[Ancestral Link: Harold William Miller, son of Edward Emerson Miller, son of Anna Hull (Miller), daughter of William Hull, son of Anna Hyde (Hull), daughter of Uriah Hyde, son ofEzra Hyde, son of Anne Bushnell (Hyde), daughter of Richard Bushnell, son of Marie Marvin (Bushnell), daughter of Elizabeth Gregory (Marvin), daughter of Henry Gregory, son of John Gregory, son of Dorothy Beeston (Gregory), daughter of George Beeston.]
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Beeston Manor as it is today after being restored. It had a moat, and was almost destroyed in the Civil War, being fired on by the soldiers of Prince Rupert. On 19 March 1645 the Prince dined with the lady of the house, and after dinner, told her he was sorry to make so bad a return to her hospitality and advised her to secure her valuables, as he had to order the house to be burned that night to prevent it being garrisoned by the enemy.
Artist: George Barrett Senior (1732 - 1784) Grosvenor Museum 1770 The Ruins of Beeston Castle. The artist came to England from Ireland in 1762, and was patronised by the aristocracy, notably the Dukes of Portland and Buccleuch. This picture was painted for Sir Peter Leicester of Tabley Hall, Northwich.
SIR KNIGHT GEORGE BEESTON (And others)
The English Navy comprised:Ark (flag ship of Lord Charles Howard of Effingham); Elizabeth Bonaventure; Rainbow (Lord Henry Seymour); Golden Lion (Thomas Howard); White Bear (Alexander Gibson); Vanguard (William Winter); Revenge (Francis Drake); Elizabeth (Robert Southwell); Victory (Rear Admiral Sir John Hawkins); Antelope (Henry Palmer); Triumph (Martin Frobisher); Dreadnought (George Beeston); Mary Rose (Edward Fenton); Nonpareil (Thomas Fenner); Hope (Robert Crosse); Galley Bonavolia; Swiftsure (Edward Fenner); Swallow (Richard Hawkins); Foresight; Aid; Bull ;Tiger
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George married Alice Davenport, daughter of Thomas Davenport and Elizabeth Fitton, in
1525. (Alice Davenport was born in 1505, died in 1591 and was buried in Bunbury, Cheshire.)
Beeston Castle is a former Royal castle in Beeston, Cheshire, England, perched on a rocky
sandstone crag 350 feet (110 m) above the Cheshire Plain. It was built in the 1220s by Ranulf
de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, (1170–1232), on his return from the Crusades. In 1237,
Henry III took over the ownership of Beeston, and it was kept in good repair until the 16th
century, when it was considered to be of no further military use, although it was pressed into
service again in 1643, during the English Civil War. The castle was slighted (partly demolished)
in 1646, in accordance with Cromwell's destruction order, to prevent its further use as a
stronghold. During the 18th century the site was used as a quarry.
It is rumored that treasure belonging to Richard II lies undiscovered in the castle grounds, but the many searches that have been carried out have failed to find any trace of it. The castle, now in ruins, is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, owned by English