Ham House   Caroline Blomfield

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Places in History

Ham and Petersham – Ham House

1610 - Sir Thomas Vavasour builds Ham House.

1626 - Ham House is expanded by William Murray, former ‘whipping boy’ to Charles I, and later created Earl of Dysart

1671 - Elizabeth Tollemache, now a widow and owner of Ham House, marries the Earl (later Duke) of Lauderdale, member of the Cabal that ruled England under Charles II

1698 - On the death of Elizabeth, Duchess of Lauderdale, Ham House is inherited by her Tollemache descendants who manage the estate for the next 250 years

1948 - Ham House is donated by Sir Lyonel Tollemache and his son to the National Trust


List of places already entered

Ham and Petersham timeline

Sources — for this page Evans,65 and Lee,8-9

Contributors — to this page DB (RLHS)