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Embroidered dress, English, c. 1774. Worn by descendants of Rev Thomas Hodges who married Mary Davies, born 1750 only daughter of Rev Henry Davies, in October 1783 at Eastington. The Hodges family had an unbroken lineage at Arlingham since the early 16th century. The dress must have been worn by Mary's daughter. This dress has a copy of the original bill dated 22 April 1774 and addressed to "Miss Davis" from "Jane Gadby & Co." It must have been worn by Mary Davies' mother (with a mistake in…

Dutch Short Gown 1770's or caracao,of a deep purple copper plate printed glazed Holland linen, the design of feathers and shells within flower and leaf meanders, the large neck with brass hooks and eyes fastening, the pleated skirt with wide pleats , waist seam and central back seam, the sleeves with a join from the elbow, three small covered buttons and buttonholes, lined with linen, 26in or 67 cm waist, length shoulder to hem 25 in or 65 cm

Open robe with two draw tapes for polonaise style, 1770-1773. White linen block printed wirh bamboo and flowering branches design in rose madder, brown and blue.

Dress National Trust Inventory Number 1365653.1 Date 1770 Materials Calamanco, Linen, Silk Collection Killerton, Devon (Accredited Museum)