Hall, where they were apparently tenants of the Rev. Thomas Liptrott.


A. Devis, Thomas Vincent and family at Weddington Hall.  Image: Weddington Castle

Robert Lugar described his work in 1811 as involving "...the old front altered by making an entrance porch and square tower, carried up to shorten the length of the roofs, and to give character with more accommodation. The south end, also, is carried up to obtain two family bed-rooms, as well as to give more feature. The subordinate buildings are chiefly conveniences to the kitchen: these, together with the gateway, which is the entrance to the stable court, are entirely new".  At the same time as work proceeded on the house, the grounds were improved under the direction of the owner, who enlarged the grounds by moving roads and undertook the planting and removal of hedges.  

This house in turn was restored and modernised for Henry Dewes in 1850, but demolished in 1928.

Weddington Castle: plan from Robert Lugar's Plans and views of buildings, 1811.  

Descent: Granted by Queen Elizabeth in 1561–2 to Humphrey Adderley (c.1512-98); to son, Humphrey Adderley (1583-1637); to son, Humphrey Adderley (c.1604-39); to brother John Adderley (c.1615-62); to son Wolstan Adderley (c.1644-89); to son Gilbert Adderley (c.1667-1734/8); to son, Thomas Adderley (d. 1753); sold 1753 to brother-in-law, Rev. Thomas Liptrott (1706-97), who apparently leased to his wife's relation, Thomas Vincent; to cousin, Amice, wife of George Heming (d. 1804) of Jamaica; to son, the Rev. Samuel Bracebridge Heming (d. 1856); hall but not estate sold to Lionel Place (1788-1838); to widow, Sophia Place (d. c.1857) who leased to Henry Dewes (fl. 1850) and Rev. Henry Cooper (fl. 1852); sold 1861 to Frederick Henry Kay (d. 1865) (who continued to let to Cooper); to son, Frederick Henry Jewell Kay, who sold 1874 to Henry Cunliffe Shaw (d. 1911), who also purchased estate; to son, Henry Nigel Pole Shaw who leased to Capt. Geoffrey J. Shakerley c.1912-15; sold 1922 to Percy Howe who demolished it in 1928 to build houses.

The Adderleys of Weddington Hall

Adderley, Humphrey (1511/2-98) of Weddington Hall.  Fourth son of Thomas Adderley (d. 1538) and his wife Joan, daughter of John Thirkill of Smallwood (Cheshire); born in 1511 or 1512.  A Groom and later Yeoman  of the Wardrobe to King Henry VIII, King Edward VI, Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I.  He married first, 1571, Anne North and second, 7 May 1581, Elizabeth (who m.2 Sir Richard Norton of Rotherfield and m.3 John Chamberlayne), daughter of Richard Capel of Rudgwick (Sussex), and had issue:
(1.1) Anne Adderley, baptised 20 May 1578; m. William Wightman of Wyken (Leics);
(2.1) Humphrey Adderley (1583-1637) (q.v.);
(2.2) Jane Adderley (1589-1632), baptised 2 February 1589; m. William Burton of Lindley (1575-1645), a local antiquarian;
(2.3) Katherine Adderley (b. 1594/95-1622/23), born 10 January 1594/95; m. c.1612 Sir Harvey Bagot, 1st bt. of Blithfield (1590/91-1660) and had issue 5 sons and 1 daughter; died16 February 1622/23.
He and others were granted the manor of Weddington in 1562 but he had secured sole ownership by 1566, when he built or rebuilt the house.
He died 29 July 1598, aged 86, and was buried at Weddington, where he is commemorated by an alabaster monument in the vestry (formerly the chancel), erected in 1639 by his daughter-in-law.  His will was proved (estate £2,000-£3,000).

Adderley, Humphrey (1583-1637) of Weddington Hall.  Only surviving son of Humphrey Adderley (1511/12-98) and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Capel; born 1583.  Educated at St. Alban's Hall, Oxford (matriculated 1599) and Lincolns Inn (admitted 1600/01).  He married Jane, daughter of Thomas Ward of Nunthorpe (Yorks) and had issue:
(1) Humphrey Adderley (c.1604/5-39), m. Margaret, daughter of Arthur Staveley of West Langton but died without issue; will proved 14 February 1642 in PCC;
(2) John Adderley (c.1615-62) (q.v.);
(3) Elizabeth Adderley, m. William Jervoise of Peatling;
(4) Mary Adderley, m. Samuel Martin of Leicestershire;
(5) Katherine Adderley, m. Rev. Richard Vines (1600-56), vicar of Weddington and later Master of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, a Puritan divine;
(6) Rebecca Adderley, m. Mr. Sheppeard;
(7) Jane Adderley, m. Mr. Pike;
(8) Hannah Adderley;
(9) Abigail Adderley, m. William Lingham of London.
He inherited the Weddington Hall estate from his father in 1598.
He died 1 or 10 November 1637, aged 54, and was buried at Weddington, where he is also commemorated on the monument to his father.  His will was proved 11 June 1638 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Adderley, John (c.1615-62), of Weddington Hall.  Second son of Humphrey Adderley (1583-1637) and his wife Jane, daughter of Thomas Ward of Nunthorpe (Yorks); born c.1615.  He married Jane (c.1613/4-83), daughter of Sir Wolstan Dixie of Bosworth (Leics) and had issue:
(1) Wolstan Adderley (c.1644-89) (q.v.);
(2) Another child, who died in infancy.
He inherited the Weddington Hall estate from his elder brother in 1639, the latter having had it from their father in 1637.
He died in 1662.  His widow was buried 13 May 1683 at Weddington.

