I have recently bought two antique prints relating to my family history, one of these prints was by Day and Haghe who were appointed ‘Lithographers to Queen Victoria’.
Church House, Roydon, Essex
Published; London by Rowney, Dillon & Rowney, 54 Rathbone Place,
1844 No: 43
Day & Hague, Lithograph’s to the Queen.
Church House is a grade II listed building, built-in the 15th century and once owned by the parish Church of St Peter.
My 8th great-grandfather Richard Skingle (1653 – 1729) was rector of St Peter’s Church between 1682 – 1706 and would have lived in Church House during this period. All of his children were likely to have been born here including my 7x great-grandmother Mary Skingle (1683 – 1768).
Below is a description of the house:
House. C15 small hall house, with C16 extensions. Timber framed, plastered
and weatherboarded, with red plain tile roof, hipped to the south. 2 storeys
and 1 storey and attics. Small jettied crosswing of C16, at south end. 1,
3 window range of 2 light casements. Plain boarded door. 3 gabled dormers.
C19. Yellow stock brick chimney stack, and C16 red brick chimney stack now
painted. Internally, much of the original frame is exposed. There appears
to have originally been a shop bay at the north end, and the 2 storey southern
bay is part of a C16 rebuild, never completed.
Monument of Sir David Owen
Antique Print – Monument of Sir David Owen Knt in Easebourne Church, Sussex
Published: 1 November 1784 by Richard Godfrey – No: 120 Long Acre
Below is an antique print relating to Sir David ‘of Midhurst’ Owen (1459 – 1535), this print dates back to 1784. Sir David Owen is my 16th great-grandfather and was son of Sir Owen Tudor (1400 – 1461) and Catherine de Valois (1401 – 1437), daughter of Charles VI King of France. Owen and Catherine are direct ancestors to the Tudor dynasty.