Day 2 Lot 910

Shooting Party at Thornham, 1877 Photographs Two albumen...

Auction Date: 30/10/2020 at 10am



Shooting Party at Thornham, 1877 Photographs Two albumen photographs of the Henniker family, one showing the Hennikers with a shooting party at Thornham Hall, and the second showing Henniker family members, c1870~s largest measures 20cm x 15cms (2) John Henniker-Major (born in 1842), the son of the fourth Lord Henniker, was at Cambridge with the future King Edward VII and became a Lord in Waiting to him when he was Prince of Wales. The Prince visited Thornham many times and John~s witty sister, Helen, became a firm favourite. In 1868, John became the MP for East Suffolk. He was also a Junior Minister in the House of Lords and the first Chairman of the East Suffolk County Council. By the time John succeeded his father in 1870 and became the fifth Lord Henniker, Thornham was in its heyday with grand shooting partys which include the Prince of Wales, Lord De Grey, Prince Duleep Singh and Walsingham. There were 20,000 acres in their Suffolk estate for the finest shooting. The fifth Lord Henniker and his wife, Lady Alice Cuffe, the only daughter of the 3rd Earl of Desart, raised a large family of 12 children. Thornham Hall was always full of guests and there were often relatives from Lady Henniker~s family visiting

Guide Price: £100.00 - £200.00

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