Adderley, Wolstan (c.1644-89), of Weddington Hall.  Only surviving child of John Adderley (c.1615-62) and his wife Jane, daughter of Sir Wolstan Dixie of Bosworth (Leics), born about 1644.  Educated at Queens College, Cambridge (matriculated 1664).  He married, 1666, Elizabeth (b. c.1644), daughter of Rowland Okeover of Okeover Hall (Derbys), and had issue:
(1) Gilbert Adderley (c.1667-1734) (q.v.);
(2) Katherine Adderley (b. c.1671);
(3) Elizabeth Adderley (b. c.1676).
He inherited the Weddington Hall estate from his father in 1662.
He died 19 February 1689 and was buried at Skipwith (Yorks), 21 February 1689.  His will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 6 July 1691.

Adderley, Gilbert (c.1667-1734) of Weddington Hall.  Only son of Wolstan Adderley (c.1644-89) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Rowland Okeover of Okeover Hall (Derbys), born about 1667.  Educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1685/6) and Middle Temple (called to the bar, 1696).  He married first, before 1721, and second, 1722, Lucy, daughter of Thomas Savage of Elmley Castle (Worcs), and had issue:
(1.1) Gilbert Adderley, buried 8 June 1721; probably an infant;
(2.1) Gilbert Adderley, died in infancy;
(2.2) Thomas Adderley (d. 1757) (q.v.);
(2.3) Elizabeth Adderley (d. 1765), m. Rev. Thomas Liptrott (1706-97), rector of Weddington; died 15 March 1765.
He inherited the Weddington Hall estate from his father in 1689 and rebuilt the church at his own expense in 1733.
He died 30 December 1734.  His first wife was buried 1 June 1721.

Adderley, Thomas (d. 1757) of Weddington Hall.  Only surviving son of Gilbert Adderley (c.1667-1734) of Weddington Hall and his second wife Lucy, daughter of Thomas Savage of Elmley Castle (Worcs).  He married Mercy (who m.2, 1758, Francis Vincent, barrister, of the Inner Temple), daughter of Rev. Dormer Sheldon of Abberton (Worcs), but died without issue.
He inherited the Weddington Hall estate from his father in 1734, but bequeathed it for life  to his sister Elizabeth, wife of Rev. Thomas Liptrott (1706-97), rector of Weddington, with remainder to his cousin Amice Bracebridge, later wife of George Heming of Jamaica.
He died 15 February 1757.  His will was proved 10 March 1758 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Sources

Burke's Landed Gentry, 1925, p. 1593; R. Lugar, Plans and Views of Buildings Executed in England and Scotland, in The Castellated and Other Styles, 1811; VCH Warwickshire, iv, 1947, pp. 179-80; P. Reid, Burke’s & Savill’s Guide to Country Houses: vol. 2, West Midlands, 1980, p. 182; Sir H.M. Colvin, A biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840, 4th edn., 2008, p. 663; Weddington Castle website, accessed 15 November 2014 (an excellent source of further images of the castle); http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/56705?docPos=2, accessed 25 May 2013.

Where are their papers?

Adderley family of Weddington: no significant archive is known to survive.

Revision
This post was last updated 15 November 2014.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

(41) Adderley of Hams Hall and Fillongley Hall, Barons Norton


Adderley coat of arms
The family trace their origins to Thomas Adderley (d. 1538) of Blake Hall (Staffs) (see the previous post).  His third son, Ralph Adderley (d. 1598), a lawyer, bought Coton Hall (Staffs) from Lord Mountjoy in 1558 and was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1575.  Ralph’s eldest son inherited the Coton estate, while the younger sons became merchants in London.  The fourth son, Ralph Adderley of Alrewas (d. 1613) left an only son, Sir Charles Adderley (1610-82), who acquired Hams Hall (Warwickshire) by marriage from Ralph Floyer, who had recently bought it from Sir John Ferrers, equerry and Master of Horse to King Charles I.  The family's estate at Norton-in-the-Moors (Staffs) seems to have been inherited at least partly through Charles Adderley's marriage in 1703 to Mary Bowyer.  Charles Bowyer Adderley (1743-1826) inherited the Hams Hall estate at the age of four and rebuilt the house to the designs of Joseph Pickford of Derby when he came of age in 1764.  At his death without issue in 1826 the estate passed to his great-nephew and namesake (1814-1905), who was Conservative MP for North Staffordshire from 1841-78 and President of the Board of Trade, 1874-78.  Among other claims to fame, he was responsible for the founding of Canterbury, New Zealand, and laid out his estate at Saltley on the edge of Birmingham with workers’ housing and one of the city’s first parks.  On his retirement in 1878 he was created 1st Baron Norton of Norton-on-the-Moors (Staffs).  He was succeeded in his title and estates by his son, Charles Leigh Adderley, 2nd Baron Norton (1846-1926), who sold the Hams Hall estate in 1911 apart from the house.  The house was, however, demolished in 1920, when some of the stonework was used in the rebuilding of Coates Manor (Gloucestershire) by the father-in-law of the 5th Baron’s youngest daughter, Bernard Firth.  Hams Hall Power Station was subsequently built on the site. 

