Our families

The Sumner family at Hatchlands Park

The new entrance added by Joseph Bonomi in 1797 © NTPL/John Miller

The new entrance added by Joseph Bonomi in 1797

The Sumner family lived at Hatchlands Park for over a century from 1770. They made many changes to the house and parkland before they sold the estate to the Rendel family in 1888.

The Yorkes of Erddig - Simon or Philip?

Simon Yorke I 1696 - 1767 © Erddig NT

Simon Yorke I 1696 - 1767

Find out about the individuals who owned Erddig throughout its history. After the sale of Erddig following Joshua Edisbury's bankruptcy in 1709, it was bought by John Meller in 1714 and then descended within one family - the Yorkes - until its donation to the National Trust in 1973.

The Strickland family through the ages

Seen in 1928 the family are at their estate © Strickland Family

Seen in 1928 the family are at their estate

Walk through the Strickland familys history, from the 12th-century right up to the present day.

As taste of life at The Vyne

Take a guided tour of The Vyne with Mary the maid and learn more about the family that lived there.

Some of our residents

Family of the month

Fantastic view of Plas Newydd and the Menai Straits in the background

Fantastic view of Plas Newydd and the Menai Straits in the background

This month, we transport ourselves to the 1930s and meet the family of Plas Newydd, Wales.

At this time, the Marquess of Anglesey, Charles, the Marchioness of Anglesey, Marjorie and their six children were all in residence at Plas Newydd. Find out what it was like for the family.

Uncover more of our stories

You'll discover even more about the people behind our places when you visit one of our houses and buildings. With stories of intrigue and mystery both above and below stairs, our places are brought to life when you imagine yourself in their shoes.