Moulton Hall

Moulton Hall, near Richmond, Yorks.

The hall was rebuilt on an ancient site in the 1600’s for Leonard Smithson, who was succeeded in 1650 by his son Christopher Smithson. The latter’s son George Smithson was MP for the North Riding in the First Protectorate Parliament in 1654 and briefly MP for Northallerton in 1659. On his death in 1692 the estate was sold by […]

Florence Smithson – A Musical Mystery?

Florence Annette SMITHSON, Welsh Soprano/actress/pantomimist 1884-1936 This star of the Edwardian stage was born in Wales, daughter of Will SMITHSON, actor and provincial theatre manager (?East and West Midlands?) – mother possibly Madame Florence ANNETTA, actress and pantomimist.  All three names may be stage names. Florence SMITHSON first married in Merthyr Tydfil in 1901 to […]