Dunham-Massey Hall, Prestbury, Cheshire, England
The present hall was built in 1616 by Sir George Booth, who received one of the first baronetcies to be created by James I in 1611; it was remodeled by John Norris for his descendant, George, 2nd Earl of Warrington between 1732 and 1740; it was further altered by John Hope towards the end of the 18th century and again by Joseph Compton Hall between 1905 and 1908. The hall, stables, and the carriage house of Dunham Massey are all Grade I listed buildings, three of six such buildings in Trafford.
The site is moated and lies immediately west of the village of Dunham, with its deer park to the south. The hall was donated to the National Trust by Roger Grey, 10th and last Earl of Stamford in 1976. The hall was used as a military hospital during the First World War. Inside is a significant collection of Huguenot silver, the carving The Crucifixion by 17th-century wood carver Grinling Gibbons, and a white marble bust of the Emperor Hadrian; the head is antique, but the neck and shoulders are 18th-century; it was probably acquired by the George, Earl of Stamford and Warrington. The hall’s collection of paintings include Allegory with Venus, Mars, Cupid and Time by Guercino; The Cascade at Terni by Louis Ducros; and portraits by William Beechey, Francis Cotes, Michael Dahl, A. R. Mengs, Sir Joshua Reynolds, George Romney, Enoch Seeman, and Zoffany. George Harry, Earl of Stamford and Warrington removed a selection of paintings to Enville Hall in the late-1850s, and it was not until Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford succeeded as Earl, that some were re-bought by the family after sales in 1929 and 1931. The deer park is the only surviving medieval park in Trafford or the surrounding area. The hall and grounds are open to the public and are a popular tourist attraction, with 340,000 visitors in 2014.
Dunham Massey Hall, usually known simply as Dunham Massey, is an English country house in the parish of Dunham Massey in the district of Trafford, near Altrincham, Greater Manchester. It is now a National Trust property, open to the public. Address: Woodhouse Ln, Altrincham WA14 4SJ, UK
Daughter of Sir William Booth and Ellen Montgomery of Dunham-Massey Hall.
Dorothy was the daughter of Sir William Booth, of Dunham Massey, Knight. She married Sir Edward de Warren on August 14, 1516 in Leigh, Edinburgh, Scotland.
They were the parents of: Francis, who was disinherited by his father, having only an annuity settled on him; John who succeeded to the estate; Laurence who married Frances, daughter of Richard Broughton of Staffordshire; Edward; another Edward, both of whom died young; Peter who married Elizabeth daughter of Thomas, and sister of Sir William Norris, of Speke; Helen; Joan; Margaret; Ethelred; Ann. The last five children died young.
Dorothy died on March 19, 1584 and Sir Edward died October 12, 1558, both are buried at St. Peter’s Graveyard, Prestbury, Cheshire, England.
Birth: 1500, England Death: Mar. 19, 1584
Cheshire East Unitary Authority
|Married: 14 August 1516 in Prestbury, Cheshire, England.
George Booth (1491 – 1531)**
Edward Booth (1496 – 1520)**
Dorothy Booth Warren (1500 – 1584)
St Peter Churchyard
Cheshire East Unitary Authority
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Record added: Mar 06, 2015
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