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Reference 157 DD/FJ
Covering dates 13th C-1887
Held by Nottinghamshire Archives
Extent 12 boxes
Conditions of access Accessible to all holders of a reader's ticket.
Creators Foljambe family of Osberton, Nottinghamshire
Related information Related Collections also in Nottinghamshire Archives:
Foljambe of Osberton (DD/FJ)
Foljambe of Osberton (second series) (DD/FJ/15)
Foljambe of Osberton (Irish estates) (DD/FJ/IR)
Savile of Rufford (DD/SR)
Related Collections elsewhere:
Further records can be found in possession of the depositor, in the Berkshire Record office (D/EX 183), in Sheffield Archives (MD 2693), and in other repositories listed in the National Register of Archives.

Administrative history:
These documents are additional to the main deposit of family archives in Nottinghamshire Archives (DD/FJ/1-10) and were held in the Estate Office at Osberton Hall near Worksop prior to their deposit in the Nottinghamshire Records Office (now Nottinghamshire Archives) in 1962 and 1971.

Contents:
Part of this additional collection (DD/FJ/11/1/8) relates to the estates described in the introduction to the main deposit. Of the remainder, a major group of legal papers concerns disputes over common land in and around Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, in the 17th and 18th centuries (DD/FJ/12-13). Another group is the collection of bound correspondence, mainly 18th century in date, of Sir George Savile, 8th baronet, (1726-1784), a highly respected M.P. for Yorkshire (commemorated by a statue in York Minster), and his relative John (Thornhagh) Hewitt (DD/FJ/11/1/1-7). This is of major importance for the history of Parliamentary and local politics, bearing on such subjects as Parliamentary Reform and the Yorkshire Association, American and Irish affairs, and various local issues such as canal schemes, the commercial trade of York and Hull and the campaign for the Spurn Point lighthouse at the mouth of the River Humber. Included are occasional letters of Christopher Wyvill, Joseph Priestley, Major John Cartwright, Lord Rockingham, and Edmund Burke. This correspondence, together with many estate papers of Sir George Savile, passed into the Foljambe family archives by marriage.
CORRESPONDENCE
Foljambe, Thornhagh, Hewett, etc.
DD/FJ/11/1/1 (pt I) Parliamentary and national affairs. 1554-1804
Sir George Savile (8th Bart)
DD/FJ/11/1/1(pt II) Miscellaneous affairs and posthumous records 1770-1790
Foljambe, Thornhagh, Hewett, etc.
DD/FJ/11/1/2 Estate and local affairs 1613-1778
DD/FJ/11/1/3 Miscellaneous affairs. 1715-1786
John Hewett:
DD/FJ/11/1/4-5 Miscellaneous affairs. 1779-1794
Rev. William Mason
DD/FJ/11/1/6 Correspondence to F.F.Foljambe 1771-1774
Sir George Savile (8th Bart)
DD/FJ/11/1/7 Parliamentary and national affairs. 1756-1785
VARIOUS ESTATE RECORDS
Accounts, Rentals, Etc.
DD/FJ/11/1/8/1-8 Derbyshire: Various 1518-1635
DD/FJ/11/1/8/9-11 Nottinghamshire: Various 1613, 1776
DD/FJ/11/1/8/12-21 Yorkshire: Various 1518-c.1759
DD/FJ/11/1/8/22 Gloucestershire: Bristol 1635
Subsidies and Assessments, etc.
DD/FJ/11/1/8/23-24 Derbyshire: Hundred of Scarsdale 1559-1563/4
DD/FJ/11/1/8/25-44 Nottinghamshire: Various 1592-1787
DD/FJ/11/1/8/45-49 Yorkshire: Various 1657-1729
Coal Mining
DD/FJ/11/1/8/50-51 Birkwood (Yorkshire W.R.) 1630-1632
Wool Trade
DD/FJ/11/1/8/52 Yorkshire 1752
Political and National Affairs, etc.
DD/FJ/11/1/8/53 Parliament 1640
DD/FJ/11/1/8/54-58 Rebellion of 1745, etc. 18th c.
Shrievalty, etc.
DD/FJ/11/1/8/59-61 Lincolnshire 1610-c.1640
DD/FJ/11/1/8/62-65 Nottinghamshire 1677-1746
Tithes
DD/FJ/11/1/8/66 Yorkshire: Hutton (N.R.) 18th c.
Turnpikes
DD/FJ/11/1/8/67-71 Nottinghamshire 1755-1776
Miscellaneous Literary Papers, etc.
DD/FJ/11/1/9/1-14 County of Nottinghamshire 1679-1740(?)
DD/FJ/11/1/9/15-16 Borough of Nottingham. 1727-c.1747
DD/FJ/11/1/9/17-27 Borough of East Retford. 1705(?)-1774
Crown Offices and Fees.
DD/FJ/11/1/10 List of Crown Offices and fees. (vol.) Temp. Eliz.
King's Speeches, etc.
DD/FJ/11/1/11 Collection of King's speeches, etc. 1707-1789
Newspapers.
DD/FJ/11/1/12 Miscellaneous newspapers. 1708-1805
Commons Disputes
DD/FJ/12/1-43 Yorkshire: Rawmarsh & Swinton commons (W.R.): Legal Disputes (c.1699-c.1721) 1538-1792
DD/FJ/13/1-10 Yorkshire: Rawmarsh & Kilnhurst commons (W.R.): Legal Disputes (c.1625-1648) 1304-1777
Miscellaneous Records
DD/FJ/14/1 Calendar of Foljambe archives (cards) 1887
DD/FJ/14/2/7 Stray documents and seal fragments 13th c.-1843



CORRESPONDENCE and miscellanea  DD/FJ/11/1  [n.d.]

FOLJAMBE, THORNHAGH, HEWETT, ETC. and Sir George Saville.  [no ref. or date]

Foljambe, Thornhagh, Hewett, etc.  [no ref. or date]

Vol. I. (Part 1): Parliamentary and national affairs.  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1  1554-1804

Contents:
(The numbers refer to pencilled numbering of individual letters in the bound volume.) To avoid confusion no attempt has been made to re-group the correspondence contained in the bound volumes either by correspondents or a more minute classification of subject.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/1-2  17 March 1553/4

Contents:
Sir Robert Rochester (see D.N.B.) to Sir James Foiliambe, kt; informing him the Queen has by letters patent under the great seal of the duchy of Lancaster granted £22 rent out of the prebend of Tyckhyll (Y.W.) to Mary, countess of Northumberland, and directing him to pay her the ½ year rent due at the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lady next (25 March).
Endorsements wrongly identify Robert Rochester as a non-existent bishop of Rochester.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/3  28 Aug. 1581

Contents:
Lawrence Brodbent at Nottingham to the constables or churchwardens of Kyrton; requiring them in the Queen's name to bring to his house in Nottingham on 17th Sept. 7s 6d arrears due to the Queen from the inhabitants of Kyrton for a free offering to the church of Sowthwell during the time that the church was dissolved into the king's hands.
Endorsed memo. re land tax.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/4  1 Nov. 1642

Contents:
Earl of Essex to "Sir Thos. Trollop, Wm. Ellis, esq., and the deputy Lieutenants with the rest of the well affected gentry, in Lincolnshire"; report of victory "over those who have engaged his Majestie in a bloudy and unaturall warre against his high court of Parliament to the effusion of much innocent bloud ..." and that army has removed to Oxford pillaging and causing wanton destruction, and appealing for help and support to restrain them "... whereof there is noe probablity unlesse by the assistance of all Countries of the Kingdome for we shalbe unable to horse our foote forces, for more speedy pursuite of them, they having gott the advantage of flying farre before us, by horsing themselves with such horses, as they take from Countrys where they come... to request you to take such course... for calling together your neighbours, countrymen, and tenants, and making knowne unto them this our necessity... imediately to supply us with what men, horses, geldinges, mares, saddles, bridles, carts, geere and other furniture... not onely for the setting on horsebacke our foote (which are much wearied with hard marching) but for drawing our Artillery and other baggage. All which men soe sent unto us, shall enter presently into pay, and every such horse... shalbe apprized at such rates, as they are worth, and secured by the publique faith of both houses of Parliament, herein we entreat an accompt together with such assistance... to be contributed by your Country at Northampton on Satturday or Munday next at the furthest. And alsoe we desire your Country... to rise in their owne persons, with their tenants and servants, and come into the assistance of the Army wheresoever it shalbe, with such offensive weapons as they can procure ..."
This is accompanied by a loose letter bearing the Public Record Office stamp and dated 4th July 1895, stating - "This letter is a copy only. The handwriting has been compared with undoubted holograph letters and signatures of Essex among the state papers in the Public Record Office".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/5  n.d. c.1660(?)

Contents:
Sir John Leslie (who styles himself - "Your own man John Leshlie Generall Major, Cabdan of sax score and twa men, crowner of Sunderland Marish Land and Fife, Governor of Thirleborrow, Roxburrow, Hussleburrow, and Kirkaudy, Laerd of Liberton Tilly and Quilby, Silver taker of Sterling, Constable of Leith, and Sir John Leshlie, knt. to the Boot of aw thatt".), to Sir T. Liddall near Newcastle; re attempts to save Liddall's house and garden - "Between me and God makes my heart bleed blude to see that the warkes shud gang threw sick a Trim garden as yours is. But Sir Thomas I have been with my Cusine the Generall this Two times, An sa sall I be sax mair before the warkes gang that way. But an ar this be dune I mun ha the Twanty pands made out Thrittly, An twanty Bowes o bear to saw the Marsh withaw, An the Tagged taled trooper that stanns i the staw, An the bonny Trim gay thing that stanns i the nuke o'the Haw chirping an chiming the nune tyde o' the day. An aw the Berriss a' the Garden for the Lady Enchibrinchie; An if aw this be dune, As I am a Cavalier of fortune and a Lym o' the House of Rothees As the muckle = maine great chest in Edinbur kirke can weel wittness for this aight hundred years and mair The Deele skoupe i my gates An I sall faile to safe you and your house and garden without and within to the mickledum of a twa penny chicken And Abides".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/6-7  3 Sept. 1701

Contents:
Lord Irwin at Temple Newsarm (Y.W.), to Francis Foulgham, esq., at his house near Rotheram (Y.W.); been prevailed upon by many gentlemen to stand for knight of the shire for Yorkshire in the next election and solicits favour of his interest for single votes.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/8-9  24 March 1701/2

Contents:
Sir John Kaye at London to Francis Foljambe, esq. at Aldwarke near Rotherham; Parliament rumoured soon to be dissolved and a meeting in London has agreed to make an interest for Lord Irwin and Lord Fairfax who are resolved to join against any opposer, notwithstanding this he offers his service once more to the County and requests his interest at the next election for the County of York.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/10-12  24 Feb. 1703/4

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile to Mr. Thornhagh; since the late vacancy in the House of Commons, he has been concerned lest his declining of the post - which he considered himself unfit for - should have caused offence to gentlemen in the County; his decision was prompted by a sense of deficiency of judgment in many things... "I have essayed the best of my judgement upon the Differences of Opinion which are almost ready to set our Countrymen of England together by the ears. Sir, I have several times observed Contests most violently maintained by men of both Parties whose Integrity as well as wisdome and judgments to discern I thought myself sure of; nor could it enter into my beliefe that these men in either Party had Clandestine Designs... Another Reason why I declined standing for the County of Nottinghamshire was that I earnestly desired not to embroil my self in the Divisions & Animosities arising from thence which I hope need not cast the odium of a Trimmer in an ill sense upon me, for I did not think myself obliged to enter the Combat when my Conscience did not direct me which side to take... I take the Liberty only to Beg that neither your self nor the Gentlemen of the County will exact of me a repayment in specie of that obligation which they lay'd upon me the last call of a Parliament. That they will not call upon me at this time for a Debt so just it can not be denied; but paid, will be injurious to me ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/13  18 Nov. 1707

Contents:
H. Wasteneys in London to St. Andrew Thornhagh, esq., at Osberton; had letter from Mr. T. Thornhagh telling him that A.T. had gone into Nottinghamshire and hopes it is to bring up a petition from the County relating to the "Purlieus"; complains that "you will never let your friends hear from you, a great many besides my selfe, particularly the Ladys is very impatient to know if we shall have your good company this winter in town, they think it looks dull without you ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/14  n.d. c.18th Nov. 1707

Contents:
As above: reminding him that Mr. D. Knight told writer at Dencaster that Mr. White had a tame buck which he would lend him for his does at Headon and asking for arrangements to be made.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/15-16  29 Nov. 1707

Contents:
H.W. as above to St. A.T. at Royleston (St.); regrets that all gentlemen in Notts. are not like him; cryptic references to business in hand re purlieus (?) "I will take care of what you sent and will send it down with all speed but desire you will not miss a post in writeing to Mr. Knight to press him to dispatch it with all speed, for it be not don before Xmas, it will signifie not much, for I find most of the Publick business will be over by that time and most of the Country Gentlemen will be gon out of town and I believe not many return... without Mr. Thornhagh and your selfe, nothing can be hoped for... let Mr. Thornhagh know what ever he commands... I will take care of ..."
P.S. "there is as yet no private business in the house so this is a proper time, to carry on such an affair".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/17-18  9 Dec. 1707

Contents:
H.W. to A.T. as above: Sir Gilbert H's advice re affair "that if we thought our selves out of Purlieu, the best way would be to trye it, and not to trouble either Queen, or Parliament, but if we was within the Purlieu, then to petition the Queen onely so I shall do nothing further in it till I have Mr. Thornhagh's and your directions but I think it would be proper for you to acquaint Mr. Knight with it or else he will be expecting thePetition to the Parliament... considering how the business of the Fleet goes on, I am glad Mr. Thornhagh will be in town this month ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/19-20  10 Dec. 1707

Contents:
Isaac Knight at Langold to John Thornhagh addressed as "A member of Parliament att Rollstone near Burton in Staffordshire"; willing to perform what he had promised in going about the County to get a petition signed but wonders at delay as nephew at Nottingham races explained what he would do; necessary Mr. Thornhagh, Sir Hardwick Wastnidge and Mr. Sachaverill sign petition "and what other members they can be assured off that it may be kept secret; If I may put in my verdite it might be convenient to have the case printed, how that there is noe harbour nor shelter left for the deer and that they are soe numerous that in hard weather they break into barns to get hay and that they eating and destroy all poore peoples cabbiges and carrat that live neare the forrest... are afraid to sow any Corn in the usual time for fear the deer should destroy it and what they doe sow they are forced to watch all night for some 6 months and that they can scarce get any servants to live with and serve them because they will not watch their corn in the night time, all this you know to be true, there might a great deal more said. This must be left to better judgments ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/21-22  18 April 1719; 2 June 1719

Contents:
Joseph Banks at Boswell Court, London (?) to Francis Foljamb, esq., at Aldwarke (Y.W.); have boxed up papers to be sent next week by the Rotherham carriers with explanation of charges etc.; passing of parliamentary business - "This day the King came to the house and passed all the Bills and prorog'd us till 19th May he made a long speech which I keep this letter open to inclose it... if it comes out this night, I like it very well onely am sorry he thereby intimates his Designe for Hanover this year. But that however shews noe fear of Cardinal Alberoni. Yesterday Mr. Secretary Craggs told me wee might Depend the Spanish Armada was either destroyd at sea or blown to the Canarys, when I answered that it was well they were not gone to Jamaica or some of our Plantations, he told me it was impossible for they had good intelligence, that they had but 21 days provision on Board... As to the Peerage Bill It was never sent us, soe many of us joyned with the T - ys in crying out against it. In my opinion and I have received all on both sides, It was a favour that wee shall live to repent Refuseing ..."
Endorsed memo. "Received of Francis Foljambe Esq. (By the hands of Mr. Humphrey Clayton) Thirty one shillings for the use of Joseph Banks Esq. per me Wm. Battie".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/23-24  6 March 1726/7

Contents:
Oswald Mosley at Derby to St. Andrew Thornhagh, esq., at Mrs. Barkers in Cokes Court near Lincolns Inne, London; obliged for furnishing him with money at time when an unreasonable dispute has been revived with little prospect of success "This sum will answer the present demands in the country, but I have two Debts in Town, one is to Mr. Browns Barber for a wig, viz. 6 Guinees, the other is to Mrs. Barker the inclosed bill of £6 18 9 if you can conveniently discharge them... will be accountable to you... when I come up to Towne... for I am upon a Special Jury, in a cause to be tryed at the Kings Bench ..."; political opinions etc. - "I will not pretend to fore see the event of war, but there is some thing pleasing to me in the Accounts which tel us that we are actually engaged in defence of what was confirmed to us by solemne Treaties because it will effectually silence some unreasonable clamours, and extinguish the vain hopes of a Party, that the nation would be weary with keeping up large Fleets without entering upon Action. The new Schemes of the Party have always produced new troubles to me from a vexatious neighbour, who upon any fresh hopes of a Revolution has renewed his claims, and lataly threatened me with a fresh cry of Rump and Roundhead, which I told him I was not in the least apprehensive of now. It is sayd Mr. Cotton goes to London before May with some assurance of a place in the Stamp Office which Sir Richard Py had, and tis thought he gets it by Lord Ferrer's Interest. If the Government could be fully informed of the secret transactions in a certain cabal not far from Stone I believe that Gentlemen might as well stay in the country. The Sheriff of Staffordshire, St. George, is stil named in the Clubs of the Tories with the heaviest curses for his buying of their friends engaged at that time in the Rebellious attempts, especially their Leader. Lord Chetwinds Interest is violently opposed in order to bring in some others that I believe are not well affected to this Government, and I believe you will be of my opinion when I have opportunity to tell you who they are. The Chetwinds have not been my friends, however as they are I believe firm to our present establishment, I cannot think well of the opposition setting up against them".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/25-26  1727

Contents:
Mr. White to St. Andrew Thornhagh, esq., at Osberton; sensible of friendship and obligations; political arrangements - "The situation I am in is this, Lord Chesterfield's brother and Mr. Warren, are fixed for the Towne of Nottingham (a Compromise they call it) Mr. Gregory and Mr. Plumptree dissist as Mr. Gregory is fixed upon to trye his Fait with me at Rettford which I hope will be perfectly agreeable to you, and my friends, I should be glad to have your Approbation of it, and hope for Your Assistance".
(Day and month of date has been eaten away by mice).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/27  18 July 1727

Contents:
Mr. Geo. Gregory in London to St. Andrew Thornhagh, esq., at Osberton; Mr. White has shown him letter which causes great concern - "My resolution of standing at Retford was sudden from the usuage I met with at Nottingham, and in hopes of your approbation I undertook it and should be very glad, upon further consideration, you would please to agree to it".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/28-29  1 Aug. 1727

Contents:
Robert Sutton to Mr. Thornhagh (?); arrangement re candidates in county and borough elections "... Mr. Gregory, for preserving the Peace and quiet of the County, consents to desist from standing for the Town of Retford, and Mr. White concurs with him in promising to form no opposition to the Election of such person as Mr. Levinz shall propose for that Borough with this express condition that Mr. Levinz shall engage reciprocally not to oppose such other Persons as Mr. White shall on his part propose to be shosen for the said Borough; but, if any opposition shall arise against either of the persons to be named by them respectively, then in such case they shall mutually assist each other in order to procure the Election of the persons named on each side. We are all entirely satisfied in Mr. Levinz... that he is willing to sit still and occasion no Contest: But we are desirous He would explain himself a little further... And, as Sir Robert Clifton has by himself, and his Agents asked Votes and made interest in Order to his being chosen Representative for the County, we think it but reasonable, as a part of the Agreement in hand, that Mr. Levinz should farther declare and give his Parole, that he will neither propose nor assist Sir Robert Clifton not any other person with his interest in order to be chosen Knight of the Shire, but concur to the choice of My Lord Howe and myself at the ensuing Election for this County ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/30  1 Aug. 1727

Contents:
Wm. Levinz at Grove to Mr. Thornhagh (?); thought he had made his proposition explicit but adds further explanation "... as to the County, that I will neither stand my self nor assist any Body else, And as to a Third person, if a Third should by any Accident start up for the Burrough, I concur with Mr. White's Proposition that we both jointly oppose him to bring in the Person named by each of us. And as to Sir Robert Clifton I have it in Direction from him that if he meets with no Opposition from them for the Burrough, he will give none for the County ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/31-32  2 Aug. 1727

Contents:
Robert Sutton, T. White and Geo. Gregory to Mr. Thornhagh(?); have perused copy of Mr. Levinz's letter (above) re proposition concerning elections for borough of Retford and county "... and as He has desired in case we agreed thereto, that we should likewise signify the same under our hands, we now comply therewith, and hereby declare to you for his satisfaction that we will punctually observe the agreement, both with respect to the County and Borough... according as it is explained in the Letters ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/33-34  n.d. c.1745(?)

Contents:
Names of writer and addressee not given; probably government spy or sympathiser reporting on unrest preceding 1745 Rebellion (?) -
"I had yesterday an invitation to dine with my friend, he still continues to be as sanguine as ever, and though the Government are Cautiouse att this time, it will behove them to continue their care, for the time is not yett come, I cannot yet learne by what shipp Letters goe to France and are brought thence, but nothing matteriall is trusted to the poste. I finde it as yett very difficult to discover the channel of correspondence, one packet would give proof of everything, my friend has been at the camp... I am to meete him at Newbury, and we are to visitt the Camp in that County... I finde it necessary to be my owne master to attend him, and this affaire, and then as I shall have access to all companies, noe desighn can be formed, or carried on, but I shall be able to give notice and every man of intelligence or consequence must be knowne, several people are come over to be ready such as can manage men in armes and make themselves acquainted in the Country I feare that there are Commissions come to some people, and I am told they are not unprovided with arres. There are things I shall not faile of knowing, when I shall have putt on a proper appearance. I am sure noe man can have the service more att heart, I desire noe rewarde nor to be any expence to the Government and I believe that I shall be able to make such discoveries as will occasion a Law that will eternally secure the King and his family, when I am att Liberty the Barron and his friends will open their hearts, I am to dine with the Lords Wharton and Sunderland tomorrow, I will advise you the condition of the troops, theire strength and discipline... be pleased to acquainte him with the deliverance wee thinke our friend had lately before him, and of the Patron the Papists have gott, to prevent theire being convicted. My friend tells me that the Irish Regiments both in France and Spaine are extremely well reconciled and under far better discipline than our houshould troops, I thinke it would be proper that there should be a particular worde given oute every night at the Courte, Campe, and Tower, that affaire is now verry wrong it being possible to know the worde for this month, a thing of this consequence should not be trusted in many hands... My Dame Sarah knows the worde every night, and soe does the Deane, and soe may any body".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/35-36  23 Nov. 1751

Contents:
Richard Ward ("At my Lodgings at Mr. Shoeland's Peruke Maker Temple Barr London") to Mr. Newton (address not given); re passing of bill concerning coroner's office "... enacts that we have 40s for every Inquisition for accidents, and in all cases whatsoever besides the old fee in murder and manslaughter, and 9d a mile, to be paid by the Treasurer of the County out of the County stock... I find this business not only takes up every hour of my time But with fees, perquisites, etc. runs away with Money most suprisingly, and makes me tho' unwilling press for a remittance... I have not heard from any of the Welch Coroners, but if I don't soon will leave Wales out, and take the Act for England only. I am told they say they will not contribute but take the Benefit of the Act at the expence of the English Coroners".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/37-38  2 March 1768

Contents:
Geo. Donston at Worksop to Mr. Thornhagh (?); resentment at interference with polling interest - "About a week ago Sir Geoil Wray came here to sollicit my Interest, I told him I did not till then know I had any tenant who was a Freeman of Retford (which I really did not) that I imagin'd all thoughts of opposition there were at an end, if not that I shou'd certainly give whatever Interest I might have in that Borough for my Neighbour Mr. White. The next day Geo. Ryley came to ask me how he was to behave I told him I expected he shou'd be determined by me, upon which he told me had promised Sir Cecil Wray. I asked him by whose persuasion, which he did not care to say, and told him I shou'd take it extremely ill of any man who shou'd attempt to influence my Tenant to vote against my Neighbour without asking my Consent... I went yesterday to Geo. Brown's where G. Ryley met me, and I there expressed in strong terms my Resentment of attempts from any Quarter to influence my Tenant to act against my Inclinations... if persisted in I should consider it as an utter Breach of peace and good Neighbourhood ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/39-40  12 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Sir J. Thorold at Syston Park (Li.) to John Hewett, esq., at Shireoaks near Worksop; having had honour of being nominated at County Meeting held at Lincoln, to succeed late representative, Duke of Ancaster, requests Hewett's support and interest.
Endorsed draft letter in reply expressing concern at prospect of contest at Lincoln "... which must be attended with many disagreeable circumstances to its inhabitants... it is but justice to you, as you think me worthy your Notice to say fairly my present Engagements will not permit me to encourage you to hope for (my) assistance."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/41-42  14 Aug. 1779

Contents:
A. Wm. Boucherett to John Hewett as above; meeting at Lincoln re candidates and views of neighbours etc., - "... Mr. Monson was proposed by Sir Christopher Whichcott and seconded, when that Phil. Glover... objected to the proposed Candidate in respect to his Youth and being a Soldier and proposed Mr. Viner who thank'd him and declined, then Mr. Wood proposed his Brother in Law Sir John Thorold and was seconded and seem'd approved by the Kings Friends there Present. Sir Cecil Wray was proposed by Mr. Monk... there this ended... but must not forget my delivering your message to Lord Monson and telling you I acquainted Mr. Pelham with your kind intentions towards him at the General Election for which he thanks you sincerely and desired me to say so. Now I am to inform you that our Archdeacon Dr. Gordon (Scotch) moved a Subscription to strenthen the hands of Government, which was hissed by many of the midling Class... spoke to by Mrs. Harrison (my neighbour) who condemned the measures pursued and observed that it was extraordinary that private purses should be thus strongly calld on when those who received the overgrown emoluments of Government had subscribed so triflingly... Thus we are left to chose Mr. Monson or Sir John Thorold ..." P.S. "Sir John stands for I have this moment received a letter from him".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/43  20 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Captain Kirkby at "Camp South Sea Common" to addressee unknown; description of attack in Channel etc. "... by a letter rec'd yesterday by a gentleman of the Cornwall Regt encamp'd here from his family at Plymouth, he is inform'd that the Ardent with two other ships of the line, after resolutely contending with 20 sail of the Enemies' were taken in sight of that Place, that they have 30 Sail more... in the Channel, and that Sir Charles Hardy was not heard of. Plymouth was then in the greatest Confusion nothing heard but drums beating to arms... As News-papers are not to be depended upon, any News that may arise here, properly authenticated I will send you the earliest opportunity... whatever may be the opinions of People in Nottinghamshire all here think very seriously of this matter. Our fortifications have been for some time and are still repairing tis thought we shall soon be thrown into them".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/44  22 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Lord Monson at Burton (Li.) to John Hewitt (?); finds that brother Captain Monson not generally approved at meeting and fears that it might cause great dissension in the County if he continues the present contest, thanks him for promise but declines giving further trouble on this occasion.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/45  22 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Boucherett at North Willingham (Li.) to John Hewett (?); news or lack of re electioneering business etc., "... I can't inform you, but I imagine Lord Scarboro can as I can meet with no managers except his and Lord Monson's stewards and who are the Captains of the tens and hundreds I have not yet heard... some few friends, I have ask'd, have promised to go with me, tho contrary to their inclinations they apprehend Lr. H. to be a Ministerial Man; this has run thro' the County owing to a foolish declaration of his brother on his canvass at Castor declaring him to be so... both candidates shudder at the to be dreaded expence of a thorough contest. Our opponents seem to me the most diligent. Our grand resource (the Isle) I fear is much broke into by Allen Johnson's declaring against us... I wish and like success, nay I hate to be defeated and would spend a little of my property rather than suffer a defeat if I could see a competent member of the same mind".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/46  28 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Boucherett as above to John Hewett (?); news of Mr. Monson's resignation and further strictures on conduct of canvassing campaign, expects opponents to contest two seats and carry then unless "some plan is laid and diligently pursued".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/47  31 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Samuel Turner at Caistor (Li.), to John Hewett (?); re guidance on voting etc., "Having a few days since recd letters from Lord Hide and Mr. Mansfield requesting my support at the general Election for the University of Cambridge; I thought proper to acquaint you before I answer them, that if you have any particular Party to espouse on that occasion I shd be happy in adding my small support to yours. I hear of three other candidates - Mr. Crofts one of the present Representatives, Mr. Townshend who opposed Mr. Mansfield and Lord Hide in the late Opposition (upon the death of the Duke of Rutland) and Mr. Pitt... Mr. Monson's conduct in so precipitately declining the Poll seems to have very much amazed this part of the County. It gave me pleasure to hear that your troublesome companion, the Gout, had left you. That you may receive every salutary effect from the waters of Buxton ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/48  3 Sept. 1779

Contents:
R. Morrison to John Hewett (?); tells of London gossip re. naval action - "I have been in Town, am just returned, and cannot omit telling you the News of the Day; It is up at Codys (as I am told by a Gentleman who says he saw it) that the French and Spanish Fleets are off Portsmouth, that Hardy is at St. Helens and their being so near each other, and engagement is hourly expected or Hardy must retire to Portsmouth Harbour and be blocked up; in that case the Sussix Coast, or any other Coast will be open to them, or even the River Thames; but as Hardy has had a reinforcement of 5 Capital Ships which makes his number 40, to 60 or 65, he may probably think himself able to fight them ..."
P.S. "The people at the Coffee Houses make very long Faces".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/49-50  6 Sept. 1779

Contents:
F.F. Foljambe at Aldwark (Y.W.) to father-in-law, John Hewett (?) asks advice re exchange of land with Lord Rookingham etc., "I have sent him word that I will meet him according to his appointment tomorrow... he wants to get off by merely letting me have quantity for quantity in the same Ing. Nor will it be worth while, if I find he will not negotiate a greater exchange rather than run the risk of quarrelling with him, more particularly as Sir George seemed rather to long for conciliatory measures, to let him have all I have in those Ings, which is about an acre and half for a land about the same quantity lying in the middle of a close of mine... shall I take notice of end endeavour to explain my past misrepresentations such as Mr. Jessops saying I had appointed a meeting to settle this business and did not go thro pique or not? Mr. Jessop will be present. I found a letter from Mr. Charlesworth inclosing bills for £313 for half a years interest and he tells me that there is no doubt of its producing ten per cent next year tant mieux".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/51-52  7 Sept. 1779

Contents:
F.F.F. as above to father-in-law John Hewett(?) account of agreement with Lord Rockingham re above land, and political news he gathered at dinner at Wentworth House - "... our fleet was certainly off Portsmouth and the enemy off the Isle of Wight in pursuit ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/53-54  8 Sept. 1779; 14 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Sir John Thorold at Syston Park (Li.) to John Hewett at Shireoaks; Mr. Monson has publicly declined offering himself as a candidate for County of Lincoln and as a number of gentlemen (previously in his interest) have given writer their support, he requests Hewett's concurrence.
Endorsed draft letter in reply; as there is no probability of a contested election at present reserves declaration till next general election "lest I should repent or you should think yourself deceived".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/55  25 Sept. 1779

Contents:
R. Morrison at Clapham to John Hewett(?); chiefly naval news in currency around Clapham area and exploits of Paul Jones - "1st. in North America Admiral Collyer has destroyed a great many N.A. Transports going to attack Hallifax, of which the Gazette will giveyou a full account; 2ndly. The Leeward Island Fleet is also safe arrived; and 3rdly the Jamaca Fleet is also safe arrived; and the 7.L. India Men last from Ireland are daily expected under convey, but I cannot yet inform you of Paul Jones, being taken tho' he traversed round Ireland, and the Western parts of England, has now got to Yarmouth Roades without molestation, so much for our Sovereignty of the Seas".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/56  6 Jan. 1780

