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Sir Robert Harland (1765-1848), Baronet, laid the foundation stone for Wherstead Hall on July 29th, 1792, on the site of an earlier house. He lived here with his wife Arethusa Vernon until his death in 1848 when the baronetcy became extinct.
His father, Admiral Sir Robert Harland (ca. 1715-1784) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Station. He was promoted to rear-admiral of the blue in 1770 and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Station in 1771 remaining there until 1775. He was further promoted to vice-admiral of the blue in 1775 and vice-admiral of the red in 1778 before becoming second in command of the Channel Fleet and fighting at the Battle of Ushant on 27 July 1778. He was appointed to the Board of the Admiralty in 1782 and was promoted to admiral of the blue later that year.
William Marsh (active 1775-1810) and Thomas Tatham (1763-1818) were partners in a very successful firm of cabinetmakers and upholsterers based in Mount Street, London. They carried out major commissions for the Prince of Wales at Brighton Pavilion and at Carlton House. Charles Heathcote Tatham (1772-1842), the brother of Thomas, was sent to Rome by the architect Henry Holland (1745-1806) in 1794 to collect Classical fragments. Tatham's drawings of these, published as ‘Etchings of Grecian and Roman Architectural Ornament’ in 1799-1800, provided Marsh and Tatham with the inspiration for much of their furniture.
|Height||36.00 inch||(91.44 cm)|
|Width||84.75 inch||(215.26 cm)|
|Depth||34.00 inch||(86.36 cm)|