Near Maryport, Cumberland.—Pocklington-Senhouse.
Netherhall, formerly Alneburgh Hall, is pleasantly situated on tlie banks of the river Ellen (anciently Alne), which falls into the Solway about a mile below the house. At its mouth are the harbour and town of Maryport, and on the high ground near the town is a Roman Station, in and near which many altars and other Roman remains have been dug up at different times, and are now preserved in the portico at Netherhall.
The house originally consisted of a tower only, with walls nine feet thick, and of unknown but very ancient date. This tower has been added to by its various possessors from time to time, and it is now a comfortable family residence, and contains some spacious rooms and an excellent library.
The manor and estate formerly belonged to the Eglesfields, but passed in 1528, by the marriage of the heiress of that ancient family to the Senhouses, in whose possession it has since remained.
William Pocklington, Esq.,—the name derived no doubt from the town of Pocklington, in Yorkshire,—living in the reign of Henry VIII., was father of
Thomas Pocklington, Esq., whose son,
John Pocklington, Esq., of Collingham, Nottinghamshire, married Letitia, daughter of William Pocklington, of Collingham, and had
William Pocklington, Esq., of Collingham, who by his wife, Mildred, left, with other issue, a sou,
Roger Pocklington, Esq., of Newark, father of
Roger Pocklington, Esq, of Kelham, Nottinghamshire, and died, October 31st., 1720, leaving, by Mary his wife, daughter of Thomas Saxton, Esq., several children, of whom was
Roger Pocklington, Esq., of Bassingham, Lincolnshire, born in 1669, who married Anne, daughter of Thomas Haslam, Esq., of Newark, and dying in 1751, left a son,
William Pocklington, Esq., of Newark, born in 1694, married, in 1734, to Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Hastall, Esq., of the Friary, Newark, and died in July, 1764, having had two sons and a daughter. The elder son,
Roger Pocklington, Esq., of Winthorpe Hall, Nottinghamshire, born October 25th., 1734, married March 2nd., 1774, Mary, eldest daughter and coheiress of William Roe, Esq., of Sudbrooke Hall, near Ancaster, Lincolnshire, and died October 12th., 1810, leaving, with a daughter Elizabeth, one son,
Roger Pocklington, Esq., of Carlton House, Nottinghamshire, born August 10th., 1775, married, February 2nd., 1802, to Jane, daughter of Sir James Campbell, Knight, of Invernell, in Argyleshire, and died April 25th., 1847, leaving three sons and three daughters, of whom the second son,
Joseph Pocklington (-Senhouse), Esq., of Barrow House, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1846, married, October 12th., 1835, Elizabeth, eldest daughter and heiress of Humphrey Senhouse, Esq., of Netherhall, whose surname
he assumed, by Royal License, in addition to his own, September 27th., 1842, and died February 17th., 1874, having had, with other children,
Humphrey Pocklington-Senhouse, Esq., born August 13th., 1843.
The ancient family of Senhouse, otherwise spelled, in former times, De Sewynhouse, and De Sevenhouse, derives from (the first on record) Walter De Sewynhouse, from whom descended John Senhouse, Esq., living in the beginning of the sixteenth century. It ended in an heiress, as above mentioned.
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