Contents:
F.F. Foljambe at Aldwark to father-in-law John Hewett(?); sends accounts of debates at meeting in York printed in York paper; many of friends assembled at Rufford which he has just visited and will visit again after attending signing of petition at Rotherham and Sheffield; killed a brace of woodcock in Rittars Park; account of Mrs. Donston's stroke and health of family etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/57-58  15 Jan. 1780

Contents:
F.F.F. at Rufford to father-in-law John Hewett(?); chiefly news of family, visit to Rufford and canvassing signatures for petition - "I went on Monday to Rotherham and Sheffield on Tuesday to attend the signing the petition and was met by many of the gentlemen of the Towns and Neighbourhood who gave me much countenance and assistance... I found notwithstanding the pains we had taken to make it generally known it was not so much so as we could wish. I have therefore appointed next Monday and Tuesday for it to be at those places and shall send Alderson with it besides to some of the large villages in the Neighbourhood where we are sure of many names. The Trading part of Sheffield have set their faces against the measure, you know they always chuse to be singular, but I suspect they will come round when they hear that Lord Surry is gone down to support a similar measure in Cumberland. Indeed there are not above forty freeholders in the place and they have been misled by a talking coxcomb of an attorney in some degree. Perhaps too they will alter their opinion on seeing that your old friend Clay, Messrs Broadbent and some other principal people there have signed. I have already got (that is) in the two days at Rotherham and Sheffield 219 names... I rather wish the York Committee may think it right to defer presenting the petition till the call of the House on Sir Georges [Savile] account for he has had and has still a little soar throat of the inflammatory kind tarying upon him ever since he came from York and does not seem quite in such in spirits as one could wish him ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/59  19 Jan. 1780

Contents:
F.F.F. as above to father-in-law John Hewett (?); going to York tomorrow to attend meeting of Committee upon particular business, talk of deputation to carry up petition, "Sir G. [Savile] is pretty well again but will probably come not much before the call of the House".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/60-61  26 Jan. 1780

Contents:
F.F.F. as above to father-in-law John Hewett (?); filial and affectionate letter recounting family news; re deputation and petition... "should therefore have accepted of a deputation of the Committee had done me the honour of appointing me one. I should have thought it my Duty and a right thing but, as I am not very rich, and must have, perhaps several journeys to York, I think it prudent to give up a project of mere pleasure and curiosity"; doubts if petition will be a good remedy for Sir Geo. Savile's health.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/62  27 Jan. 1780

Contents:
Duke of Portland at Burlington House to John Hewett; re petition and sending him communication which will give him pleasure "... and may possibly lead us to a better track than what the Major [Cartwright] would have wished us to pursue. Gloustershire has adopted the Yorkshire Petition as so has Cumberland as far as they have gone tho' many essentials are omitted. Devonshire is also to meet and it is supposed they will be numerous and Respectable".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/63-64  7 Feb. 1780

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell (Y.W.) to uncle John Hewett (?)
Sympathises with his poor health and remarks all invalids must be affected by the odd season they were exeriencing, never having known so many people ill as at present; next Friday sets off for Derby to collect rents for cousin Trafford, fears money will be hard to come by; fancies Yorkshire Petition will be presented this week - "I sent mine to York last Thursday. I got 270 names which was more than I expected, as at first many people were against signing as they did not like the word Association but that has been fully explained, so they have no occasion to be alarmed on that head. I assure you party is higher than ever, there is to be another Meeting in Easter week. I can't help being afraid of things going to great lengths as many People are too violent and there is no preventing them. I think the Petition is well worded but fear it will have no success ..."; wife has sent an order to Mr. Wedgewood - "If you are able to go as far will you see that he send good things of the sort that is ordered. Some are for Mrs. Yarboroughs and some for ourselves ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/65  12 Feb. 1780

Contents:
F.F. Foljambe at Aldwark to father-in-law John Hewett (?); family and local gossip; returned from York and gives news of meeting "we had no business of consequence yesterday only the opening and answering letters from C. Fox and Sir G. Vincent, very luckily for me for I was seated in the Chair".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/66-67  9 May 1780

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy at Leisterfields (London) to John Hewett (?); chatty, ironic and vigorous letter, gives account of Sir G. Savile's activities in London re Petition - "He is in such a vortex of business, hurry and company that I am amazed how he keeps so tolerably well. It was early, when he came home from the house, a little after 12; My lord N. told them the constitution wanted no mending and to complain is very wrong at present and the only produce of a distempered brain, so I make no doubt, after the Opinion of so able, wise, and honest a Physician, the Minority will recover its senses and repent of all its past offenses... Sir a. is gone in a hurry to the house with a Petition. These troublesome people will never have done Petitioning"; visits to Museum and Royal Exhibition at Somerset House, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/68  4 Aug. 1780

Contents:
F.F. Foljambe at Aldwark to father-in-law John Hewett (?); sends copy of resolution of meeting at which upwards of 60 members were present "Proof was laid upon our table of the orders for the Military to act at Discretion throughout the kingdom, it struck every person present as a step the most dangerous and hostile to Civil liberty that has been attempted since James 2nd. The Lord Chief Justice has been worse attended than any judge within memory. A Hot headed Grand Jury man proposed an address but it was stopped by some of the more prudent and indeed they found that they could not have carried it even in the Grand Jury as the sheriff is hostile to us and had picked them out of a particular set and description of men".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/69-70  Dec. 1780

Contents:
F.F. Foljambe to father-in-law John Hewett; spirits were cast down last time he wrote, partly owing to Sir G. Savile's letters "having fret a good deal about them and had disposed my mind to think a gloomy way and with my mind thus prepared having decided upon an important change of situation and life I took fright and figured to myself all sorts of difficulties. Your last kind letter and the now almost certain prospect of matters going smoothly have contributed to revive me very much and I now think of it very much at my ease"; preparation for election and views on commitment etc. "The High Sheriff has appointed a County Meeting for the 17th and if the writ comes down in time will then appoint a day for the Election as the 17th is likewise a County Court day. I shall follow your instructions carefully with regard to engagements for I am fully convinced of the truth of your doctrine. I am not nor will be under none excepting with regard to a Parliamentary reform which I look upon myself to be pledged to support, in whatever situation I may be, as far as I can, that is as far as our Association goes, no farther. I certainly should kick at any attempt to tye my hands behind me. If they cannot trust to my acting honestly without I am not fit to represent them or any body else".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/71  21 Dec. 1780

Contents:
Lord Rockingham at Grosvenor Square, London, to John Hewett; soliciting Hewett's help in obtaining Sir Geo. Bromley's interest in Gloucestershire in favour of Captain Berkeley - "Captain Berkeley - you will remember lost the Election - by the Whigs being rather divided. It is hoped that on the present occasion they will be more united".

[no title or ref.]  3 & 4 Jan 1781

Contents:
Resolutions of the Committee of Association for the County of York held at York Tavern, with list of members present at a meeting of the Committee, and copy of Instrument appointing deputies to meet and deliberate with deputies from other counties, cities and boroughs etc., and Address from Committee of Association to electors of Great Britain. (Loose paper not bound into volume, with no pencilled numbering). Printed.

[no title or ref.]  9 May 1781

Contents:
Resolutions as above: with report of proceedings at general meeting of deputies from the Associated Counties, etc., held in London during March and April, submitted by Rev. Christopher Wyvill, Sam. Shore, esq., and Sir Jas. Norcliffe, bart., to Committee of Association for County of York.
(Loose paper as above).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/72  6 Jan. 1781

Contents:
Duke of Portland at Burlington House, London, to John Hewett; sending him resolutions of County Meeting held at Mansfield with Lord Geo. Sutton in the chair.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/73/74  6 Jan. 1781

Contents:
Lord Geo. Sutton at Kelham to John Hewett; as chairman of Committee meeting held at Mansfield he is instructed to approach him for a subscription to defray expenses of pursuing the objects of County Petition; with list of gentlemen who had subscribed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/75  18 March 1781

Contents:
Lord Rockingham at Grosvenor Square to John Hewett; requests him to send papers for years 1756-1763 or as many as Hewett has arranged by half past six in the evening, Rockingham will send him the Journals from 1774; expecting "some of our Friends to meet here about eight o'clock this evening on the subject matter".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/76  n.d. c. 18 Mar 1781

Contents:
Draft letter in reply to Lord Rockingham; re above papers "If you want Caistanys papers for your own private use they are at your service and I will bring them to you this afternoon. But if as I imagine, they are only wanted for a Clerk to examine into some mistake I am supposed to have made they have cost me too much trouble and expence collecting for me to risk the loss of any of them ..."; memo. "Receiving the scrap of Paper annexed was the cause of this on which I received the annexed letter from Lord Rockingham", also scrap of paper annexed which reads "Casteno's papers from 1756 to 1763 both inclusive".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/77  20 March 1781

Contents:
Lord Rockingham as above to John Hewett; re above papers "I want Carstair's papers... they are for my own inspection and will not be out of my custody. I am drawing out a short state of some of the loans of the years in the last war. There are monthly tables of the prices of stock etc. in the Universal Magazine which as I happened to have by me, I have consulted and I want to compare your Carstairs papers with those Tables... I must look myself up tonight, as I mean to say a few words on the subject in the H. of Lords tomorrow".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/78  20 March 1781

Contents:
As above; returning Carstairs papers which "corroborate some of the tables from which I had made a few memorandums... I have rather hurried and fatigued myself and am not very well."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/79-81  7 April 1783

Contents:
Draft letter John Hewett to Duke of Portland; has thrown together some thoughts on subjects mentioned in compliance with Duke's wishes, cannot refrain from advising him to avoid "meddling with the coin till you've been longer in Office and have had more time to consider fully that most delicate and dangerous part of Political Economy ..."; also above "thoughts" on
(1) Whether it is adviseable to permit Guincas to pass current at one penny weight less than the present weight ? and
(2) Whether it would be adviseable to try any expedient to prevent the exportation of gold coin?
[Duke of Portland had become Prime Minister on 2nd April 1783 - five days before this letter was written.]

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/82-83  29 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Mr. Baron Mastrs (?) at Inner Temple, London, to John Hewett; observations on injustice of taxing improvements of land and discouraging people from making them "... when a piece of land worth 1000 shillings, or £50, a year, has been made worth £250 a year at the expence of £2,400, it ought in point of justice and policy to be taxed as being still worth only £50 a year, for about 7 or perhaps 10 years... but afterwards to be taxed at its real improved value of £250 a year ..." Detailed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/84-85  1 Dec. 1783

Contents:
F.F. Foljambe at Aldwark to father-in-law John Hewett; expressing euphoric gratitude for Lord Fitzwilliam's and Duke of Portland's support for his candidature... "I have every reason to believe that with Lord Fitzwilliams's concurrence the whole body of association without exception will be with me, add to that his and the Cavendish and Ministerial interest and that very decided and solid support which Lord F. has offered me, might almost venture to say there can be no one that will venture to oppose... I believe it would be better for Lord F. to let the popular party take the lead both for now and his future interest and make a merit of his concurrence with their inclinations"; sympathises with Sir G. Savile in his illness - "I am concerned as you may conceive for Sir G.S. but I expected it".
P.S. "Pray say everything that is kind for me to Sir G.S. Your express was directed to the Postmaster of Mansfield and did not arrive till five this Morning tho it set out at seven on Saturday".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/86-87  4 Dec. 1783

Contents:
As above; further news re candidature etc., "Before I received your letter I had heard that Lord Surrey had sent to his people to reserve their votes but nothing more. This however has been sufficient to raise an opinion that he means to be a Candidate; tho I cannot myself think it likely. If he did he would not be a very popular one from various circumstances... there is in our Corps a greater jealousy of Lord F. than ever and that the York business has done him infinite mischief, it will be well for him therefore to be very cautious on this occasion, a too great forwardness would ruin everything ..."; depressed at developments "I cannot help fearing that both parties will fancy me under such obligations to them that I shall be in danger of being thought wanting in gratitude to both and that it will require more prudence and abilities than I am master of to act properly between them ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/88  10 Dec. 1783

Contents:
Lord J. Cavendish to John Hewett; House did not sit yesterday so could not move writ as desired but will do it today, delay and inconvenience could be remedied by hurrying messenger who goes down with it, if care not taken time may be lost in getting writ sealed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/89  13 Dec. 1783

Contents:
F.F. Foljambe to father-in-law John Hewett; returns thanks for kind letters and encouragement "... to know I have two such counsellors as you and S. G.S. to help me out in difficult cases... We were at the Ball at Doncaster on Thursday partly to find out in a quiet way how people were disposed. Everybody seemed very cordial about it and I understand there is likely to be a very numerous meeting. I propose going to York on Monday".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/90  17 Dec. 1783

Contents:
Circular letter of F.F. Foljambe to voters; "Having had the Honour to be put in Nomination this Day, as a Candidate to represent this County in Parliament, by a Great Majority of the Freeholders at a General Meeting of the County, in the Room of Sir George Savile who has vacated his Seat, I take the liberty to request your Vote and Interest at the ensuing Election, and to assure you, that if I am so happy as to be chosen I will, to the utmost of my Power, diligently and faithfully discharge the Trust you shall repose in me".
Printed, York.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/91  17 Dec. 1783

Contents:
F.F. Foljambe at York to father-in-law John Hewett; has just been nominated with 10 dissenting voices and no other person proposed, Lord Fauconburgh has joined and everything runs smoothly, asks that news be communicated to Sir G.S.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/92-93  19 Dec. 1783

Contents:
Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark (wife of F.F.F.) to father John Hewett at Grosvenor St., London; family and political news - husband canvassing in West Riding, then goes to North and East; father will have to pay for indulgence of her letter as she has no frank "... but uncle Savile's which will not now do"; Lady Effingham has just received intelligence "by express from town of changes of Ministry, Parliament dissolved etc."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/94  23 Dec. 1783

Contents:
As above; Mr. Tooker has been here with letter from Mr. P. Milnes of Wakefield "wishing Sir Geo. Savile would desire his people there, to attend Mr. F. at the Election; to which he supposes he can now have no objection, as he fears they may be slack of going. He wished me to communicate this to Uncle S.; I send it to you, that you may speak to him, if you think it right as there is no time to lose ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/95-96  24 Dec. 1783

Contents:
F.F. Foljambe at Aldwark to father-in-law John Hewett at Grosvenor St., London; details of canvassing tour etc. - "You who know so well what the hurry of an Election is will easily conceive how much my time has been taken up... the day after the nomination and Friday I canvassed York and met with the warmest reception from all parties. You will see a pretty exact account of what passed at the nomination in the York Paper which I think Sir George takes in excepting with regard to Lord Fauconburgh who came expressly to abuse the association tooth and nail. He began with violence found himself in a scrape and tackd about and ended by approving and joining us to the great mortification of his party. Mr. Drummond came with a little party to oppose me as an associator but they made a very poor figure indeed and my nomination was carried as decisively as ever one was. Mr. Johnson supported me, Sir Thomas Frankland, Lord Hawk, Gen. Cary, all anti associators, I should add S.J. Gooderich, support me decidedly. I have been at Leeds... and afterwards canvassed the Cloth Halls and met with all the success possible and all the principal people are with us... shew myself in the West towards Halifax... I shall afterwards go thro the East and North much in the same way as Sir George did. I have invitations from Gentlemen all the way to sleep at their houses, the gratitude expressed towards Sir G. Savile to which my distinguished reception, I may call it, is owing has given me the greatest pleasure throughout my tour ..."; also note from Mr. Twigge agreeing to vote for Mr. Townshend if necessary etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/97-98  29 Dec. 1783

Contents:
As above; further news re candidature etc. - "... A requisition had been sent to Mr. Wyvill to call a meeting of the Committee any time before the 20th, he appointed 16th (the day before the County Meeting) in order to consider whether it would not be better to renew the petition on the day of Election than give the County the trouble of meeting again on the 8th of Jan. as had been appointed... Lord Fauconbergh... called Wyvill an aspiring divine and said the Association meant to overthrow the Consitution etc. They were well answered with temper and moderation and his Lordship said he was convinced by the arguments, should support a Petition... and the whole ended with the highest good humour ..."; anxious enquiries about health of Sir Geo. Savile.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/98  1 April 1784

Contents:
Christopher Wyvill at York Tavern to F.F. Foljambe, esq., St. Saviour Gate, York; expresses uneasiness at difference of political opinion which has developed between them - "From a grateful sense of Sir G. Savile's meritorious conduct, and a good opinion of your public principles, particularly respecting the essential Articles of Parliamentary Reformation, I took an early and an active part in your late Election. But I must freely own to you that the measures which I understand have ever since that period received your support in Parliament, appear to be highly dangerous to the Peace and Liberty of the Community. Istill think well of your private character; I still venerate the memory of Sir G. Savile; but unless your Public Conduct, in the important instances above alluded to, should be explained in a satisfactory manner, at the intended meeting of the County tomorrow, I shall feel myself bound by considerations of Public Good infinitely superior to any personal motive; to cooperate with those Gentlemen by whom, in that case your Nomination will be opposed".
(Loose paper not bound into volume)

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/99-100  5 Jan. 1789

Contents:
Charles Pelham at Arlington St., London, to F.F. Foljambe; political news etc. - "... our Speaker is dead... His enemys say he killed himself with drinking Porter. I rather think that is saying too much, certain it is, he drank some what more than either of us generally do, but does not all this prove Charles Foxes ideas (indeed as they at all times are) perfectly just and consitutional however imprudent they might be just at the time. William Grenville the joint Pay Master is to be the Speaker proposed by Administration and Sir Gil: Elliot by our Friends. I hardly believe we stand any chance against one of that Family, but it is done in order to lay claim perhaps in a new Parliament. The Prince will accept of the Regency, tho' used like a Dog by Prince Pitt - should this be the case, I rather think we shall have vacancy for Westminster. I don't think it likely Fox will have much opposition as all the last expenses are discharged within £1500. All our Friends feel anxious that that sum should be paid and then say they there can be no doubt of success ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/101-102  13 Jan. 1789

Contents:
Charles Pelham at House of Commons to F.F. Foljambe at Aldwark; political news, addresses, etc. - "In the name of many of your Friends I am set down to return you many thanks for the note you have favoured me with and which I have given to Lord Robert... we are to go into the State of the Nation on Thursday - nevertheless I can hardly believe we shall - Pitt promised this and from His usual conduct I am concerned to say I cannot give great credit to His words... not believe the Hallifax address carries much weight with it, yet I am sorry there should be any from Yorkshire at all. They say too that Leeds is to send a violent one - many hand bills etc. have been sent into Yorkshire - do you believe they do any good. - They tell us here that Lord Longsdale is dieing - if he leaves his estate to Sir William Lowther, I fear his Parliamentary Interest will not go with us ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/103-104  17 Jan. 1789

Contents:
Wentworth Fitzwilliam at Milton (Np.), to F.F. Foljambe; re addresses presented by Leeds and Halifax; King's madness and recovery and analysis of motives prompting conduct of Pitt and Queen; suggestion that Foljambe represent Hull; "It is a satisfaction to think that all the manufacturing parts of Yorkshire are not of one mind upon the present critical business, - the corporation of Leeds are to meet for the purpose of addressing Pitt the very day our friends are to meet at Halifax for the purpose of disavowing Dr. Wood's notable address - though I have had no intelligence directly from Leeds, I think we have such strength there, that no address will pass with anything like unaninimity but if it should I hope Halifax will set all straight the very same day. General opinion has been exceedingly biased by the reports so assiduously and successfully propogated of the King's amendment and of the possibility of his recovery, the present examination before the Committee of the H. of C. will produce its effect at the very right moment for the Yorkshire meetings, and I think will come so very opportunely that Pitt's friends will not have time to remove their effect either as to point of the King's recovery or as to the suspicion of Foul play upon the subject. Truth will come out, and the publick will see thro' the juggle between Pitt and the Queen - the bargain is just this - her Majesty is to have the fingering the private savings, and in return is to hold all the patronage and power that can be filched from the Regent for his (Pitt's) use - thus the darling passion of each will be satisfied - his ambition, her rapacity. Since you are decided not to look at the county what should you say to Hull - the interest which Sir George and my uncle kept up there is still alive; I am almost sanguine enough to think it would be found as strong as ever - its defeat was owing to its unfortunate champion: of all men David Hartley was the worst for that purpose and indeed he knew it himself, and fairly told me so, but had not resolution enough to give up, what he knew he could not carry, though another person might have carried it. You know Thornton and Stanhope are the present members - the first extremely strong, being in fact the representative of Wilberforce's interest: the latter exceedingly weak and a good countenance would make him fly. He had lately been reconnoitring, has spent about £300 among the lowest class, which will not do him 300 pennyworth of service, when the day of trial comes; in my own opinion, whoever tries Hull, will find Stanhope their best friend, being already in possession and extremely desirous of being in parliament, a third person immediately creates a contest, which will satisfy the mob, but as soon as ever Stanhope sees the face of an enemy, he will be off. I have great reason to think the old interest will be collected together again very easily, nobody will be better received by them than yourself; indeed they would look upon the support of you as resorting again to the standard of Sir George - will you turn this in your thoughts".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/105-106  24 Jan. 1789

Contents:
Sir (?) John Ingilby at East Retford to F.F. Foljambe (?); writing on Mr. Amcott's behalf with the information that an unexpected opposition has begun against Amcott by Major Cartwright at East Retford and requesting Foljambe (?) to use his interest with Thos. and John Brumby to obtain their votes and interest in case of dissolution of parliament; with copy of answer assuring Mr. Amcott of support "to one who has so steadily supported those measures of constitutional principles which have always appeared to me most conducive to the glory and prosperity of this country".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/107-109  8 March 1803

Contents:
Lord Middleton to F.F. Foljambe, M.P., "At some Hotel in St. James Street per favor of Lady Lawley".; re political attitudes and grouping of interest - "I went yesterday to the County Meeting called by the Sheriff for the purpose of moving an address to the King... Lord Tichfield moved it, Mr. Eyre seconded it and it was there that I was informed that Mr. Sidley a person of very little property in the County was to nominate Mr. Eyre upon the expected vacancy and that you was to second that nomination. Alow me to believe that your Friendship for Mr. Eyre has prevented you from considering the interpretation that may and certainly will be put upon your seconding Mr. Sidley's nomination, and upon reflection you must be convinced it is a policy of the Duke of P' s to wish you to do so, for at any future time it must operate against you or any of your family. I am ready to admit Mr. Eyre is as proper a Candidate as under all circumstances could have presented himself, but I do not approve of the secret means by which he availed himself of his still more secret canvass... you may easily decline seconding the nomination, it would indeed be a matter of no inconsiderable triumph to the seceding Savile,... Indisposition, being out of the County, and twenty other reasons might be given were you inclined to think as we do, and be sufficient excuse for declining to second the nomination... been better policy for you to have nominated Mr. Eyre... it would at least have the appearance of not obliging a D. of P. which seconding Mr. Sidley must have... We must stand or fall together, and it is by no means too late to regain and reunite the Interest which Savile's secession seems at present to have a little deranged. Lord S. [Scarborough ?] may drop, I hear he is in a weak state, and then maybe an opportunity for a reunion which may be of service to the cause... It is always well to look an Enemy in the face, upon Saviles coming up to me, I calmly hoped he was well and said no more, he was mortified in the extreme, and asked your son what was the matter... the great man was annoyed beyond measure, he deserved it for having without reason or provocation thrown off all the ties of Connection... I hold him in such utter contempt, that were it not on my Sister's account, I would not exchange another word with him. People have suggested to me that Lord Newark is considered as a stranger, an adopted person in the County, and not possessed of any natural interest, very unpopular, and should the present member succeed his father the County would never admit a 3rd son. What then is the next consideration, Sherbrooke would not come forward, he is fond of Country diversions, and has not the desire to be a Candidate, is it not to be apprehended that Mr. Sidley by means of the D. of P. may bring forward his own son, and the County be again caught in the Trap laid by his Grace... my motive is to caution you against falling into the snare, and to prevent your seconding any Duke ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt1/110-111  8 Feb. 1804

Contents:
Lord Fitzwilliam in London to F.F. Foljambe; re political tactics "... much debate will take place on the Volunteer Bill to be introduced today by Yorke; and that the Opposition will appear in strength, as the Grenville and Fox will act in concert. Indeed something very like a coalition between the above mentioned has taken place. This subject will be its first debate and all who think the Doctor's ministry should be overturned, should shew themselves on a subject that gives such advantage; for no poor Quack ever made up a worse nostrum, than the Volunteer Bills. They can't understand their own prescriptions, and the Nurse (Mr. Attorney General) has given the wrong phial... this is the moment for coming up without delay, every day will produce debate".

SIR GEORGE SAVILE  [no ref. or date]

Vol. I. (part 2.): Miscellaneous affairs (1770-1783) & Posthumous records (1789-90)  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2  1770-1790

Contents:
Correspondence to and from Sir Geo. Savile; the group at the end 1789-90 relate to the Savile monument at York.
(The numbering of the foliation reverts to 1.)

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/1  n.d. c.1778-1783

Contents:
Copy "The Character of Sir George Savile by the Right Hon. Edmund Burke".

[no title or date]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/2

Contents:
Blank.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/3  14 July 1770

Contents:
Charles Wildbore at Trinity House, London, to Sir Geo. Savile, bart.; knowing Savile's great attention to business of the "Spurn Lights", the Corporation have asked Wildbore to inform him that they have reached agreement with Mr. Wm. Taylor of Guthram Gate, York, "to take down the Old, and build two new Lighthouses at the Spurn point, according to the plan made by Mr. Smeaton for £3,300 ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/4-5  10 July 1770

Contents:
Mr. Taylor in London to Sir Geo. Savile (?); re agreement with Corporation of Trinity House for erection of light houses at Spurn Point for £3,300, first payment to be £300, rest to be paid in instalments of £500 as buildings advance; difficulties re sureties, asks for assistance in supporting him with bond.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/6-7  17 July 1770

Contents:
Draft letters of Sir Geo. Savile at Rufford to Mr. Taylor and Mr. Wildbore; sorry that any difficulties should obstruct completion of agreement re Spurn lighthouses but returns diplomatic yet firm refusal to proposal that he should act as surety, etc.
Endorsed memo. "Trinity House and Mr. Taylor's letters about the Spurn lights. rough draughts of my answers".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/8-9  30 April 1773

Contents:
Lord Stanhope at New Bond St., London, "at Mr. Bretherton's", Drawing Master, No. 134, to John Hewett; re education of Earl of Chesterfield - "difficulties under which I find myself in consequence of that clause in the late Earl of Chesterfield's will wherein it is desired that the Earl of Huntingdon and Sir Charles Hotham (now Sir Charles Thompson) may have the absolute direction of the education of his godson (the present Earl of Chesterfield)... as he knew no person more capable of giving him the sentiments and manners of a Gentleman. My perplexity proceeds from the promise I made to the late Mr. Stanhope (Lord Chesterfield's father) that in case I should happen to survive Lord Chesterfield during the minority of the present young Earl, I would lend all the assistance I could in conjunction with the two other guardians (yourself and Sir George Savile) towards qualifying his son committed by Mr. Stanhope's will to our care; for filling in a becoming manner the station which he was likely... to be placed in... How can I consent to be so superseded I say, I can by no means perceive... I submit it to the consideration of both my fellow guardians whether it may not be proper for us all three to write a joint letter to Lord Chesterfield... whether his nomination shall fall on those whom the late Lord has pointed out, or on others in whom he places greater confidence ..."
P.S. if course suggested in letter not satisfactory seems necessary application be made to Court of Chancery for order to determine under whose direction education of Earl of Chesterfield be carried on during remainder of minority.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/10  30 April 1773

Contents:
Answer of John Hewett to Lord Stanhope; agreeing with points in above letter and proposing meeting to discuss issue.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/11-12  30 April 1773

Contents:
Sir George Savile to John Hewett; Lord Stanhope has visited him re guardianship of Earl of Chesterfield; letter meticulously examines legal position.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/13  11 May 1773

Contents:
Draft memorandum re above guardianship sent to Lord Stanhope by John Hewett.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/14  12 May 1773

Contents:
Sir George Savile to John Hewett; approves alterations in memorandum (?); cook ill so Hewett cannot dine with him, suggests Hewett invites Stanhope and Savile will come.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/15-17  12-13 May 1773

Contents:
3 notes from Lord Stanhope re meeting with John Hewett and Sir George Savile re guardianship of Earl of Chesterfield.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/18-19  13 May 1773

Contents:
Copy memorandum re guardianship, leaving choice of own guardians to Earl of Chesterfield.
Endorsed memo: "The copy of this was read by me and given to Mr. Lovell Stanhope in the presence of Earl (?) and Stanhope and Sir George Savile at my house in Grosvenor Street. May the 15th 1773. J.H."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/20  13 May 1773

Contents:
Note of Mr. Lovell Stanhope at Jermyn Street, London, to John Hewett, consenting to meeting at Hewett's house at nine in the evening.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/21-22  26 July 1773

Contents:
Sir George Savile in London to John Hewett; plans re upbringing and education of Earl of Chesterfield - "I thought things seemed left but in a loose way and so I took a ride over this morning to Blackheath where I had a good deal of conversation with Mr. Stanhope... I find him extremely fixed in the opinion that Lord Chesterfield will run the greatest Risk if he stay in England now... He would have him be abroad until 19; and from that till 20 in England... he hopes that a year abroad will improve his behaviour and that as to any studies it is not being at Oxford that will make him prefer Grotius to a Chaise and buy Cattle. But Leipsick, from some circumstances I have learnt, does not seem the place. I guess there are connections there that had, at least, better be interrupted.
On the whole, and all things considered I should incline to wish him at Geneva... the circumstances of its being the residence of one of his Guardians... Lord Stanhope stay's half a year at Geneva ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/23  n.d. c.May 1773

Contents:
Draft memorandum re guardianship, leaving choice of own guardians to Earl of Chesterfield; drawn up by Sir George Savile and corrected by Lord S. (Scarborough ?).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/24-25  1 July 1773

Contents:
John Hewett to Sir George Savile mainly on Lord Chesterfield's affairs -"... the late Earl after encouraging Extravagance has stinted him as far as Law can do it to £2500... which I think hard on the young man, reduction of Expenses never go down well but must be more disagreeable to a young man of a warm disposition... setts his heart upon his leaving Leipsick... great temptations... London is the worst place for one of his age, rank and fortune ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/26  2 July 1773

Contents:
As above; Lord Stanhope has been with him and they are to be continued in guardianship of Earl of Chesterfield, would like him to come up so that they can tender advice jointly.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/27-28  27 July 1773

Contents:
As above; re guardianship and views re education of Lord Chesterfield including scheme of stay at Geneva - "I am under no apprehension of our Minors becoming a republican, his Early Education, Vivacity, and situation make the reverse the greater danger. His future conduct as a Peer of Great Britain I feel myself most anxious about... I've (you know) disapproved the thought of his going to Berlin, a court to which I could name an objection (more prudently kept to ourselves)... Leipsick or any other foreign university or Academy indifferent to me - who know nothing of any of them - But I like I confess the Idea of Geneva ..."; counsels caution re involvement in financial affairs of Earl of Chesterfield.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/29  25 July 1773

Contents:
Lord Stanhope to Sir George Savile at Leicester Fields, London; enclosing letter to Lord Chesterfield for Savile's approval - "If you approve of it, you had best deliver it yourself to his Lordship, when you see him; for which purpose I have put a flying seal to it, that you may close it after having perused it. The like credentials will, I dare say be given you by Mr. Hewett, and then you will act with the full authority of all three".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/31-32  18 Oct. 1773

Contents:
Lord Stanhope in Geneva to Sir George Savile; returned to Geneva from Aix in Savoy where he had been with wife whose health required use of hot baths there; uneasy re influence of Mr. Deyverdun and thinks he should be replaced by a governor for Lord Chesterfield "... authorised by us to check his sallies, to direct his studies and exercises, to attend to his health as well as to his behaviour, to controll his expences, and to hire proper servants, as well as to remove improper ones... Dr. Ferguson, Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh would be an exceedingly fit man... I know that at the end of July last he was not engaged nor averse to such an occupation. Mr. Adam Smith his particular friend can inform you how the case now stands. I imagine he would be satisfied with the same allowance of £400 a year, which is made to Mr. Deyverdun, during Lord Chesterfield's minority. But, as it could not be expected that he should give up his Professorship without some indemnification, perhaps an annuity for life of £200 a year to commence from the time of Lord Chesterfield's coming of age would be esteemed a sufficient one. I would myself, in case other securities were wanting, be answerable for the payment of such an annuity to him in my own name and in that of my own heirs".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/33  18 Oct. 1773

Contents:
Lord Stanhope as above to John Hewett; similar in tone to above letter to Sir George Savile.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/34  n.d. c.18th Oct. 1773

Contents:
Draft letter of John Hewett to Lord Stanhope; agreeing to proposals in Lord Stanhope's letter above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/35  n.d. c. Oct. 1773

Contents:
Notes from Mr. Lovell Stanhope re settlement with Lord Chesterfield and guardians re procedure of paying £400 p.a. to Dr. Ferguson if proposal accepted.

