Ancestral Homes of Noted Americans (page 1/3)


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Title: Ancestral Homes of Noted Americans

Author: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

City: London

Date: 1915

Total items: 12

out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Austerfield Church]

Austerfield Church

“Austerfield is a typical north country village. Less picturesque than such midland and southern hamlets as Brington, Ecton and Penshurst, these northern villages, with their steep-roofed, narrow-gabled houses of brick and stone, substantial, and built to keep out the winter storms, which are severe in this part of England, with no attempt at ornament, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Baronial hall, Penshurst Place]

Baronial hall, Penshurst Place

“On the left are the buttery and the kitchens and, separated from the stone passage by a screen of carved oak panels, is the Great Hall, the glory and wonder of the castle, with its open timber roof, its minstrels’ gallery, its “dais” reaching across the end of the hall, on which was placed the table for the Lord of the Manor and his guests. The [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Church of St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol]

Church of St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol

Admiral Sir William Pen (1621 – 70), son of Giles Penn of Redcliffe, was buried at St Mary Redcliffe Church. He was a squadron commander in Cromwell’s Navy. He received Pennsylvania as a land grant in exchange for services rendered to King Charles II, and founded a Quaker colony there. Admiral Penn is buried in the church shown here. I don’t [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Post-Office at Penshurst]

The Post-Office at Penshurst

Perhaps Tudor or older? [$]

[picture: Room in which Lawrence Washington was born, Sulgrave Manor]

Room in which Lawrence Washington was born, Sulgrave Manor

“It was in this rrom that Lawrence Washington, sone of Robert, and great-great-great grandfather of George Washington, was born.” (p. 106) [more...] [$]


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Places shown:

Austerfield ·Boston ·Bristol ·Gloucestershire ·Kent ·Lincolnshire ·Mickletown ·Oxfordshire ·Penshurst ·Redcliffe ·South Riding ·Sulgrave ·West Riding ·Yorkshire

Pictures from English Ancestral Homes of Noted Americans by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, Philadelphia and London, J. B. Lippincott and Company, MCMXV [1915].

Anne Hollingsworth Wharton was born on 15th December 1845 and died on 29th July 1928, more than 70 years ago, so that this work is out of copyright. She was a descendent of Joseph Wharton and hence related to Thomas Wharton Jr. (1735-1778), the first President of Pennsylvania.


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