The Corys of Langdon

Richard Cory and his brother were Cardiff coal merchants who made a fortune selling their product in the major London market. In 1872 Richard Cory purchased Wembury’s Langdon Estate, which was to remain in the family until 1927. Wealth meant that the family was well connected in late-19th century society, and socially prominent guests were not at all unusual. These photographs of the Cory family, some of their guests and their staff, were taken in the 1880s and early 1890s.