[no title or date]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/36

Contents:
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[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/37-38  4 Nov. 1773

Contents:
Sir George Savile at Sandbeck (Y.W.) to John Hewett; re Mr. Deyverdun's letters to Lord Chesterfield and Lord Stanhope concerning misunderstanding with Lord Chesterfield.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/39  6 Nov. 1773

Contents:
Mr. Lovell Stanhope to John Hewett; sorry not to find Mr. Hewett at home as he wanted to discuss enclosed letter from Lord Stanhope, to be passed on in turn to Sir Geo. Savile and then returned to Mr. Stanhope.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/40-41  8 Nov. 1773

Contents:
John Hewett to Sir Geo. Savile; re difficulty with Mr. Deyverden and censuring his conduct at Leipzig; Crown debt and filing of bill in Irish chancery.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/42-43  13 Nov. 1773

Contents:
Sir George Savile at Shireoaks to John Hewett; observations on arrangements re proposed payment of £400 p.a. to Dr. Ferguson (out of £2,500 p.a. assigned to trustees); comments on Irish lawsuit.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/44-45  15 Nov. 1773

Contents:
John Hewett to Sir George Savile; uneasiness at role of guardian to Lord Chesterfield, not being purseholder and office being separated from that of trustee - "Lord Stanhope has high Ideas of a Guardians power which in England at best is not great and when divided from that of a trustee is dwindled to nothing as times are in England, whatever the Ideas of Civil Law and Geneva may inculcate"; Crown debt and Irish law suit "till all this is cleared nothing can I fear be done to removing the change of the charge of the £12,000 upon you ..."; asks for some two year old plants to be sent from Savile's hot houses.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/46  28 Nov. 1773

Contents:
Copy of Lord Stanhope's letter (at Geneva) to Lovell Stanhope; he has received letters from Sir George Savile and Mr. Hewett agreeing with his opinion re dismissal of Mr. Deyverden and proposal re appointment of Dr. Ferguson as governor of Lord Chesterfield, asks him to acquaint them with contents of present letter "that they may be prepared to empower Mr. Adam Smith who lodges at Mr. Cadells bookseller in the Strand to convey the proposal to Dr. Ferguson ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/47-48  7 Dec. 1773

Contents:
Lord Chesterfield at Geneva to Sir George Savile, Bart., "at his Seat at Rufford near Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, Angleterre, via Paris"; recalls occasion when they last met at Rufford when Savile told him not to return to Leipzic and Chesterfield replied he would be out of pocket £200, now found he has had to pay £350 there in addition to £200 to Mr. Deyverdun "for his last ½ year to his being discharged", £100 to Lady Stanhope for money which she advanced to him to pay his lodging, and £195(?) 10s 6d to Mr. Wright for his coach; he asks Savile to pay the last item, if there is sufficient money, out of his father's estate - "this request will not I hope be deemed improper, as I have as yet received but a trifle from it".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/49  15 Dec. 1773

Contents:
Lovell Stanhope at Avington to John Hewett (?); asks for enclosure to be communicated to Sir George Savile, "Be so good to order the inclosed to be put into the Common post that it may go on Friday night".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/50  17 Dec. 1773

Contents:
John Hewett to Sir George Savile; covering letter accompanying above enclosure re Lord Chesterfield's affairs.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/51-54  20 Dec. 1773

Contents:
Sir George Savile at Rufford to John Hewett; re financial arrangements for support of Dr. Ferguson if appointed governor to Lord Chesterfield; obliged to Hewett for watching his Irish and Rufford concerns; asserts etymology of chancery is from chance and awry; thanks him for information re copyist for Rufford.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/55-56  22 Dec. 1773

Contents:
John Hewett to Sir George Savile; re guardianship of Lord Chesterfield and proposed appointment as governor of Dr. Ferguson; employment of copyist - "better not think of having your Antiques copy'd till you come to town. The Man is busy copying the old register for you and making catalogues for the Museum".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/57-58  23 Dec. 1773

Contents:
Sir George Savile to John Hewett; re guardianship of Lord Chesterfield.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/59  n.d. c. 23 Dec 1773

Contents:
Rough copy and draft of Sir George Savile's letter to Lord Stanhope; re successor to Mr. Deyverdun as governor to Lord Chesterfield and continuation of £400 p.a. by trustees; refers to singular circumstance "of the guardianship of Lord Chesterfield's person being in one set of hands and the payment of his allowance in another".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/60-61  25 Dec. 1773

Contents:
John Hewett to Sir George Savile; re duties of guardianship - "I have at present the care of his paternal estate which being loaded with the jointure to his mother in law and the provision for his sister is a very trifling income. Others have the care of the estate of the earldom... I've paid Wright's bill, and have his receipt so the main business is done ..."; Irish law suit, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/62-65  26 Dec. 1773

Contents:
Sir George Savile at Rufford to John Hewett; procedure re approaching trustees over appointment of Dr. Ferguson as successor to Mr. Deyverdun etc. also draft letter to trustees.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/66-67  29 Dec. 1773

Contents:
John Hewett to Sir George Savile; anxiety re office of guardian and determination not to be involved in financial matters - "Three men are to execute one office, one is too hasty, the other two are desirous to act as one tho they plainly do not agree exactly in opinion but are very near it. One is at Geneva, one at London, the other 150 miles from thence... Mine is precisely what it was to avoid talking of £400 or £200 a year or any thing on the money subject as being persuaded we cannot serve by it but may perhaps embarrass our own finances and mine are now more than Enough Embarrassed..."
P.S. "Cicero who was nofool says 'Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/68-69  29 Dec. 1773

Contents:
John Hewett to Sir George Savile; draft of above letter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/70  1 Jan. 1774

Contents:
Sir George Savile at Rufford to John Hewett; correspondence and proposals re appointment of Dr. Ferguson as governor; mention of rough draft of answer to Tithe commissioners of Sheffield.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/71  4 Jan. 1774

Contents:
Sir Chas. Thompson at Old Bond St., London, to Sir George Savile; cautious letter acknowledging letter from Savile, the subject of which he is prevented from discussing until he has communicated it to his brother.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/72-73  4 Jan. 1774

Contents:
John Hewett to Sir George Savile; reiteration of views on guardianship and aversion to being involved in Lord Chesterfield's financial affairs; views on tithes - "I agree with you in your Sentiments about tythes, I think them a most impolitick institution originally but now they are become a legall provision to the clergy and patrimony to many of the laity it would surely be cruelly unjust to take them away without giving an equivalent, which would be very difficult to be found to suit all cases which are various. I am a prejudised person being a considerable owner of that species of property but hope less partial than many will be under the same circumstances".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/74  1 Jan. 1774

Contents:
Draft letter of Sir George Savile at Rufford to Sir Chas. Thompson; re proposed appointment and financial provision for Dr. Ferguson as governor of Lord Chesterfield.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/75  6 Jan. 1774

Contents:
Memo. in Sir Geo. Savile's hand re correspondence - "Rough draught of my letter to Sir Charles Thompson, His answer and my brother Hewett's on the same subject and two notes from Sir Charles Thompson"; also cancelled memo. "Rough draught to Sheffield Tythes".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/76-77  15 & 16 Jan 1774

Contents:
2 notes from Sir Chas. Thompson at Bond St., London, to Sir Geo. Savile; postponing meeting because confined to bed with sore throat and subsequent arrangement.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/78-79  16 & 18 Jan 1774

Contents:
Notes by Sir Geo. Savile on meetings with Sir Chas.Thompson, Mr. Hotham and Adam Smith re Lord Chesterfield's affairs; specially on interpretation of whether trustees, as directed by will to pay £2,500 for maintenance and education of Lord Chesterfield, could justify provision for governor appointed by guardians etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/80-81  22 Jan. 1774

Contents:
Copy letter from Sir Geo. Savile in London to Lord Stanhope; re appointment of governor for Lord Chesterfield.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/82  14 Feb. 1774

Contents:
Lord Stanhope in Geneva to Sir Geo. Savile; rejoiced to hear that Dr. Ferguson has accepted proposals and that Lord Chesterfield would soon be in his care.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/83-84  25 April 1774

Contents:
Draft letter of John Hewett to Dr. Ferguson; his "brother" Sir Geo. Savile much engaged in parliamentary business has deputed him to send relevant extracts from Lord Chesterfield's will; with copy of above extracts; For benefit of Philip Stanhope £2,500 p.a. "that he may go and reside abroad at such place or places as the persons... who are to superintend the education of my said godson shall think proper and to enable... to pursue his Travels through France, Germany, Flanders, and Holland, and even the Northern Courts if he pleases with decency but I will and desire that he by no means go into Italy which I look upon now to be the foul sink of illiberal manners and vices... subject to the condition and restriction... in case my said godson Philip Stanhope... keep or be concerned in the keeping of any racehorse... or pack of hounds or reside one night at Newmarket that infamous seminary of iniquity and ill manners during the course of the races there or shall resort to the said races or shall lose in any one day at any game or bett whatsoever the sum of five hundred pounds then... my said godson shall forfeit... five thousand pounds to and for the use of the dean and chapter of Westminster for every such offence... to be recovered by action of debt in any of his Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/85-86  13 Jan. 1775

Contents:
Sir Geo.Savile at Rufford to John Hewett; has asked Mr. Foljambe to answer queries about Derbyshire because he has been in such a bustle with company etc.; anxieties re Lord Chesterfield - "You are informed of the disagreeable situation of our ward at Geneva; indeed now I presume on his road and near home... connection to be very particularly undesirable by Mr. Stanhope's expressions... but I have not the least knowledge even by hearsay of the Family in question ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/87  2 March 1775

Contents:
Letter from trustees (?) to Lord Chesterfield; re restrictions in will etc. - "to avoid any engagements of this sort untill you have attained the age of five and twenty. For the present we think that your Lordship ought not to return to Geneva but proceed on your Travels abroad to such other places as may deserve your Lordship's attention until you are one and twenty".
Endorsed memo: Received from Mr. Ferguson.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/88-89  3 March 1775

Contents:
Note from Mr. Stanhope to Mr. Hewett; regretting that he had nor found him at home and enclosing paper setting forth views similar to above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/90-91  6 March 1775

Contents:
Lord Stanhope, Sir Geo. Savile and John Hewett, esq., to Lord Chesterfield; as his guardians they have considered "affair concerning which your Lordship has thought fit to come over from Geneva" but willing as they are to give him satisfaction find themselves restricted by provision of late Earl of Chesterfield's will.
Endorsed memo: Guardians letter returned by Earl of Chesterfield - Mr. Lovell Stanhope desiring an amendment - when the interlined words were added by Sir George Savile in Beu of those desired to be struck and another was sent March the 9th 1775.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/92  6 March 1775

Contents:
As above; similar to above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/93  7 March 1775

Contents:
Lovell Stanhope to John Hewett at Grosvenor St., London; note re elimination of passage from guardians' letter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/94-95  7 March 1775

Contents:
Copy of guardian's letter as 6th March above to Lord Chesterfield.
Endorsed memo: Received from Mr. Ferguson as by the desire of Lovell Stanhope.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/96-97  n.d. c. March 1775

Contents:
Notes drawn up by John Hewett on Lord Chesterfield's business, the crux of which was his wish to have the consent of his guardians to marry at age of 19.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/98  20 May 1775

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Leicester Fields, London, to John Hewett; chiefly re letter from Lord Chesterfield "explaining the nature of his present circumstances so far as they regard the state of his Leipzic debts, paid and unpaid as the ground of his requisition to the trustees for the sum of £835. With which sum it is proposed he should discharge the remaining unpaid sum of £235 at Leipzic (of which we have seen the acct.) pay of likewise £400 of the Geneva debts, and reserve £200 in his pocket for his Vienna Journey and to keep him till Midsummer"; difficulty in raising money - "... neither by the consent of the remainder men nor by the sale or mortgage of Blackheath nor by any other means can money be raised".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/99-101  19 June 1775

Contents:
Adam Ferguson in London to John Hewett; re resignation of Lord Stanhope, Sir Geo. Savile and John Hewett as guardians of Lord Chesterfield and termination of Ferguson's appointment and his claims for compensation.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/102-103  n.d. c.19 June 1775

Contents:
Copy letter in reply of John Hewett to Dr. Ferguson; confirming resignation etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/104-113  31 Dec. & 1 Jan 1776

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Rufford to John Hewett; observations on calculations of estate values, leasehold estates, beneficial interest, net or gross values etc., interspersed with cautionary admonitions against buying.
Detailed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/114  April 1777

Contents:
Sir George Savile to John Hewett; cryptic letter - neither Lord Chesterfield nor Lovell Stanhope in Town but expected on Friday "You will see by the enclosed that we have now the materials (at least one essential one) to lay before Lord Chesterfield as Lord Stanhope desires. I have told Dr. Smith that, as Lord Chesterfield will undoubtedly consult Mr. Stanhope in every step, I should think it handsomest to show it them together. This Letter seems to me more decisive than any papers we are likely to find."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/115  10 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Sir George Savile at Rufford to John Hewett; views on loan (?) - "So far from looking on the demurr of the Loan as a misfortune, that I most heartily wish not a sixpence could have been got from the very beginning. Had silly England been well tyed up by settlements 5 years ago she would not have committed such childish and wicked follies and extravagances. Had a young heir borrowed money, not to game or race or whore or drink or to supply some such innocent amusements, but to buy gunpowder to shoot his neighbours and the old friends of the family and the tenants and the poor old family servants etc. I fancy you would wish he had been well tyed up".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/116-117  20 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Sir George Savile in London to John Hewett; observations on Lancaster Bill "which regards the fear of giving or renewing rights in the Crown notwithstanding our Limitation (commonly called our Nullum Tempus) Bill ..."; discussion of various acts, reference to Lords' Journals not having been searched for evidence, with "minutes" to be used for an answer.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/118-119  25 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile as above to John Hewett; detailed observations on modification of Lancaster Bill, Crown enfranchisement of copyhold, parliamentary procedure and Lord North's budget etc.; - "In consequence of an expressed application (which Mr. Russell apprised me of some time since) from Pontefract the Dutchy took into their consideration the adding copyholds to their Bill... an instruction was to be moved to the Committee on the Bill to admit such a Clause... Mr. Topham stated, in his place, that the Fees of the Dutchy would exceed the value of the Purchase in many instances (He had before told me they would be £40 which I had stepd cross the House and told Mr. Ord). Mr. Ord answered (as he had to me) that the Dutchy had settled the fees at various rates for various cases, I think from 12 or 13 shillings to 25 shillings... I answered that these moderate fees should then be fixed in the Bill. He replyd the Dutchy order was invariable and safe enough. Mr. Topham told me he thought not, I spoke to the Speaker who said, Oh! to be sure and you'll be fools if you don't take care of it too, Oh! Oh! and you know his manner... Lord North moved ½ a budget... sum and terms of the Loan but what taxes we are to give upon the property of our Constituents... what use the money is to be applied to is not yet told us for, the debate is running on the prudence of carrying on the American or the French war, he did not chuse to tell us, and as to taxes he promises he will produce a good tax tomorrow."
Detailed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/120-121  6 April 1779

Contents:
Sir George Savile at Leeds to John Hewett; views on endorsement of bills - "I find by a letter from Mr. Charlesworth (to whom I had writ on the subject of my nieces Calder Dividend) that he had already sent up to you a Bill or Bills for it. He mentions that he understands it not to be unusuall for persons who are authorised by the Payee to receive the value of a negotiable Bill, to endorse the Payees name on such a Bill when it is wanted. He adds "how regular this may be I do not know but where there is no fraud or intention of fraud I apprehend there is no criminality"... What Mr. Charlesworth says is, however, true that it is a very common Practice in Trade openly and the more openly the better to endorse Bills for other persons. I have heard it is done every day by persons in the course of business. The endorser not injuring the party who ought to indorse but accounting to them for the money they receive for them, nobody finds any fault if it be a responsible person and well known who does it. I have often heard that this is a common practice, as for instance, for a friend at a Coffee house to endorse a Bill for his absent friend to whom only he is then accountable for what he has done ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/122  8 April 1779

Contents:
Sir George Savile as above to John Hewett; similar to above, will endeavour to get niece's (Miss Thornhagh) endorsement.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/123  13 April 1779

Contents:
As above; has received bill back with endorsement, will either, bring it personally or send it by tomorrow's post.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/124  26 May 1779

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile to John Hewett at Shireoaks; has passed on "your intelligence" to Sir C.W. at Portsmouth which was already known to him, difficult to guage from his answer whether he looked upon it as of great or little consequence.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/125  3 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Liverpool to John Hewett; pleased at account of Hewett's health, entertained by Nottinghamshire news "... especially Sir (?) W.B..ys observation which is so exactly in character. If I was to write a Play I should put it in his Part"; money matters and bank "I have not yet had occasion to use your £100 draught and I think it will be about a fortnight or between that and three weeks before I shall have any call for it. About that time I shall have occasion to draw a sum from Hoares, and shall wish to strengthen my balance there against that time, not that I shall over draw him but still I like to prepare for such an accident in these times by keeping my self pretty well with him. I think I shall lodge your draught or the money for it in his hands about the 20th".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/126-127  28 Sept. 1779

Contents:
As above; re advice to young Mr. Baynes on choice of army career with information on vacancies in regiment; asks for more enlightenment on state of Hewett's health; exploits of Paul Jones "on this coast and on the East Coast. He was in Humber last Thursday afternoon. They sent Mr. Hammond and Mr. Poole up to London. It is reported here that he was taken on Friday, it is possible but not likely".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/128-129  17 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Preston to John Hewett at Shireoaks; militia activities suppressing riots - "... came yesterday (to Preston) in the course of military duty, our General (Faucitt) being here. This Riot duty from troublesome grows some what tiresome. A great deal of night work; and our enemy is a kind of invisible Potentate with whom we can neither fight nor treat. They assemble on the hills (as the West Country lads hunt) by shouting or drums, go to destroy Mills used in the Cotton manufacture etc. and disperse as easily as they met and as ready to meet again, observing always to go where there is no military. Only one Battle having happened when 6 Dragoons drove 2 or 3 hundred back and some into the River where one of the Dragoons, alighting and jumping in after and swearing he would cut the man's head off brought him out like a drowned Rat. What could the poor man do, if he ducked he was drowned, if he popp'ed up his head it was cut off? So the victory was compleat. I am, from a poor private Colonel of one Regiment, become a General of 5 Armies for into so many parts are my troops divided".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/130  27 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Liverpool to John Hewett; now returned from riot duty, disturbances having died down, detachments of the Regiment are left at different places as precaution but no further disturbance expected, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/131-132  Nov. 1779

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile to John Hewett; re probablity of purchase of property at Eakring "... a purchase must be very tempting indeed at a time when money is a scarce commodity"; sends copy of a paper lent him by Mr. Bailey of Hope near Manchester, a principal acting magistrate in Lancashire; not been well recently so will not be at London meeting "I have no great appetite for endless and fruitless wranglings till 4 oclock in a morning"; observations on Riot Act - "The nasty service we have been upon here has made me consider the Riot Act more a great deal than ever I did before. We have been in situations which would have been very puzzling and disagreeable if there had been resistance.... There are commonly received maxims regarding the Military and Civil powers, and the rights of the former to act offensively and fire etc.... It seems an unlucky Act; for it has always been looked upon as a stretch of power bearing hard on the people, and I am sure it puts the military to great difficulties too, and is much complained of by them".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/133  3 Jan. 1780

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Sandbeck to John Hewett; recovering from ill health "having no feverishness nor much of the asthmatic kind remaining, and the chief things I have to complain of being the remains of a little tickling cough... and a touch of the Piles which we reckon more as an ally than an enemy; at least we set the Piles and the Cough together by the Ears, as the French do us and the Americans"; asks him not to mention his illness at the Museum unless they enquire.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/134  7 Jan. 1780

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Rufford to John Hewett; glad to see Mr. Baynes as it gave opportunity of insight into his motives for joining regiment; glad Hewett has recovered from illness.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/135-136  27 Jan. 1780

Contents:
Fanny Thornhagh to father John Hewett; amazement and grief at being thought worthy of such severe punishment, asks forgiveness and that she may be allowed to come to him; also Hewett's answer and suggested amendments to it by Sir Geo. Savile.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/137  9 May 1780

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile in London to John Hewett; re forwarding of letters etc.; memos. re division list - "Against Triennial 182 to 90. Mr. Fox for - Mr. Burke against.
T. Townsend and the Cavendishes voted for the bringing in out of respect to the people but against the measure".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/138-139  28 May 1780

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile in London to John Hewett; re settlement of family affairs; postponement of movement of Savile's regiment "The march of my Regt. (which I think you know is for Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnwick etc.) is put off till the middle of June"; parliamentary and political news "Mr. Powis moved the other night that the H. of C. had done nothing essential to relieve the grievances of the People but they were ashamed to say so. Is it not a singular thing for a Committee to come to resolution and then divide on the question of reporting it to the House. The House might as well, I think, pass a bill and then vote it should not be carried to the Lords ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/140-143  3 July 1780

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Grosvenor St., London, to John Hewett; observations and disquiet on use of military to suppress disorders "I fancy today will be the last of any business in the H. of C. and the subject will be the order given to "The Military to act without waiting for the directions of Civil Magistrates and to use Forces for dispersing the illegal and tumultuous Assemblies of the People"... seem to me to form a body of red law which however excusable from the haste or justifiable in reason from Emergency yet was unlawfull; and if not to be censured ought to be regularly indemnified.... but why is that military to act without the civil power...; family affairs and arrangements re care of Fanny Thornhagh... I am inclined to think after the best consideration, that if a clever place could be found, and a person of discretion in the way of something between a companion and housekeeper, it would be better for F. to be moved from where she is. She has seemed to me for some time to be of a sort of a standstill as to her disorder. What considerable alteration there has been (I except temporary intervals of better and worse) was I think chiefly in the 1st year and since that I have continually entertained a doubt whether she did not lose more ground, by the fretting and continual resistance to Dr. W. ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/144-145  20 Aug. 1780

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Newcastle to John Hewett; account of duties with regiment in the north - "I have been in general a good deal on the Ramble, the Regiment having been dispersed on account of the Assises, during which I passed some of the time at Sunderland and Morpeth and the rest in performing the constitutional duties of eating and drinking with mayors etc. (not to omit the Prince Bishop at the neighbouring Assises), and likewise attending, abetting and comforting those who danced at the Assemblies here although I was not a Principal myself ..."; thanks him for information re "Election Politicks of Com. Notts."; family affairs and arrangement for Fanny Thornhagh; canvassing at Newcastle "The three Candidates for the smiles and favours of fair and canny Newcastle have been canvassing for this fortnight or three weeks. The affair is carried on with great harmony and politeness and Interests are oddly divided. If a dissolution does not take place it will be all to do again, like sowing turnips a 2d time when Rain does not come; money in short supply "The Cattle fair lately held here has proved the scarcity of money".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/146  4 Dec. 1780

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile to John Hewett; mistake in draught made out this morning, it was for £60 of which £40 was to pay ½ year interest on £2,000 bond, other £20 was for interest accrued on the whole £6,000 since last Michaelmas which interest should have amounted to £40 not £20 which he had reckoned, therefore sends draught for further £20.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/147-148  Feb. 1783

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Rufford to Robert Palmer, esq.; considerable change taken place in his affairs by death of Lord Scarborough which has prompted him to review provisions of his will, illness has prevented him from attending to business "yet that very circumstance makes me more anxious to settle matters a little more to my mind. I should like to see the will which you have of mine or a copy of it... my disorder is of an uncertain nature and may be subject to unexpected turns. I therefore wish no time to be lost... my general Idea is the same but as I have incurred some pretty large debts on the late Lord Scarborough's account (for which I had indeed his Bonds) but mean to give up by my will those securities to the present L.S., I shall thereby remain pretty deep in debt. Now I would therefore not have the rest of the brothers (who you know I make respectively and successively my successors, come into possession of more than a part of the income (as one or two thousand pounds per annum for a certain number of years) I like better the idea of a delay in my heirs coming to the full enjoyments, till the estate is tolerably cleared, than to risk his never emerging out of a state of incumbrance which, to the nominal and reputed possessor of a large income, is real penury ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/149-150  Abstract of will: 16 March 1782

Contents:
Abstract of will of Sir Geo. Savile of Rufford, bart. Personal estate (apart from specific exceptions) to pay debts, funeral expenses and legacies given in will or codicil.
Real estate in Yorkshire and Ireland to be burdened with annuities herein bequeathed and to pay debts, etc. not discharged by personal estate.
Yorkshire and Ireland estates in trust to late Lord Scarborough, John Hewett and F.F. Foljambe for term of 500 years for specific purposes.
To Rich. Lumley for life then to his trustees (for continuing remainders and to prevent forfeiture) then to sons Thomas Charles, John, Frederick, Henry Savile, and Wm. Lumley, then to all sons of sis. Scarborough (except eldest) and failing these to John Foljambe, eldest son of F.F. Foljambe, for life, and then to sons with reversion to right heirs, all real estates in Yorkshire, Ireland, Notts., Durham, and Rufford House (the Yorkshire and Irish estates subject to above term of 500 years).
The name of Savile to be assumed by act of parliament or licence by the possessor of Rufford within 2 years or forfeiture incurred, saving jointures or leases. Every brother succeeding to Scarborough title gives place immediately to next as if dead.
To Richard Lumley, power to settle jointure of £1200 and £10,000 on younger children, and to all the rest in succession jointure of £800; not more than two jointures at a time to subsist payable.
Late Lord Scarborough; J. Hewett and F.F. Foljambe may let leases of 21 years of Yorkshire and 31 years of Irish estate during trust; successive heirs to lease these estates and Notts. and Durham estates (except Rufford House) on 21 years lease but not in reversion at best rent, "No fine to be taken nor tenant dispunishable of waste".
Successors have power with consent of trustees (Mr. Morrison, Mr. Michell and Mr. David Hartley) to exchange estates or sell, money to be laid out in purchases "English for English and English or Irish for Irish"; estate so obtained either by purchase or direct exchange shall have above obligations under will transferred to it. Use and purpose of 500 years trust in late Earl of Scarborough, J. Hewett and F.F. Foljambe is to pay annuities as they become due and all debts, legacies, etc., not covered by personal estate.
Heir in possession not to receive profit from Yorkshire and Irish estates till debts, funeral expenses, legacies etc., cleared off, when these discharged he must assume payment of annuities still existing; this done term of 500 years to cease.
To late Lord S., J.H. and F.F.F. leasehold in Leicesterfields in trust, lease to be renewed. Family pictures, heir locms at Rufford (incomplete).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/151-152  3 July 1783

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile to Robert Palmer, esq.; legal queries and comments on revirsion of will, "I find still a little continued application so irksome to me that I have been a long time finishing my work. It has not been an agreeable one on account of some unpleasant reflections which accompanied it and indeed have occasioned some of the alterations ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/153  11 Dec. 1783

Contents:
John Hewett to Sir Geo. Savile; ever acknowledges with gratitude Savile's kindness to him but the last instance of it "... letting me have my last marriage settlement has I fear effectually ruined my best future prospect of comfort. It makes me at present totally unfit for business, for any business and therefore I beg you will excuse my not coming to you tomorrow morning as I proposed and still think I wish to be considered as a sincerely affectionate Brother".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/154  11 Dec. 1783

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile at Brompton to John Hewett; note (above) gave him much concern "Indeed suprise too. So much that what with that and the circumstance of my having dined but a little before, I was really rendered unable to write. I hope you won't think my silence by the return of your messenger was a want of feeling (indeed it was the contrary) ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/155-156  n.d. c.1783(?)

Contents:
Duke of Kingston's proposal for exchange of lands etc. with Sir Geo. Savile:
Manor of Ekring with court leet and court baron, perquisites etc. (valuation not proposed because Walesby manor set against it in exchange).
Chief rents paid to above manor by freeholders £3.11.6.p.a. - at 30 years purchase. £107.5.0. Several farms etc. containing 965a.
3 woods - Brail, Hobheron and White Stubbs containing 60(a?).
1025a. at 7s 6d per acre on average is £384 7s 6d and at 28 years purchase amounts to £10,762 10s 0d. Timber on above wood with growth of underwood at agreed valuation.
Alternate presentation to rectory worth c.£200 p.a.; next turn belonging to Duke, living now vacant.
Chief rent due to manor of Laxton out of Savile's lands there of 1d p.a. at 30 years purchase, amounts to 2s 6d.
In exchange for:
Lands etc. at Laxton - 702a. let at £302 p.a., at rate of 8s 7d per acre, amounts at 28 years purchase to £8, 456.
2 out rents paid out of Duke's estate at Laxtoh to Sir G.S. - 5s 10d p.a. at 30 years purchase, amounts to £8 15s 0d.
Manor of Walesby (valuation not given as set against Eakring).
Manor house and lands at Walesby at 28 years purchase (valuation not given).
Impropriate tithes at Walesby at 28 years purchase (valuation not given).
Out rent to Rufford Abbey claimed out of cottage at Palethorpe 6d p.a. at 30 years purchase, amounting to 15s.
Difference to be paid in money.
Laxton rents has recently been raised from 7s to 8s 7d p.a.; Eakring land judged to be similar to that of Laxton but computed at 1s 1d per acre less.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/157  n.d. c.1783(?)

