East View of Tong Castle in Salop
Source: Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, Views of Ruins of Castles & Abbeys in England, Part 2, 1726-1739 (nd), Arts, Languages and Literature, Birmingham Central Library.
Text: Taken from the original source
To the most Noble EVELYN Duke & Earl, of Kingston Marquess of Dorchester, Viscount Newark & Baron Pierpoint, of Holme Peirpoint in the County of Nottingham.
Owner of the Castle.
This Prospect is Humbly Inscribed by;
May it please Yr: Grace
Yr: Graces most Dutiful & Obedient Serv ts. Saml. & Nathl. Buck.
TONG TUANG or TOANG was in the Saxon times in the Family of Morcar Earls of Northumberland; but soon after the Conquest it was given by ye Conqueror from them with their other Estates. In process of time we find it in ye Hands of ye Zouches of Ashby: afterwards the Badlesmeres had it but it passed for want of Male Issue by Marriage to the Veres Earls of Oxford: from them to the Vernons: who repair’d ye Castle. After them it came to the Harris’s: & by Marriage of a Daughter to Wm. Pierpoint second son of the first Earl of Kingston it came into that Noble Family & ye present Duke of S &
Kington is now Lord thereof.
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