- Packington Hall (Staffordshire)
Packington Hall (gbmapping|SK163063) in
Staffordshire, England was a country mansion designed by architect James Wyattin the eighteenth century that was the home of the Levettfamily for many generations. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=mw9Mgl6AHr8C&pg=PA58&lpg=PA58&dq=%22packington+hall%22+levett&source=web&ots=B0MDHEyvlH&sig=jRkU6eeJUpCmdNgKXiOSfz0URa4&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Staffordshire and the City and County, William White, Independent Office, Sheffield, 1834] ] The Levetts had ties to Whittington, Staffordshireand nearby Hopwasfor many years.
Packington Hall is located approximately two miles from Lichfield, and was likely built for
Zachary Babington[ [http://www.wdhs.org.uk/zachary_babbington.htm Zachary Babington, will of Zachary Babington, Whittington History Society, wdhs.org] ] whose daughter Mary Babington married Theophilus Levett, town clerk of Lichfield. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=YdIKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA724&lpg=PA724&dq=%22packington+hall%22+levett&source=web&ots=qCvlqZ8g4N&sig=6IML1TkGqCIup7kt9fv0nab6v9Q&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA724,M1 Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, Vol. I, John Burke, Henry Colburn, London, 1847] ] From Theophilus Levett the home passed to a succession of family members, including MP John Levett, Rev. Thomas Levett, who was the vicar of Whittington, and Robert Thomas Kennedy Levett. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=nfUGAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA64-IA2&lpg=RA1-PA64-IA2&dq=%22packington+hall%22+thomas+levett&source=web&ots=haXiujJ2OV&sig=QWUtwhGgMMX_6OezWwgY9J_3ock&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result Mansions and Country Seats of Staffordshire and Warwickshire, Alfred Williams, Walter Henry Mallett, F. Brown, 1899] ] The Levett family, many of whom also resided at Wychnor Hallin the same county, embraced vicars, MP's, barristers and soldiers. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=ObnB2K0Pm-gC&pg=PA338&dq=%22robert+thomas+kennedy+levett%22&lr=&ei=twrjSLjvGpPGMtfU5Cg&sig=ACfU3U09OmfOPfyZIJFFyD-V2Wpy71ywUg Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal, Marquis of Ruvigny & Raineval Staff, reissued by Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994] ] Levetts of Wychnor and Packington also served as High Sheriff of Staffordshire. The family was related to the Levetts of Milford Hallin the same county, as well as to the Floyers of Hints Hall, Hints, Staffordshire[ [http://books.google.com/books?id=KYYuAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA131&dq=%22waldyve+willington%22&ei=KyPoSOLoB4_cswPAnazsBg History of the Town and Castle of Tamworth, Charles Ferrers Palmer, Jonathan Thompson, Tamworth, 1845] ] [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=68oHAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA370&dq=%22waldyve+willington%22+levett&ei=CSLoSLHWBYWYsgPZ6IzmBg Historical and Topographical Description of Repton, in the County of Derby, Robert Bigsby, Woodfall and Kinder, London, 1854] ] , the Gresleys of Drakelow, the Arkwrights, the Disbrowes, the Wilmot-Sitwells, the Prinseps, the Kennedys of Culzean [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=o10LAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA345&lpg=PA345&dq=disbrowe+levett&source=web&ots=CyFzyBOexf&sig=VguNPpd1zLLgGM--9yDerE-PmAM&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA345,M1 History of the Counties of Ayr and Wigton, James Paterson, Vol. II, James Stillie, Edinburgh, 1864] ] [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=L-8NAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA10&lpg=PA10&dq=disbrowe+levett&source=web&ots=9Dtg3rXCaa&sig=zqa-j2S-eYxr9_c-8sBM1CwdkvA&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result The Peerage of the British Empire, Edmund Lodge, Saunders and Otley, London, 1855] ] and others. The several Levett byways in Lichfieldare named for the family.
* [http://wdhs.org.uk/Packington%20Hall%20ca%201900.jpgPackington Hall, Home of Rev. Thomas Levett, Whittington, Staffordshire. Photograph ca 1900]
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