All of the 2nd Baron’s five sons having died without issue, the title passed in 1944 to his younger brother, Henry Arden Adderley, 5th Baron Norton (1854-1945), a barrister, who in 1872 had inherited Fillongley Hall (Warks), an estate bought by his great-uncle, George William Bowyer Adderley (1787-1872) shortly before his marriage to a daughter of John Taylor of Moseley Hall in 1823.  The house at Fillongley was rebuilt to the designs of George Woolcot c.1825-30 and enlarged in c.1842 by James Akroyd of Coventry in a handsome Greek Revival style, and remains largely unchanged.  The current owner, James Nigel Arden Adderley, 8th Baron Norton, put the house on the market in 2005 but it was unsold, and it returned to the market in 2010.  Lord Norton now lives at Verbier (Switzerland).

Hams Hall, Warwickshire

Hams Hall.  Image: Matthew Beckett
Rebuilt for Charles Bowyer Adderley in 1764, almost certainly to the designs of Joseph Pickford, as a three storey seven bay house with a pedimented three-bay centre carried on Ionic pilasters that rise through the first and second floors.  The design is a slightly simplified version of Pickford’s St Helen’s House, Derby, which has happily recently been restored.   In about 1775, James Wyatt supplied a design for a ceiling in the house, but it is not clear whether this was executed.



St Helen's House, Derby in 2010. The house has since been restored.  Image Ilkcam.com

Hams Hall was let during the long minority of the second Charles Bowyer Adderley.  On coming into his inheritance he laid out the grounds and terrace before the house with the assistance of William Sawrey Gilpin (1762-1843), installed in the hall a frieze by Bertel Thorwaldsen which he had commissioned from the sculptor when in Rome, and probably built  the one bay, single-storey wings with blind but architecturally decorated fronts either side of the main block.  Francis V.J. Arundale designed a boat house for the grounds in 1839 and the wings could also be to his design.  


Hams Hall: the garden front and the terrace created by Gilpin, photographed c.1909.
The Life of Lord Norton tells us the 1852 constitution of New Zealand was planned here.


Hams Hall: interior of the hall in c.1909 showing the Thorwaldsen frieze.

In 1890 the house was completely gutted by fire but within a year was rebuilt without significant alterations; the work was personally supervised by Lord Norton, who employed no architect, and was carried out by Holland & Hannen, builders.

By the early 20th century the setting of the house had been compromised by coal mining and by the creeping approach of Birmingham's outer suburbs.  The estate was sold in 1911 except for the house, which was taken down in 1920 and the materials sold.  Hams Hall Power Station was built on the site of the house and its grounds. 

Elements of the facade from Hams Hall were reused at Coates Manor in Gloucestershire, which was rebuilt in 1919-21 for the shipping magnate, Oswald Harrison (d. 1925). Remarkably, his architect was the Arts & Crafts designer, Ernest Barnsley,  but the style of the house is so far removed from the craft integrity and sympathy to materials of Ernest Barnsley’s other work, that one must conclude he was little more than a clerk of works, carrying out the wishes of an unusually determined client.  

Coates Manor, Gloucestershire in 2011.  Image: Savills Ltd.

Descent: Sir John Ferrers sold 1626 to Ralph Floyer who settled the estate in 1637 on the marriage of Sir Charles Adderley (1610-82) and Anne Arden; to son, Arden Adderley (1637-1727); to son, Charles Adderley (1667-1747); to son, Bowyer Adderley (1705-47); to son, Charles Bowyer Adderley (1743-1826); to great-nephew, Sir Charles Bowyer Adderley (1814-1905), 1st Baron Norton; to son, Charles Leigh Adderley (1846-1926), 2nd Baron Norton, who demolished it in 1920.

Fillongley Hall, Warwickshire

Fillongley Hall: south front of c.1825-30.  Image: Webspinners

The house was begun as a modest two storey seven bay house with a copper-roofed verandah, built to the designs of George Woolcot c.1825-30 for George William Bowyer Adderley (1787-1872).  Woolcot's south front and verandah are still there, and the rooms behind are also unchanged: in the centre an ante-room with curved ends containing niches, flanked by a dining room and drawing room. 


Fillongley Hall: north front added in 1840-41.  Image: Webspinners

This unassuming house was enlarged in 1840-41 by James Akroyd of Coventry, with a noble five bay two storey Grecian north front, in the middle of which is a loggia of two unfluted Ionic columns in antis.  Akroyd also added the large bow-ended library projecting on the east side of the house.  


Fillongley Hall: entrance hall.

Inside there is quite a grand entrance hall with four giant red scagliola columns in the corners and a glazed circular skylight; for views of the other interiors see here.

