Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameGeneral The Hon George BOSCAWEN
MotherCharlotte GODFREY (1670-1754)
SpouseAnne TREVOR
FatherJohn Morley TREVOR (1681-1719)
MotherLucy MONTAGU (1679-1720)
Notes for General The Hon George BOSCAWEN
Entered the Foot Guards at 16 as an Ensign. Fought at the Battles of Fontenoy, Dettingen and Culloden. Promoted to Colonel in 1749 . Appointed Colonel of the 29th Regiment in 1752 and Major-General in 1758. Lt -Gen in 1761 and commander of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (23rd Foot). Later MP for Penryn

From recent estate agent particulars

“Marford is a sought after village located just 8 miles from the City of Chester. Marford is best known for its quaint looking Gothic revival cottages, built as part of the former Trevalyn Hall estates: Although a few are earlier, most were built at the end of the 18th until the beginning of the 19th centuries by George Boscawen, whose wife had inherited the estate. Trevalyn Hall in Rossett is an Elizabethan manor house built by John Trevor in 1576.

George Boscawen had married into this family but his wife predeceased him in 1788. Ten years after her death, Boscowen decided to use her inheritance to create housing for the craftsmen of the estate. His agent, John Boydell of Rossett Hall, was appointed to oversee the building of the cottages and each dwelling was unique in character.

The architectural style used for the village has been described as cottage orné and featured a range of windows including circular, ogee, elliptical and lancet shapes. The cottages were also built with curved walls and roof planes that dipped in the centre. The roofs were originally thatched, but were later replaced with slate from Bwlch yr Oernant in Denbighshire. There have been many reports of ghosts in the village and the crosses which appear on most of the houses were believed to ward off evil spirits.

The architectural importance of the Marford cottages is illustrated by the fact that it is considered to be one of the most unusual estate villages in Wales and several of the cottages have been listed by Cadw as Welsh historic monuments.”

This may be correct architectually but in fact George Boscawen predecesed his wife.
Notes for Anne TREVOR
One of the 7 Trevor sister heiresses of Trevalyn Hall in 1743. The complete family tree of the Trevor family is contained in ”Trevors of Trevalyn” by Enid Lady Jones (Nee Griffith- Boscawen). She describes the descent of the Trevors from Tudor Trevor the progenitor of the so called (16th) Tribe of the March, the building of Trevalyn started by John Trevor III in c 1576 (who died in 1589 in London and whose portrait is held by TCJ) and the subsequent inheritance of the house by Trevors, Boscawens and Griffith-Boscawens.

A Descendant of Edward III . See The Clarence Volume of “The Plantagenet roll of the blood royal; being a complete table of all the descendants now living of Edward III, King of England” Page 621
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