File 2 - Loughton inventories and catalogues

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IE OCL P131/7/2


Loughton inventories and catalogues


  • 8 April 1875-[c.1956] (Creation)

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141 pp

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Benjamin Bloomfield Trench was born 12 November 1846 to Henry Trench of Cangort Park, Shinrone, County Offaly and Georgiana Mary Amelia Bloomfield, sister of the 2nd Lord Bloomfield of Loughton House. He was educated at Eton. He worked as a mechanical engineer for Maudsley & Fields and later with William Steuert Trench in his land agency office at Carrickmacross between 1868 and 1870. He was also employed by Verner & Holleborne stockbrokers to manage quarries in Antrim. In 1872 he was employed by Lord Bath to take over the management of the Bath estate following the death of William Steuert Trench, but was relieved of this position in 1874. He married Dora Turner in 1899 and moved to South Africa to work on the Transvaal Railway. He returned prior to the birth of his two daughters Sheelah and Theodora Trench.

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Theodora Trench was the daughter of Benjamin Bloomfield Trench and his wife, Dora, and was born on 17 July 1891. She served as part of the British Red Cross from 1917-1919 and as a chauffeuse with the New Zealand Mechanical Trans. Weybridge. She travelled extensively throughout her life visit places such as Samoa, India, Palestine, and the Rocky Mountains. She never married and spent her later years living at Loughton House.

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File of valuations and inventories of belongings of the Trench family used for insurance and inheritance purposes.

Examples of valuations include a 1926 valuation of plate for division for Theodora Trench and a valuation for insurance of silver, plate and jewellery by R Wallace, 125 O'Connell Street, Limerick and a valuation for Benjamin Bloomfield Trench's probate.

The file also includes an inventory of Benjamin Bloomfield Trench's property at Loughton and elsewhere and a list of Dora Trench's jewelry sent to 18 Birchin Lane, London, England.Inventory of Lady Bloomfield's silver before it was divided.

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