Contents:
Proposals for exchanging Duke of Kingston's Eakring estate for Sir Geo. Savile's Laxton estate, with marginal comments.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/158-161  n.d. c.1783

Contents:
Memo. by Sir Geo. Savile re above exchange. Detailed calculations.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/162  28 March 1789

Contents:
Mr. J. Fisher at York to Richard Lumley Savile(?); re delay in completion of monument to Sir Geo. Savile and taking away of scaffolding to monument without inscription being set up... "to the memory of so great a character as Sir George Savile... The Dean who politely gave permission for the removal of two monuments, in order that this might be erected in the most eligible part of the cathedral - has given his positive orders that no person whatever should see it, until the whole is completed... delays that have attented this business, it being now five years since the proposition was made at a numerous County meeting which met with unanimous approbation of all present, but from the immediate alteration in Political principles, it very greatly retarded the subscription which now falls short of £400... be so obliging as let me have the subscription as soon as possible. Likewise who I am to apply to for the deficiency of subscriptions".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/163-164  n.d. c.1789

Contents:
Writer (F.F. Foljambe (?)) to Richard Lumley Savile; views on statue to memory of Sir George Savile "... Gratitude alone for benefits received would make me anxious to rescue the name of such a man from the neglect it now experiences from his unworthy constituents in Yorkshire"; writer has sent Fisher (see above) draft for money owing to him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/165-166  25 Oct. 1789

Contents:
Richard Lumley Savile at Rufford to F. (? F.F. Foljambe); views on statue as above "... Lord Fitzwilliams ideas on the matter in some degree suprise me, but your and brother Saviles coincidence in these ideas, appear quite astonishing, more particulary as, if my memory fails me not, I have heard you express yourself differently on the business... my brother S., the day after Doncaster Races, clearly and decidedly approved of my ideas in the matter, viz. "That the deficiency in the subscription was a County matter and that no one of the Family had any business to stand more forward, than any other individual of the County... Was the statue a private business to be erected, either at Rufford, Sandbeck, Aldwark, or over the grave of our departed friend and relation, our Hundreds ought and would be contributed with pleasure, but the present idea is a County one as as such should be carried forward by the County... where is Mr. Constable ? and several others, who said, they would make up all deficiencies... but... I shall be totally guided by you and other friends ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/167  12 Nov. 1789

Contents:
Mr. John Fisher at York to F.F. Foljambe (?); re monument to Sir Geo. Savile "... according to your order have got the inscription cut and fixed upon the pedestal which finishes the monument of Sir George Savile. I have the satisfaction to say that it is highly approved on by all strangers that pass through this city, enclosed have sent a bill of the particular expences attending this business. The subscriptions that are not paid I will exert my utmost endeavours to get them collected ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/168  12 Nov. 1789

Contents:
"Bill of the public statue of Sir Geo. Savile, bart.
For making the designs and models, working the statue and pedestal, marble for both, and a dove marble background behind the statue £920
For removing two monuments and erecting the same. Building a back wall and foundation. Putting up the monument, all expences attending £ 45
In the Inscription 61 dozen of capital letters at 3s a dozen £ 9 3 0
For a pallisade and fixing the same £ 22 10 0
Extra expences.
For Advertisement. A model made by Mr. Percy and drawings sent to the Committee from London £ 30
£1026 13 0
Out of which sum has been paid £497 5 0
To collect from different Gentlemen £120 10 0
£617 15 0
Deficiency to make up the sum £408 18 0
£1026 13 0 "

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/169  5 Dec. 1789

Contents:
Mr. John Fisher at York to F.F. Foljambe (?); many gentlemen have requested him to publish by subscription an engraving of the statue of Sir Geo. Savile, together with the pedestal and inscription as it now stands in the Minster - "I do intend to have it set about immediately by the first engraver in the kingdom, the prints to be done on a large scale at one guinea each ..."; asks him if he chooses to favour undertaking with patronage and support, will also request support of Lord Fitzwilliam and will "wait on the Gentlemen belonging to the Whig Club, and from the very high estimation that firm body of Gentleman had for so great a character as Sir George, have no doubt of its success"; also sends list of subscribers since he sent bill in -
"Earl of Scarborough £21
Sir Thos. Gascoine £10 10 0
Thos. Pulleyn Mosley £ 5 5 0
Spencer Stanhope £ 5 5 0
Benjamin Ferrand £ 5 5 0
Stephen Cross, jun. £ 3 3 0
Rich. Langley £ 5 5 0 "

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/170  n.d. c. Dec. 1789

Contents:
Draft letter of F.F. Foljambe to Richard Lumley Savile; as earlier letter seems to have gone astray repeats it mutatis mutandis; Fisher has tried to get a second subscription but luke warm reception discouraging "You ask what is become of Mr. Constable, he as well as others excuses himself by saying the original design is altered, that instead of being placed in the County Hall it is put in the Minster... making any further attempts of this kind would not only be fruitless but highly discreditable to the family, disrespectful to the memory of our friend and relation, for all these reasons, therefore, I think we ought to lose no time in putting the finishing hand to the business ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/171-173  22 Dec. 1789

Contents:
Richard Lumley Savile at Rempstone to F.F. Foljambe at Aldwark; views on monuments - "... I hold it to be a very improper application of money (however custom may justify it) laying out immense sums either on funerals, mausoleums or monuments, and I hope you will not tax me with want of affection or feeling for our deceased benefactor... As an individual belonging to that County (Yorkshire) not as a relation, I contributed readily to a first and a second subscription, but was never more suprised than when I was told, the County would not finish a work they themselves had proposed, and that the relations of the deceased must, or the obloquy would fall on them... My share according to your calculation will be about £175 or £180, as therefore, I never had the most distant idea of being called upon for such a sum, and have it really not at present to spare, Fisher must be content to take my note for it, till the coming in of rents and other circumstances make it convenient to me ..."; going to Rufford when the first frost comes etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/174  12 Jan. 1790

Contents:
Mr. John Fisher at York to F.F. Foljambe; has received draft on Messrs. Gosling for £408 18 0 amount of deficiency to Sir Geo. Savile's monument and gives thanks for getting business concluded; intends visit to London to agree with Bartollosi re engraving plate.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/1pt2/175-176  n.d. c.1789-90

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Latin inscription for Savile monument.

FOLJAMBE, THORNHAGH, HEWETT, ETC.  [no ref. or date]

Vol. II.: Estate and local affairs  DD/FJ/11/1/2  1613-1778

[no title or date]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/1-2

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[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/3  n.d. c.1656

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Sir Geo. Savile to unnamed recipient (father-in-law Henry Spencer 2nd Earl of Sunderland ?); cryptic letter, thanks him "for caringe for her for whom I have more then you. I shall not be quiet my selfe, And god willinge shall disquiet others... Even now your daughter is so busy about our common wellth of business and dispachus toward London as she humbly prayeth pardon for not writinge ..."; sends him note for payment.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/4-5  30 Jan. 1661/2

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John Boawre at Nottm. to Hon. Wm. Clarkson at Kirton; Mr. Stanhope, Mr. Sachaverell and Mr. Charlton meet at Nottm. on Saturday next to sign warrants for making assessments "which warrants I am appointed to drawe for them and to clerke the busines for those two Wapentakes and alsoe to collect the money for both Wapentakes. The gentleman that commended a clerke to you, designes himselfe to be Receiver Generall for the County, but it may be doubted the King would have but lame accompts of the moneys from one soe deeply indebted, therefore the Gentlemen on this side have moved Mr. William Stanhope to accept of it... these Gentlemen are of opinion the rates upon the Wapentakes cannot be altered and see the Commissioners need not give themselves the trouble of another generall meeting at Mansfield, and they are alsoe of opinion that to make alterations would perplex the people: And they doe not issue out warrants for the first three moneths alone but for the whole 18 moneths together, otherwise they might issue forth new warrants for every 3 moneths and returne new Duplicates for every 3 months Assessments ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/6-7  19 March 1661/2

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Eliza Roleton to brother Wm. Clarkson; asks leave to use his name as arbitrator in dispute with Everingham(?); also on dorse rough draft of letter re. appointment of receiver general for 18 month's assessment and memos. re collectors and sums collected etc. (n.d. c.1661/2 as above).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/8-9  3 Nov. 1662

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Edward Copley at Batley to Peter Foulgram, esq., "att his howse att Steeton" (Y.W.); re swan mark and fishery near Misson "I have a great sute to yow on behalfe of a very good freind Mr. Thos. Buckley, my cosine Jonas Buckley's brother. Sir, I heare yow have a Swanmarke upon the river att Bawlery and that you make noe uuse of itt your selfe... you would allow my cosine Buckley the liberty of itt... allow you a swan or two a yeare duringe the time ..."
Endorsed on contemporary hand "Mr. Buckley's letter de Swan mark and fishing Liberty at Misne", refers to letter below; and 19th.c. endorsement "Batley 3rd November 1662.
From Mr. Copley to Mr. Foljambe. Concerning a Swan Mark and fishery near Missen".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/10-11  25 Oct. 1665

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Jonas Buckley at South Elmsall (Y.W.) to Peter Foliambe as above; service re quited for loan of swan mark to brother Thos. Buckley... "to doe you some service in finding out a fishing wich belongs to you as heir to Sir Francis Foliambe; the place is called Busky hornes twixt Misne and Scaftworth and a tenant to my brother who looks to the swan marke informed him of it and how far your right extended and sayth that the inhabitants of Everton and of Misne doe usually fish three garths of yours cause noe owner appears. Coll. Gilby, if I bee not wrong informed, living at Everton not long since, did alsoe fish but if you pleas to anex your right of fishing at Busky hornes to your swan marke will you pleas to resume them, my brother promisseth to doe you and younge Mr, Foliamb all the service hee can ..."; memo. that Rob. Fox purchased a messuage in Misne of Foljambe and the Swan mark and fishing liberty are excepted in his deeds.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/12  1 Nov. 1667

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Note of Hugh Shaw, at Tickhill, clerk, promising to pay Peter Foljambe a yearly quantity of fish and two swans from his fishery near Missen.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/13  13 Oct. 1670

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Jonas Buckley to Mr. Foljambe; re above swan mark and fishery.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/14-15  8 Jan. 1677/8

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John Molyneux at Teversall to John White, esq., at the Hall in Warsoppe; re legal papers and drawing up of draft conveyance of property to be shown by Mr. Thornhagh to his counsel for perusal "a speedy end, maybee put to it and my brother Serjeant Rigby writes that if your counsell excepts against any thing in it hee wilbee here att Teversall the 19th instant att night and it may bee debated by Mr. Leake and himselfe either here or att Grayes Inne when they meete there soe that noe time shalbee lost to perfect all according to out Articles ..."; has arranged for money to be available at London; also specified exceptions "which may justly be taken to Mr. Thornhagh's title to his lands in Kneeton and which a purchasor ought to be satisfied in before he purchase the same"; memos. re deeds: including "Thirteen writeings relating to Charles White's estate at Sturton and one part of a fine for Stow Parke (Li.) were all made up in one box and sent to London to Mr. Leake the 21st Jan. 1677. Also another box of Kneeton writings sent up to him at the same time.": also schedule of deeds delivered to Sir John Mclyneux, bart., re lands etc. in Kneeton purchased of John. Thornhagh, esq.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/16-17  14 Feb. 1686/7

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Isaac Fairfax at Thornton to Francis Foljambe, esq., at Aldwarke (Y.W.); loss of rental at Hutton caused by rabbits... "My cos. Tom Gower was the first that recommended Mr. Samuell Hassell to my daughter, and going to Hutton the last week I find them both att great variance, which is principally caused by breaking the old customs of the Towne and by stocking the Lordship with Rabbits, which I find is contrary to the will and against the interest of all the Inhabitants, as I perceive not only from his owne tenants, my Aunt Mountaigne, but the rest of the freeholders. I am informed you are jointly concerned in the mannor, soe it is in your power to redress all these oppressions. The discourse of the Towne is, that this very yeare by the Rabbits, they have lost att lest fourty pounds, which is the sole reason of the rents falling, and all concerned will very speedily partake of the evill consequences".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/18-19  4 April 1687

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Isaac Fairfax at York to Francis Foljambe, esq., at Aldwark; further letter re differences between 'bozen Gower and my son Hassell" on overstocking commons with rabbits etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/20  n.d. c.4 April 1687

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Francis Foljambe to Isaac Fairfax; reply to above Fairfax letters - Gower is willing to destroy the rabbits provided Hassell would not overstock lordship with sheep contrary to ancient custom etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/21-face of 22  28 Sept. 1687

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Sam. Hassell at Hutton to Francis Foljembe at Aldwark; re damage done by rabbits and overstocking of sheep... "And for lessning them (though it was to my great damage because we manure our land with them). I met the neighbours about it, and Mr. Gowers tenants and my Aunt Mountaignes were first examined and they said they should be undone if they did it, for they could not mannage their land with a less number," accepts Foljambe's arbitration although aware that Gower has strong attachments to Foljambe.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/22 dorse  n.d. c. Oct. 1687

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Draft letters of Francis Foljambe to Sam. Hassell and Thos. Gower; suggests that difference be submitted to arbitration of "two indifferent persons" and begs Gower "you will agree too, knowing by dear bought experience the great expence such small beginnings may produce, it is much better to have it concluded now than when a suit is begunn ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/23 face  24 Oct. 1687

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John Tennant at York to Francis Foljambe; cryptic letter from York tradesman - "Sir I got the wach don and sent it to your Lade and she kept it 3 dayes and sent it back and bad him 6 pounds for it butt he would not take it: soe I have another reddie for her against she cum to Kork (York?) which wil be this day as she sent me words: Sir I have a trop suit maid for you, I'm to send it with the first convenient messenger I find ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/23 dorse  n.d. c.Oct. 1687

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Draft letter of Francis Foljambe to Sam. Hassell; re dispute between Hassell and Gower and proposals for destruction of rabbits and reduction of sheep gates.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/24  7 Dec. 1687

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Francis Foljambe to Thos. Gower; fair copy of draft letter to Thos. Gower above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/25-26  3 Jan. 1687

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Sam. Hassell at Hutton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; re destruction of rabbits and reduction of sheepwalks at Hutton etc. "... If you will but concerne yourselfe you will find that by good lawes and good order we may make a considerable Improvement, although we cannot get an Inclosure. It is Dick Jaques that for his owne proffit foments this Business. He threatens the Neighbours ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/27-28  22 Oct. 1689

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As above; re. above dispute, gives account of manorial history of Hutton - anciently 3 manors, Hutton Coltswayne, Hutton Bardolfe and Hutton Menshon "... Through either non usage or misusage (the destruction of all mannors) the courts that were incident to them are lost,... I know you have all the manors mentioned but they are only in a deed in 1653 and in a fine 1654, and with all you had never possession of more than one and it is the knowne rule in law that a Mannor cannot be created att this day... As to the Court Leet there is a great dispute but the farr greater number of cases say that it is destroyed too. Yet for all this neither my uncle Mountaigne nor we did hinder our tenants from appearing att the Court, tho' sometimes their usage would give them but small encouragement. Now after all this they sued us again and for that which was soe farr from wrong that the whole Towne claims noe other right, and yet our tenants did appear. And now I am soe ill requited that I (without my tenants) am damnified by the Rabbits above Threescore pounds which I can make appear, and I doe not Question but a jury would give good damages ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/29 face  30 Oct. 1689

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F. Foljambe to Sam. Hassell; re appearance at manorial court - "... I will prevail with my Cosn. Gower to excuse your personall non appearance at the court when he is not there... your tenants must appear and to satisfie you, neither they, nor you shall have any injustice done, some of them shall be impannelled upon the jury if the steward think them fit and you shall always find me ready to use my utmost endeavours to give a stopp to any growing differences amongst you, but if you dispute the right of the Court you must pardon me if I join with my Cosn. Gower in the defence of it, which I shall be extremely sorry for".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/29 dorse  n.d. c. Oct. 1689

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Cancelled draft of letter from F. Foljambe to Sam. Hassell; re borrowing rate of money etc. "Mr. Langley was not in Yorke when I endeavoured to see him... I doubt my over great civility hath lost 10s. per cent for want of asking, he knows very well there is little money put forth at a higher rate than £5 per cent, great sums under, if the security be good... Cocks are usually plentifull with us before Martinmas and that you may not hasten your coming before there be store of game I doe not goe from Aldwark this winter. I canot gett you and my uncle Mountaigne... cloth of the same colour you desired but if you like this inclosed you may have what you please if you give timely notice the rate is 4s the yard full yard brodd, at this time of the year peece of cloath cannot be made in lesse time than a Qr of year because of the uncertainty of the weather for drying of it... against next winter you may have what colour you please upon early notice ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/30-31 face  19 Nov. 1689

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Sam. Hassell at Hutton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; re holding of manorial courts at Hutton "Your letter dated the 30th of Oct., came to Malton the 12th of Nov., which I received upon the 15th... The proffitts maybe divided butt not the Courts. It was lawyer Ethringtons mistake when he drew the deed. Mr. Langley can tell you how the case stands. The Court Leet was only stood uppon. He knows what wee and onely wee can prove... He has advised of late to keep the Courts distinctly, for when they were jumbled together, none could be soe well charged with non appearance att the Court Leet but this could scarce blind one from seeing the stress, laid uppon the Court Leet, for which alone you would hardly thank him. It is the Court Baron that regulates the Towne and brings the proffitt... I think you cannot blame mee for standing off, seeing I have had soe much destroyed by the Rabbits. I know the satisfaction in good Neighbourhood and I know the good of a Court well ordered and therefore anything that I could contribute should not be a wanting. Therefore if I can have the good Neighbourhood that the Rabbits may be destroyed this winter and that any may use means for the future to destroy them... I shall appear att the very next Court ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/32 face and dorse  22 Nov. 1689

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Draft letter of F. Foljambe to uncle Mountaingne; sent him 9 yards of cloth at 3s 8d peryard which John Loft will keep at his warehouse at the Bell in Coppergate, York, till sent for; informs him that Hassell agrees to appear at next court held at Hutton and desires Mountaigne to persuade him "to consent to the lessening of the stock of sheep, which being done my Cosn. Gower will fall upon the destroying the Rabbits... it is very requisite that some doe personally mediate in this business and none more fitt then your selfe".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/32 dorse  27 Nov. 1689

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As above to cousin Gower; tells him of Hassell's intention to appear at next court and desire "to be of the jury that he may be instrumentall in promoting all things tending to good Neighbourhood and that you may not be behind him I doe earnestly desire you will persist in your resolve of beginning to destroy the Rabbitts this winter ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/33-34  30 March 1690

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Sam. Hassell at Hutton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; Hassell's frustration re manorial court and destruction of rabbits etc. - "... the best of my endeavours cannot oblige but yet all this miserable discouragement shall not make me despair, if ever I see these evill counsellours removed we should have a better understanding. I told Cosn. Gower that they imposed upon him and if he would but impartially examine he would find that they were for their owne ends. What greater cruelty can these ungrateful wretches commit? They destroy their Masters Reputation... The neighbours went to my Cosn. Gowers to desire a meeting for a Bylaw, which they had soe long waited for (and as I heard) Dick Jaques told them they were fools, and said did they think his Master would destroy the Rabbitts which were better then the 3 best farmes he had... The day after my Cos. Gower received the letter which did soe farr undeceive him, that he was soe kind to call a meeting, but yet he would not condescend to the Articles unless they might take away part of the sheep pasture -... The next that was objected was, that these Articles would lessen the Court, I answered that they were rather an Advantage, for now more faults will be discovered... for thear satisfaction I inserted this Article vizt. Mem. that these Agreements shall take noe priviledge from the Court but the fines and amerciaments shall be charged as formerly... we have a pasture this year that keeps 8 score beastgates, and the Rabbits destroyes the pasture soe that I appeale to any if the same Cattle (in a reasonable market suitable to the Spring) will give the same price when they have had all their summers gras, then there is the interest of their moneys, and one may suppose att the least that two or three will dye. If it were enclosure one might stock accordingly ..."; support for enclosure.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/35-36  18 April 1690

Contents:
As above; re difficulties of signing articles in agreement with cousin Gower per. destruction of rabbits and lessening of sheep gates etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/37-38  30 May 1690

Contents:
As above; promise for destruction of rabbits not performed; has sounded Cousin Gower on enclosure - "He wishesh it exceedingly but that is all. You know vertue consists in Action which must be speedily performed or else we shall not be soe unanimous and then farewell Inclosure... My Cosn. Gower tells mee he has taken an house att London and that Dick Jaques shall live there... there are more Rabbits than ever, Dick will make many a pound of them... I know Dick loves not Inclosure like Rabbits, tho' my Cosn. Gowers estate might bee bettered by four thousand pounds or above ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/39  17 Dec. 1690

Contents:
Draft letter of F. Foljambe to cousin Gower; proposals and overtures re enclosure - "I should have been very glad to have mett you at Yorke that we might have spoake to Mr. Longley together... he thinks Sir William Strickland must be treated with separately but if he will referr his concern wholly to Comissioners we have noe reason to be against it. I asked him whether he would undertake to draw Articles and obtain a Decree which he did assent off but said he must have my Cosn. Hassell to assist him with instructions... Mr. Longley is not to ingrosse till you have seen a foul draught of it and to alter what you think fitt which when done maybe shewn to the freeholders to have their approbation, before it be ingrossed. Mr. Portington and Mr. Harrison was acquainted with our designe of Inclosure... and did generally concur with us in our request to Sir William Strickland and seemed to be well pleased at the answer my uncle Mountaigne brought us from him".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/40  27 April 1691

Contents:
Sam. Hassell at Hutton to F. Foljambe; re proposed enclosure; after delay Sir Wm. Strickland has given answer that if we would sign articles he was willing to refer case to commissioners, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/41-42  10 Sept. 1691

Contents:
N. Johnston (place not given) to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; had hoped to speak with Mr. King, Lancaster Herald, for search through books in his office re visitation (interesting for 17th.c. approach to genealogy and local history, antiquities etc., reference to Sheffield, Rotherham, Mexborough area); news of fleet etc. "As to news we are glad the Gazet gives us so good an account of the fleet but if there be any truth in such as wrote from Plymouth last Saturday besides these 2 lost there were 14 more shrouded and the postcript of the letter was that a frigat was then come in which saw 20 of our men of war floating on the sea without mast and rigging... But we shall not be able to sett out a fleet this year end the storm its thought will cost the nation many 100000 pounds, most speake of half a million ..."
(Nathaniel Johnston 1627-1705 was a Yorkshire antiquarian and compiled a manuscript history of the Foljambe family; see D.N.B. and Shrewsbury papers, vol.1, D.A.S. Reo. Ser.)

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/43  23 April 1692

Contents:
Sam. Hassell at Hutton to F. Foljambe; engrossing of articles re enclosure and approval of Mr. Stamper as commissioner; Cousin Gower's expectations re satisfaction for old enclosure etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/44  1692

Contents:
Thos. Gower (place not given) to F. Foljambe at Aldwark; withdrawal of support for enclosure on account of differences with Hassell "... butt I doubt I must putt a stop myselfe for Mr. Hassell has beene so uncivill since my coming away that he does nott only shoot and destroy all things himself, but authorises his servants and all who comes to his house... I am resolved nott to be baffled, I will putt all his servants and friends unto the crown officer that ever has shott or destroyed any game and shall take care that they shall not gett easily outt ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/45  6 June. 1694

Contents:
As above; re charges of enclosing Hutton "I must say itt is ill times to lay outt moneys in for the tennants are poore and nott able to doe anything soe that the land lord must be att all the charge, if I doe anything I must borrow which goes hard with my other debts... Mr. Hassell can doe his with ease, itt being noe more to him then as he is now having all the tythes in his hands if itt come to a conclusion. I doe expect to be very well allowed for my closes the rents of which will very much abayte for I doe nott know when I shall begin to enclose any other that shall be allotted mee ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/46  11 Dec. 1697

Contents:
Mr. Augustine Samsyon to F.Foljambe (?); he and Mr. Noble have journeyed to Sapperton (Li.) and discharged tenants according to order, forced to have a guide from Ancaster to Sapperton "it being a cross road and no track of the country"; provides news met with on the way "the Howse Sir. Rich. has built is a hansome frame of building and stands well; wee heard in our journey that your sister Cam. is fallen mallancholy".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/47-48  14 Aug. 1697

Contents:
Henry Porter at Chancery Lane, London, to John Thornhagh, esq., "Parliament man for East Retford in Nottinghamshire"; informs him that Sir Richard Earl has died "without docking the entail or making any disposition of the entailed estate but that the same descends to you and yours ..."; with draft reply acknowledging obligation for above news and that he is in haste to make preparations to meet Sir Richard Earle's corpse beyond Grantham.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/49-50  28 Sept. 1697

Contents:
Thomas Marriott at Cliffords Inn, London, to John White, esq., M.P. at Carburton (?); perused papers and will attend Serjeant Levinz for his opinion, would Rike copies of deeds of settlement mentioned in case of leave to take advice of Mr. Webb of the Temple.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/51-52  7 Sept. 1698

Contents:
H.G.(?) to John Thornhagh (?); congratulations on election; re legal business etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/53  14 Feb. 1699/1700

Contents:
John White and Thos. Hewett at Carburton to John Thornhagh M.P.; request that he arrange for £20 to be paid to Mr. Geo. Mason, apothecary at the Blew Bore adjoining St. Dunstan's, Fleet Street, London, for the use of Mr. Wm. Booth of Retford, acquittance to be sent to Carburton.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/54  8 Oct. 1699

Contents:
Wm. Elmsall at Thornhill (Y.W.) to Mr. Bancks(?); dispute and mystery re provisions of Sir Rich. Earle's will "I have been with Mr. Beaumont this afternoon with a pretence to aske him how he got home last night, soe insinuated into the talk of Sir Richard Earle courting his Lady and from that how I had heard the estate was likely to goe from Mr. Thornhagh. the right heir... He wondered at it... adding that his wife had a summons given her to appear before some Commissioners at Redford concerning his will but he would not suffer her to goe, therefore they appointed another Commission at Wakefield on purpose to examine her... I asked if Sir Richard dyed at Sharleston that his Lady came to know or was a witness to his will, noe say's he - They are enquiring whether Sir Richard's will was voluntarily his owne, or some of Welby's friends had put upon him in his weakness... I perceive that Mr. Beaumont has very little kindness for Mr. Welby for it seems that old gentleman after Sir Richard's death was his Rivall ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/55-56  19 April 1700

Contents:
Thos. Rawson at Alse's Coffee House, London, to John Thornhagh M.P.; asks for loan of £10; also promissory note for above sum.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/57-58  3 Oct. 1702

Contents:
James Dolliffe in London to John Thornhagh at Osberton; has received 3 tallies at the Exchequer, principal and interest amounting to £619 19s 0d, according to order he has paid £300 to Mr. Rob. Phillipps taking his receipt for same, advises that surplus be invested in Victualling or Navy Office bills "which have of late been punctually paid in 6 months from the date and may bee had at 6 per cent discount ..."; impatiently awaiting success of Gadiz expedition.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/59  12 March 1702/3

Contents:
Oliver Horsman to John Thornhagh at Osberton; re settlement of various sums, £800 to Mr. Nicholas Mosely etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/60-61  27 April 1703

Contents:
John Thornhagh in London to father John Thornhagh at Osberton; bought book mentioned and sent it down in parcel of coffee to cousin White's; suggests selling East India Stock which stands at £170 per cent before price drops.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/62-63  23 Dec. 1703

Contents:
John Huchenson in London to John Thornhagh at Osberton; abused in street by Welby's creatures "who publickly declared that my selfe and witnesses on your side were a pack of perjured villains and for that reason tho' I had been acquitted on triall they intended to have another turne to me and that you had dropt the cause for that they had by their Affadavitts contradicted their depositions ..." Detailed analysis of case and legal procedure; with draft answer.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/64-65  13 July 1703

Contents:
Christopher Tilson at Treasury Chambers, London, to Thos. Hewett, surveyor General of her Majesty's Woods, Trent North, at Shire Oaks; re administration of Sherwood Forest etc. - "My Lord Treasurer having at length given his orders on more papers lying before him which related to Sherwood Forrest... agrees to the Ryding proposed by his Grace to be made thro Birkland and Bilha Woods and a warrant will speedily be signed by the Queen accordingly. His Lordship has also taken into consideration your report concerning keepers and hay for the deer, and is pleased to order that £150 a year be allowed for hay for the deer from Lady day last and that 6 keepers be appointed at the like wages, as are allowed to the keepers of Waltham Forrest... A warrant will be prepared for passing a privy seale for paying the same at the Exchequer which I hope will be to his Grace's satisfaction ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/66  12 March 1702/3

Contents:
Sam. White at Middleton to John Thornhagh at Osberton; reports difficulty in collecting rents at Arley where tenants complain of scarceness of money; kept accounts of tax (land ?) and allowed tenants 2//3 "of what they have paid in taxes for this whole year ..."; tenants ask leave to have a Spring court "which is believed may conduce both to your Gud in preserving your Rits and privilidges abd the gud of the neibors in taking care of nusances and offences that may bee commited amongst them selves ..."; summary accounts etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/67-68  25 Aug. 1704

Contents:
Francis Foljambe to son Frank (Francis); re Hutton enclosure - "The Lordship of Hutton contains 2,527 acres which are estimated at 110 oxgangs besides Inclosure, and Furrby land that hath noe gates, of which oxgangs I have 16, and a third part of the Royaltie and soe expects a third part of the wast. Inclosed is a copy of Articles sent me by old Mr. Langley, which when you have an opertunity you may send to my brother to shew Mr. Fr. Langley which maybe of use to him and all concerned in the Inclosure ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/69  29 April 1706

Contents:
Sir Willoughby Hickman, John Thornhagh, Wm. Levens and Mr. Stringer's letter to Sir Francis Molyneux, Sir Thos. Parkyns, John Digby and Wm. Pierrepont at Mansfield; stopping of warrant issued out for constable of Tuxford to appear before justices at Mansfield "Great complaints having been made of the irregular proceedings about conveying of vagrants through this county contrary to the Act passed the eleventh and twelfth of the last reigne... we perceive you... for the constable of Tuxford to appear... in order to be bound over to the Assizes for not obeying your orders... about the vagrants... but being desirous to cultivate a good understanding with the Justices and to preserve... that excellent O econemy found by longe Experience to be soe necessary for the due and regular Administration of Justice and quiet of this County we take this opportunity of recomending to your Consideration whether this affair may not besettled in such a method as may prevent any disquiet for the future... we doubt not of your consent to what we have done in putting a stopp to the execution of your warrant against the Constable of Tuxford."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/70  2 May 1706

Contents:
Sir Francis Molyneux and John Digby to Sir Willoughby Hickman, John Thornhagh, Wm. Levenz and Mr. Stringer; cannot give full answer as only two present who signed the warrant but "... wee looke upon the method which is now taken by binding the Constable of Tuxford over to the next Assizes to be the most proper method of coming to an amicable and friendly determination of the dispute... by giving the Judges the opportunity of hearing the matter now in Controversy between us... we must insist upon the Cheife Constables obedience of the warrant or for his contempt ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/71  15 July 1706

Contents:
G. Plaxton at Barwick in Elmet to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; has an unfortunate gent in his parish who is not only Foljambe's relation but his debtor "he is much afraid of new Troubles from you and desires mee to intercede with you for a respit of all Law Sutes till Michaelmas, he is now not only willing to sell his Darbyshire estate but to put all his other lands... into the hands of Trustees for the satisfaction of his creditors ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/72  20 Nov. 1707

Contents:
John Thornhagh at Rolleston to (?); instructions for search for grandfather St. Andrews' of Gotham, will and any papers etc. relating to Arley; with draft letter on dorse re petition (political ?)

