Hi, Is there any way I can find records of the staff in East Haddon Hall, Northamptonshire, in the 18th / early 19th century, or possibly Bray's Manor which was the original building on the site before 1780? My family have always talked about our ancestors, from the Astill family, (Melbourne, Derbyshire and Leicester), who were cook and gardener at Haddon Hall. They believed it to be the Haddon Hall near Bakewell but I have been unable to find any evidence at all for this. However, I have now traced the Astill family back to the village of East Haddon near Northampton, around 1710, where there is an East Haddon Hall. This may not be the correct family but it seems much more likely and a huge coincidence if not! Unfortunately, parish records do not seem to give occupations and I have now hit a brick wall! I would be grateful for any ideas on how to move forward with this research. Many thanks, Erica.