Descent: George William Bowyer Adderley (1787-1872); to great-nephew, Henry Arden Adderley (1848-1945), 5th Baron Norton; to son, Hubert Bowyer Arden Adderley (1886-1961), 6th Baron Norton; to son, John Arden Adderley (1915-93), 7th Baron Norton; to son, James Nigel Arden Adderley (b. 1947), 8th Baron Norton, who sold 2006.

The Adderley family of Hams Hall and Fillongley Hall

For the relationship of this branch of the family to the Adderleys of Blackhall, the Adderleys of Coton and the Adderleys of Weddington, please see the previous post.

Adderley, Ralph (d. 1613), of Alrewas (Staffs). Younger son of Ralph Adderley of Coton Hall (Staffs) and his second wife Felicia (d. 1607), daughter of Henry Milward of Doveridge (Derbys), born about 1565.  He married, 3 August 1609, Elizabeth (d. 1661) (who m.2, Ralph Floyer of Hints (Staffs), daughter of John Noel of Welsborough (Leics) and had issue:
(1) Sir Charles Adderley (1610-82) (q.v.).
He lived at Alrewas (Staffs).
He died in 1612/13 and was buried 15 February 1612/13. His widow died 1 May 1661, aged 82.

Adderley, Sir Charles (1610-82), of Hams Hall.  Only son of Ralph Adderley (d. 1613) of Alrewas and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Noel of Welsborough (Leics), baptised 6 September 1610.  JP for Warwickshire; Equerry to King Charles I; Master of Horse to King Charles II during the minority of the Duke of Richmond.  He married first, 17 November 1636 Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Arden of Park Hall (Warks); second, 9 February 1641, Constance, daughter of James Enlon of Flore (Northants) and widow of Robert Wilmer of Sywell (Northants); third, Felicia (d. 1646), daughter of Ralph Sneyd of Keele Park (Staffs) and widow of Sir Edward Fitton , 2nd bt., of Gawsworth (Cheshire); and fourth, 1662, Frances, daughter and co-heir of Richard Cresheld of Evesham (Worcs), serjeant-at-law, and widow of William Jesson of Coventry, and had issue:
(1.1) Arden Adderley (1637-1727) (q.v.);
(1.2) Charles Adderley (1640-c.1712), baptised 3 April 1640; educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (matriculated 1658) and Middle Temple (admitted 1658); m. 3 March 1685 Felicia, daughter of John Milward of Snitterton (Derbys) but died without issue c.1713; will proved 25 April 1713;
(1.3) Anne Adderley, m. 5 March 1683 Charnock Heron of Godmanchester (Hunts);
(2.1) James Adderley (1643-c.1672), Turkey merchant; baptised 11 April 1643; died unmarried and without issue at Smyrna between Sept. 1671 and Sept. 1672;
(2.2) Dorothy Adderley (1644-91), baptised 19 October 1644; buried 8 November 1691.
The Hams Hall estate at Lea Marston (Warks) was settled on him in 1637 in consequence of his marriage to Anne Arden, who also inherited the manor of Saltley (now part of Birmingham), which remained part of the Hams Hall estate until the early 20th century.
He died in August 1682 and was buried at Lea Marston (Warks), 30 August 1682, where he is commemorated by a monument.  His will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 16 October 1682.

Adderley, Arden (1637-1727), of Hams Hall.  Elder son of Sir Charles Adderley (1610-82) and his first wife, Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Arden of Park Hall (Warks), baptised 5 October 1637.  Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1655) and Middle Temple (admitted 1658).  JP for Warwickshire.  He married about 28 May 1664 Mary (d. 1707/8), daughter of William Draper of May Place (Kent), and had issue:
(1) Charles Adderley (1668-1747) (q.v.);
(2) Arden Adderley (b. 1669) of Friern Place, Wickford (Essex), baptised 9 November 1669; educated at Lincoln College, Oxford (matriculated 1687) and Middle Temple (admitted 1693); married and had issue;
(3) Mary Adderley (b. 1671); baptised 26 October 1671; unmarried in 1710;
(4) William Adderley (b. 1673); baptised 26 February 1673; alive in 1710;
(5) Rev. Robert Adderley (1674-1717), DD; born 13 June and baptised 2 July 1674; educated at University College, Oxford (matriculated 1694; BA 1697/8); Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (MA 1701; BD 1710; DD 1713/14; Sub-Warden, 1710/11); University Proctor in 1709; buried 5 July 1719; will proved at Oxford, 26 July 1719;
(6) Ralph Adderley (b. 1680), baptised 28 March 1680;
(7) Anne Adderley (b. 1682), baptised 7 May 1682; m.1, 8 September 1715 Samuel Adderley of Blakehall (d. 1716) and m.2, Caesar Colclough (d. 1740/41) of Delphouse (Staffs).
He inherited the Hams Hall estate from his father in 1682.
He died 6 April 1727 and was buried at Lea Marston, 8 April 1727.  His wife died 6 February 1707/08.