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/73-74  24 March 1709/10

Contents:
G. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Osberton; detailed advice and information on affairs of Sir Thos. Gascoigne (see letter of G. Plaxton above); Mr. Glossop in great expectation of a Queen's lease "he used the Tenants badly but has been forced to refund all he got by an order from the Exchequer ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/75-76  26 April 1710

Contents:
G. Plaxton to Francis Foljamb at Aldwark; further suggestions re securing of Gascoigne debt - "... I can find no lands of Sir. Thos. Gascoigne but what is under son Fizw. or other allready, the demesnes and tenancyes of Barwick are all in his Ladies hands, Partington is seized by Smith and Purefoy till somebody shall be so daring as to call them to account, they have had their mony long paid and now keep up their possession by Fraud, there is one way yet left to help you, and thus it is, but say not whence you have it. Your cozen Gascoigne paid £1200 for his brother Sir Thos. and had £200 per annum assigned over for it for 6 years, this I believe is the last year, now if you made a visit to Partington and talked the matter over with your kinsman, I doubt not but you might come in and secure the growing rents as he, for I know some who are ayming of this, but Mr. Gascoigne had better fall into your hands than others... the demesnes of Partington and Garforth Farms are tyed for the satisfaction of this debt. I think this will be done with the least trouble and expence, and is the only way of getting in your debt without waging a long warr to passe the Lines and Baracades which the Exchequer Leases have made against you ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/77-78  4 May 1710

Contents:
Mary Ayscough to John Thornhagh at Rolleston (St.); anxiety about money payments and threat of litigation - "... my lawyer sent me word my Lord would not pay the mony in without six months notice... he says he could get me a Thousand pound now... I have given order to call the mony in I do not know what to doe with Sir Rowland Wynn, I am unwilling to go to Law but think it hard I should be kept out of my right ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/79-80  30 May 1710

Contents:
J. Banks at Scofton to Francis Foljambe; legal questions re depositions in case and whether Dalton estate was settled on Foljambe at marriage, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/81-82  8 June 1710

Contents:
G. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; developments re Gascoigne debt "... as to your money due from Sir Thos. you have a fair cast for it, if Mr. Walker will assign over my Ladies security paying her £100 per annum pin mony you will have £200 per annum gros from that estate... as to a rentall Sir Thomas has none... A Wakefield man is falling on for a debt of £50 or £60 and Mr. Parsons is coming in for £400 and severall others so you must be nimble. I am told Sir Thomas has mony by him, he has got the Last Rents received in his name from the tenants of Partington, the estate is a good £1000 per annum and certainly you may get a limb of it ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/83-84  10 June 1710

Contents:
As above; been given information by cousin Gascoigne that Cook and Massey have had above £1000 from Sir Thos. Gascoigne's estate yet Mrs. Smith has only received £30 towards her debt "so that they have a great account to make if any body would be so daring as to call them to an audit... Sir Thos. is going to a cocking at Coln in Lancashire, he has a feeder to manage his Birds here and has laid in a good stock of mony for his Journey ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/85-86  14 June 1710

Contents:
As above; sends account of Barmboro estate and more advice "... by securing the tenants I mean protecting them from the claym of others. There are many attempting to get into possession... There are 3 or 4 tenants who have suffered much by Sir Thomas, Thorp has been a great loser and so has the Widow Hunt, however they pay part of their rents to my Lady. If you get all her joynture assigned you will have enough to raise your mony in 2 or 3 years. Sir Thos. is gone to a cocking in Lancashire, he is full of gold but will pay nobody";
Electioneering (?) "I hear my Lord Down and Sir Arthur Kay joyn. I hope you will make them a good Intrest in your Neighbourhood".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/87-88  29 Aug. 1710

Contents:
As above; begs to hear what Foljambe has done in the affair of Sir Thos. Gascoigne "my neighbours tell mee that Massy will not receive their rents... he and Cook have received above £1400 upon the account of Smith and Purefoy, and yet they have not paid £100 towards their debt. Massy is great and mighty and Sir Thos. Gascoinge's rents have set him up, surely the Law will make them refund these ill gotten and ill applyed summes which they have received ..,"; asks for favour and assistance for unfortunate families.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/89  22 Sept. 1710

Contents:
J. Banks at Scofton to Francis Foljambe; report on law suit re examination and cross examination of witnesses etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/90-91  19 May 1711

Contents:
Geo. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; wishes him success in dealings over Gascoigne debt - "... but I am affraid that Massy and Sir Thomas will trump up some leases or extorts against you, they drive a suttle Trade, receive rents, and pay nobody. If Sir Thomas would assign you £100 per annum of good rents I think you would make a good bargain with him, for you must now expect all the shuffles, countermines, tricks, evasions and alledgments imaginable... Sir Thomas is out now, being upon some Ramble, he was at New Market the last Races, and it may be he is Troopt thither again, they were driving the Tenants goods the last week in order to supply his Pocket".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/92-93  30 May 1711

Contents:
As above; further complications re Gascoigne debt"... here is a Fresh Alarm sounded, Declarations in Ejectment fly like hail stones from Mr. Glossop&Alderman Barker of Leeds, they have served Mr. Gascoign with one of their papers and most of Partington tenants... Sir Thomas has got a parcell of gold and is gone no body knows whither... the Bart. heeds nothing for his own good, a little pleasant coyn in his Purse makes him an Emporour ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/94  2 Feb. 1711/12

Contents:
Thos. Worsley at Hovingham (Y.N.) to son-in-law Francis Foljambe at Aldwarke; family and local news "I want your Modell to sett T. Woodworth on work this winter, having some wood by mee to imploy him in, for parte of your building, and I have bought sparrs for the House and think the Top ends will serve for Partitions... I wish you would intimate what you designe to doe this summer and tell me what you think he may deserve and I'll agree with him as cheap as I can... I hear Mr. Wentworth has bought Malton and I'me glad Mr. White recovers... the carrier deserves to make recompence for his carelesnesse about your chaires, when your familie is Increast wee design you a visitt ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/95-96  26 March 1712

Contents:
G. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; consulted Sir Thos. Gascoigne re debt - "he stuck to his old bout poverty, however if his good Coz. Foljambe would stay a while he should succeed Glossop and Barker in the rents assigned them. That he had nothing for himself and so very litle to pay his debts. Mr. Walker and he smuggle up £400 or £500 a year upon what account I can not tell you but they divide the Spoyle. Sir Thos. has been at some cockings and as the report is, has 200 Guineas by him but will not part with 2d to save his estate. I have newse this evening that Glossop is dead, how that will operate I cannot tell you, nor the contents of the Queens Lease ...

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/97-98  1 May 1712

Contents:
Thomas Worsley at Hovingham to Francis Foljambe at Aldwarke; thanks him for generous welcome at Aldwarke "gott well Home (thank god) on Satturday, And found all soe, in this Town, but the sm[all] Pox violent and not Mortall, Thos. Hopperton's wife and 4 children down together"; enclosure (?) at Malton "I was with Mr. Longley in York, who said he could doe noe good against Mr. Hassell at Malton, nor make the Comrs. alter there measures, thoe he feed lawyer Barton to plead the cause, they insisted of a bargaine made of £80 per annum (Att the drawing the articles) for his customarie Tyth and thoe he proved them but worth £60 they pin'd him down to the agreement. Hee apply'd most to Sir Wm. Strickland but gott noe remidie ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/99  24 June 1712

Contents:
G. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; report on affairs at Barwick-in-Elmet "We are still here in the same condition that you allways found us, poor and carelesse and glad to pick up mony from your tenants, though it be at 150 per cent. Glossop and Barker were at the receipt of rents on Monday and carryd away good summs, Parsons is making ready for an Exchequer lease for £350... Sir Thomas they say has been successful at cockings and won mony but keeps it from paying his just debts ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/100  14 Aug. 1712

Contents:
Geo. Plaxton at Barwick-in-Elmet to Mr. Aislaby at Aberford; plea for tenant at Barwick "I am heartily sorry for my poor neighbour Thorp's hard fate, he tells me you have driven his cattell for Mr. Foljambe debt due from Sir Thos. Gascoigne, tis now Harvest time and this bout will be his ruine. He has lately paid his rent to Mr. Walker upon my Lady Gascoignes account, he would attourn tenant to Mr. Foljamb and pay his growing rents to him or his order if he may be secured, but my trouble is the condition of this poor man, he is now ground between 2 mill stones. If you will take his note for the mony required from his he will pay you in a month, he cannot inn his corn or doe any thing, if his draught be taken away... I am sure Mr. Foljamb would show pitty to him, a month's forbearance till he can raise mony is but an honest request ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/101-102  21 Aug. 1712

Contents:
As above to Francis Foljamb at Aldwark; similar plea to above - "... These honest neighbours of mine come to wait on you, their Cattell have been driven at your sute... would gladly atourn tenants to you and pay their growing rents, if you would secure them against my Lady's claimes... Poor Thorp is a great sufferer... Sir Thomas owes him allready £200 ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/103  3 Sept. 1712

Contents:
As above; confesses difficulty in advising him how to deal with Sir Thos. Gascoigne "he is full of shifts... here are rents enough besides my Ladys pin mony, I would have you send some body of good judgement to know who will atturn to you, if Sir Thos. juggles you and plays leger demain... all the demesnes of Barmboro are unsett, why cannot you enter upon them, and let them to tenants ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/104  23 Sept. 1712

Contents:
As above to Francis Foljamb at Skellbrook; tenants want security; mills of Hillam and Aberford valued at £30 p.a. clear; indictment of Sir Thomas Gascoigne's bad farming "... made very little of his demesnes of Barnboro this yeare, some hay is mowd but unmade, some standing, some in stack, some hous'd with out a roof, some sold for little, some for nothing, and all this ill husbandry proceeds from his selfe ...

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/105-106  28 March 1713

Contents:
As above to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; proposals for settlement of Gascoigne debt - "I have had Sir Thomas and Mr. Parsons with mee this day, Parsons is positive that you have no lease and vapours that he has won the Race and distanced you. However, Sir Thomas is willing to assign tenancys to the value of £300 per annum to satisfy you and Parsons. How you will divide I cannot tell. Parsons would have £200 in rents and give you bond to pay you £100 per annum towards your debt ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/107  12 April 1713

Contents:
Thomas Worsley at Hovingham to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; asks what resolution had been taken "in your London jorney.... such a jorney might probably terminate itt, either by an arbitration or tryall, and its reasonable to have some pleasure for all your toile and care"; building of house for tenant at Hutton; sickness at Hovingham "We have a sickly town, John and Frank Horton and John Lengs wife dead, and severall very ill, they dye of very short sickness, Pray God send health ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/108-109  27 April 1713

Contents:
Geo. Plaxton to Francis Foljamb; arrangements re securing of debt "... Mr. Parsons is unwilling to sign as yet the £150 bond because Mr. Glossops lease is not satisfied and those Whitsuntide rents will be received by Ingram so that for him to oblige himself to pay you £150 per annum and receive not half that summe will be very hard ..."; prays he will be kept in health "in that stinking, hogsty of London... that sink of Sin and Seacock".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/110-111  2 May 1713

Contents:
As above to Francis Foljambe in London; difficulty with Parsons and Ingram principally because they believe Foljambe has no exchequer lease "... I advise you to show your lease to the tenants to vindicate yourself and satisfy all objections ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/112-113  9 May 1713

Contents:
As above; reports and advises on events at Barwick - "... wee have such noyse and hectoring that men know not which way to turn them, Parsons lease has appeard, your absconds, the sight of your Power would adde to your Intrest, follow my Lady close, she may do well in your hands and better than where she is, give her security to pay her, her Pinmony... Sir Thomasisat a cocking, his last Lady is returned to him and has got possession again of his heart and fire side, tis a Filthy Baggage and only fitt for a Beastly Baronet ..."; reference to personal and national affairs - "... I thank the members of the house of Commons, they have given mee an Annuity to support me in my old Age and I hope they will mend it the next yeare. Warr is a plaguy Sucker, tis worse than a Chancery Sute, or a Swarme of Locusts. Nay tis worse than an Under Sherif and his Bayliffs... I am glad that my old friend Harry Sacheverell preacheth before the Commons on the 29th of May. I hope his sermon will be as inoffensive as his last which he printed. Those who are angry at the 29 of May and 30 January will allways be angry with him but Truth has a great force against prejudice and who would have thought that we should have had so wonderful a change in that house".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/114  11 May 1713

Contents:
As above; plea for action against Sir Thos. Gascoigne's distraining of tenants etc. "... Sir Thomas has driven Mr. Vevers Cattail and kept them in his Pinfold Court... he threatens to shoot any man who comes to replevin them. Vevers was with the Under Sheriff yesterday and has got a replevin. It will be served this day if the Balifs dares adventure to do it... He is a mad outlaw, as mad as Robin Hood but scarce so honest... Can you find no way to punish this varlet now you are in Town he swears and curses and declares he will shoot the first man who comes to serve any thing upon him, he is as mad a dog at Midsummer. Do as you judge fitting for all will be nought, I doubt, without speedy law."; news of Mr. Savile's death by drowning at Wakefield "he fell into Mrs. Routh's draw well and Mr. Watson who went in to save him, was drownd with him. Watson lived not far from you I believe, a gent. of 3 or 400£ per annum... I fear they had been taking too many bumpers ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/115  13 May 1713

Contents:
As above; lively account of Sir Thomas Gascoigne's misdeeds -" here is nothing but confusion, Mr. Vevers has been forced to pay his rent to Sir Thos., no baylif durst come to serve a replevin, the cattell were pent up in a narrow court and had died there they were prisoners above 60 hours, and you know Sir Thomas's compassion is very litle to man or beast, all ways were tryed to bring him to reason but you might as well have argud with a Thunderclap. He had a most formidable guard with him, a Cashierd mad drunken Excizman, 2 Darbyshire Bullys, his black whore, a Blunderbus, and 3 Case of Pistolls, all planted in Convenient approaches, 3 Bastards to watch and give notice, and a mad man at the head of them. After many a fruitless journy Vevers was admitted into the Main Guard to pay his Mony and saluted with vollys of curses, execrations, oaths, and imprecations. He protests he never heard such a lewd song in all his life nor come into so nasty a Guard Chamber. Sir Thomas threatens to be about him again, and swears he cares not for writts or leases. Mony he will have and they are all rogues who oppose him. Parsons stares, the tenants now tremble and if you exert not your power I doubt you will fall short of your expectation. I thought good to give you this notice and if you have any Authority or Commission from the Treasury, show it and stand up for your self... The poor Millner has paid £15 rent to Ingram for what I know not, upon his distresse".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/116-117  18 May 1713

Contents:
As above (Plaxton signs himself Barwick); similar account as above "... Vever has paid Sir Thomas £12 odd mony for this Lady day, the Cows which were allmost spoyled are released from their Imprisonment after a long time of hunger and durance, no Balif in Leeds durst execute a replevin or come within reach of the Blunderbusses. The band of outlaws are broken up and Sir Thomas lyes snugg in his ruinous castle... let your lease beare date before his (Parsons) if possible. Will.Wickham I find was Parsons friend, make Mr. Benson yours, the lease comes from them, and by their power, under my Lord Treasurer. Act securely in this affair that no flaws may be abserved to your prejudice. I am really sorry for my poor Baronet... the Spawn is sent away, the Lady Cow come to her old Quarters, domineers like a Termagant, she is presented in the spiritual court for her whoredoms, and he must come in for licking in the dripping pan, thus sweet meat meets with soure souce and much good may his villany do him... Many tenants have been here to enquire after your proceedings but I can tell them little more than that you will defend all that turn tenants to you".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/118-119  28 & 29 July, 1713

Contents:
Mr. F. Langley at York to Francis Foljamb at Hovingham; re transactions at Bishopthorpe concerning Hutton enclosure and obstructions raised by dean of Ripon etc.; also copy letter of F.F. to his cousin Hassle re same "Mr. Langley acquaints me that Dr. Dering dean of Ripon won't admit him to speake with the A[rch] B[ishop] in order to get his answer to the Bill, he says the Church has not had justice done, for there ought to have been lands sett out for the Tythes which might have admitted of the same improvements as our farms. I thought you had settled all matters so with the A.B. as we should have had no difficultys upon a back reckoning to surmount. Mr. Conyers had prepared the answer for the A.B. to signe but that being refused, all is at a stand. The renewal of the lease just immediately before the A.B. came to the see and having enjoyed it so long without a life dropping sticks upon Dr. Dering's stomack and now to make improvements by the A.B. assent without any consideration is still a greater burthen upon the thoughts. I am apt to believe that this is the grounds of the opposition the Bill meets with; and whether you will think it necessary to make a present to the A.B. of some Guineas to remove these objections is the question... we have reason to charge this affair wholly upon you, till you have adjusted this matter you must expect no Tyth Rent; therefore as you tender your own Interest pray be as expeditious in it as possible".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/120-121  31 July 1713

Contents:
William Lister at Welham (Y.E.) to Francis Foljambe at Hovingham; plea that cousin Thos. Lister be continued as Foljambe's tenant at Menithorp despite malicious allegations of his bitter enemies, mother-in-law and brother Allanson etc.; interesting for tenurial custom "... for there are very few tenants in Mennithorp that succeed their fathers, butt are come into their farmes by marriages and soe continued, and if you please to remember his father Richard Letherington desired that his daughter Hannah and her heirs should be continued tenants to that farme which then as I am informed you were pleased to grant him att that tyme, and by the customs of England when a man's wife dyes if hee had a child born by her that hath been heard to cry hee hath and enjoyes all her freehold land for his life though the child be dead ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/122  13 Sept. 1713

Contents:
As above to Francis Foljambe at Aldwarke; ramifications re above case.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/123-124  29 Oct. 1713

Contents:
G. Plaxton to Francis Fuljambe at Aldwark; regrets indisposition that prevented F. meeting tenants, change in tactios of Parsons and Sir. Thos. Gascoigne.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/125  7 March 1713/4

Contents:
Rowland Winn at Nostell (Y.W.) to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Mr. Lamb's chambers in Lincolns Inn, London; re chancery suit, costs, etc., suprise at being served with order to show cause why Mr. Fellows report should not stand confirmed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/126  13 Dec. 1714

Contents:
G. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe; Sir Thos. Gascoigne ready for settlement - "... willing to come to an honest agreement about his debts, and is very much inclind to set apart what tenants so ever you please for the payment of £100 per annum till your debt is run out. Parsons will agree to the same in order to make him more easy and his tenants more safe".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/127  22 Jan. 1714

Contents:
As above; wishes F. good recovery from illness, tenants will meet him at Milford etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/128-129  14 March 1714/15

Contents:
As above; reflections on Mr. G.'s manners "... suprised to hear Mr. G. has not those good manners which every body look'd upon to be the brightest side of his character. I begin now to suspect that the Collier has gotten the upper hand of the fine gentleman and that the politeness and bon air which he brought from abroad is either forgotten or lost at home ..."; account of Lord Dingley's wall.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/130-133  3 & 7 June 1715

Contents:
J. Hanbury at Pontpoole to Thos. Hewet, "att his hous in great St. Andrews Street in Holbourn, London"; received letter from Mr. Lamb assuring him room for no differences with Mr. Thornhagh; necessary that he meet Mr. Thornhagh and Mr. Boucherett who are coming to Town"; also copy letter of Mr. Thornhagh (?) re Northamptonshire estate, and offering his share of Grafton for sale.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/134  7 July 1715; 13 March 1715/1

Contents:
G. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; Sir Thos. Gascoigne disappointed at non-appearance yesterday "and took pet extremely"; many rents unpaid to Mr. Barnsley "some of which he desires you will order him to receive... for he has £34 to pay to Baynes of Appleby upon the 18th instant and he knows not how to raise the money without your assistance ..."; hopes Foljambes have received benefit from wells at Buxton.
£3000 for his share of Grafton but Mr. Lamb believes he can be reduced to £2500 with Mr. Doughty at the charge of a decree to enable him to sell.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/140-141  26 July 1716

Contents:
Thos. Hewett in London to Mr. Joseph Astley; complaint re delay in post - "I received your two letters of the 17th and 23rd instant last post. I doe not know the reason why they came together being 6 days different in date unless they was stopped by the way; that of the seaventeenth was sealed with wax, the impression a head, the other of the 23rd sealed with a wafer, they came both to Town, the same day, that of the 17th dusty as if it had been carry'd in a pockett"; re Sherwood Forest "... suprised the verderors should act thus to the Kings disadvantage, Mr. Neale cannot but know the Kings officers and others that bought wood, ever did worke in the Fence Month, the proper time to pill the trees, and no damage to the deer nor forest, and the proper time to burn charcole as he himselfe has often done. These windfall trees and wood the Treasury has been severall times informed of, and gave me orders to sell and dispose of if the best I could... gave orders to Samuell Strutt and Chas. Dawson my agents, to cutt up the cordwood... to make the most profitt of it... I desire you will goe on in coleing such cordwood as you have taken up and has been delievered to you and if Mr. Neale or any other person shall imprison your colliars and workmen take an account of the hours they shall be imprisoned, the time and persons names that discharge them ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/142  7 Aug. 1716

Contents:
As above; informing him that Lords of H.M.'s Treasury have given him a warrant to sell and disperse of all windfall wood etc. confirming former orders and powers "therefore be pleased to goe on with your cording and coleing etc. and take no discharge and I will stand by you otherways, if you suffer any loss you must not expect any reparation from the King or me ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/143-144  9 Oct. 1716

Contents:
G. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; re circumstances of Sir Thomas Gascoigne "he is certainly the most unhappy and unnaccountable man in Europe, his estate will be all pull'd in pieces and no body any better I fear, but the Baylifs and Attorny's. He is willing to do any thing but has no power, he is outlawed at severall sutes, has an exchequer lease upon his estate and so many incumbrances that I admire how he gets bread and clothes? He has an estate in Darbyshire at Hope, which I am told would sell for £1000 or £1100. There are 2 mortgages upon it, one of £350 to Sir G. Roberts, the other of £200 to Mr. Clark, now if good management were up in the sale of that estate, you might come in for your debt and that I think is the only way to releive you. He is only tenant for life at Barnboro, and that is all rack'd and ruin'd and under many heavy incumbrances, nothing will be had here for a long time ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/145  26 Jan. 1716

Contents:
As above; agrees Foljambe was right in estimate of boy "He stole some money from the tenants and what odd matters he could lay his hands on and took his leave of no body. I hear he is got to Trentham and I have wrote to have him secured ..."; will meet Foljambe at Milford next month.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/146  6 Dec. 1717

Contents:
G. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe; Sir Thos. Gascoigne taking rents "He came yesterday to Tarbotton's and discharged the tenants for paying any more rents to you for that he had got an injunction to stop any further payments... There are severall that have not pay'd Sir Thomas as yet, so that if you send quickly you may secure the money".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/147-148  15 April 1718

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J. Banks to Francis Foljambe; will send papers "but hear your young adversary is comeing over and I thinke you had better let them lye awhile and see whether they stirr or not, for they lye as safe as anything I have, but if you order otherwise will lead you on a minutes warneing"; comments on local and national affairs "... I am glad when worthy patriots are preferred and that they will lend the Government theire helping hand, wee hope all things will goe well and that greate ones will find it theire Interest to fall in, as they fall out. The aspect abroad is good and helps(?) the Jacobites locke downe".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/149  28 Jan. 1718/19

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G. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; impressions of Sir John Bute "... ten thousand times worse than his Brother Sir Thomas. All the tenants must be obliged to beg, starve, or run their country. He has given us a specimen in his small dominions of his Popish Government and Tyranny and oppression. I have much to say to you when I have the honour of seeing you".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/150  15 Feb. 1719/20

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As above; re rents etc. "I don't know what you have got of any of the Tenants but Thorp is miserably poor and just ruined by Lord Bute's severity, he is at present very ill but designs to wait upon you as soon as he is recovered"; reference to a death by small pox.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/151  29 Feb. 1719/20

Contents:
As above; re Cook affair etc. "... Mr. Gascoigne designs to wait upon you himself on Thursday next and give you and account of the whole proceedings. He doubts not in the least but to put you into a method of secureing a great deal of money. As to Sir John Bute's dog, I have nothing to say but that his intention is to cheat you of him. He has used me like a Pagan, and could he but make an Inquisition here, I could expect nothing but Bastinadoes, if not fire and fagots"; send service to Mrs. F. and will sent her some poetry by Mr. Gascoigne.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/152-153  5 April 1720

Contents:
Michael Bridges at Hutton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwarke; dispute re lease of Hutton tithes (detailed).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/154-155  28 Aug. 1720

Contents:
Thomas Worsley at Thinkleby (Y.E.?) to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; effect of canal (?) undertaking on local estates etc. "I attended at Malton... and spake about the Jury's verdict that you was not allowed enough for the haling way, but found it was to no purpose it being a general complaint of everyone whose ground they go through, but the Commissioners did not think fit to alter any but stuck to the verdict. As for your wood the undertakers promist me to agree with you for it, for it seems they were cutting down more than they thought necessary when the Jury viewed it, so that tho' the Commissioners agreed to the Jury's verdict (which they were obliged to do for dispatch of businesse) yet the undertakers and Lawyer Barton for them promist they should agree with you and give what was reasonable, which was all I could do in that case"; re carving of monument "I spake to my Lord Carlisle's carver about a monument, he says if you will let him know how much you would lay out he could then send you a model ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/156-157  7 Feb. 1720/1

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J. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; since death of father has been chiefly employed in soliciting friends for their interest to succeed him; Mr. Vevers of Marwick has requested him to seek for bond "that you had given my father to keep, which was to indemnify him against Sir Thomas Gascoigne or any other person that should claim title to his rent and for securing the payment of it to yourself. I told him... it was not safe in me to deliver it to any body without your consent... Today I have found the bond and many more besides that, which I shall conceal and deliver to you on your order when you please".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/158-159  15 May 1721 - 23 Feb. 1721/2

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Copy letter of Holles Newcastle at the Cockpitt to Commissioners of H.M.'s Treasury; re accommodation in St. James Park for the King's poultry "The Board of Greencloth having by letter represented that the Poultry for the King's Table are to be fed and killed near St. James's; His Majesty has commanded me to signifie his Pleasure to your Lordships that you give orders for one hundred and fifty foot in length, and twenty five foot in depth to be fenced in, and a little house of twenty five foot square built at the end of the Charcoal House in St. James's Park furnish'd with coopes of several sises and binns to keep the corn in etc. for feeding and dressers and shelves to lay the fowle on, the floor to be paved and water laid in; a chamber for a servant to look after them; Also an open shed under some part of the wall to shelter the fowle from rain in the day time".; also directive from Treasury Commissioners (Secretary to Treasury, Horatio Walpole) to officers of H.M.'s Board of Works, to make estimate re above works and lay it before Lordships; with letter from Thos. Hewett, N. Hawkesmoor and N. Dubois at Whitehall, Office of Works. to Lords Commissioners of H.M.'s Treasury, reporting that above works would cost £310 6s 7d; also order by Treasury Commissioners for above work to be done, building to be carried northward from corner of Mr. Hills house instead of as in above letter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/160-161  9 Dec. 1721

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J. Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; insolvent at moment and cannot yet satisfy personal debt to F. - "I have purchased the advowson of Guisely a living of £400 a year... and I expect my presentation to Sutton every post, which will run away with a good deal of money more ..."; re Foljambe's affairs at Barwick "... not be very difficult to accomplish, would you lay aside a little of your clemency and let them know you are in earnest ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/162-163  19 May 1722

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John Plaxton to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; hardship of poor tenant when goods distrained "... Laurence Hill... has your receipt for Lady day 1718. That his mother died poor and he and his brother were at the expence of her funeral. That Mr. John Gascoigne distrained on her hay and her muck soon after she died, and never appraised it to this day. That after it was distrained, which is now near four years agoe, it was laid open to the Common, and the Common Cattle have destroyed it, and that the muck which she had laid to rot upon the Common likewise mouldered away, and the value of both these was about £20. He ought to have appraised these things and to have sold them, and returned them the overplus of the money ..."; complaint re impositions incurred by making Derwent navigable etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/164-165  6 July 1722

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Michael Bridges to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; re proposed negotiations with archbishop of York and Mr. Hassell and others concerning Hutton tithes (?); wife has been dangerously ill of the small pox but has now recovered.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/166  27 Jan. 1723

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Copy letter from Sir Thos. Hewett to Mr. Jessop; re making of cut (place not given) to prevent flood damage; disputes with god-son Mr. Rogers "I believe the occasion of all this, is upon the account of party, for he married the sister of Mr. Nichols of Retford, a wild Jacobite fellow who did all he could to affront me, by killing the geese upon the common, shooting pigeons and taking my fish but I shall humble him"; also as above from Wm. Potter consenting to above cut.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/167-168  10 Aug. 1725

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Thomas Westby to Francis Foljambe (?); regrets horse was not run at York "for possibly he might have performed better than you think of and tho he come not in the best place, yet if he come not in the worst he must have sold for more I think than when converted into a hunter ..."; re dispute with Robert Swallow about Silverwood and neighbouring woods.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/169-170  20 Oct. 1726

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Thos. (?) Hewett at Bath to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton; description of journey to Bath "... got safe to this place after a most fatigueing jorny, had not the weather favoured us I can't tell what we should have done for in my life I never traveld in such roads... found this place as full as posible, out every day there goes above 20 coaches from it, who is here or who goes or who stays I know not for company is not what I came for but my health and a little relief from a malincoly place ..."; instructions re care of Shireoaks "... order Sam. Strutt to see that your man keeps good fyers and airs it or all your paint and marble will be spoyld... when the kilnhouse is done, I beg you will let your servant measure the plaister etc. that your workmen don't impose. I have ordered what servants I have left at Shireoaks to obey you in what ever you shall pleas to command them ..."; advice that tenants applications to plough up meadow be turned down, to consider purchase of adjacent small farm, payment of notes, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/171-172  27 March 1727

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C. Ayscoghe at Lincoln to niece (?) Mrs. Thornhagh "at her house in Queen Square near Red Lyon Square in Hollborne, London"; re composition of differences between Mr. Wellbe and Thornhagh without recourse to law; news of local families; also copy of reply assuring correspondent that Mr. T. never chooses to have recourse to law if scope for amicable settlement but urging no delay.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/173-174  13 Aug. 1727

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Michael Bridges at Crambe (Y.N.) to Francis Foljambe at Aldwarke; ill health has prevented him waiting upon archbishop of York re Hutton tithes (?); reference to recent visit to Bishopthorpe (interesting description of activity there and organisation of business) "I want pretty soon in the morning to Bishopthorpe about 5 weeks since but several persons were before me upon business till prayers when Sir Wm. Robinson, Mr. Thompson the Parliamentman etc. came in - and I doubted not then of another opportunity of waiting upon the Archbishop by my Lord Carlisle's direction ..."; incidental illusion to archbishop's itinerary "... the Archbishop's gentleman telling me at Malton, that the Archbishop would set forward for Sheffield on the 1st and 2nd of this month, visit and confirm there first, then take Wakefield in his road to Leeds ..."; reference to hot weather.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/175  17 Dec. 1727

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Rowland Winn at Nostell to St. Andrew Thornhagh; re tenants arrears - "I am apt to believe they pay; but it is Mr. Barnston which keeps the moneys in his hands... I desire that you would write to Bromston to make up his accounts for Mischaelmas last and then we shall see how the tennants stands in arrears... I am of the opinion theyr is some very bad management in that estate (Livedon ?) for one allows them for all reapayrs whatsoever as hedges, houses, highways, etc but am in hopes that you and I may regulate those matters att Spring"; also complaints of tenants of Great Staughton (Hu.) against Sir Baldwin Conyers.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/176-177  27 April 1728

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Francis Foljambe to Thos. Westby at New Ormond St., London; concern re Mrs. Westby's health, Foljambe himself been ill but now recovering "I have not been on horseback yet, I have only been at Church and about Mr. Ellis's monument and the annual meeting in the Coach where we drank your health and yesterday at Rotherham ..."; valuation and sale of woods.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/178-179  29 May 1728

