Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameGeorge BOSCAWEN
Birth1745
Death1833
MotherAnne TREVOR (1710-1783)
Marriage1773
SpouseAnabella BUNBURY
Birth1745
Death1841
FatherRev Sir William BUNBURY (1710-1764)
Notes for George BOSCAWEN
Bequeathed Trevalyn to his nieces but never lived there. With the Trevalyn steward John Boydell of Rossett Hall built the cottages in Marford between about 1805-14. Thomas Griffiths continued the work 20 years or so later.

John Boydell mentioned in John Preston’s book on country houses “Views of the seats of noblemen and gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland” as the occupier of Trevalyn was himself from a very interesting family. His uncle John was Lord Mayor of London and together with the first John’s brother Josiah (who had moved from Wales to become an apprentice to his uncle) were well known, in fact pioneering, publishers of engravings in London and established the Bodell Shakespeare Gallery.


“Marford is best known for its quaint looking Gothic revival cottages, built as part of the former Trevalyn Hall estates: the style is also called cottage ornĂ©. It has been described as "a delightful Gothick estate village" and several of its cottages have been listed by Cadw. 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. Originally the buildings were roofed in thatch, but were soon re-roofed in Bwlch yr Oernant slate, although some retain the distinctive roof lines of formerly thatched buildings. Many of Marford's houses feature crosses built into the design. A local folk tale states that these were included to protect the inhabitants from a ghost, supposedly the spirit of Margaret Blackbourne of Rofft Hall, who was said to have been murdered in September 1713 by her husband George Blackbourne, the steward of the Trevalyn estate. The original story having become garbled over the years, the ghost of Marford is often now referred to as "Lady Blackbird", and is said to tap at windows in the village.”

His mother had in fact inherited the estate.

Gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 1st troop, Horse Grenadiers. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for St. Mawes between 1768 and 1774. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Truro between 1774 and 1780.
Notes for Anabella BUNBURY
Subject of a famous portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds
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