Adderley, Charles (1668-1747) of Hams Hall.  Eldest son of Arden Adderley (1637-1727) of Hams Hall and his wife Mary, daughter of William Draper of May Place (Kent), baptised 28 September 1668.  He married first, 8 April 1703 Mary (d. 1723), eldest daughter and co-heir of Sir William Bowyer, 4th bt. of Knipersley (Staffs), and second, Frances, daughter of Sir William Noel, 2nd bt., and widow of Sir John Chester, 4th bt., and had issue:
(1.1)  Bowyer Adderley (1705-47) (q.v.);
(1.2) Mary Adderley (1706-47), baptised 21 January 1706; m.1, 22 December 1726 Thomas Edwards of Astbury (Cheshire) and m.2, 7 September 1737 Pudsey Jesson (d. 1748) of Langley Hall (Warks)
(1.3) Arden Adderley (b. 1708), educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford; died young after 1725;
(1.4) Anne Adderley (1717-77), baptised 20 July 1717; m. 30 December 1736 William Armett of Tofthouse (Cheshire) (d. 1784); she died 30 November 1777.
He inherited the Hams Hall estate from his father in 1727.
He died 2 February 1747.  His first wife was buried 31 October 1723.

Adderley, Bowyer (1705-47), of Hams Hall.  Elder and only surviving son of Charles Adderley (1668-1747) and his first wife, Mary, daughter of Sir William Bowyer, 2nd bt., baptised 2 February 1704/05.  He married first, 22 August 1726, Elizabeth (d. 1740), elder daughter of Walter Horton of Catton (Derbys) and second, 14 July 1741, his cousin Lettice (d. 1784), daughter and co-heir of Ralph Adderley of Coton Hall (Staffs), and had issue:
(1.1) Arden Adderley, died in infancy;
(1.2) Mary Adderley (1727-74), died unmarried 23 July 1774;
(1.3) Frances Adderley (1729-81); died unmarried 27 June 1781;
(2.1) Charles Bowyer Adderley (1743-1826) (q.v.);
(2.2) Ralph Adderley (1744-1819) (q.v.);
(2.3) Arden Adderley (1747-67); born 23 April 1747; died 24 June 1767.
He inherited the Hams Hall estate from his father in February 1747.
He died 3 November 1747.  His first wife died 3 September 1740 and his widow died 18 July 1784.

Adderley, Charles Bowyer (1743-1826), of Hams Hall.  Elder son of Bowyer Adderley (1705-47) and his second wife Lettice, daughter of Ralph Adderley of Coton Hall (Staffs), born 27 April 1743.  Educated at Queens College, Oxford (matriculated 1761).  He married about 21 May 1777 Mary (d. 1808), only daughter of Robert Hotchkin of Uppingham (Rutland), but died without issue.
He inherited the Hams Hall estate from his father in 1747, and on coming into his inheritance in 1764 rebuilt the house.
He died 12 April 1826 and was buried at Lea Marston, where he is commemorated by a monument designed by Peter Hollins of Birmingham.  His wife died 24 July 1808.

Adderley, Ralph (1744-1819) of Coton Hall.  Second son of Bowyer Adderley (1705-47) and his second wife Lettice, daughter of Ralph Adderley of Coton Hall (Staffs), born 12 June 1744.  He married, 4 August 1778, Dorothy (d. 1797), daughter and heir of Thomas Kynnersley of Loxley Park (Warks) and widow of Thomas Birch Savage of Elmley Castle (Worcs), and had issue:
(1) Laetitia Penelope Adderley (1779-1860), born 3 May 1779; m.1, 4 January 1798, Andrew Hacket (d. 1815) of Moxhull Hall (Warks) and m.2, 22 June 1820 The Hon. Berkeley Octavius Edwards (later Noel) (d. 1841), son of Sir Gerard Edwardes (later Noel), 2nd bt.; died leaving issue, 18 January 1860;
(2) Charles Clement Adderley (1780-1818) (q.v.).
(3) Ralph Adderley (1781-1851) of Barlaston Hall and Coton Hall; born 15 June 1781; m. 4 July 1816 Rosamond (d. 1856), daughter and heir of William Mills of Barlaston Hall and had issue (see post 43); died 31 January 1851;
(4) Admiral Arden Adderley RN (1784-1864); m. 21 October 1823 Anne (d. 1851), daughter of W.R. Bishton of Shakerley House but died without issue, 15 January 1864; buried at Binstead Cemetery, Isle of Wight;
(5) Rev. George William Bowyer Adderley (1787-1872) of Fillongley Hall (q.v.);
He inherited the Coton Hall estate from his mother in 1784.
He died 10 September 1819.  His wife died 10 June 1797.