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As above; sale of wood and freight costs "Mr. Fish (with whome I have had a frequent correspondence of late) won't give above 24s per Tunn for the wood now at Doncaster and says it ought to have been delivered in 1726 which being neglected by your Agents you must bear the loss... difference of freight between Bawtree and Doncaster to Hull. Mr. Shore tells me that freight is the same from Doncaster to Fishlake and thence to Hull, as from Bawtree to Stockwith, and to Hull... Let me have a copy of the agreement or an account of the price and whether to be delivered on the shoar at Bawtree or on board a vessell, which he likewise requires ..."; observations on parliamentary elections "we have a fine time of it in our county for Parliamentering Annual Elections are pritty divertions, it is a pitty that the constitution is not the same through the Kingdome, it would put a stop to bribery and corruption, which is got to such an height; however it would make money circulate and the countrey would get some of St. Peter's pence".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/180  26 June 1728

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As above; weakened by recurring distemper so "that I was almost in a state of non entity"; discrepancy in valuation of larger timber"... to give you a full demonstration of it, Thos. Stanley & Thos. Townson of Conisborough came to me the last weeke, to desire me to lett them have 2 trees for the Mill; altho' I am more inclined to fell alltogeather than by small peells, I comply'd to grattifye them... so appointed Monday last to meet them in Fursby Ground; we measured the trees they had pitched upon, standing, and agreed upon £3 15s for one and £2 10s for the others, they was sattisfyd both in the measure and price per foot........... the larger tree is valued by Kitchingman at £2 9s 6d and the top 5s, by Lee £2 10s, the lesser by Kitchingham £1 16s, the top 2s 6d, by Lee 17s 6d... by this, we vary a deal ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/181-182  18 Feb. 1732/3

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St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton to John Clerkson at Squires Coffee House in Fullers Rents, London; illness, family news, weather, etc., - "I send my paper messenger to enquire after your health this sickly time; the epidemicall disease (as its called) rages most prodiiously in this countrye, scarse one in a family escapes it, but I hear of very few that dye of it, when due care is taken of them; my family have all had it, poor little Tommy the worst, but now thanke god they are all got pretty well again... we've had exceeding drye and warm weather for the time of the year... Apricocks, Peaches, and Nectarines are already in blossom... my gardener... broke his leg in my kitching, which postpones the planting out my firrs till an other year to my no small disappointment"; asks for opinion on endorsed case; on dorse: dispute between inhabitants of North Leverton, Hablesthrop and Fenton re diversion of beck and injury to cornfields, with rough plan illustrating case.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/183-184  6 May 1736

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Edward Young, Wm. Cleland and H. Kelsall, Commissioners for Taxes, at the Office for Taxes, London, to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton; as exor. of Sir Thos. Hewett late surveyor general of H.M.'s woods, forests etc. Trent North and Trent South, he is given notice that unless the arrears and unpassed accounts of Sir T.H. are speedily cleared and passed, Exchequer process will be issued against him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/185-186  n.d. c.May 1736

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Copy reply from St. Andrew Thornhagh to Mr. Wilson, secretary (?) to above Commissioners for Taxes; explains action taken as exor. of Sir Thos. Hewett in this affair "... laying before the propert officer such papers as I had in my custody on which I knew anything of relating to the transactions of Sir T.H. with the Crown... ground to believe that Sir T.H. lodged most of his papers and vouchers in the hands of some clerks concerned in the revenue and particularly in the hands of one Mr. Wright late a deputy auditor who was pleased to refuse delivering them to me, and after more than 12 months trouble in following him he delivered to my agent such as he thought fit and is since dead as I am informed... I am come to Town on purpose to receive my charge and to have a particular of all the sums Sir Thomas is supposed to have received for the Crown other than those above mentioned, to the end I may give the Commissioners all the satisfaction therein, which can be expected from me his executor".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/187  31 March 1737

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Geo. Wilson at the office for Taxes, Westminster, to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton; as no answer returned to previous notice, he has been directed to acquaint him once more that if Sir T.H.'s accounts are not cleared and passed before end of next Easter Term, Exchequer process will be issued against him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/188-189  3 April 1737

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St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton to John Clerkson at Squire's Coffee House in Fullers Rents, London; complains of above letter (sent enclosed) and begs urgent advice.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/190-191  6 Feb. 1738

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S. Burroughs to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton; re above action and policy to be adopted - "... Mr. Wilson tells me that he hath by the directions of his masters, the Commissioners, layd instructions before the Attorney General for an Information to be fyled against you to account for windfalls in the year 1715... You may remember that there is a warrant dated in 1716 directed to Sir Thomas under which they pretend to charge him but upon looking into this matter it appears that Youngs patent to succeed Sir Thomas is dated a month before so that Sir Thomas was actually out of his office when the warrant was directed nor does it any way appear that he ever saw it ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/192-193  27 April 1738

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Edward Younge, Wm. Cleland, C. Bromfield and H. Kelsall, Commissioners for Taxes, to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton; notice that Commissioners have ordered process to be issued against him to compell him to pass Sir T.H.'s accounts.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/194-195  1 (?) May 1738

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St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton to John Clerkson at Squires Coffee House, Fullers Rents, London; re above letters from Taxation Commissioners - Sir T.H. as Surveyor of the Wood Trent North, according to auditor, only accounted for year 1711 and was charged with sale of timber blown down in Sherwood Forest in 1715 - "I beg you to acquaint our friend Master Burroughs with the above written. To make reprisal I thinke I must indite them upon the statute for sending threatning letters"; on Wed. sets out for London via Lincoln and Cambridge; asks him to send to Mr. Boney, "perruque maker in Covent Garden to make me a hansome Bob wigg. I rather chuse to send to him because when last in town he made me one that has wore extreamly well and is still the best I have"; extremes of weather and colds prevalent.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/196-197  22 May 1739

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W. Mellish in London to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton; desires favour that Thornhaghs will "be so good to be troubled with Billy these Holydays till my brother gets down. I have wrote to Judson this post to have his Gallway ready to go for him when you send for your son, but now I recollect I fancy you have not sent Tommy as yet to Mr. Clarke's ..."; views on politics, elections etc. - "Jack White slipt out of Town before I could have any talk with him concerning a new Commission etc.... and as to election affairs wee must never expect the Great Men to take the least step against M --, and really I think they would behave with great Ingratitude if they did, for to be sure he has served them faithfully; so faithfully that I believe the Gentlemen who call themselves the Country Interest in our County will by this time suspect that they have mistaken their man.
What says my friend Will Cartwright to Mr. M --'s proceedings ? Does he still think that the Duke of Newcastle espoused my Brother's Interest ?... Between you and I, Sir, if the Torys should be so very angry with M -- as to be willing to make the compromise in behalf of any one else you may perhaps have a fair opportunity of pleasing the County and nicking the Great Men ...".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/198  2 May 1740

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Francis Foljambe at Aldwarke to Lord Malton; he has given vicarage of Tickhill to bearer, Mr. Elam, curate to Mr. Bossie of Sheffield "who is only in deacons orders: As we have no prospect of an ordination in Yorkshire and I being unknown to the Archbishop, I beg your Lordship will do me the favour to interceed to his Grace, for his Letter Demmisory to any other Bishop for Mr. Elam's admittance into priest's orders".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/199-200  20 Sept. 1740

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Edward Woodcocke at Castle Yard Holborn, London, to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton; re amended information filed against Thornhagh, as exor. of Sir Thos. Hewit, by Attorney General; with copy of reply urging that his answer to the first information contained all he knew... "the first thing they should have done had been to have tryed the validity of Sir Thos. Hewett's plea - that windfalls in the Forrest of Shirwood had never been esteemed a perquisite or fee belonging to the propper officer and enjoyed as such; If that had been done and adjudged a legall fee, there had been an end of the matter without entring into this labrinth of enquirys ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/201-202  27 Oct. 1740

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Arthur Charles Stanhope and St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton to Mr. Gilby at Lincoln; re draughts of marriage settlement - Stanhope and Miss Mary (Molly) Thornhagh - chiefly provision of £3,000 for "younger children" of marriage.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/203-204  7 July 1741

Contents:
S. Burroughs to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton; account of Treasury proceedings re windfall cause.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/205-206  18 July 1741

Contents:
St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton to Samuel Burroughs at Red Lyon St., London; grateful thanks re above account; prepared to wait before further application (demand against Crown for £808) since Treasury intends to proceed with action; wishes Mr. Marriott would let him know amount of indebtedness to him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/207-208  25 July, 15 Aug. 1741

Contents:
Nathaniel Marriott in London to St. Andrew Thornhagh; understands that Mr. Burroughs has informed Thornhagh that Sir Thos. Hewett's account in auditor Shelley's office is passed etc.; also account of fees and legal expenses etc. paid on Thornhagh's behalf; with copy letter in reply sending bill drawn upon Mr. Lamb for £30 in payment and recognising nothing charged for personal service.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/209-210  25 July 1741

Contents:
Copy of Marriott's letter as above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/211-212  4 Feb. 1741/2

Contents:
Edward Woodcocke at Castle Yard Holborn, London, to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Osberton; opponents have given him notice of intention to execute a commission for examination of witnesses in county (Notts.) during vacation "and have called on me for the names of Commissioners on your part, you will therefore please to send me the names of 4 gentlemen of the law in your neighbourhood you can confide in for that purpose, out of which the other side will strike out two and it is necessary for you to give directions to the gentlemen you employ in your law affairs to make enquiry after such ancient persons as can speak to to customs of the forest."
Pencilled memos. re commissioners etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/213-214  15 July 1742

Contents:
As above; re above commission in cause concerning windfall timber in Sherwood Forest and asks for ancient book on customs of Sherwood Forest to be sent up; with pencilled memos. made by Thornhagh on contents of letter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/215-216  14 Dec. 1742

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S. Burroughs to John Thornhagh at Osberton; re above windfall timber case, outlines strategy of case and discusses value of records in evidence "Books produced out of private custody either at Law or in Equity are never allowed in evidence unless some good account can be given of them, contrary it is of books kept in publick offices but I think you have given a fair and reasonable account of your, and the two books confirm each other, tis very naturall for forest officers to keep such books and that Sir T.H. was such is manifest ..."; congratulates him on good grasp of business in one so young which will please father's friends.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/217-218  2 June 1743

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L. Stanhope at Knowles's Court, Carter Layne (London ?) to Ascough Boucheret; apologies for not sending Cardinal Richlieu's letter before but could not find copy till yesterday; with copy letter of Cardinal Richleu to French ambassador at Rome, on behalf of bearer, Mr. Campey"a Savoyard fryar of the order of Saint Bennett", who is deserving of every mark of respect etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/219  16 Feb. 1744/5

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John Thornhagh (?) to Dean of York; supposes that Chapter knows of brother's and father's death and that his is the only remaining life in lease of Sturton rectory, would be glad to know terms, for renewal.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/220-221  23 Feb. 1744/5

Contents:
Richard Osbaldestoh (Dean of York) in London to John Thornhagh (?); terms for renewal of Sturton rectory lease "by adding two new lifes for six years purchase of your clear annual profits from that Rectory, therefore if you please to acquaint me with the rent, the sum for the Fine may be easily adjusted."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/222-223  3 March 1744/5

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Samuel Marriot at Mansfield to John Thornhagh at Shireoaks; detailed advice re renewal of above lease "... I should think it most prudent to bid him nothing. Only observe to him that you are now £399 out of pocket since the last renewal, that you hope your life is as good as your pappas when he renewed, that the rent must be unavoidably abated £10 per year, that the Taxes are likely to continue high; that the value of money does and will increase if the war continue, that consequently Lands of all kinds of tenures must decrease; that you've an undeniable tenant claim to an allowance for loss since last renewal ..."; calculations of gross and clear rents etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/224  5 March 1744/5

Contents:
John Thornhagh to Dean of York; incorporating above advice from Samuel Marriot.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/225-226  9 & 15 March 1744/5

Contents:
Richard Osbaldeston, dean of York, in London to John Thornhagh; detailed reply to points in above letter discussion of which "... must carry us back to consider that affair for near a century past, at lest to the renewal about 1680, which lease subsisted for 50 years, and is the last previous to the present in 1731, you now enjoy. In this period the balance of the account will appear to be many 1000£ in favour of your family, and if you have had losses by tenants since 1731, the lessors nor their estate can't be blamed for misfortune that proceded from want of care in your agents or stewards... For this the Fine in your case to add two lifes to a young and healthy one in being, six years purchase is the usual price, which will amount to £570 ..."; also copy of Thornhagh's answer stressing that losses are not due "to any want of care in my agents but the estate being too high rented".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/227-228  13 March 1744/5

Contents:
Samuel Marriot to John Thornhagh at Shireoaks; observations on dean of York's letters above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/229  n.d. c. March 1744/5

Contents:
Draft letter of John Thornhagh to dean of York(?); re renewal of Sturton rectory lease.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/230-231  2 Aug. 1749

Contents:
John Whitaker at Worksop to John Thornhagh at Shireoaks; observations on dispute between Thornhagh and Mr. Rhode, whether premises freehold or common and whether entitled to take rabbits or not, question of right of common for sheep on Thornhagh's tenement at Gateford (near Worksop ?).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/232  n.d. c.1750

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John Hodson to John Thornhagh at Fenton; acknowledges late obligation and asks for loan of 40 or 50s to buy licence and some other necessaries for advantageous marriage "... I have courted a young woman for the manigment of my house and to make me a good wife... and itt has been a great deal of damage for me the waiting of her so long which has been hindered through her parents and friends aversion because she has a considerable portion but now I have brought all things to perfection... for she brings enough to discharge all my concerns and to make me a man in the world that I hope I shall never have occasion to borrow of you again ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/233-234  26 April 1756

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George Fairfax (vicar of Sturton), at Sturton, to John Thornhagh (?); re dispute over small tithes with Thornhagh's tenants "... which they tell me you have ordered them not to pay. As my demands are just and reasonable, I imagine your orders have been given from wrong Representations. The case is this. It has always been customary for a farmer to pay different from a cottager. It is not, I suppose, the living in a particular house that makes a man one or the other, but his having or not having so much ground; that is, every person who rents ten pound a year is always called a farmer. There are several houses in the Parish that were cottages, but now have land laid to them to the value of fifty or sixty pound a year and consequently made farms. There are also others in the parish that were farms but the land is taken away by which means they are reduced to cottages ..."; also list of tenants who rent upwards of £10 per annum with distinguishing mark for ancient farms etc.; with draft of Thornhagh's reply declining to make any decision until he can discuss matters in dispute when he comes to Sturton.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/235-236  26 Aug. 1758

Contents:
John Hewett (Thornhagh assumed name of Hewett in 1748) to brother-in-law Sir Geo. Savile (?) re proposals for exchange of lands between Duke of Kingston and Savile (?) "As soon as the D. of Kingston returned from Scarborough he sent Sherwin his steward hither to take my directions what to do to forward the exchange of lands, between you and his Grace... Walesby is much wished for, I rather discouraged the application but left it open to them to make their own proposition... I think you won't chuse to part with it I should not if I was in your place ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/237-238  3 Oct. 1758

Contents:
As above; observations on above exchange "... You should state what you think the express value of your estate at Laxton and of the Dukes at Eakring as in an account debtor and creditor and what you may think of parting with at Wailsby, when this is done by you I will compare it with what Mr. Shering gave me for the Duke and will then make a proposall of my own ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/239-240  5 April 1760

Contents:
Abel Smith at Nottingham to John Hewett; re attempt to get convict pardoned "... He was removed from Leicester on Wednesday last with other transports, and will be at the Golden Fleece in Smithfield today, from thence he will be sent aboard ship that is to sail about the 10th instant if nothing can be done for him in the meantime... I have desired Mr. Francis Plumptree to pay all expences on account of the petition and whether it succeeds or not I shall always acknowledge my obligations to you formyour extraordinary kindness in interposing on behalf of the Poor Man ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/241-242  9 April 1760

Contents:
Announcement from Earl of Holdernesse's Office, Whitehall, that a pardon for Abraham Weston, condemned at last Summer Assizes at Leicester and ordered for transportation, will now be granted in pursuance of Lord Chief Baron Parker's report on his case, upon condition of his entering into H.M.'s land or sea service subject to passing of fitness examination; Mr. Hewett is to arrange immediate examination and submit report together with details of which prison Weston is detained at; report etc. to be sent to Mr. Larpent at Lord H's Office to effect nullification of transportation.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/243-244  9 & 10 April 1760

Contents:
Copy warrant issued by Earl of Holdernesse, Privy Councillor and principle Secretary of State in H.M.'s name, to Messrs. Sydenham and Hodgson, agents and contractors for the transportation of convicts etc. authorizing delivery to bearer, John Goode, of the body of Abraham Weston, a convict now on board a transport ship - Ruby - in the R. Thames; with accompanying letter from John Hewett.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/245-246  17 April 1760

Contents:
Abel Smith at Nottm. to John Hewett; renewed thanks for trouble in above Weston affair.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/247-248  30 May 1761

Contents:
Ayscough (?) Boucherett at Stallingborough (Li.) to John Hewett (?); detailed queries and answers re Stallingborough church and parish - fabric, number of parishioners, acreage and rental etc. (connected with proposed rebuilding of church, much of which fell down c.1740 and was finally rebuilt in brick in 1780).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/249  27 June 1761

Contents:
Ayscough Boucherett at Willingham Woodhouse (Li.) to John Hewett (?); re above proposed rebuilding; sends enclosed militia warrant "the person discharged was a balloted man about 35 years of age, perfectly able to serve and would be received by the Regulars thankfully and had served with these gentlemen two years and a half; Captain Brackenbury (his Captain) has taken two guineas and a half of the parishes to find a man in this persons stead for the remaining six months, the man's being drunken was the occasion of his discharge".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/250  5 Feb. 1761

Contents:
W. Jepson, notary public and deputy registrar at Lincoln, to John Hewett (?); Rev. Wm. Hesleden, clerk surrogate of Rich. Reynolds, official of archdeaconry of Lincoln, on order of archdeacon has inspected Stallingborough church and certified that church is "down"; the archdeacon of Lincoln Geo. Reynolds, orders Stallingborough churchwardens' to rebuild parish church and return certificate at ensuing visitation or within one year after.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/251  18 April 1761

Contents:
Hen. Stevens to Mr. Daniel Fox, Chancery Lane, London; opinion that archdeacon of Lincoln's order for rebuilding of Stallingborough church is irregular - ought to have been cited to show cause - but as order sent, suggests churchwardens return answer at next visitation; as it is a matter of importance to the parish a state of the case should be laid before advocate for directions; queries re fabric etc. similar to letter dated 30 May 1761.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/252  2 July 1761

Contents:
Daniel Fox at Chancery Office, London, to John Hewett (?); received further queries from Mr. Stevens re Stallingborough church; copy reply re same.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/253  2 July 1761

Contents:
Hen. Stevens to Daniel Fox (copy); re above queries, chiefly note at end of Mr. Boucherett's answers previously sent "that they have about £250 Briefs mony, from this note. I take for granted they have already had a brief for collecting mony towards the repairs of this church or the rebuilding ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/254  4 July 1761

Contents:
John Hewett to Ayscough Boucherett (copy); sends letters containing queries and urges immediate answer.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/255-256  25 July 1761

Contents:
Daniel Fox at Chancery Office, London, to John Hewett; re brief for repairing or rebuilding Stallingborough church, understands that both present Mr. Boucherett and father received some money from collections and asks that enquiry be made whether money still in hand or how applied; with copy of reply undertaking to contact kinsman Boucherett re above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/257-258  15 Aug. 1761

Contents:
Ayscough Boucherett at Willingham to John Hewett; brief money received by father except £41.11.8 which he himself received as balance of account etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/259  10 Oct. 1761

Contents:
As above; sends "what I received from the Visitation, which desire you will return with your opinion"; always hoped to execute rebuilding of church but "expence would be very inconvenient at present to the small proprietors on account of the great expences we have been at and still must continue to defend against the Humber or we shall have little occasion for a church ..."; acknowledges Hewett's consideration "for thinking on my little Boy for whom I am in great wants of a little Boys school where he might be fixt in the first rudiments and by that means fitted for a great school ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/260-261  17 Oct. 1761

Contents:
Ayscough Boucherett at Willingham to John Hewett at Grosvehor St., London; has sent him the archdeacon's orders and relies on assistance in getting best opinion; "your curate" would like help in securing living of Carlton "Dr. Herring is very old but unless you would ask for us we have no chance... your curate has Mr. White's leave to ask this favour of you"; with copy of reply promising assistance re above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/262-263  19, 28 Oct. 1761

Contents:
Ayscough Boucherett to John Hewett; rebuilding of church delayed out of consideration for small proprietors as above; copy resolution of Stallingborough vestry for rebuilding church; also copy letter of John Hewett in answer to above "I think by virtue of your vestry's resolution you may put of the rebuilding your church as long as you chuse, I mean in a moderate way - Order your churchwarden to write to me to get a plan drawn here which may be a means of delay and if you are in earnest let me know the size of your congregation and I'll get some for your approbation which may be kept in my hand and by that means be produced when and how may be most convenient. I think we have Mr. Archdeacon safe enough. I hear the Louth Navigation will be brought to us this session and is likely to be approved and as I am sure navigable Rivers are a great publick benefit but must alwaies be opposed as generally some private property or will suffer a little, I shall support it if it be possible and not let the first great commerciall proposition started in the County be defeated if I can hinder it, as if this succeeds others will probably follow it to the great future of improvement of the County ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/264-265  26 Nov. 1761

Contents:
John Egginton of Nottm. to John Hewett; re proposed turnpike from Nottm., "Several noblemen and principal gentlemen being desirous of having a turnpike road from Nottm. by Rufford, Allerton, and Palethorpe to Blyth, and that the Inhabitants of Doncaster should be invited... to extend the same from Blyth to Doncaster... and that a branch from Nottm. to Mansfield should also be included in the same act... to open a communication from this place to the manufacturing towns of Sheffield, Wakefield and Leeds agreeable to the inclosed plan. Have commanded me to notify such their intentions to you, and all other gentlemen interested upon any part of the road or branch, as well to desire the favour of your sentiments, as to receive any commands you may have on this subject... before the 7th of December next, the time of the General Meeting proposed for this purpose"; with rough plan.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/266-267  25 Jan. 1762

Contents:
Rich. Gibborn, churchwarden of Stallingborough, to John Hewett; asking assistance re plan and estimate for rebuilding Stallingborough church as above; with number of farmers (20) and cottagers (61) residing in parish; also copy reply pledging assistance and asking for valuation of bricks, lime, stone, timber and lead on the site.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/268  14 Oct. 1763

Contents:
Samuel Egerton at Tatton Park (Chs.) to Sir John Mosley, bart., at Rolleston (St.); as a trustee appointed by commissioners for Duke of Bridgewater's Navigation Cuts he has received £1,270 purchase money assessed by jury for inheritance of Castle Field and Brook adjoining, and £39 5s 0d for garden adjoining above field, which sums he is directed to pay to Mosley and awaits his commands. Memo. "Sir John Mosley dyed 23 Sept. 1779".
Copy.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/269-270  12 Nov. 1763

Contents:
F.H. Windel at Lucknow to Commander in Chief of the English Forces at Patna; received news of "success of your arms" from friends and correspondents at Nabob Nezar's Camp; advice and observations on Indian internal politics and strategy of East India (?) Company and relationship with local potentates.
Detailed.
Endorsed "Captain Watson's Letter etc. August 1770" (?).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/271-272  9 Nov. 1763

Contents:
Notes re Mr. Sutton committing Tootall a servant of the Duke of Norfolk to Nottm. gaol for seizing a pair of James Thorcsby's breeches allegedly as toll according to Tootall's defence.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/273 face  17 Nov. 1763

Contents:
Copy letter from Mr. Sutton of Scofton, to Duke of Norfolk; apologises and explains action in above incident "... had I duly considered that private property had been the subject in dispute should certainly not have proceeded in it. I have only to acknowledge my error in point of judgment and to assure your Grace that I only committed your servent John Tootle as I thought it my duty so to doe upon the oath of the witness. As I find I have been guilty of soe gross a mistake... am ready to make any recompence that lyes in my power not only to you, but shall willingly allow the man committed any reasonable satisfaction that may be required ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/273 dorse  18 Nov. 1763

Contents:
Copy answer of Duke of Norfolk to Mr. Robert Sutton; concurs in ending above matter "... provided an honest mans character be duly cleared and he resonably indemnifyed for his loss of time and imprisonment".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/274 face  18 Nov. 1763

Contents:
Copy reply to Mr. Sutton to Duke of Norfolk; has sent to have D. of Norfolk's servant discharged from imprisonment "and the same time an offer of such a summ for damages as the nature of the affair requires... the character of the man will not suffer as his enlargement will be a sufficient proof of his innocence ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/274 dorse  18 & 19 Nov. 1763

Contents:
Copy letter of Mr. Wilson at Worksop to John Tootle; understands from Duke of Norfolk that Mr. Sutton has made some offers for a settlement in his affair "... but I admonish you against agreeing to any termes whatsoever with out my knowledge and consent. If it happens that Mr. Sutton sends to Mr. Gave to enlarge you, you may pay your fees and come home, if otherways I would have you stay contentedly where you are, and care shall be taken of you"; memo. re above "N.B. this letter sent by a person express arrived early at Nottingham on the 19: The messenger found that Mr. Bristow, the attorney from Worksop, had been there and had enlarged the man and paid his fees: had given him a paper to sign in full of all demands: a fellow prisoner advised him to scratch that article cut: he was offered 5 guineas first by Bristow and then seven. As yett tis not known how this ended as Mr. Wilson's messenger returned with only this imperfect verbal relation on the evening of the 19 Nov: and the prisoner is not yett arrived".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/275-276  20 Nov. 1763

Contents:
Duchess of Norfolk to John Hewett (copy); thanks him for undertaking commissions on her behalf "... amidst your tedious attendance at the great councel of the nation, it was no small mark of friendship so soon to think of more trifling privat concerns... he (D. of Norfolk) apprehends that some artfull method is devising and that the whole scheme was laid before the 1st letter from Scofton was wrote; yett he was determined not to decline the offered peace tho' he finds the gentleman has not waited for his concurrence as you will see by the N.B. at the bottom of Mr. Wilsons note to Tootle Tis supposed Mr. Sutton is gone to London to secure his affairs by favour, without staying for any concurrence on this side Trent"; reference to unusual severity of weather.
Endorsement "The Duchess of Norfolk enclosing Suttons, and my answers".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/277-278  n.d. c.20th Nov. 1763

Contents:
Copy letter from John Hewett to Duchess of Norfolk; detailed advice on perusal of correspondence between Duke of Norfolk and Mr. Sutton "... whatever the Duke's intentions may be concerning the mannor of Kilton, Mr. Wilson should only express himself in generall terms upon that subject insisting on Tootall's business being first determined. I wonder to hear of an attorney's offering 5 or 7 guineas for the damages of lying so long in gaol, had he offered 50 or 70 it would have been more sensible... In a tryall, a jury would not estimate the damages by the loss of time which would otherwise have been profitably employed but would also consider it as a damage to his reputation and a violent breach of Magna Charta... As I know nothing relating to the respective claims of the manor of Kilton, I can give no opinion but this I will say that if almost all the land is the Dukes and there is no Common which I imagine is the case, I would not give Mr. Sutton one farthing for his right to the manor if he was lord of the manor which I know no reason to think he is".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/279  22 Nov. 1763

Contents:
Duchess of Norfolk to John Hewett (copy); corrects earlier statement that Mr. Sutton of Scofton had gone to London "the first information of his journey was a hearsay... it is still to be guest why he chose not to see Mr. Wilson till after next Thursday... the ink almost freeses by the fire side".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/280-281  26 Nov. 1763

Contents:
Duchess of Norfolk at Worksop manor to John Hewett at Lower Grosvenor St., London; re adherence to his advice with further report on conference between Mr. Wilson and Mr. Sutton.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/282-283  27-28 Nov. 1763

Contents:
As above; false interpretations re negotiations between Duke of Norfolk and Mr. Sutton "... it was given out and in every ones mouth at the merkett at Redford on Saturday, that the Duke of Norfolk had sent Mr. Wilson to Mr. Sutton in order to accomndate the matter in question as being tired of it. This has been interpreted as implying the Duke to have a bad cause and to have been in the wrong ..."; also copy of letters between Mr. Sutton and Mr. Wilson re meeting concerning above affair.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/284  n.d. 28 Nov. 1763

Contents:
John Hewett to Duchess of Norfolk (Draft copy); on receipt of second letter from Duchess he waited on Duke (in London) to discuss affair "as Duke intends to see Mr. Booth tomorrow we think the best instructions to Mr. Wilson is in the most civil manner to avoid any further communication or explanations with Mr. Sutton till further instructions come ..."; disputes "brother justice" Molyneux's interpretation re Tootall's "enlargement" from Nottingham prison.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/285-286  28 Nov. 1763

Contents:
Wm. Molyneux at Worksop manor to John Hewett at Grosvenor St., London; at Worksop by order of Her Grace to attend a grand council "... for near 3 hours Dutchys president, his worship Vice President, Mr. Wilson of Worksop one of the privy Counsell... His Worship the Vice President is in the utmost rage... after all the goodness and levity his Grace has shewed to that worthless fellow (Sutton) ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/287-288  17 Dec. 1763

Contents:
Wm. Ballie, jun., at Sheffield to John Hewett; report on reaction of master cutler and principal people of Sheffield to invitation to sign petition to Parliament for turnpike road from Attercliffe to Worksop "... the generallity of 'em refused to sign it till a meeting of the Townsmen, Master Cutler and Company was convened. Accordingly I was sent for on Thursday to such meetings at the Townhall and was told that this intended Act would be very injurious to the Town if a Barr was fixed nearer to Attercliffe than the South end of the lane near Handsworth as it would raise the price of a particular sort of coal essentially necessary to the conversion of steel... And that the Inhabitants of Attercliffe, Darnall or Sheffield would not sign the petition without an assurance that no barr across the road should be fixed nearer to Attercliffe than Handsworth and would oppose the bill in general and the above clause would be petitioned for if the Bill passed. As I had no authority... I desired time to consult you herein, whose advice I told those assembled, I wholly followed. Now sir what is above asserted I believe to be true... The Barr near Handsworth will be a more effectual stop to the country in general coming to Sherffield as they may there be prevented passing the Duke of Norfolk Park and the Town of Darnall will consent to a side barr being fixed at Darnall Green to hinder all the villages eastward of them from escaping without paying toll... give mean answer... whether I may give the Inhabitants of Sheffield etc. this assurance or no ..."; also draft reply desiring Ballie to assure master cutler and others "that I have no other view in the part I have taken but to serve the publick interest of which the interest of the town of Sheffield in this instance makes the most considerable part... to settle a clause to prevent a gate being put at the exceptionable places with them, if you think it can be done without materiall damage to the whole proposition, I will myself propose and support it to the best of my ability in the Committee upon the bill and this I should think a more prudent way than putting such a clause into the bill originally".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/289  22 Dec. 1763

Contents:
Mr. Sutton at Scofton to John Hewett at Shireoaks; note informing him that Mr. Sutton has received notice of action brought against him in Kings Bench re affair with Duke of Norfolk, which he had thought ended; begs Hewett to speak to Mr. Wilson about it as he is at a loss to know what is intended.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/290  n.d. c.22 Dec. 1763

Contents:
Draft reply of John Hewett to above advice; re Tootall case "... but in this part your attorney will better advise and he is the proper person to make the offer to Tootall and his attorney without whom I presume he will do nothing ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/291  n.d. c.1763-4

