The Hon. Robert Peel, a great, great, great grandson of Sir Robert Peel (1788 – 1850) visited the Peel Museum at Middleton Hall recently. He was very interested to see the display of artefacts about his family and the links to Drayton Manor, the Peel family home from 1790 to 1926.
Robert is descended from the great Victorian Prime Minister, who is featured in the current ITV programme, Victoria, by Robert and Julia Peel’s youngest son, Arthur Wellesley Peel, who became Speaker of the House of Commons in the 1880 and 90s. When he retired, he became Viscount Peel and his son became Earl Peel. Robert is the brother of the 3rd. Earl Peel, who is Lord Chamberlain to H.M. The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Robert, who is a noted author about world gardens, then went to visit his ancestral home at Drayton Manor, where amongst the noted theme park; there are still traces of the magnificent gardens designed by William Gilpin in the 1830s.
The Hon. Robert Peel besides the bust of his
great, great, great grandfather
with Nigel Morris of the Peel Society.