Adderley, Charles Clement (1780-1818) of Knighton (Leics).  Eldest son of Ralph Adderley (1744-1819) and his wife Dorothy, daughter and heir of Thomas Kynnersley of Loxley Park (Warks) and widow of Thomas Brodie Savage of Elmley Castle (Worcs), born 25 June 1780.  Educated at St. John's College, Oxford (matriculated 1801); travelled in Norway with Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (d. 1871), 1802.  He married 6 June 1811, Anna Maria (d. 1827), elder daughter of Sir Edmund Cradock Hartopp, 1st bt., of Four Oaks Hall, Sutton Coldfield (Warks), and had issue:
(1) Anna Maria Laetitia Adderley (1812-41), baptised 15 September 1812; m. 1834 Forster Alleyne McGeachy; buried at Lea Marston, 8 February 1841;
(2) Sir Charles Bowyer Adderley (1814-1905), 1st Baron Norton (q.v.);
(3) Edmund James Adderley (later Cradock) (1816-1903) of Knighton (Leics), born 17 January 1816; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1834); m. 22 April 1848 Marian Elizabeth (d. 1882), daughter of Sir Joseph Edward Leeds, 2nd bt. and had issue; changed his name to Cradock by royal licence, 14 May 1886; died 14 May 1903;
(4) Mary Adderley (1817-69), born 21 June and baptised 7 August 1817; invalid; died unmarried 19 June 1869; buried at Ryde (Isle of Wight).
He died at Cowes (Isle of Wight), 30 June 1818 in the lifetime of his father. His wife died 30 June 1827.

Sir C.B. Adderley, 1st Baron Norton
Adderley, Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Bowyer (1814-1905), 1st Baron Norton, of Hams Hall.  Elder son of Charles Clement Adderley (1780-1818) and his wife Anna Maria, daughter of Sir Edmund Cradock Hartopp, 1st bt. of Four Oaks Hall, born 2 August 1814.  Educated privately and at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1832; BA 1835); travelled in Italy and France 1835-36, partly with Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (d. 1898).  JP and DL for Warwickshire.  Conservative MP for North Staffordshire, 1841-78; had a lifelong interest in the development of the British colonies and was a founder member of the Canterbury Association which established the town of that name in New Zealand; President of Board of Health, March-Sept. 1858; Vice-President, Committee of Council for Education, 1858-59; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies, 1866-68; President of the Board of Trade, 1874-78; appointed to Privy Council, 1858; KCMG 1869; created 1st Baron Norton of Norton-on-the-Moors (Staffs), 16 April 1878.  He married 28 July 1842 the Hon. Julia Anne Eliza (d. 1887), daughter of Chandos Leigh, 1st Baron Leigh, and had issue:
(1) Hon. Anna Maria Margarette Adderley (1843-1936); born 25 November 1843; died unmarried, 21 September 1936; will proved in London, 25 November 1936 (estate £16,464)
(2) Julia Adderley (1845-48), baptised 15 January 1845; buried at Lea Marston, 24 August 1848
(3) Charles Leigh Adderley (1846-1926), 2nd Baron Norton (q.v.);
(4) Hon. Caroline Jane Adderley (1847-1907); lived at 30 Chester Square, London; died unmarried in London, 7 June 1907; will proved in London, 6 July 1907 (estate £20,414)
(5) Hon. Frances Georgina Mary Adderley (1849-1942); baptised 20 November 1849; lived at 21 Sloane Gardens, London; died unmarried, 28 December 1942; will proved at Llandudno, 24 May 1943 (estate £22,980);
(6) Hon. Evelyn Augusta Adderley (1851-1918), baptised 5 August 1851; lived at 30 Chester Square, London; died unmarried, 23 December 1918; will proved in London, 24 May 1918 (estate £15,126)
(7) Hon. Isabel Adderley (1852-1932), baptised 2 December 1852; m. 20 April 1876 Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe, 10th and last bt. (d. 1924) of Calke Abbey (Derbys) and had issue; she died 19 June 1932; will proved in London, 12 August 1932 (estate £5,710 excluding settled land)
(8) Henry Arden Adderley (1854-1945), 5th Baron Norton (q.v.);
(9) George Arthur Bowyer Adderley (1855-77), educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1876); drowned in the falls of Bruar, near Blair Atholl, 1 July 1877; will proved 31 August 1877 (estate under £600);
(10) Hon. & Rev. Reginald Edmund Adderley (1857-1934) MA; born 10 September and baptised 21 October 1857; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1876; BA 1880); rector of St Peter, Parkstone, Bournemouth, 1910-34; died unmarried 1 August 1934; will proved in London, 19 September 1934 (estate £550);
(11) Hon. & Rev. James Granville Adderley (1861-1942) MA; born 1 July and baptised 6 August 1861; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1879; BA 1883); a leading Anglo-Catholic clergyman;  rector of St Paul, Covent Garden 1918-23; prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral, 1935; died unmarried 1 June 1942; will proved at Llandudno, 28 August 1942 (estate £8,910).
He inherited the Hams Hall estate from his great-uncle in 1826 and undertook improvements to the house and grounds c.1836-40.  After a fire in 1890 he rebuilt the house.
He died 28 March 1905 and his will was proved 2 May 1905 (estate £49,036).  His wife died 8 May 1887.

