Aireborough Historical Society

Calverley, Lady Julia

Lady Julia Calverley
Date Undated
Location Esholt
Photo ID
I222 & I223
These images were in an album bought in Scarborough in 1862 by a member of the Crompton Stansfield family for 24 shillings.
The album contained some unidentified portraits of family members or friends but these two are of Lady Julia Calverley (nee Blackett)
     Julia Blackett was born in 1688, the eldest daughter of Sir William Blackett of Newcastle, family seat Wallington Hall.
In 1707 she married Sir Walter Calverley Lord of the Manor of Yeadon 1691 - 1749.
They resided at Esholt Hall, she was an acclaimed needlewoman and tapestries she worked can still be seen at Wallington Hall which is now a National Trust property.
The couple had one son, Sir Walter Calverley Blackett who inherited the Esholt estate.

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