The Luards of Blyborough Hall

ISBN 13: 9780957257917

The Luards of Blyborough Hall

9780957257917: The Luards of Blyborough Hall
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The early Luards took refuge in England at the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 when, as French Huguenots, they found themselves in grave danger. Blyborough Hall was acquired by Peter Robert Luard when, in 1754, he married Jane Bourryau, daughter and heiress of Zachariah Bourryau of Blyborough, Lincs.In 1929 the death of John Godfrey Luard broke the link between Blyborough Hall and the Luard family.The book also covers the later history of Blyborough Hall and recounts some of the memories of the people who lived there between 1929 and the present day.The book traces some of the descendants of the eight sons and one daughter of Peter Robert Luard's son and heir, Peter John Luard (1754-1830), who lived at Blyborough Hall from 1823 until his death in 1830. The fourth of these sons was Lt Col John Luard, whose younger brother Henry Luard, was the author's great great-grandfather. Extensive quotations are included from the journal which Lt Col John Luard compiled in 1863, based on the diaries he kept while fighting in the Peninsular War, at Waterloo and later during the First Afghan War. The book has 140 illustrations, many of them in colour.

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Johanna Merz studied at the Royal College of Music and later entered the world of publishing. She edited seven volumes of the Alpine Journal between 1992 and 1998. She has written and published two books: 'The Dew in the Morning' in 2007 and 'Love in a Distant Land' in 2012, both of them about family history.

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