Catalogue description Hill Court, Walford

This record is held by Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

Details of E60
Reference: E60
Title: Hill Court, Walford

The records listed here do not provide a complete body of evidence for the estates, as at some time the records for management were fragmented. Other material for the Clarkes' estate will be found in F8/, in B23/1-13, and S72/.


The documents comprising this group under the number E60/ include manorial records for Aston Ingham and Ross, and some muniments of title which provide evidence for the Kyrle and Markye families as well as for the Clarkes. A few personal papers survive, pre-eminent among them scrap and commonplace books containing much material for the career of Lieutenant-General Sir Manley Power, who served under Wellington and, in 1813, in the Portuguese Army.


These books also contain local and estate material, including a plan and elevation of the mansion of Hill Court.


These books also contain local and estate material, including a plan and elevation of the mansion of Hill Court.

Date: c.17th - 20th Century
Held by: Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Clarke family of Hill Court, Herefordshire

Kingsmill Evans family of Walford, Herefordshire

Physical description: 2 Sub-Fonds
  • Power, Sir, Manley, 1773 - 1826, of Walford, Herefordshire, lieutenant-general
  • Hill Court, Walford, Herefordshire, West Midlands
  • Aston Ingham, Herefordshire, West Midlands
  • Ross, Herefordshire, West Midlands
  • Ross Foreign, Herefordshire, West Midlands
Administrative / biographical background:

In the early seventeenth century this property belonged to a branch of the Kyrle family and then came to the Clarkes, who enjoyed it for several generations until the death, in 1806, of Miss Jane Clarke, the last of three coheiresses. None of them married. Some information about the family will be found in Fosbrookes' "Tour of the Wye". Portraits of members of the family survive in the possession of Mr. Manley Power, who gave photographs of these to the Record Office. See E81/1-15.


On the death of Miss Jane Clarke the estate passed to Kingsmill Evans and was later inherited by his nephew Captain Kingsmill Manley Power, in whose family it descended.


The manor of Aston Ingham had once belonged to the Clarkes and passed in the same way as the Walford property, but further property, the manors of Ross, Ross Foreign and Walford itself, had had a different title, and was bought by Kingsmill Evans from the Marquis of Bath in 1815.

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