Robert Pocklington, who was a lawyer in London and had acquired the Lordship of the Manor in 1737, died childless. In his will, he insisted that any heir of his must live here for five months in every year, and moreover must take the surname of Pocklington (and the husband of any heiress, similarly).

So this wedding picture, which was painted by Stubbs in 1769, portrays Robert’s cousin Pleasance Pykarell Pocklington and her husband, Samuel Sharpe Pocklington

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