Author Topic: Lackham Manor - links to Scottish Admiral Robert Honeyman 1767-1848 ??  (Read 1060 times)

Offline AnthonyRYates

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On the 26th November 1838 my GGGG-Uncle Capt Louis-Francois le Normant de Kergrist of the
French Navy showed 2 Misses Honeyman over his 90-gun ship 'Le Suffren' docked in Brest and gave
them a sketch of his ship as a memento of their visit.  I don't think the Captain ( who had been a
POW in Leicestershire in the Nap.War and had acquired an English wife ) would have given this
 welcome to any visiting British Tourist - I presume the young(?) ladies were some relatives of
Admiral Robert H. of the family who lived at Hall of Clestrain in Orphir in Orkney.
 He was MP for Orkney 1796-1806.
 Does anyone know who these ladies might have been ? The picture found its way to Lackham
Manor in Wiltshire - did a relative of the Admiral marry a member of the Rooke family ?

Grateful for any information ---- Anthony

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Henry Rodwell Yates
Yates , Kirklands , Turviles and Haywoods in Leics,Derbys area.

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Re: Lackham Manor - links to Scottish Admiral Robert Honeyman 1767-1848 ??
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 July 16 12:54 BST (UK) »
Here's a listing of the owners of Lackham House in the 19th and 20th centuries:  http://www.lackham.co.uk/history/The_Manor_Lackham_IV.pdf
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Lackham Manor - links to Scottish Admiral Robert Honeyman 1767-1848 ??
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 July 16 13:03 BST (UK) »
I gather that the English wife was Mary Ann Kirkland. There was a Kirkland/Honeyman marriage in Glasgow in 1785 (Alexander Honeyman and Grisel Kirkland). Could the Misses H have been Mary's cousins perhaps?
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk