Lords of the Manor - The Lateward family 1767 - c1900
Richard Lateward bought the manor, which comprised all the parish except Manor Farm, from the Harrison family in 1767. He died in 1777 and has a monument in the chancel of the church. He had no offspring, and the manor was subsequently inherited by his great-nephew, John Schreiber, who was born in 1764 and thus was only 13 years old. He took the name of Lateward, and lived until 1814. He and his wife Temperance had three sons, namely Richard, whose full name was Richard Lateward Lateward (to emphasize his Lateward credentials), Major John Lateward and Rev James Frederick Lateward, who was Rector from 1812 to 1861. Richard inherited the estate in May 1814, on the death of his father, but then died 16 months later, in October 1815, leaving the estate to his 8-year old daughter, Sophia Jane Lateward. Unfortunately she had a disastrous marital history, firstly marrying Sir Thomas Croft, and producing a daughter, Grace Croft, born in 1826 when Sophia was around 19, and then eloping with Colonel William Lyster, who was described by John Farthing as a ‘penniless Irish adventurer'. He married her after they had eloped to Brussels, then spent much of her inheritance and separated from her. Finally she married a Frenchman, M. Dalpierre, by whom she had one further daughter. Grace Croft, her first daughter, married Captain Edward Murray in 1846, and their descendants, the Croft Murray family, inherited the estate, which was sold for building in the early twentieth century. Sophia (Madame Dalpierre) lived in France and died there in 1890, having held the Patronage of the Manor of Perivale for 75 year, namely from 1815 to 1890. There are stone monuments in the chancel, on the 'lower level', to Richard Lateward (d 1777)and Richard Lateward Lateward (d 1815), as well as other memorials to members of the Lateward, Croft and Murray families as shown below.
Monument to Richard Lateward, who bought the estate in 1767, d1777 Monument to Richard Lateward Lateward, who inherited the estate in 1814 and d 1815 Monument to Temperance Lateward, the wife of John Schreiber who became John Lateward Monument to 2 sons of Rev J F Lateward Monument to Edward Murray Monument to Grace Croft who married Edward Murray Monument to Bernard Croft multiple lightbox galleriesby VisualLightBox.com v6.1