This page contains some of the research that Roy has carried out on the history of Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire. The Hall was built by the formidable Bess of Hardwick in the 1590s and was just one of the magnificent houses she built during her life. All of the places and people recorded in the documents below are link to Bess of Hardwick.
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Hardwick Hall – Heraldic Achievements Draft Version 2 - A draft version (updated in June 2015) of some of the heraldry to be found at Hardwick Hall.
Roy Smith – Claimed Link to Hardwick Hall - This genealogy indicates the link claimed by Roy Smith, through his Broughton lineage to Bess of Hardwick’s eldest son, Henry.
Lady Arbella Stuart – Genealogy - The descent of Lady Arbella Stuart, – granddaughter of Bess of Hardwick – from both Scottish and English Monarchs.
Dowager Duchess Evelyn – Genealogy - The descent of the 9th Duchess of Devonshire from Scottish and English Royalty and Irish Nobility.
Dowager Duchess Evelyn – Visual Timeline - A record of the key dates and events in the life of Evelyn, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.
Descent of Queen Elizabeth II from Bess of Hardwick - The descent of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II from three of Bess’s children.
Wingfield Manor – Historical Timeline by Roy Smith - A record of the key dates and owners in the history of Wingfield Manor.
Bolsover Castle – Historical Timeline - A record of the key dates and owners in the history of Bolsover Castle.
Welbeck Abbey – Historical Timeline - A record of the key dates and owners in the history of Welbeck Abbey.
Holker Hall – Historical Timeline - A record of the key dates and events in the history of Holker Hall.
Holker Hall – Genealogy of the Owners - The genealogy of the owners and occupiers of Holker Hall through time.
Ferdinando Stanley 5th Earl of Derby - The genealogy of Lord Stanley who was implicated in a plot to replace Queen Elizabeth I with Lady Arbella Stuart.