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
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Ham and Petersham timeline
Sources — for this page Evans,65 and Lee,8-9
Contributors — to this page DB (RLHS)