Adderley, Charles Leigh (1846-1926), 2nd Baron Norton.  Eldest son of Sir Charles Bowyer Adderley, 1st Baron Norton (1814-1905) and his wife, the Hon. Julia, daughter of Chandos Leigh, 1st Baron Leigh, born 10 March and baptised 21 April 1846.  Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1864, BA 1869); Assistant Inspector, Local Government Board, 1870-74; private secretary to his father while President of the Board of Trade, 1874-78.  JP and DL for Rutland and Warwickshire.  He married 15 December 1870 Caroline Ellen (d. 1922), younger daughter of Sir Alexander Beaumont Churchill Dixie, 10th bt., of Bosworth Park (Leics), and had issue:
(1) Hon. Sybil Maud Adderley (1871-1960); baptised 8 October 1871; m. 2 August 1894 Maj. John Charles Digby Pinney (d. 1944), son of Rev. J.C. Pinney, rector of Coleshill (Warks) and had issue; died 6 April 1960;
(2) Ralph Bowyer Adderley (1872-1933), 3rd Baron Norton; born 9 October and baptised 17 November 1872; lived in Kensington; m. 1899 Mary Louisa (d. 1939), daughter of Robert Watson of Ballydarton (Carlow) and widow of Rupert George Inglis Brady, but died without issue, 17 October 1933; will proved 16 December 1933 (estate £970);
(3) Rosamond Caroline Adderley (1874-75); died 30 April 1875 and was buried 5 May 1875;
(4) Hon. Julia Caroline Margaret Adderley (c.1875-1940), m.1, 16 July 1902 (div.), Maj. Charles Edward Etches OBE, son of Edward Etches of Derby and had issue; m.2, 1917, John Thomas Parkins of Kensington; died 7 December 1940;
(5) Gwendoline Mary Adderley (c.1877-86); died young, 2 June 1886;
(6) Hon. Dorothy Evelyn Adderley (1878-1974), baptised 22 October 1878; m. 13 March 1911 Maj. William Stuart (d. 1952) of Indian Army and had issue; died 9 February 1974;
(7) Hon. Gladys Isabel Annette Adderley (1880-1960), baptised 6 May 1880; m. 13 March 1915 Capt. George Augustus Carteret Thynne and had issue;
(8) Hon. Charles Arthur Reginald Kenelm Adderley (1881-1905); born 17 May and baptised 26 June 1881 but died unmarried and without issue 10 May 1905; will proved at Worcester, 23 June 1905 (estate £10,813)
(9) Hon. Humphrey James Arden Adderley (1882-1917); born 16 October and baptised 19 November 1882; served in WW1 as rifleman, London Rifle Brigade; died of wounds received in action, 17 June 1917; will proved 5 September 1917 (estate £1,819)
(10) Hon. Randolph Adderley (1884-1928); born 16 April 1884; died in Auckland, New Zealand, 23 October 1928; will proved at Birmingham, 25 February 1929 (estate £925)
(11) Ronald Woolston Fleetwood Adderley (1885-1944), 4th Baron Norton; born 15 October and baptised 29 November 1885; served in WW1 as Lt, Worcestershire Regiment; m. 20 August 1931 Hylda (d. 1952), daughter of Robert William Tovey of Cheltenham (Glos) and widow of Hilary George Dunbar of Glasgow, but died without issue, 4 January 1944; will proved at Birmingham, 9 February 1944 (estate £212).
He inherited the Hams Hall estate from his father in 1905 but sold it in 1911 except for the house, which he demolished in 1920.
He died 4 December 1926, and was succeeded in turn by two of his sons, who both died without male issue, whereupon the title reverted to his uncle.  Will proved 6 May, 27 August and 3 December 1927 (estate £218,650).  His wife died 6 August 1922.

Adderley, Rev. George William Bowyer (1787-1872), of Fillongley Hall.  Fourth son of Ralph Adderley (1744-1819) and his wife Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Kynnersley of Loxley Park (Warks), born 9 January 1787.  Educated at St. John's College and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (matriculated 1806). Ordained deacon, 1812 and priest, 1813; rector of Wyfordby (Leics), 1815-21.  Blind for the last 17 years of his life.  He married, 11 December 1823, Caroline (d. 1855), youngest daughter of John Taylor of Moseley Hall, Birmingham, but had no issue.
He acquired the Fillongley Hall (Warks) estate c.1820 and rebuilt the house there c.1825-30 and 1840-41.  At his death the estate passed to his great-nephew, Henry Arden Adderley (1854-1945), 5th Baron Norton.
He died 4 August 1872; will proved in Principal Probate Registry, 10 September 1872 (estate under £70,000).  His wife died 30 July 1855.

