Two copy photographs of members of the Brackenbury family, 1924-1939; copies made c.1985

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Langton Brackenbury (1868-1920), of Thorpe Hall, Louth, Lincolnshire, married Florence Mills, who died in 1932. Among their children was Lt.-Col. Robert Henry Langton Brackenbury (1903-1979), who married Eleanor Trewlove Springman (1907-1971). Robert and Eleanor had various children including Pauline Trewlove Brackenbury (d 2014), who married Thomas John Ashton, 3rd Baron Ashton of Hyde, and Robert (Robin) Brackenbury (1929-), who married Elizabeth Katherine Mary Matheson.

Elizabeth Matheson was a descendant of the 3rd Earl Manvers. Elizabeth and Robin Brackenbury bought Holme Pierrepont Hall, the ancestral home of the Pierrepont family, after the death of her cousin Sybil Argles, née Pierrepont, daughter of the 5th Earl Manvers, in 1968.


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Custodial History

The photographs were given to the University of Nottingham in 1985. These photographs are part of an artificial collection of material (MS 396) gathered together because the items within the collection have been identified as relating in some way to the Manvers estate or the Pierrepont family.

Related Material

The main collection of Pierrepont family and Manvers estate records is the Manvers Collection (Ma).