Peter Langford Brooke

23rd Apr 1793 - 9th Jan 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Peter Langford Brooke of Mere Hall, Cheshire, brother of Thomas Langford Brooke (q.v.) and son of Thomas Langford Brooke (1769-1815). Peter Brooke of Mere, the brothers' grandfather, had married Elizabeth, the daughter and heiress of Jonas Langford of Antigua.

  1. Matriculated Brasenose Oxford 19/01/1811 aged 17 s. Thomas Mere [sic] of Rosthern Cheshire. High Sheriff of Cheshire 1824.

  2. Married Elizabeth Sophia Rowley, daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Rowley, 1st Bt. and Elizabeth King, on 1 July 1818. Married Julia Seymour Buccleuch Campbell, daughter of the late Col. Campbell of Shawfield, at Islay House, 02/11/1836.


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 28 (Langford's), 105 (The Wood), 308 (Jonas) and 392 (Laroche's).

  1., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online].

  2. For Brooke's first marriage see [accessed 19/12/2011]; for his second marriage, see Gentleman's Magazine (1836), vol. 161 p. 561.

Further Information

(1) Elizabeth Sophia Rowley (2) Julia Seymour Buccleuch Campbell
Oxford (Brasenone) [1811 ]

Associated Claims (4)

£2,461 7s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,701 14s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,935 13s 3d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,306 18s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1817 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1840 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Portrait of Peter Langford-Brooke (1793-1840) by James... 
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Physical (2)

Country house
Mere Old Hall 
Country house
Mere New Hall [Built] 
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Red brick 'Elizabethan' built to a design of Thomas Johnson of...
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Built c. 1834; the Old Hall was truncated in 1836 after remodelling in 1809-1815. Old Hall let to Manchester merchants in 19thC.  Main block of New Hall burnt down 1975: building is now Mere Golf...

Relationships (4)

Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father
Other relatives
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Great-grandfather and great-grandson. In his will proved in 1758 Jonas Langford had left his extensive slave-property in Antigua to his grandson, the son of his eldest daughter Elizabeth and her...

Addresses (1)

Mere Old Hall, Mere, Cheshire, North-west England, England