Contents:
Richard Kaye (prob. Rev. Sir Richard Kaye 1736-1809) to John Hewett; report on meeting re lottery (?) for charity "... the Rules were unanimously resolved upon. As soon as the stake is printed it shall be sent to Shireoaks. I was indeed unexpectedly invested with the active trust of treasurer... it was the earnest request of my brethren and would be a saving to the charity... The stewards are to assist the Treasurer in promoting the charity and collecting the subscriptions... You need not have any scruple about this institution when the Duke of Portland has nobly and cordially stepped forward in its patronage by a subscription of ten guineas and so far from injuring the object of the London Collection, the provincial ones have been formed with a view only to answer more effectively the end proposal ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/292  n.d. c.1763-4

Contents:
Draft reply of John Hewett to above; diplomatically declines to accept office of steward in above charity organisation "my private state makes me too inactive and my publick obligations make me an inproper sollicitor ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/293-294  27 Aug. 1764

Contents:
Sir Wm. Molyneux at Wellow to John Hewett; hopes he has arrived safe and well at Bath and settled affairs agreeable to Molyneux; suggests "... propose to them an annuity for their lives and for me to take the estate as it now is only giving them so much a year as can be agreed on. The estate in rents is not above £1200 per annum... Galways understood it to be £1500 but I assure you it is not more. If they would take nine hundred rent charge... that would keep it in the family and make no disturbance ..."; family illness etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/295  8 Sept. 1764

Contents:
Draft letter of John Hewett to Mr. Morrison; asks him to use utmost expedition in Molyneux business - "Sir Charles Molyneux of Teversall... died possessed of £10,000... he left his brother now Sir Wm. Molyneux of Wellow... executor & residuary legatee. Sir Wm. wants to transfer £3,000 of the said annuities to each of his daughters, Ann and Judith Letitia, and for that purpose I am to be his attorney... send... letter of attorney empowering me to transfer the specified sum ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/296-297  9 Sept. 1764

Contents:
Sir Wm. Molyneux at Wellow to John Hewett at Shireoaks; approves Hewett's scheme with slight reservations, also copy reply expressing satisfaction that advice was acceptable; goes to Sheffield on Thursday but suggests meeting at Wellow immediately he receives letters of attorney from London.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/298  9 Sept. 1764

Contents:
Draft letter of John Hewett to Sir (?) Wm. Molyneux; urges him to follow scheme as credit, happiness and true honour depend upon it, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/299-300  Sept. 1764

Contents:
Duchess of Norfolk to John Hewett; rumour of flaw in Sir Charles Molyneux's will, doubt whether Sir Wm. and daughters heirs to estate; with draft reply giving little comfort.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/301-302  11 Sept. 1769

Contents:
Sir Wm. Molyneux at Wellow to John Hewett; hopes to see him at Brewers Sessions at Blyth on Thursday to discuss his troubles "All the world has got my misfortunes by the end, occasional by Mr. Daykynes of Mansfield... he foresaw it as soon as Sir Charles died, and he heard of his will. All the world pitys my fate, but that is poor comfort to us".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/303-304  21 Sept. 1764

Contents:
Frank Molyneux at Wellow to John Hewett; re family misfortune about which he is reticent in letter; appreciates civility and great humanity Sir. Geo. Savile showed him at Rufford when he told him of affair, gives him real pleasure to be countenanced by two people of so much real worth and honour as Sir Geo. Savile and Hewett; with draft reply expressing warmth and affection, advises him situation requires discretion "so hear what you can, and say little, at least till I've seen you ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/305-306  24 Sept. 1764

Contents:
Sir Wm. Molyneux at Wellow to John Hewett; waiting for proposals; misfortunes effect on family - Frank in monstrous rage, wife of a "melancholy dulness, keeps all to herself, says little, which is terribly shocking to me"; cryptic reference (Howard ?) "A Papist is a terrible word to the family of M --xs but I am sure, if we make a great cry, and shew our teeth we must entirely break with that family, and when all that is done we are just where we were"; returns thanks for invitation but supposes Hewett will go to Doncaster Races and not sure which day would be convenient to Hewett; with draft reply appointing day for visit to Shireoaks.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/307-308  24 Sept. 1764

Contents:
Sir Wm. Molyneux at Wellow to John Hewett at Shireoaks; proposals from Mr. Howard re settlement "he offers to settle near £200 a year for her life, exclusive of her £3,000 but wishes I would not insist upon that last article... I gave him to understand... would make no answer to it in any shape till I had consulted with you ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/309-310  6 Oct. 1764

Contents:
Henry Howard at Sheffield to John Hewett re negotiations relating to marriage settlement between Howard and d. of Sir Wm. Molyneux; hopes to see Norfolk family in country soon as Duchess has taken house at Renishaw.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/311-312  6-8 Oct. 1764

Contents:
Sir Wm. Molyneux at Wellow to John Hewett at Shireoaks; impatience with lovers "There is an old saying, hot love is soon cold, I wish this may not be the case, for there came full speed yesterday a piping hot Billet doux from the mannor, but as ill fate would have it, the Lady was de campt to Newstead but returns today, the letter was left till she came, but about 3 hours after arrived upon his flying mare, the same messenger, demanded the Billet doux and flew directly away to Newstead. They are in a most violent hast, every thing is to be finished in a week, he says there is no need for lawyers, it will be to great expence, in short they may take one another for better of for worse for I don't care one single pin about it, for they both are as hot, foolish and indiscreet, that it is past all man's understanding, so God speed the plow"; suggests visit to Welbeck etc.; legal procedure - "I last post received the Requisition from Drs. Commons with a Court Copy from York and the Instrument of the return from the Court at Nottingham to be made to Drs. Commons. I am to take the oath and then to send it back to Mr. Chappell and he will take care to send immediately the Instrument to Drs. Commons... will send you the whole affair for you to read"; with copy reply re papers connected with marriage settlement (?) urging expedition" "... as I am in as much to finish the money business for my friend as the young couple are to compleat theirs ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/313  7 Oct. 1764

Contents:
Sir Wm. Molyneux at Wellow to John Hewett; has received letter from Her Grace of Norfolk which he sends on "I don't find it is agreeable to Mr. Howard but as they brew so they make bake... he is not all pleased with her Grace, for he says she consented to what he proposed and now is the contrary".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/314-315  14 Oct. 1764

Contents:
As above; asks to wait upon him before Hewett leaves for London re marriage settlement; dined on Thursday at Welbeck and his Grace dined at Wellow yesterday, dines today at Thoresby; also draft reply arranging meeting etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/316  24 Oct. 1764

Contents:
Draft letter of John Hewett to Sir Wm. Molyneux; advice on Molyneux family affairs.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/317-318  9 June 1765

Contents:
David Stansfeld at Halifax to John Hewett; recalls Hewett's remark when Calder Bill passed House of Commons and opponents loaded it with supernumerary commissioners "that you observed everyone bringing a list of names to be inserted in the Bill and that you most obligingly offered a list of some of your neighbours in Nottinghamshire and said at the same time that they might probably help us sometime or other at a pinch"; gentlemen of Halifax urge him and neighbours to attend annual Navigation meeting at Halifax on 20th June... "... to help the Halifax Commissioners to bring back the power from Lancashire into Yorkshire to its natural parents; and to establish the Legality, Equity and Order, which have been too much disregarded during the continuance of the power on the other side Blackstone Edge"; with draft reply supporting Calder navigation but pressure of engagements prevent him from attending meeting.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/319  9 June 1765

Contents:
Invitation to John Hewett, Member of Parliament, at Shireoaks, to attend meeting of Calder Navigation Commissioners at the Talbot in Halifax on Thurs. 20th June at 10 in the forenoon "upon Business of very great Importance to the County as well as to the Lenders of Money: Where you may depend upon Sir George Savile, and many other Gentlemen being present ..."
Printed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/320-322  n.d. c.1765

Contents:
Act for extending Navigation of River Calder to Sowerby Bridge, in the parish of Halifax; and for making navigable River Hebble, Halig, or Halifax Brook from Brooksmouth to Salter Hebble Bridge in the County of York.
Printed. (Incomplete).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/323  4 Dec. 1766

Contents:
John Cookson at Devonshire Street, London, to "Dear Madam" (?); re witnesses to be present at execution of deed... "any 2 respectable persons will be sufficient, they had better be of any other parish than Westou (Y.E. ?) because the Inhabitants of the village being partakers of Mrs. Frs. Bounty, they will be thought too much attached (?) to prove the execution of the deed which conveys the Bounty to them. Mr. Medcalf's hands are the properest to deposit the deed in, mine are improper because the money is in my name in the bank. The interest p.a. is at 3 per cent £6.15.0, being 200 and one quarter reduced annuities; but this is Greek to you; I shall therefore talk to you in a language you understand better ..." Endorsed "The deed to be executed by Mr. Moor and Mr. Metcalfe and the Stock to be assigned over to the Trustees".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/324-325  11 May 1767

Contents:
John Hewett to --; as Mr. Frith insisted on paying purchase money for houses at Mansfield, no time must be lost in surrendering property to John Floyd in Mansfield court; gout has got him in grip "and this my first tolerable day, so will defer answering the rest of your letter till I am fuller of strength and spirits".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/326  2 March 1768

Contents:
(?) at Hull to John Cookson at Devonshire St., Queen Square, London; Rev. Rich. Metcalfe vicar of Westow (Y.E.) and self have appointed Mr. Thos. Preston of Berrythorpe (Y.E.) to be fellow trustee in execution of Mr. Idle's deed of charity for poor of Westow parish; instructions re interest and transfer of principle for above purpose.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/327-328  16 Feb. 1770

Contents:
Sir Wm. Molyneux at Wellow to John Hewett; dispute re Caunton Common etc. "Mr. Martin of Dean Hall and Mr. Clark, keeper of Averham Park, came to me yesterday to complain very much of Paul Pearson of Conton concerning the common of Conton he says neither you nor Lord Grandby has a right of common, as your Tenants never has put any goods upon the Common for several years and that if they put any goods upon the Common they will pin them. Paul Pearson has been over to Lord Middleton and told him a great many storys. My Lord told Pearson that he should leave all these disputes to Mr. Willowby. Mr. Martin informs me he is a very bad man & has used you and Lord Grandby extremely ill in this affair and many others, and is very much against his going to London about the Turnpike, and accordingly Mr. Martin and Mr. Clark has been at Mr. Laws and persuaded Mr. Law not to take him to London which Mr. Law has agreed to and they have named one Thomas Clark of Balderton to go in Pearson's stead. He rents the Tyth of the parish of Conton, and they tell me a very sensible man and understands and knows the lands and meddows extremely well, as well as Pearson ..."; horses ill of distemper.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/329-330  7 March 1770

Contents:
John Clough at York to John Newett; Dean & Chapter of York have asked him to enquire what sum Hewett would be willing to give for adding two lives for renewal of Sturton rectory lease.
Detailed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/331-332  24 Aug. 1771

Contents:
W. Watson at Fort William (India) to John Hewett; discourse on blessings of health occasioned by Hewett having had to visit spa at Bath or Buxton; disappointments in ambition often for best "I am now convinced that were we to be gratified in our warmest wishes, it would not always prove to our advantage. I most earnestly signed after a Company when I first came out here, nay I absolutely thought myself in some measure entitled to one from seeing so many younger officers than myself appointed Lieutenant Colonels, Majors and Captains but it has turned out much better than if I had succeeded... It was Colonel Muir who got me the Adjutancy at my first arrival in the country and what has he not endeavoured to get me since? He applied for the Brigade Majorship for me, and obtained the Governor's and the General's consent; but the Colonel who commands the Brigade said he would have no objections to it, had he not promised it to his present Aide de camp when he leaves the Country... tho' I was there disappointed in my warmest hopes... I was the first of this month appointed Chaplain to the Brigade for which alone I receive captain's pay... I also continue the Adjutancy so that the longer before I get a Company the better"; description of strength and organization of army units "our Army here is divided into three Brigades, to each is attached one European Regiment of two Battalions and six Sepoy Battalions of about 800 each; and a Company of Artillery...; references to action against Hyder Ali; distress of inhabitants of provinces of Bengal Bahar and Orixa - "... There will be starved to Death above a Croe of People (a Croe is Ten Millions) ...were you to see the objects which every day present themselves in the Town of Calcutta your surprise would cease. Not a morning do I go into Calcutta from this Fort but I see dozens laying dead in the streets and the dogs eating and pulling them about the streets, nay lately the poor wretches have been seen feeding on their dead fellow subjects but that is not often the case ..."; General Coote expected from Madras; description of Fort William "which place when finished will always be a secure retreat four our army in case of accidents in the country. The Fort has already cost the Company above Twelve Millions of rupees and will before it is finished cost as much more. It is on the edge of the river and about half a mile from Calcutta. The fort and out works, mount I suppose near a Thousand pieces of cannon. Colonel Campbell (our chief engineer) is carrying on the works with great rapidity; employing about ten thousand people on them every day..."; effect of weather on rice crop - "The Rains continue here yet, very violent - all the country near Dacca is overflowed - and I much fear the August crop of Rice will be entirely lost; in which case a Famine must ensue. Terrible are the present Times, and more so, our future prospects. Rice is very particular in its growth whilst young, it always rears its head above the water... and the water even rises a foot a day till it comes to the height of eight and nine feet, it will alwaies rise with it; till it come into the ear or pod. Then its growth is stoped and if the water gets above the ear, the crop is then entirely lost which I too much fear will be the case now ..."; fears that the Auroa Frigate is lost "which was bringing out the Triumvirate (Mr. Vansittart, Mr. Schafton and Colonel Foard) has not been heard of since they left the Cape and is given up for lost by every body here and at Madras ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/333-334  2 Jan. 1771

Contents:
John Fountayne, Dean of York, at York to Sir Geo. Savile (?); refers to Mr. Clough's letter of 7th March 1770 above and discusses position re renewal of Sturton lease for John Hewett.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/335-336  7 Jan. 1771

Contents:
John Hewett to "brother" Sir Geo. Savile; desirous of renewing lease but on agreeable terms "I am extremely obliged to you for the trouble you take to make the Dean and I agree - which I fear is impossible I send you enclosed the letters you desire and will confirm any bargain you will make for me ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/337  9 Jan. 1771

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile to John Fountayne, Dean of York; re renewal of John Hewett's lease.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/338-339  16 Jan. 1771

Contents:
John Fountayne, Dean of York to Sir Geo. Savile; re above Sturton lease - "Mr. Hewitt has twice had a price named to him and rejected it, tho' such as all the other tenants of this church never refused, being no more than was paid when money was at 6 per cent, and such as anyone who looks into Sir Isaac Newton's Tables would have judged very reasonable ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/340-341  14 Nov. 1771

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Robert Palmer at Russell Street, London, to Sir Geo. Savile; opinion re intention of Sir Geo. Savile to suffer recovery "It is doubtful at present if you was in Town whether you would suffer the Recovery this Term. The business is circumstanced in regard to the security you have from Dr. Morton; and I must be satisfied whether any settlement was made by Lady Savile previous to her last marriage ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/342  21, 27 Nov. 1771

Contents:
Dr. H. Thomas at Christ College, Cambridge, to John Hewett; agrees that an annual rent more proper than an absolute value of the land; confident of his handling of the matter and discretion whether archbishop should be consulted; also draft letter of John Hewett to Archbishop of York informing him that he has received above letter from Dr. Thomas to whom as prebend of Laughton he is tenant for tithes of Thorpe.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/343  3 Dec. 1771

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Archbishop of York (Robert Hay Drummond) at Dartmouth St. (?) London, to John Hewett; answer to above letter - "I shall transmitt the paper to the Duke of Leads which you sent to me about his tenant but I am not disposed to inter meddle in his affairs. As to the cut thro' the ground belonging to you as lessee of the prebend of Laughton: The mode is determined by the Act of Parliament to value the equivalent. I can have no objection and I have returned you the sketch"; hopes Sir Geo. Savile is restored to health.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/344-345  6 Dec. 1771

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Peter Mainwaring at Manchester to Dr. Aldrich; begging him to represent case of English linen manufacturers to Sir Geo. Savile whose protection they implore. "The manufacturers of striped and chequered linens in this country have long complained of discouragements and a decay of their business - formerly they had a beneficial trade with the West India Planters before an Act passed for granting a bounty of three halfpence a yard upon the exportation of plain linens manufactured in Scotland and Ireland. This bounty enabled the Scotch & Irish to send their linens to a foreign market 15 or 20 per cent cheaper than the English checqs of equal goodness. The English manufacturers applied to Parliament for relief in 1769. They petitioned to be put upon a level with their rivals in trade and in that case would have preferred no bounty to either side but they could obtain no reduction of the Scotch and Irish bounty all they got for themselves was one halfpenny a yard upon their checqs of the value of 7d per yard and upwards. This concession is of little or no benefit because their manufacture is burdened with a duty of a halfpenny in the pound upon all the yarn imported from Ireland.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/346  25 Feb. 1772

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Sir Richard Murray at the Talbot, Nottingham, to John Hewett; re covers for franking letters "(... as our friend Sir George Savile is not here, to whom I have sent a few covers to be franked as he told Lady Murray, when she wanted any to send them to him and he would do them) to trouble you with a few covers to Lady Murray. Mr. Robinson, Lord North's Secretary has favoured Lady Murray and me almost since I left London. I have sent a few and beg you will send them per first post ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/347  7 March 1772

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Sir Richard Murray at County Jail Nottingham, to John Hewett; to receive Hewett's letter is such a disagreeable place of confinement was a cordial "that evening a little before 9, the Jaylor ordered the door to be locked so that I could not get down stairs (tho' there was 3 prisoners drinking who were permitted to stay till eleven) I ordered the door to be opened and he and the Turnkey opposed me and pushed me in such a manner (if I had not been supported by a superior hand of Providence) for above 10 seconds that I must have been dead... I hope Sir George will favour me with some money but if you can let me have £20 in the mean time I will return it when I see you ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/348  8 March 1772

Contents:
As above; re covers for franking and loan.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/349  11 March 1772

Contents:
Copy letter John Hewett to Sir Rich. Murray, misfortunes of others always gives him concern "but the state of my own finances cheque me often in my wish to assist and in your case I must let you know I have no money to lend ..."; asks him not to send salve (for gout ?) which he understands is valuable.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/350-351  21 March 1772

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Sir Rich. Murray in King's Bench Prison, London, to John Hewett at Lower Grosvenor St., London; begging letter - presents his compliments and hopes "that he had done the few covers as he promised, will be very much obliged if he will favour him with the loan of two or three guineas, as he is quite destitute of cash and Lady Murray cannot supply him, and he will soon be able to return as he is now about establishing his salve for the gout etc. and don't fear making money in plenty and that he will be able to serve his friends".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/352  8 July 1772

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Mr. Geo. Dale at Hebburn Key (Du.?) to Sir Geo. Savile; re urgency and instructions for renewal of lease etc. "... Joseph Watson, one of the lives specified in the lease of East gate was dead... I have now got a register of his buriall the 2nd day of April last, and as cash will be wanted for the renewal of the lease imagine it as unnecessary to remit the balance in my hand (viz. £104. 18. 9½) until that is got done... what the Bishop may demand for renewing the lease am not certain but imagine it will be about £180... The sooner this affair is got done the better for in case of delay or another life drop the fine will be advanced enormously, wee have lately had an instance of that given by the present Bishop".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/353-354  8 Aug. 1772

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Dr. Kaye (Sir Rich. Kaye) at Kirkby-in-Ashfield to John Hewett; re organization of charity "It seems to be the intention of the Clergy to have three stewards for each deanry to assist the Treasurer in the collection of the contributions for the Relief of their necessitous Families one of which stewards they seem to wish may be a layman.... I hope it will not be disagreeable to you to be nominated for the deanry of Retford as I imagine Mr. Willoughby will be for that of Nottingham ..."; with copy of reply declining to accept office until after public meeting and more information.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/355  28 Aug. 1772

Contents:
As above; reaction to Hewett's declining above office of steward "The mention of you for a steward of the charity was intended to give you an occasion of doing an agreeable thing to the County and I am sorry that it has proved the course of giving you embarassment as you seem in both your letters so very desirous of declining it. I can assure you that the clergy have not a wish to urge it, they had several gentlemen in view and I am persuaded will not have the least necessity to press any person... I have already been acquainted that Lord Geo. Sutton has in the most obliging manner accepted the office for Newark and Mr. Smith for Nottingham"; with draft reply on misunderstanding.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/356  28 Nov. 1772

Contents:
Sir Rich. Murray at Dar[tmouth] - Street, London, to John Hewett; begging letter intends to wait on him on Town in hopes of a few franks, asks him to present compliments to Sir Geo. Savile, Lord Scarborough and Sir Wm. Molyneux.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/357-358  12 Oct. 1773

Contents:
John Bower at Rotherham to Mr. Foljambe; account of Mr. Foljambe's property in Rotherham.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/359  18 Sept. 1776

Contents:
Lord Geo. Sutton at Kelham to John Hewett; complaint re turnpike tolls - "... Two men, I know not, who, they are, without any order, signed by any Commissioners, or pretence at any such power have put up a Catch Bar in Kelham town to take tolls on passengers from the Moscome Road, which, from the accident of that Bridge, are obliged to come round by Kelham. It appears to me, a great hardship on the public to pay for so short a passage, more than at one Bar, and as the Southwell gentlemen have erected one, for the damage done them, in going two miles on their road, I imagined the public would submit to that exaction, as reasonable. I own I think, my situation, as an Individual, very disagreeable. However, if the Ollerton gentlemen, think it right, to place such a Bar, I shall cheerfully acquiesce though pinned up by three Turnpikes in the Space of one hundred yards".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/360-361  29 Oct. 1776

Contents:
John Clough at York to John Hewett at Shireoaks; re renewal of Sturton rectory lease "... Mr. Smith having estimated the yearly value of Sturton Rectory, as soon as the Dean comes into residence this winter, he will consult the residentiaries upon the subject of renewing your lease ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/362-363  1777

Contents:
Survey and valuation of Sturton Rectory by Mr. Cleaver.
Detailed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/364-366  21 Dec. 1776

Contents:
John Clough, chamberlain to Dean & Chapter of York, at York, to John Hewett at Grosvenor St., near Grosvenor Square, London; negotiations re renewal of Sturton lease and differences in valuation by parties - "The Dean and Chapter... order me to acquaint you that... the rental of the Rectory is £332.10.9. from which deducting the reserved rent and other out payments of £70 there remains clear £262.10.9. As they have no doubt that their estate, should it fall into their hands would sell at least for 20 years purchase according to the above valuation, they are willing to value your own life at seven years purchase... and to accept a fine of 13 years purchase for adding two new lives to your lease, which amounts to the sum of £3,412.19.9... in the present case, the Dean & Chapter have waited above 34 years since the second life dropped in the lease of Sturton Rectory and had they then received only the poor fine of £570 which was then estimated and fixed by Dean Osbaldeston according to the rental then given in of only clear £95 per annum, the compound interest and principal of that sum of £570 would at this day have amounted to about £3,048.5.6. and the Dean & Chapter must have had some chance of future renewals in the last 34 years by the dropping of one, or most likely, both the lives, which would then have been added to the lease... Your own valuation of the rectory lately given in is £222 per annum, the apparent difference of the value from what we have now received from our agents may arise from the Tithes being underlet... we do not doubt will prove greater than the value now given in of £332.10.9. of this we conform a judgment from the present value we have received of the whole parish, and which would be greatly increased by being Inclosed. Your valuation is for 3,407 acres, ours is 3757 acres including 350 acres, being the cow pasture, Marsh etc."; also draft reply requiring time for consideration.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/367  2 Jan. 1777

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Sir Geo. Savile to John Hewett; advice (quoting particular instance) relating to renewal of lease "I have heard that Mr. Sutton's leasehold estate was lately renewed on the following terms and in the following circumstances.
Clear estate £350. Renewed for £2100 (viz. 6 years purchase). This agreed upon indeed while old Mr. Sutton was living, so that in strictness of speech to be sure only one life was dropped. But old Sutton's life was to be changed, so that it was almost exactly the same as putting in 2 lives... Executed after his death. The Archbishop refused and stood out till he was dying and then sent an express to take it".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/368  4 Jan. 1777

Contents:
As above; increasingly confirmed in opinion that Dean & Chapter demand is exorbitant.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/369-371  27 Nov. 1777

Contents:
Mrs. M. White at Hall Gate (Doncaster?) to John Hewett at Lower Grosvenor St., London; asking support for opposing improvement scheme devised by mayor and alderman, also written to Sir George Savile and wishes Hewett to speak to him and other members of House of Commons on subject"... This town is not a place of Trade, not many great circumstances. The chief of the Freeholders Tradesmen joiners masons, pin workers, butchers, publick houses, these have laid out their savings in building small houses from ten to thirty pounds a year which is occupied chiefly by women or tradesmen retired from Business who can just live and keep one or two maids and spend an evening with a friend or two and play at Quadrile for one penny a fish. If they have one hundred a year, twenty of it goes for a house. They pay the window tax, the Land tax, the Highways, the poor lay and for the watter they use. These must pay their Bills for nobody will trust them for large sums... I'm sorry to give you this trouble but the case is now to be remeded or never and I know the mayor represented it to Lord Rockingham as a thing the Town desired, indeed the idle gentlemen will be amused in overlooking workmen at an easy expence, the women think no further than can walk upon flags without clogs but the thinking inhabitants to not approve it. On Monday the 24 of Nov, the Mayor sent one of his men with a list of names to desire their attendance at the Mansion house and there proposed the signing a petition to parliament for paving the streets with flag stones and removing nuisances. The pavement to be nine foot broad, all pallisades are to be deemed nuisances, all cellar windows are to be nuisances. The sum to be spent calculated at three thousand pound, it is thought it will cost double... will oblige all that use carriages to light nine foot from their door let the weather be ever so bad...; also draft reply advising counter-petition supported by evidence.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/372  11 Oct. 1778

Contents:
John Bennett at Barton (Li.) to John Hewett at Shireoaks; re favourable view of progress of works in draining of Ancholme level; sends Mr. Carter's hostile advertisement in St. James Chronicle re application to bring in a bill to amend Ancholme Level Drainage Act, with unfavourable comments.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/373-374  28 Oct. 1778

Contents:
John Hewett at Grosvenor St., London, to Mr. Bennett (draft); gives opinion that Parliament will pay little attention to any petition to alter subsisting act without approval of majority of proprietors and investors on credit of undertaking, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/2/375  13 Dec. 1778

Contents:
Thos. Wycliffe at Liverpool to John Hewett; sends paper written by self on Government and if Hewett approves of general idea will give explanation of particular parts that may be defective.

FOLJAMBE, THORNHAGH, HEWETT, ETC.  [no ref. or date]

Vol. v.: Miscellaneous Affairs  DD/FJ/11/1/3  1715-1786

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/1a  20 July 1715

Contents:
Lord Townshend at Whitehall to [Oswald Mosley ?]; addressed to St. Andrew Thornhagh at Mrs. Merrie's in Suffolk St., near Charing Cross, London.
Heading: "Coppys of some of Lord Townshend's letters". Received by messenger yesterday account of his proceedings re riots in Staffordshire which Townshend laid before the king who is "extremly well satisfyed with the seal and diligence you have shown for his service and the peace of his Government in suppressing the tumultuous and rebellious practices that have appeared in so outragious a manner in those parts... he has been pleased to direct £500 to be payd to you as a Reward... A Troop of Dragoons is ordered to march forthwith from Leeds into Staffordshire to be aiding and assisting to you in the execution of your office... a Regiment of horse is likewise dayly expected from Ireland:... Earl of Uxbridge, the Lord Lieutenant, to repair in person to Staffordshire and to take care of the Militia there ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/1a & b  4 Aug. 1715

Contents:
As above; re suppression of disorders and tumults in Staffordshire "... His Majesty being informed... the Rioters have since got together at Burton and pulled downe the Meeting house there, I am to acquaint you that two troops of horse having been ordered to march from Leeds to Wolverhampton... the king does not doubt but by the assistance of them you will not only be able to entirely disperse the Rioters but also to seize and apprehend such persons against whom information upon oath has been taken... restore the peace and good order of Government in those parts and to have the offenders prosecuted with the greatest rigour according to law".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/1b  16 Aug. 1715

Contents:
As above; received letter with copies of depositions taken at Stone (St.) and account of proceedings in other parts of Staffordshire "... according to your desire, direction will be sent for the two Troops that are at Wolverhampton to march to Burton... to give you their support and assistance in making a strict inquiry into the late treasonable Riots... I am informed by one of his Majesty's Messengers... that he perceived a very ill disposition among the ordinary people... expressed themselves in an insolent and disrespective manner towards his Majesty and his Government... make a discovery of those that have been concerned in the past tumults but allso have a watchfull eye upon... persons that appear disaffected to the present establishment ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/1b & 2a  24 Aug. 1715

Contents:
As above; received letter and affidavits re riots at Wolverhampton, these having been consulted he is commanded to send list of persons to be seized "with the assistance of the posse or of the troops in the county if necessary, being most of them charged with Treason and the others with treasonable and seditious words and practices ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/2a  3 Sept, 1715

Contents:
As above; received report that he has taken some of the rioters etc., "His Majesty is pleased to approve the diligence and zeal... I am to signify his pleasure to you that you speak to some of the Justices of Peace of that County that are well affected to his government to issue their warrants for apprehending such others of the offenders as have absconded... in order to bring the rioters to justice".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/2a  14 Dec. 1719

Contents:
Declaration by John Thornhagh that he has compared above copies with original letters and finds them a true transcript.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/3  18 Nov. 1719

Contents:
Oswald Mosley at Osberton to St. Andrew Thornhagh as above; chiefly re attempt to get seat in Parliament "... opportunity of acknowledging your kindness in espousing my affaire... doubt not but that it will succeed well and if the Great men do favour it so far as to grant some advantageous equivalent, my inclinations prompt me to ingage in their service rather than to indeavour to be excused from it, my principle caution in it being the avoiding to break into my present stock, and if what they will grant me will inable me to establish an Interest in some Burrough I shall find my expectations answered. The letter I shewed you from Mr. Bristed proposes that I should think of some place in Cornwal, and the last news Papers giveing us an account of the death of Mr. Henry Vincent who served for Fowey... I thought this might give me a favourable opportunity of being candidate there at the same time as I am soliciting the Great ones I am absolutely a stranger to the Interest of that Burrough and the methods of comeing to a knowledge of it but earnestly intreat your assistance in it ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/4  30 Nov. 1719

Contents:
As above; (identifies Mosley as recipient of letters from Lord Townshend above). Thanks him for application made about Mosley's "just debt" and obtaining Duke of Kingston's interest on his behalf "Lord Chancellor... may have forgot, that (after my receiving the £500 and the Judges at our Assizes had congratulated me upon it, with assurances that further honour and favour were intended me) he urged to me the necessity of my using an extraordinary dilligence and application in keeping the County quiet, acknowledging that the charges were much greater than could be borne by any private person and engageing that they should be repayed... that I did attend with unusual diligence receiving frequent orders from the Prime Minister of State; the observance of which required my moveing about allmost for five months together, with little interruption, lying most of the time at publick houses, having most commonly the Baylifs of the Hundreds attending at my charge, all which must apparently rise to a very considerable sum though I did not take an estimate of it. I cannot tell you whether Lord Chancellor has ever been acquainted that Lord Townshend ordered Mr. Buckley to tell me to name some Place which should be given me as a requiteall of my trouble, and this was after the £500 was ordered, but my being earnestly engaged... putting a check to that ill disposition which was too prevalent in every part of the county and very near breaking out into an open Rebellion... did prevent me from receiving what was so freely offered.... Lord Chancellor likewise promised me last spring he would acquaint E. Stanhope that this is a just debt which ought to be payd me ..."; met Sir Hardolph Wasteneys in Bothomsalefield where good sport was had "appointing to hunt there tomorrow, he intends to send you a hare from Eelpy House".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/5-6  30 Nov. 1719

