Re: Thomas Acland b. 1787
I may be able to throw some light on the past owner of your candlestick holders. (Is this a pun?)A valuable acquisition, take care to keep them in good order and as a set.
There is a lengthy account of Thomas Acland, 10th Baronet (1787-1871) in Anne Acland's book 'A Devon Family; The story of the Aclands.' Published by Pillimore & Co Ltd., Head Office: Shopwyke Hall, Chichester, Sussex, England. ISBN 0 85033 356 3My copy cost £7.50 in 1981 when it was first published. A good book on the history of the Acland's and most good libraries should be able to obtain a copy.
If you have difficulty, I will copy the relevent pages and send them to you.