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Benckendorff country house
« on: May 17, 2014, 09:37:49 AM »
I am researching a woman architect Clotilde Brewster b.1874, d.1937 (upon marriage in 1904 her name became Feilding) who was commissioned to design house for the sister-in-law of her friend Countess Sophie de Benckendorff in Russia according to a letter she wrote in January 1904.  This house also mentioned in the book The Rags of TIme: an autobiography of William Buchan, 1990 p. 225: “Mrs. Feilding was said to have been a highly talented architect. One of her projects was a splendid country house in Russia, with copper domes, for some branch of the Benckendorff family.”

Sophie Petrovna de Beckendorff née Shuvalov was the wife of Ambassador Alexander Benckendorff. She only had two sisters-in-law:

Princess Maria Sergueïevna Dolgorouki married to Paul Leopold Benckendorff (1853-1921) (brother of Alexander Benckendorff)
Countess Betsy Shuvalov died 1936 (née Elisaveta Vladimirovna, princess Baryatinskaya) married to Sophie’s brother Pavel Petrovich Shuvalov (1847-1902).

Does anyone know of country houses built from 1904 for the above two women? Any help would be extremely appreciated!

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Re: Benckendorff country house
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 06:03:48 AM »
I believe there were at least three other sisters-in-law as well:

Graefin Nathalie von Benckendorff married name Hatzfeldt 
Graefin Olga von Benckendorff who married Alessandro Guiccioli, Marchese Ca'del Bosco 
Princess Marie Sergeievna Dolgorouky who was married to Paul Benckendorff

Perhaps one of the above built a house in Russia in 1904?

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Re: Benckendorff country house
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 04:12:55 AM »
Sophie Petrovna de Beckendorff née Shuvalov was the wife of Ambassador Alexander Benckendorff.

They were the parents of Graf Peter von Benckendorff. He was married to Jelena Dmitrievna Naryshkina. Do you have any information about them?

Jelena Dmitrievna Naryshkina was an older sister of Natalia Dmitrievna Naryshkina. She was the grandmother of the present Prince Lopukhin-Demidov.

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Re: Benckendorff country house
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 11:17:44 AM »
Sorry, I don't have any information on them.