Owners of Beesthorpe Hall, Nottinghamshire
Photographs courtesy Jean Matthews of Beesthorpe Hall.
The above portraits, now held in the Nottingham Archives, are of early owners of Beesthorpe Hall, Notts. With the exception of Samuel, who was Samuel Bristowe of
Twyford, the others were of the Maplebeck branch of the family - though all kinsmen.
Julia W B Bristowe
The photos above are of John Bristowe (circa. 1885), who married and lived in the West Indies, mainly in Belize, and of
his youngest sister, Julia Wilhelmina Banks Bristowe (circa. 1900), who married Edward Waddington in 1849. Waddington
was appointed a surgeon in the British Militia forces engaged in fighting a Maori uprising in the young colony of New
Zealand. He went to New Zealand in 1864, leaving his wife with their two surviving sons (of four) to raise. In 1873 he
sent for his sons to assist him with managing land he had acquired from the New Zealand goverment in reward for his
services. Julia Waddington (née Bristowe) was effectively deserted.
Above is a pencil sketch by Julia Wilhelmina Banks Bristowe of a church in 1835. Click on the image for a larger version.