Benjamin Hawes


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  • Name Benjamin Hawes 
    Gender Male 
    Died UNKNOWN 
    • "Book Antiqua": Purley Hall appears to have undergone substantial alterations in 1719 when a third storey is said to have been removed because the weight was too much for the walls to bear. This was just prior to the sale of the house to the Hawes family. The Hawes' arms can be seen on Dining Room ceiling and in the heraldic glass of the Drawing Room.
      Unfortunately they became embroiled, with a cousin, in the South Sea Bubble Crisis but, though they lost the Hall, they were able to maintain residence through a creditor's agreement. Being short of cash, however, they did rent the Hall out, for many years, to Warren Hastings, the disgraced Governor of India, while he awaited his trial. His unhappy time here was enlightened by the Indian menagerie that he kept about him! His ghost is still said to haunt the house. In 1773, the hall was purchased by the Wilders of Sulham who lived there throughout the 19th century.
    Person ID I25069  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 May 2012 

     1. Sarah Fox Hawes,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2012 
    Family ID F10849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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