Adderley, Henry Arden (1854-1945), 5th Baron Norton of Fillongley Hall.  Second son of Charles Bowyer Adderley, 1st Baron Norton (1814-1905) and his wife, the Hon. Julia, daughter of Chandos Leigh, 1st Baron Leigh; born 26 September and baptised 31 October 1854.  Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1872; BA 1880) and Inner Temple (called to bar, 1881); barrister.  JP and DL for Warwickshire; Captain of Warwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry.  Succeeded his nephew as 5th Baron Norton, 4 January 1944.  He married 30 August 1881 Grace (d. 1944), youngest daughter of William Bruce Stopford-Sackville and had issue:
(1) Hon. Muriel Grace Adderley (1882-1974); born 20 June 1882; m. 14 June 1906 Sir Edmund Waller, 6th bt. (d. 1954) of Braywick Lodge;
(2) Hon. Ruth Margaret Adderley (1884-1957), m. 3 September 1907 Rev. Elliot Kenworthy Kenworthy-Browne (d. 1950), elder son of Rev. E. Kenworthy-Browne of North Stoneham (Hants)
(3) Hubert Bowyer Adderley (1886-1961), 6th Baron Norton (q.v.);
(4) Hon. Isabel Julia Adderley (1887-1933), m.1, 30 April 1914 Capt. Frederick Augustus Drake (d. 1918), elder son of A.F. Drake of Winterbourne Lodge, Lewes (Sussex) and had issue; m.2, 8 July 1925 Maj. Francis Gerald Scott MC, son of F.O. Scott of York and had further issue; died 22 February 1933;
(5) Hon. Joan Adderley (b. 1890), baptised 29 January 1890; m. 15 January 1913 Maj-Gen. Sir Alan John Hunter KCVO CB CMG DSO MC (d. 1942), son of John Turner Hunter, and had issue;
(6) Hon. Lettice Mary Adderley (b. 1894), baptised 10 July 1894; m. 10 January 1918 Sq-Ldr. Charles Phillimore Lewton Firth (d. 1955), son of Bernard Alexander Firth of Norton Hall, Sheffield (Yorks) and Coates Manor (Glos).
He inherited the Fillongley Hall estate from his great-uncle in 1872.
He died 1 January 1945.  His wife died 16 February 1944.

Adderley, Hubert Bowyer (1886-1961), 6th Baron Norton, of Fillongley Hall.  Eldest son of Henry Arden Adderley (1854-1945), 5th Baron Norton, and his wife Grace, youngest daughter of William Bruce Stopford-Sackville, born 21 February 1886. Educated at Eton and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; served in Scots Guards and Reserve of Officers, WW1 (Maj., 1918); Lt-Col. of 1st Suffolk Home Guard, WW2.  JP for Warwickshire.  President of the Church Union, 1947-50; Lay Guardian of Walsingham Sanctuary.  He married 9 January 1912 Elizabeth (d. 1952), daughter of William John Birkbeck of Stratton Strawless (Norfolk) and had issue:
(1) Hon. Rosemary Etheldreda Adderley (b. 1913), born 17 October 1913; m.29 September 1949 Rev. John Paul Drake, son of Canon Frederick Drake of Isle of Sheppey (Kent) and had issue one son and one daughter;
(2) John Arden Adderley (1915-93), 7th Baron Norton (q.v.);
(3) W/Cdr Hon. Michael Charles Adderley (1917-92) OBE DFC and bar; born 8 April 1917; married, 5 December 1953, Margarethe Ann (d. 1986), daughter of Karl Ornbo of Hull and had issue three sons and one daughter;
(4) Hon. Elizabeth Joan Adderley (b. 1919), born 12 June 1919; m. Prof. Colin Patton Campbell, pathologist, son of Alexander Campbell of Edinburgh, and had issue two sons and one daughter;
(5) Hon. Mary Adderley (b. 1922), born 8 September 1922; m. 7 July 1950 Capt. Hugh Montgomery-Campbell (d. 1980), son of Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Henry Colville Montgomery-Campbell KCVO MC PC DD, Bishop of London, and had issue one son and two daughters.
He inherited the Fillongley Hall estate from his father in 1945.
He died 17 February 1961, following a fall from his horse.  His wife died 5 May 1952.

Adderley, John Arden (1915-93), 7th Baron Norton, of Fillongley Hall.  Eldest son of Hubert Bowyer Adderley, 6th Baron Norton (1886-1961) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of William John Birkbeck of Stratton Strawless (Norfolk), born 24 November 1915.  Educated at Radley College and Magdalen College, Oxford (BA 1938), served in WW2 as Major, Royal Engineers. He married 23 July 1946 Betty Margaret (JP), daughter of James McKee Hannah of Domaine de Fontvielle, Aix-en-Provence (France) and had issue:
(1) James Nigel Arden Adderley (b. 1947), 8th Baron Norton, now of Fillongley Hall, m.1, 31 July 1971 (div. 1989) Jacqueline Julie Willett and had issue one son and one daughter; m.2, 23 April 1997, Frances Elizabeth, daughter of George Frederick Rothwell and had issue a daughter;
(2) Maj. Hon. Nigel John Adderley (b. 1950), born 30 April 1950; m. 1991 Teresa, daughter of Maj. John Mills of Vyse House, Winkfield (Berks) and has issue.
He inherited the Fillongley Hall estate from his father in 1961.  At his death it passed to his elder son, who sold it in 2006.
He died 24 September 1993, aged 77.

Sources

Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, successive editions; W.S. Childe-Pemberton, Life of Lord Norton, 1909; P. Reid, Burke’s & Savill’s Guide to Country Houses: vol. 2, West Midlands, 1980, p. 146, 150-51; Architectural History, 1984, p. 317; E. Saunders, Joseph Pickford, 1993, pp. 87-88; Sir H.M. Colvin, A biographical dictionary of British architects, 1600-1840, 4th edn., 2008, p. 75; http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/30341?docPos=1;

Where are their papers?

Adderley family of Hams Hall, Barons Norton: deeds, manorial records, family and estate papers, including letters and papers of 1st Baron, 13th century-1931 (Birmingham City Archives MS 917, MS 1802); diaries of 1st Baron (Private Collection: contact National Register of Archives for information about access).

Revision
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