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Research: Houses of local interest and their occupiers

Whitton Park


1625 Henry Saunders, Bailiff of the Manor of Iselworth Syon. A house and 12 acres
1636 George & Frances Wilson
Randall Nunns, joiner of London
1671 Richard Awnsham, Vintner of London & Gideon Awnsham. of Southall - Silver a tenant
1674 Edward Calamy
1677 Dorothy Flower (d1697)
1680 Estate first named Whitton Park
1682 Rev Dr Christopher Flower (d1698/9)
4 more acres purchased
1697 Dorothy Thompson
1718 William Heath
1722 Archibald Campbell, Earl of Ilay, later 3rd Duke of Argyll (1682-1761)
1725 Greenhouse & Aviary built, designed by James Gibbs
10 acres added to estate
1737 Palladian Villa built by Roger Morris. Later known as Whitton Place
1762 Mrs Elizabeth Ann Wiliams (d1763), by inheritance
1763 Colonel William Campbell (Williams), by inheritance
*William Petty, Earl of Shelburne in the Palladian Villa
1765 William Pope of Hillingdon & 2 Associates (the whole estate)
1766 George Gostling (1714-82)
The Greenhouse converted into a mansion
The estate divided and the mansion named Whitton Place
1772 *Diana, Countess of Lichfield (1719-79) in the mansion
1781 Sir William Chambers (1726-96) in the mansion
1796 The estate bought by Mrs Dennis
1797 George Gostling II (1744-1820)
1802 Mr Agnew
1809 *Sir Benjamin Hobhouse (1757-1831), lease for 21 years
1820 Mrs Lydia Gostling, by inheritance
1820 Mrs Lydia Gostling (1758-1828), by inheritance
1828 George Gostling III (1777-1841)
1831 *John Cam Hobhouse, by inheritance
House empty
1842 Benjamin Gostling (1778-1843)
1844 Augustus Gostling (1780-1849)
1847 The Palladian Villa demolished
The Estate henceforth known as Whitton Park
1849 Hannah Gostling, widow (1772-1854)
1854 Lydis Gostling, sister of Augustus
1854 Lydia Gostling (d1859), sister of Augustus
1859 Maria Gostling (1785-1874)
Charles Edward Murray (1825-92)
1892 Estate offered for sale
1910 The mansion demolished
The Greenhouse
The Palladian Villa (Whitton Place)
The Greenhouse converted (Whitton Park)

Note: * signifies tenant or lessee of property, where known. Many of the dates noted are "spot" dates taken from rate books, directories, Enclosure Award, maps, or other sources and may not indicate arrival or departure of an occupier. Occupation is shown chronologically although some exact dates have not yet been ascertained.