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Brabyns Hall


Brabyns Hall and the people who lived there.


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Drawing Plans for Assembly Hall at Brabyns Hall  : 1949
Original drawing & copy of Draft Proposals for Brabyns Hall conversion into Assembly Hall for MUDC 1949 showing ground, upper floor and cross section through Assembly Hall.
1/16th inch to one foot

Newspaper Article reporting on Brabyns Hall public opening : 1945
Original and photocopy of newspaper report from The Reporter dated 29th March 1945 on the opening of Brabyns Hall to the public 'for all time' after purchase from the Hudson family by Marple Urban District Council .
The portion of the estate bought…

Newspaper report "Fight to Save a Bit of Old Marple" : 1964
Newspaper article entitled "Fight to save bit of Old Marple" from 10th October 1964 regarding council meeting to discuss the future of Top Cottage, which stands at the top entrance to Brabyns Park. The council decided, on the recommendation of the…

Newspaper articles reporting on Pavilion for Brabyns Park
Three newspaper articles reporting on plans for Brabyns Park.
July 16th (no year) 'Council OK for Brabyns Park pavilion - at last' The full council approved a scheme for a pavilion costing £33,000. This would provide changing facilities in a…

Schedule of Ownership of Brabyns Estate
Two typed pages giving a brief history of the ownership and families of Brabyns Estate from 1741 when Henry Brabin marred Elizabeth Lowe through to death of Fanny Marion Hudson in 1941.
Also timeline of the Lowe family from 1667 to Miss Hudson and…

Family Tree Research : Brabyns Estate
Handwritten family tree going from the Lowes to the Hudsons and the past owners of Brabyns Estate with additional information on each.
Also email confirmation that Fanny Marian Hudson's brother was Herbert Edward Hudson : 2013

Will of Thomas Hudson :  1868
Two page photocopy of Last Will & Testament of Thomas Hudson, late of Dorking, Surrey dated 1868.
In his will he bequeathed all his estate and effects to his wife Ann whom he named as his sole executor. The will was witnessed on 29 September 1866 by…

Wills of Fanny Marian Hudson 1939, of Maria Ann Hudson 1906 & of Thomas Dolling Bolton 1906
Photocopy of nine page will of Fanny Marian Hudson of Brabyns Hall dated 1939. Bequests were made to her nephew Charles Edward Hudson, to her servants, to the Vicar and churchwardens at St Martin's church and to her brother William Joseph Villiers…

Pages from "History of Romiley Golf Club" : F Beard
Pages from publication entitled "History of Romiley Golf Club 1879 - 1997" by Frank Beard containing references to the Hudson's Estate (Brabyns) and The Hudson Cup, undated.
The Hudson Cup was donated to Romiley Golf Club by Captain T H Hudson in…

St Martin of Tours Brabyns Brow : A History & Guide 1966
Photocopy of Booklet entitled "Saint Martin of Tours, Brabyns Brow The Parish Church of Low Marple : A History and Guide".
Published by St Martins P.C.C. November 1996.
History and Guide of the parish church of Low Marple built by Ann Hudson

Abstract of the Title : Captain R A Arkwright to Brabyns Estate
Photocopy of Abstract of Title between Captain Arkwright and Thomas & Ann Hudson dated 1876 for the Brabyns Estate

Camilla Lacy Property
Correspondence with Surrey Council Council with regard to the property Camilla Lacy (now demolished) which was owned by the Hudsons from 1816.
Three black and white phototcopied photographs with information cards dated 1907 from Surrey…

Brabyns Estate Permit & Envelope
Original envelope addressed to Miss Hudson reused by Miss Hudson to send Brabyns Estate Permit dated 1949 to Mr Hutton to allow access through the grounds.

Material on Anglican Church at Pau. France
Photocopies from unnamed publication of description and history of Anglican Churches at Pau in French with English translation.
Two street maps showing these churches and residences, one of central Pau and the other of north west Pau.
Thomas and…

Email correspondence/photographs from Mark Hudson
Email correspondence received by MLHS in 2009 from Mark Hudson, a descendant of the Hudsons, being the great great grandson of Capt. William J Hudson.
The correspondence contains photographs of various female members of the Hudson family with…

Brabyns Hall Miscellaneous Information
Typed page with various miscellaneous notes on Hudsons Wills from 1868 to 1941.
Email correspondence with Professor Spiers research data and enquiry re Brabyns Hall. 2005
Email correspondence re the Hudson family and Brabyns Estate. …

Newspaper Articles Relating to Hudsons & Brabyns Hall from 1874
Newspaper articles : 1. 1874 & 1893 Two pages from London Gazette : Ann Hudson in Chancery2. 1906 Stockport Advertiser with regard to Miss Hudson's death3. 1906 Unnamed newspaper article on the death of Miss Hudson with transcript4. 1919…

Lowes of Hordern in Rainow Family Tree
Family tree of the Lowe family dated from 1617 highlighting Elizabeth Lowe who married Henry Brabin M.D in 1741.
Handwritten research notes relating to this family.

Thomas Lowe Inventory 1671
Photocopy of original inventory and transcript of all the goods, cattells, chattles and debts of Thomas Lowe late of Marple in the County of Chester, taken 22nd April 1671 (3 pages).
Original documents held at Cheshire Records Office.

Francis Lowe Inventory 1672/3
Photocopy of original Inventory of Francis Lowe, late Rector of Taxal dated 1672/3 (2 pages).
Original documents held at Cheshire Records Office.

John Lowe Will & Inventory 1689
Photocopy of original will and testament with inventory of John Lowe 1689 (4 pages).
Original documents held at Cheshire Records Office.
Transcript of will.

In his will he left bequests of 12 pence to John Lowe, his younger son, a meal coffer…

James Lowe Will & Inventory 1695
Photocopy of original will and inventory of James Lowe of Marple 1695 (5 pages).
Bequests and dispositions were made in respect of his sons James the elder and James the younger, Ralph and John, his daughters Ann, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Sarah and his…

Thomas Lowe Will 1667
Photocopy of original will of Thomas Lowe of Marple dated 1667 (2 pages).
Bequests were made to his wife Katherine, his daughter Elizabeth Bowden, Jane daughter of his brother John Lowe, to his cousins Francis Lowe Recotr of Taxall, Thomas Lowe of…

Intestate Document for Thomas Lowe 1773
Photocopy of original intestate document by Ann Lowe for her husband Thomas Lowe 1773, (2 pages).
Signed by Ann Lowe of Marple, Elizabeth Brabin widow and Robert Newton of Stockport gentleman.
Original document held at Cheshire Records Office

Notes on Brabin and Lowe families from 1661
Two typed pages with information from various sources regarding the Brabin and Lowe families from 1661
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