Ivory Furniture Case Study: Purchase

Ivory Furniture Case Study: Purchase

Purchase Edward Harrison (1674-1732) inherited Balls Park in Hertfordshire after the death of his father Richard Harrison in 1726.[1] Prior to establishing himself at the…

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Scarth Family Case Study: Jonathan Scarth the Younger (1704-1745)

Scarth Family Case Study: Jonathan Scarth the Younger (1704-1745)

Jonathan Scarth the Younger (1704-1745)    Jonathan Scarth the younger was born at his parents’ house in George Yard on Tower Hill on 31 May…

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Scarth Family Case Study: Jonathan Scarth the Elder (1668-1743)

Scarth Family Case Study: Jonathan Scarth the Elder (1668-1743)

Jonathan Scarth the Elder (1668–1743)   Jonathan Scarth was born into a Whitby, Yorkshire, family of Quaker merchants and mariners. He married Ann Warren (1670–1746)…

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Scarth Family Case Study

Scarth Family Case Study

An Intangible Legacy: The Scarth Family of London and Ilford By Doreen Skala   The Scarths of London and Ilford were a family with two…

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Ships, Steam and Innovation Case Study: Visiting England 1839

Ships, Steam and Innovation Case Study: Visiting England 1839

Visiting England 1849 It was perhaps the Governor’s delighted response to Ardaseer’s domestic invention, as much as his achievements in steam machinery that gave Ardaseer…

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Ships, Steam and Innovation Case Study: An Indian shipbuilding dynasty

Ships, Steam and Innovation Case Study: An Indian shipbuilding dynasty

An Indian shipbuilding dynasty This family story begins with Lowjee Nusserwanjee (c.1700-1774) the great (x2) grandfather of Ardaseer Cursetjee. He was born at Siganpur near…

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Osterley Case Study: Winds of Trade

Osterley Case Study: Winds of Trade

The Child family’s interest in East India Company sea trade was carried forward through their investment in shipping. Company ships were instrumental in the network…

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Shugborough Case Study: The Mansion House

Shugborough Case Study: The Mansion House

The most significant, and in many respects disastrous, event in Shugborough’s nineteenth-century history was the great sale of 1842, held to repay the considerable debts…

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Warfield Park Case Study: Rebuilding Warfield

Warfield Park Case Study: Rebuilding Warfield

As he had no legitimate children of his own, the inheritance of his estates, including Warfield was entirely at Walsh’s behest. Although it had earlier…

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