Teversal Manor

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Teversal Village

By M Reid

Teversal Manor was owned by Francis Molyneux the son in law of Roger in 1582. Francis Molyneux, the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire between 1582–83 owned Teversal Manor with Francis’s grandson John Molyneux being the High Sheriff in 1609. John became the first Baronet of Teversal. The Molyneux baronets and families remained in the village for about 150 years.The Molyneux family were an ancient Norman family.

Teversal Manor was passed to Sir Francis Molyneux, 7th Baronet in (1738-1812). Sir Francis became the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod. On his death passed the estate of Teversal Manor to Lord Henry Howard-Molyneux-Howard.Lord Henry’s eldest daughter was Henrietta Anna Howard-Molyneux-Howard who married Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon in 1830.

Teversal Manor was passed to Henrietta. The Carnarvon’s retained the manor which was then passed to the son of the 3rd Earl to Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, who was a British cabinet minister and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland who married Elizabeth Catherine Howard otherwise known as Elsie. Elsie used the Manor at Teversal for refugees. His son George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, and his wife Almina were associated with Howard Carter and funded the excavations of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. Aubrey Herbert, the half Brother of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, celebrated his coming of age birthday at Teversal Manor.Teversal Manor was visited by the author Virginia Woolf. 



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"Felley Priory". bl.uk. 29 March 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

The 8th Countess of Carnarvon, Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey, the lost legacy of Highclere Castle, 2011, Broadway Paperbacks, PDF format found online retrieved on 25 August 2020

Hermione Lee (1997). Virginia Woolf. Vintage. p. 203. 


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