And the Tatton Family
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16th February 2010 and 7 September 2015
|Wythenshawe Hall, 2015
|Wythenshawe Hall, 2015
|Detail of panels
Since I took these pictures, the Hall has been severely damaged by fire, on 16 March 2016. There is a site for The Friends of Wythenshawe Hall.
A Manchester City Council website gives information on the restoration.
The Tatton Family
Wythenshawe Hall lies in what was formerly Lancashire but because of the
numerous connections with Cheshire families, the Tatton family are included
in this discussion of Cheshire Gentry. The
Tattons of Wythenshawe can be traced to Robert de Tatton, living about 1300.
His grandson, Robert de Tatton of Kenworthy had a grant of land in "Withinshawe"
in 1370. He married Alice the daughter and heiress of William de Mascy
of Wythinshagh. The main line of descent married into many of the local Cheshire
gentry families over the next centuries including
Mascy of Coddington
Davenport of Chester
Booth of Dunham
Fitton of Gawsworth
Warren of Poynton
Leycester of Toft
Brereton of Ashley
Davenport of Bramall
Egerton of Tatton
Wythenshawe Hall was besieged
for three months during the Civil War in 1642-43 when Robert Tatton and
about 50 servants held out against the parliamentarians. The house
William Tatton employed Lewis
Wyatt in the 1790s to extend the original Elizabethan Hall with the construction
of a library on the ground floor, shown to the right of the half timbered
frontage. The hall is now owned by Manchester City Council and open
following family tree taken from East Cheshire Past and Present by
J.P. Earwaker, London, 1870, shows how William Tatton married the Egerton
heiress in 1747. His son, also William, changed his name to Egerton to succeed
to the estate at Tatton Park. In the following generation the eldest surviving
son retained the name Egerton and the estate at Tatton Park, whereas the second
son changed his name back to Tatton and had the Wythenshawe estate.
Tatton of Wythenshawe, Esq. was born on 13 June and baptised on 25 June
1703. He died at Heaton Norris on 28 April 1776. (William had
7 sisters and one brother, Thomas, who married twice, died 1775 aged 63,
but had no surviving issue.)
+ 2nd wife, Hester, eldest daughter of John
Egerton of Tatton Park, the sister and sole heiress of Samuel Egerton of
Tatton Park, Esq. They married in May 1747 and she resumed the name
on 8 May 1780 just before her death on the 9 July 1780. She had two
children, William and Elizabeth.
Tatton Egerton of Tatton Park and Wythenshawe, Esq. was born 9 May and
baptised 14 May 1749. He died 21 April 1806 and was buried at
Northenden. He was MP for Cheshire at the time of his death.
He assumed by Royal Licence the name and arms of Egerton
of Tatton. He married four times.
Frances Maria, eldest daughter of Rev. John Fountayne, Dean of York,
27 February 1773. She died at York on 9 January 1777 aged 26,
buried at Northenden.
Tatton Egerton, born 6 Jun 1774, MP for Beverley in Yorkshire 1796,
died at Wythenshawe, 9 February 1799 aged 25, no issue.
died at York on 22 March 1778, aged 3.
Maria, buried at Northenden, 7 June 1781 aged 4.
2nd wife Mary, 2nd daughter of Richard Wilbraham
Bootle of Rode, Esq. She died 13 November 1784 aged 24, buried
Egerton of Tatton Park, Esq. born 1 September 1781. He married
at Rostherne on 11 Jan 1806 to Elizabeth, 2nd daughter
of Sir Christopher Sykes, Bart. They were the ancestors of
the Egertons of Tatton.
Thomas William Tatton of Wythenshawe, Esq. born 29 Oct. 1783, High
Sheriff of Cheshire, 1809, resumed by Royal Licence dated 9 Jan
1806 the name and arms of Tatton on succeeding to the Wythenshawe
estates. Died in London on 2 March 1827.
+ Emma, daughter of the Hon. John Grey,
(He was 3rd son of Harry 4th Earl of Stamford
and his wife Susannah, the daughter of Ralph Leycester of Toft)
on 20 October 1807. Emma died at Knutsford 28 April 1851,
aged 69. They had one son and eight daughters. One of
the daughters was Sophia Tatton who on 14 May 1840 married John
Dixon of Astle. The eldest sister, Emma Tatton, married on
24 Jan 1832 to Sir Harry Mainwaring of Peover. Bart.
William Tatton of Wythenshawe, Esq. born 2 June 1816, High Sheriff
of Cheshire 1848. Died 1885.
+ Harriet Susan, (1819-1873) eldest
daughter of Robert Townley Parker of Cuerden in Lancashire,
on 25 Jan 1843. She died in London. The couple had
three sons and a daughter. Through Harriet, Astley Hall in Chorley,
Lancashire, passed into the Tatton family. The Townley Parkers
had acquired it on the marriage of Harriet's grandfather, Thomas
Townley Parker (1760-1794) to Susannah Brooke (1762-1852), the
sole heiress of this branch of the Brooke
Thomas Egerton Tatton, Esq.,
eldest son, was born 31 May 1846.
- 3. John
Egerton, born 6 November died 1784, died 4 July 1786.
- 3. Mary
Egerton, born 18 October 1782, married twice, no issue.
3rd wife of William was Anna Maria, eldest dau. of Sir George
Armytage of Kirklees, Yorks., Bart. married in June 1786 at St. Mary-le-bone
in London. Died at Tatton Park, 4 November 1799, aged 37.
She had only one child, George, who died in infancy.
wife of William was Charlotte Clara, daughter of Thomas Watkinson Payler
of Ileden in Kent, Esq. on 1 November 1803, when he was aged 54 and
she was about 28. She died 11 Aug. 1804 aged 29.
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