Eleanor, Countess Peel. This newspaper photograph is the only portrait of this remarkable lady,
Lord Ashton made his fortune by manufacturing Linoleum. At her marriage in 1889, he settled on hist daughter Eleanor the sum of £800,000 – tens of millions in today’s money
Lord Peel was a rising politician, subsequently to become Secretary of State for India under Lloyd George, Lord Privy Seal and chairman of the Peel Commission which recommended the partition of Palestine.
Lord_Peel_arrives at King David Hotel, during negotiations on the partitioning of Israel.
Compilation of source materials on Leydene House and Lady Peel.
House history panel of Leydene House
Letter from Countess Peel to Arthur on birth of son William page 1.
Lancaster Museum brochure of Lord Ashton, Lino King.