Jacob - Seaton Delaval Photograph Album

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Sir Jacob Astley
16th Baron Hasting


Jacob , Baron Hastings, the first Baron after the revival of the title in 1841, but 16th Baron from the creation of the title in 1290. Edward Hussey Delaval having died without an heir, and all the brothers having pre-deceased him without male issues,
The Seaton Delaval estate reverted to the heirs of his sister Rhoda, the eldest daughter of Captain Delaval and who on May 23rd, 1751, had married Mr. (afterwards Sir) Edward Astley of Melton Constable, Norfolk, but who died Oct. 21st, 1757. Her eldest son Sir Jacob Henry Astley, thereby, on the death of his Uncle, Edward Hussey Delaval in 1814, became the owner of the Seaton Delaval estate. He married Hester, daughter of Samuel Brown Esq., of Kings Lynn, and having died three years after he became the owner of Seaton Delaval, viz., 1817, the Norfolk and Northumberland estates passed into the hands of his eldest son, Sir Jacob Astley (afterwards Lord Hastings who in 1819 married Georgina Carolina, second daughter of Sir Henry Walkin Dashwood, Bart., and died December 27th, 1859, aged 62 years.It was during his baronetcy that the disastrous fire on January 3rd, 1822 left the centre block of Seaton Delaval Hall a ruin. It was partially restored in 1959 & 1963.

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