Contents:
Mr. Mellish at Blyth to St. Andrew Thornhagh; thanks him for kindness to daughter "... a little change of education may answer my expectations". Political comments "I perceive you are like to have bustle about the Peerage Bill, tis what the King seems to have att heart, so consequently the Ministry drust not venture if they had not cold noses. I must not omitt to wish you joy of your neibours Knighthood, methinks it would have become a younger man more".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/7-8  8 Dec. 1719

Contents:
Oswald Mosley as above; difficulties with Lord Chancellor "... is resolved to continue tossing me backward and forward as he pleases for reasons best known to himself, for if any one acquainted his lordship that I either spread the report or seconded it the last winter, they do me great wrong, for when the country people asked me the question I replyed his Lordship would never have sold his estate in the Forrest if he had such a designe for himselfe... I declined telling the Duke of Kingston when he pressed me to tell him who the persons were... In relation to what he says of disservices... I was so far either from raiseing commotions... that I quieted the minds of persons who lay under uneasy apprehensions, for they took it so kindly from me who they know to be a friend to the Government that I should take care to preserve their ancient priviledges against the designes of Favourites assuring them that when the King comes to know their Rights he would do them the same justice the Government has hertofore frequently done that had there been an Invasion, it would rather have assisted me in indeavours to keep them in a peaceable disposition... it has beene the unwary talk of one of his Lordship's favourites that may possibly have revived the reports he haveing sayd in my house this summer, that our Charters for Estovers were forfeited by non useage and after at the Woodmote his companion began a publick discourse on the fine situation of Tutbury castle for the Prince to build a house upon, proposeing his having 20 or 30 thousand a year layd about it. Some asking how that might be done, he answered that he might buy the Crowne lands giveing the Gentlemen a reasonable consideration... which gave umbrage to the Jury and country which I hope I may not be charged with... I believe you are right in what you say about makeing application to Lord Treasurer because of Great mens unwillingness to oppose each other, but this may make me rely more on D. of Kingtons assistance. Since he may reasonably expect that the Lord C -- will not oppose him in an affaire which he with great reason and justice has the Goodness to espouse and the Lord Chancellor himselfe, acknowledges the importance of services done and since as the newspapers tell us the King has given the disposeing of all Places to the Council the Lord President may have a great influence but this I leave intirely to you. As I have done nothing to be a just reason for the Lord Chancellor departing from his engagement so I would not omit anything in reason to remove the ill impressions have been made upon him ..."; also letter from John Thornhagh to Oswald Mosley (?) - family news, fears Peerage Bill will be lost by Commons "a clergyman told me express messengers are sent into the country to summons those that are against it".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/9  16 Dec. 1719

Contents:
As above; sends copies of Lord Townshend's letters and hopes these are sufficient to convince the Duke (Kingston ?) of hardships he has undergone in King's service "for since his Majesty approved of my service giveing me 500£ for the same, sure there was no colour for the Ministry to refuse my charges about the Christmas following the date of that letter... I cannot imagine what ground there could be for their refusall of my charges unless it was peak at my declineing to serve the Office a second year, though I told the Lord Parker, I would do the King and country the best service I could provided they would assure me I should be reimbursed, and surely the trouble and danger I was likely to go through was more than could be expected from me considering that the Pretender was at that time in Scotland and that the Ministry had retreated from their promise Lord Townshend made... that I should have a place for my trouble ..."; dispute re Forest "... report of Lord C --'s having a hand in the Forrest affair. I presume, his Lordships driveing round the Forrest gave umbrange to the Commoners, they thinking he was takeing a Survey of it, which was increased by some expressions of persons who were thought to be his friends... About halfe a year after I was told by a Forrest Officer there was a Scheam layd... sayd nothing of it til some time after I was amerced 5£ for getting thorns in the Forrest which I thought was done for the setting my Charters aside, and that they began with me first having the strongest Charters, which made me represent them in the Dutchy, on which I had an Order for my Estovers. And since they would not agree with us for our Common, sure no one can blame me for joyning with others, in indeavouring to secure our auntient Rights ..."
Also letter from Frances (?) Thornhagh to sister Elizabeth, Oswald Mosley's wife - reassurance that children well (Elizabeth was awaiting the arrival of another child), making of collars of brawn "we will have a feast of Carburton Brawn ...", every post awaited impatiently to hear good news, sister Sarah desires her to keep velvet till she comes down.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/10  19 Dec. 1719

Contents:
As above; beings to think he will be unsuccessful in recovering his "charges", but thanks him for endeavours about this affair "I shall be glad to heare in your next how the matter stands, who stands in opposition to it and who favours it. I hope the D. of Kingston continues to be my friend... As for the other Lord I believe he is unmoveable by any way but one, which I do not know whether it is propper to mention".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/11  n.d.[c. 20th Dec. 1719]

Contents:
As above; since there is no hope of engaging "Great men is assisting me about my charges at present" returns to scheme of getting seat in Parliament "... advice Mr. Bristed gives... to gain by the assistance of my friends, the incouragement and Interest of the D. of Newcastle for my standing at some Burrough in Sussex or Kent where a Tory may oppose, particularly nameing Hastings, where his brother Polhil has an interest and to whom he has writ to prevent his being preengaged. He mentions likewise Rye and New Shoram, at the latter of which he thinks he might make some interest... I beg your assistance in procureing the D. of Newcastle's interest for some of these Burroughs... I find that Gentlemen of the best Estates have little influence unless they are some way linked with those who have the manadgment of publick affairs, and if my past services will so far recommend me to their good esteem as to bring me into the House the next Election I am willing to depend on their further favours from my future services... the correspondence which I have entered upon... with persons of the truest zeal for the Prottestant Religion... If I do succeed, I shall have no litle satisfaction in keeping up a correspondence with them".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/12  23 Dec. 1719

Contents:
As above (addressed to St. Andrew Thornhagh at his house in Leicester Street near Leicesterfields, London); thanks him for procuring Duke's (Newcastle) interest "since his Grace is convinced, that I have been hardly used, for private reasons. I hope you may prevaile with him to speak on my behalfe that I may have such a Place given me in consideration of my charges... divert his Lordship from insisting on a Bill, telling him since the other Great man has given the Constable of Worksop 400£ per annum, who was never capable of doing the Government any further service than executing a Justices Warrant... I cannot tell at this distance what is propper to ask but intending to take my sons to London next Michalmas to give them propper education for business I desire you will have an ey to something that may give me apportunity of bringing them into business"; will take care that Thornhagh's orders re hedges, elms, and yews are observed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/13-15  29 Dec. 1719

Contents:
As above; difficult to estimate his expenses in suppressing riots but puts it at about £450 "... If I can have it in specie I shall be more at a certainty than in the dependance on getting or keeping a Place thought this might be a means of creating a future interest which might give me an opportunitie of bringing my boys into business. I do not know how to be informed of the methods of knowing the nature and value of Places or what I may propperly or conveniently ask for nor how to have intelligence of any vacancies unless you can give me any insight into it. I remember that there is a vacancy (by death of Mr. Vincent) in the Commission for the victualling Office unless it is since filled up ..."
Also letter from Frances (?) Thornhagh, to sister Elizabeth Mosley, chiefly re family and household matters.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/16  27 Jan. 1719

Contents:
As above; finds from Thornhagh's letter no hope of succeeding in affair and no purpose served in making further attempts, suprised at Duke of Kingston's peremptory answer and enquires reason for it, link between disappointment and forest dispute "I suppose we may make a tolerable conjecture at the person and cause of his resentment without the removeing of which it would be impossible to make any advances in this affair. If our petition has disappointed his expectations of raiseing a good estate out of N--d, he will not forget it... I positively affirme that I never spread any reports of him and the petition has done no disservice but has discovered the inclination of the Claymers to accept a reasonable equivalent in land which would leave a very large quantity of ground sufficient for considerable favours... Treatys of this kind have formerly been set on foot by Commissioners apointed by the Government to treat with Commissioners apointed by the claimers... confirmation by Act of Parliament to ascertaine to the Claimers their equivalents whenever the Crown shall think fit to disaforrest it ..."; rumour has it that Mr. Holden opposes Mr. Darcy at Newark.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/17  19 Feb. 1719

Contents:
As above; re approach to Duke of Kingston through Mr. Clay, his secretary, he is to send up a particular account of his charges in form of a bill to show how money was laid out "I was imployed in a publick service for about 150 days with shanksmen, baylifs of the Hundreds and servants... charges of which I defrayed, which at £3 a day would amount to £450 ...
Observing to him that the Office of Surveyor of the Woods does entitle their officer to two guineas a day whenever he shall be out upon any survey which only requires a single person and his servant to be out upon charges ..."; discouragement of gentlemen well affected to the government, how far, if overlooked, can he have any confidence in great men or prudently act in his station in promotion of their interests, whether not better to depend on Duke of Devonshire's favour and go into his measures, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/18  12 March 1719/20

Contents:
As above (at Rolleston, St.); reason for Duke of Kingston insisting on bill as normal procedure in public accounts, convinced that Lord Chancellor is prejudiced against him over forest business "... til this matter is setled that Great Lord and his adherents will be my enemys ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/19  12 April 1720

Contents:
As above (addressed to Thornhagh at Carburton); hearing that father Thornhagh has return of his ague he intended to journey into Nottinghamshire and visit Osberton and Carburton but being prevented sent servant to enquire instead; repeats thanks for Thornhagh's assistance in Mosley's affair with the "Great men" and asks to know what expenses he has incurred so they can be repayed; asks for advice re stocks "which at present are in such a floating state that tis a difficult thing to know how to act so as not to be a loser, but if I had been master of couradge or foresight enough to have kept my South Sea stock til now I might have been a considerable gainer, but the questions at present are whether tis probable that Bank will continue falling (some people affirming that it is the intent of our Politicians to ruin that stock and that South Sea may probably rise to 600, that however the intrinsick value of it is 220 per cent and if Common Interest falls the value of this stock must rise) or whether it may not be as probable that artifice and opinion have been the causes of such an advance"; asks him to send Lord Townshend's letter "for though I have not yet obtained my just claim, these letters may some other time be of use to me".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/20  16 April 1720

Contents:
As above; re prejudice of Lord Chancellor against him over forest dispute; asks him to use interest with Duke of Devonshire on Mr. Bristad's behalf for next presentation to living of Tutbury as Mr. Manlove, the minister is dangerously ill with dropsy.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/21  n.d.[c. July 1753]

Contents:
Thomas Malim at Doncaster to John Thornhagh, M.P. at York; Thornhagh's servant John Good has just been with him and is now setting off for York; re "unhappy affair" at Rossington (Y.W.) "... very odd of Mr. Thwaites, the surgeon, that after examing the child (I being present with the Coroner, and Jury) and the being sworn and giving in his deposition, should some time after unknown to us go and further examine the child and then come and tell me the affair was much worse than what he had given in to the Jury, I am pretty well satisfied he makes the thing worse in order to extort money. I only mention this least you may meet with Impositions, the account you will hear from your servant may be depended upon".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/22-24  1753

Contents:
Deposition of John Good, John Thornhagh's servant re accident at Rossington (and subsequent happenings) when he fatally shot Mr. Sikes' child. Endorsed: Papers relating to John Goods unfortunate accident.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/25  15 July, 11 Aug. 1753

Contents:
James Stovin's bill to John Thornhagh for £1 17s 2d for expenses in connection with above Rossington death, with note by John Good re payment.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/26-27  18 July 1753

Contents:
P. Johnson, jun. at York to John Thornhagh at Buxton (Db.); advice re servant's case.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/28  n.d. [c.18th July 1753]

Contents:
Copy letter of John Thornhagh re above; defers to Mr. Johnson's opinion that John Good need not stand trial, Good will be at York on Wednesday night and Thornhagh asks recipient not to leave York until he is discharged and to follow Mr. Johnson's directions, glad that Mr. Sykes sees case in its true light, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/29  24 July 1753

Contents:
Mr. Stovin at Doncaster to John Thornhagh; re above case, question how shot struck child etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/30  28 July 1753

Contents:
As above (addressed to Thornhagh at Shireoaks); Sykes desirous of dropping prosecution against servant and will accept whatever satisfaction Thornhagh proposes for loss of child etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/31  2 Aug. 1753

Contents:
P. Johnson, jun. at York to John Thornhagh; his earlier advice re John Good's case was upon supposition that he was discharged by the coroner, but as he was bound over to appear at the Assizes and the father of the child is also bound over to give evidence, he must appear next week to get his recognisance discharged in case there is no prosecution, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/32  2 Aug. 1753

Contents:
As above, (recipient?); view that if father of child does not prosecute, nobody else will in a case of this nature, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/33  5 Aug. 1753

Contents:
James Stovin at Doncaster to John Thornhagh at Shireoaks; re John Good's case and Sikes not wishing to prosecute, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/34  14 April 1767

Contents:
Captain W. Watson at Farnefield to John Thornhagh; after bemoaning tricks that fate has played him he asks Thornhagh to use his interest to secure him a company in the East India Service "Mr. Brooksbank mentioned this affair to me... and is kind enough to say if I get the Company, he will recommend me to old Mr. Clive, which might be of some advantage to me".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/35  25 April 1767

Contents:
Mr. Baynes in London to John Thornhagh at Rufford; will use interest to assist Mr. Wm. Watson as he is recommended by Thornhagh to whom Baynes owes many obligations.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/36-37  22 April 1767

Contents:
As above (addressed to Grosvenor St., London); further efforts re advancement of Mr. Watson "... made all the enquiry possible at the India House, but none of the Directors being there... went to speak to my brother Roberts who assured me the company had not sent out any officers so high as a Lieutenant these two years and that it was his opinion they would not for some time send any more but that if your friend Mr. Watson had a mind to go out as a cadet... and there take his chance of advancement... good recommendations to sundrys both in the Council and Army. All the ships except one are gone for this season and she will sail in ten days... if your friend continues in his present way of thinking in the autumn, that he will be one of the first that will be nominated".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/38-39  4 May 1767

Contents:
Captain Watson at Southwell to John Hewett (Thornhagh assumed additional name of Hewett in 1748); renewed obligations to Hewett as friend, patron and benefactor, does not suit his present circumstances to go as a cadet but if Hewett can obtain for him rank in the Company which he bears (first lieutenant) in the King's service he will be willing to serve them.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/40-42  10 May 1767

Contents:
Joseph Brookbank at Rufford to John Thornhagh; gives gist of above letter which Hewett has not received, with copy answer.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/43-44  11 May 1767

Contents:
As above; chiefly re Captain Watson, describes letter writing as paper prattle, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/45  17 May 1767

Contents:
Captain Watson at Southwell; concern on hearing that his letter of appreciation had not reached Hewett.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/46  21 May 1767

Contents:
Copy answer of John Thornhagh to above; re Captain Watson's proposed commission in East India Company.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/47-48  28 May 1767

Contents:
Mr. Baynes in London; hopes exercise of travelling will have carried off gout and that on getting down to Rufford he found Mrs. Hewett better, on Sir Geo. Savile's orders he has sent two hampers of wine as a present to Rev. Mr. Ward at Worksop. Finds that East India directors are to give in a list of names for recommendation and will have Captain Watson's put down; with copy of Hewett's reply to points in above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/49  24 June 1767

Contents:
Copy letter of John Thornhagh to Mr. Baynes; irresolution of Captain Watson re East India Company rises from personal and family circumstances - "The elder brothers estate small, a jointure upon it and married can not help much the Captain having I fear disposed of most of his makes it impossible for him to venture upon expensive undertakings ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/50  6 July 1767

Contents:
Mr. Baynes in London; deferred answering letter as East India directors much engaged in attendance on general courts "and to hear themselves abused by a set of Scotch"; gives estimate of expenses re Captain Watson's voyage etc. "As Mr. Watson will dine with the Captain on his outward voyage, I am told the expense of sending him out will cost about one hundred pounds and on his arrival at Bengal, he should on account of his education and rank in the Army be supplyd with a little ready cash, about fifty or sixty pounds".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/51-52  27 July 1767

Contents:
John Watson (Captain Watson's brother) at Farnsfield; sends copy of deed of gift for Hewett's opinion, Mr. Bellamy is of opinion that brother cannot bar his heirs, etc.; with copy of Hewett's answer doubting joint powers that Watson brothers have over estate and preferring better opinion than either his or Mr. Bellamy's on issue.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/53-54  14 Oct. 1767

Contents:
Mr. Baynes in London; probability of East India Company sending out a fresh recruit of officers to their settlements, necessity for having certificates from different officers Captain Watson has served under as to his professional capacity and private character; may depend on his brothers interest "but entre nous, places of profit or ever where there is a chance for it, are chiefly managd and disposed of by a very few in the Direction, Mr. Boris chairman, Mr. Sanders dep. chairman, Crabb Boulton or Robert Jones, if you can get any good introduction to any of these it would be done immediately... If you would care to apply to any one of the D. of Devonshires uncles a letter from thence would in my opinion do the jobb, or from Lord Clive"; copy of John Hewett's answer acknowledging obligation.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/55  17 Oct. 1767

Contents:
Copy letter of John Thornhagh to Mr. Watson; communicating gist of Mr. Baynes letter above and hoping relations will not grudge assistance to Captain Watson.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/56  20 Oct 1767

Contents:
Mr. Baynes in London; recommendation by Lord Clive to send out captains and lieutenants for East India Company, Lascell's have always been steady friends of chairman "if you have any intimacy with them and care to make use of it, that interest, I believe will prove successful ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/57-58  27 Oct. 1767

Contents:
Captain Watson at Southwell; re recommendations from officers he had served under "... have wrote to the agent in Town desiring to know how I must direct to such officers as are recruiting in England, from the 34th Regt. (now up the River Mississipi) and also to my first Regt. the 49th. It was not my fortune to be in real action at the Havana, it being taken about ten days before the detachment arrived there. All other duties I have been upon with them and at the Havana was appointed acting adjutant to the Forty ninth Regt ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/59-60  31 Oct., 2 Nov. 1767

Contents:
2 copies of letters to Mr. Watson of Mansfield; stiff letter having not heard from Captain Watson and subsequent letter regretting tone of earlier letter as he had now heard from him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/61  2 Nov. 1767

Contents:
Mr. Watson at Mansfield; criticises brother as too dilatory for the good friends who have served him in this affair, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/62  5 Nov. 1767

Contents:
Mr. Baynes in London; re sending out of officers by East India Company, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/63-64  12, 19 Nov. 1767

Contents:
Captain Watson at Worksop, and Southwell; 2 letters regretting missing Thornhagh and writing for recommendations from officers.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/65-66  24 Nov. 1767

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at King's Arms Yard in London; sorry that Lord and Lady Rockingham deprived him of Hewett's company at Highgate; attempts to meet East India directors "Wednesday is court day of the directors... these Great Men like Ministers expect as much attendance... as all the directors are obliged to be at the India House early on account of dispatching their ships at this season of the year. I should apprehend the sooner in the morning the better. I do not mean before ten".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/67  28 Nov. 1767

Contents:
Copy letter to Captain Watson; report on meeting with East India directors "... I have hope of a commission for you. If not I am informed the going as a cadet is attended with sufficient certainty of immediate promotion on your arrival... advise you to go in that capacity ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/68  2 Dec. 1767

Contents:
Captain Watson at Southwell; expressing gratitude and obligation, Hewett's advice agrees with his own inclinations.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/69  6 Dec. 1767

Contents:
As above; accepts proposal to Bengal in preference to other, obliged to Hewett for offer of getting lodgings prepared for him and should reach them by Thursday sevennight.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/70  25 Dec. 1767

Contents:
Lord Barrington at Cavendish Square, London; re letter given to Captain Watson as Hewett had desired "I hope you will favour me with others (commands) of more consequence hereafter".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/71  26 Dec. 1767

Contents:
Captain Watson in London; attended at India House in order to pass the Committee as a cadet and was informed by Mr. Roberts that a commission had been ordered for him; would be glad to hear of Sir Geo. Savile's recovery "What a loss would he be to his friends in particular and to his country in general ?"; terrible fire in Hounds Ditch last night "The whole town was illuminated by it".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/72-73  26 Dec. 1767

Contents:
Captain Watson in Grosvenor Street, London, to Rev. Mr. Brooksbank at Bilsthorpe; thanks him for friendship, and acclaims Hewett's kindness and service whole heartedly.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/74  7 Jan 1768

Contents:
Rev. Mr. Brooksbank to John Hewett; sends above letter to him as it "carries such marks of a gratefull mind and such a sense of your benefits that I could not help laying it before you."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/75  22 Feb. 1768

Contents:
Mr. Sharpe; sends hare by York coach, would have sent some cocks but none about them; asks him to be so good as to get poor James Raymond who lives at Retford a "foot walk"; canvassing at Retford "Sir Cecil Wray came to Retford of Saturday night was invited by 5 aldermen and Mr. Sutton and had betwixt 40 and 50 freemen with him in the evening, they have been canvasing the Town today and asking votes for Sir Cecil and Mr. Offley... Mr. John Mason is here... he dined yesterday at Mr. Suttons and today dines at White Hart with as many as he can get, a great many has promised him... shall be obliged to you for a barrel of oysters".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/76  22 Feb. 1768

Contents:
Sir Cecil Wray at East Retford; asks for Hewett's interest as he has offered himself as a candidate for borough of East Retford in ensuing Parliament and would like approbation of neighbouring gentlemen.
Endorsed memo: "Answer amongst those wrote by me on the 26th and 27th."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/77-78  1 March 1768

Contents:
Mr. John Bright at Retford; slights and neglect as reason for opposing candidate "I have not nor can have the least objection to Mr. White's integrity and abilitys in Parliament, which must be acknowledges are great. Had he not distinguished me with some few others my relations and friends as objects of his contempt, by rejecting us and repeatedly preferring others to the magestracy of this Town and had removed some few other complaints... he would have ever had my vote heartily. As we have long seen our selves neglected, Mr. White cannot be suprized that we should take the first opportunity of testifieing our dislike to such conduct. This opposition has been long agitated though... I had not the least hand in it till Sir Cecil Wray came here... when I did engage to give him a vote, had I sooner known your disposition, I would yet have been disengaged... "; copy answer expressing concern that so many whom he regards as friends should differ in opinion from him on this occasion.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/79  2 March 1768

Contents:
Mr. Geo. Mason at Eaton; prospect of contested election at Retford "The spirit that is raised against Mr. White is inconceivable, and if the greatest care and a good deal of money too is not made use of, I think his election indeed very hazardous... They will spare no money as I hear, and if it is true which I believe the Borough may chance to be in other hands; I have this moment heard a fourth man will be set up ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/80  2 March 1768

Contents:
Mr. Robert Moody at Retford; under great distress as the two gentlemen to whom he has the greatest obligation, Hewett and Duke of Kingston are on different sides in affair at Retford "nothing shall prevent my giving one vote to Mr. White and, I hope Sir as I am so situated you will be so good as not to require my doing more ..."; with cancelled answer.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/81  8 March 1768

Contents:
Geo. Mason at Eaton; re canvassing and political situation at Retford "... sorry to acquaint you that upon our canvass at Retford yesterday we found every body had set their faces so much against our old friend [Mr. White] that he had declined standing... when Mr. Offley and I got there yesterday Mr. Offley received a message from Mr. Sutton, Captaine Kirke etc. desiring to see him and me along with him as they had something to say to us before the canvass which was, that they had great regard for him as recommended by Lord Lincoln and that they would joyn in chusing him ...
P.S. They certainly might have chose two if they would. Mr. White's own tenants I think, all against him except two. Mr. Mellish's Interest pretty near all left him, from all which you'll see our situation".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/82-83  9 March 1768

Contents:
Sir Wm. Molyneux at Wellow; opposition to Mr. White at Retford "... Mr. White gave up the day before after his canvass, he had not one gentleman attended him and was shouted all over the town by all, Tinkers and Chimney Sweepers, I never heard of such scandalous usage, and as soon as Mr. White declined, the other side sent to Mr. Offley and offered it to him, if he would joyn Sir Sissel Raye, which he did.... Mr. Hurst the clerk of the peace, was the only gentleman that was for him. Kirke Brights, Sutton, Poplewell, Parker, Lowther etc. [against him] I am very sorry it was not in my power to do Mr. White service, upon yours and Sir George's account ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/84-85  17 May 1768

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Sir Geo. Savile in London; re Sir Cecil Wray's resentment concerning canvassing "Sir Cecil Wray called me aside today in the House to mention to me something concerning the Retford Election and as you as well as myself are concerned in it I think you should be acquainted with it as soon as may be. He showed me a copy of a letter (or part of it) from Sir William M[olyneux] to Lowther in which he tells him how strongly he is sollicited to make interest for Wh[ite] and O[ffley] by you and me... begs of him pretty earnestly that if he cannot be for Wh. and O. he will at least moderate his zeal ...
Now Sir Cecil Wray says that in the first place Lowther has no vote at all and what is more material was his agent in the Election. That this sollicitation to be cool in Sir Cecil's cause was a direct seducing him to be false to his employer, to deceive him and betray his interests... but I have not the least recollection of an idea that Lowther was an agent employed and who had therefore any type of fidelity upon him... To sollicit anyone to be for ones friends is surely fair and if they will not be for you, to desire them to be neuter is fair and usual. To use the influence you have to abate their alacrity and zeal is likewise fair and usual but the matter hinges on the circumstance of his being a person employed. At least my ignorance of that is what I shall justifie myself upon if I have been particular in my letter to Sir William, and I think it is a full justification, and I should I believe do so at anytime in the like case".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/86-87  23 May 1768

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As above; concerting action re above; will call on him in his way to Leeds.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/88  31 May 1768

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Draft letter of John Hewett to Sir Cecil Wray; explanation re canvassing of Mr. Lowther during Retford election.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/89-90  5 June 1768

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Sir Cecil Wray; as authority Hewett gave to Sir Wm. Molyneux to write to Lowther has not been produced he must be satisfied with Hewett's account of incident "Indeed what right have I to complain of a gentleman who never gave a Promise to any Person that he would not interfere in the Retford election".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/91  n.d. c.5 June 1768

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Draft letter in reply to above; regrets he left letters on subject in London but convinced that his account of incident would be fully substantiated by them.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/92-93  9 June 1768

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Sir Geo. Savile at Leeds (Sumner Castle ?); encloses copy of letter from Sir Cecil Wray which puzzles him "I can make neither a hog or a dog of it", disquisition on right of soliciting votes "Pray do you suppose Sir C.W. has come into Retford quite clear of unconstitutional influence". Selects passage in Wray's letter ("My idea of publick Liberty, I own, is to have every man free particularly in his choice of a Representative, perhaps tis old fashioned but I own myself a Whig") and comments "Now what a jumble is all this. Great profession of regard and esteem but still I am not a Whig as he is".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/94  1 Jan. 1770

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Draft letter to Sir Geo. Savile; agitated and cryptic letter re Savile's friend Hartley.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/95  4 Jan. 1770

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Sir Geo. Savile in London; has written to Hartley requesting him to come to Town as Hewett wished "Although I have good reason to believe I know somewhat of the object of your letter yet it is impossible for me to be so acquainted with present circumstance as to have it in my power to advise the least in the world and I therefore have executed your desire and expressed myself strongly".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/96  8 Jan. 1770

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D. Hartley at Tuxford; they arrived safe and well at Tuxford and are much obliged to Hewett for use of his chaise which was a great convenience to them; reference to road condition "The little that we have seen of the great road seems very well tracked".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/97  11 Jan. 1770

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D. Hartley at Leicesterfields, London; impatient to give proofs that he has nothing at heart so much as happiness of Hewett and family "I cannot bear the thought, even but for a few hours of an apparent unfeelingness to the distress I have been so unhappy as to occasion... desire nothing so earnestly as to deserve your friendship and to restore the peace of your mind and those that belong to you ..." refers to letter which Sir Geo. Savile is writing to Hewett and which he is prevented from finishing by business of Parliament.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/98-99  12 Jan. 1770

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Sir Geo. Savile in London; describes Hartley's and his own distress over incident causing hurt to Hewett and familywhich appears to concern Hewett's daughter Fanny.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/100  c.12 June 1770

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Draft answer to above; written in distress of mind and body, asserts nothing shall hinder him from protecting his daughter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/101  15 May 1770

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D. Hartley at Golden Square, London; proposing to call upon him to enquire after his health, if he is so fortunate as to find him at home.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/102-103  25 May 1770

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As above; sensible of friendship shown to him by Hewett and wishes to do whatever is agreeable to him "... I beg likewise to be permitted to ask your worthy daughters pardon for what is past. There is nothing in the world that could make me so unhappy as the loss of her friendship and good opinion... I never had a dishonest or disrespectful thought towards her... that I had originally the misfortune to offend ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/103  c.25 May 1770

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Cancelled draft reply to above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/104  c. 25 May 1770

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Note with Miss Hartley's compliments to Mr. Hewett re frank for covers; also draft letter of John Hewett to D. Hartley - another version of cancelled draft above - "What you mention seems highly improper for you to propose and would be impertinent for her to permitt. I do believe she has no illwill towards you ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/105  27 May 1770

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D. Hartley at Golden Square, London; stresses apprehension of losing Fanny Hewett's friendship and good opinion etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/106-107  5 July 1770

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As above; concerned re accounts of Hewett's health and attributes it to fatigue of journey into country and hurry of business in Town; offers to save him unnecessary journey's to Town etc.; punning description of birth in Duke of Portland's family "... a visitor came rather unexpectedly and would not be denied. The three first that were sent to of the tribe that perform the office of Masters of the Ceremonies upon such occasions, were gone out of Town (Sunday being I suppose by them accounted a day of rest from Labour) and we were forced to take a red book to look out for some one who lived the nearest. However it all ended well, the Lady and the visitor are perfectly well".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/108  29 Sept. 1770

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D. Hartley at Sodbury (Gl.); glad that he has met Dr. Harding and so good and sociable a set at Buxton; sends snippets of news "I am building another chaise with holes for Winchcombe (person). I was at Bristol the other day to enquire after an axletree and there I heard that press warrants were come down so that looks like blows".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/109-110  15 March 1771

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D. Hartley at Chelsea; sorry to hear of relapse of Hewett's gout, Sir Geo. Savile well etc.; repeal of controversial clause in Parliamentary bills, political news etc. "There are very odd rumours of war still, stocks have fallen again considerably and yet the Ministry have disbanded the additional recruits of land forces, but I don't hear that they lay aside their naval preparations. That should look like a Spanish war without a French one; re whimsical fancy in the papers that the French ambassador is female; suppression of printers "There have been two very long days about taking up printers, the first day and night (till 5 o'clock in the morning) there were 23 divisions, the second day they sat again till 5, and yesterday the Speaker sent his warrant to take them up, but the biter was bit for the magistrates of the city discharged the printers... Oliver one of the city members was one of the magistrates who committed the Mace and if Parliament should expell him he will I suppose be reelected and then we have the old question again about expulsion and incapacity ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/111  26 March 1771

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D. Hartley at Golden Square, London; he has come to Town about nullam tempus and in a great hurry because next week (Easter) is an idle time and nobody will work - "Everything is here in confusion. I know but little of the particulars. Oliver was sent to the Tower this morning at 2 o'clock. The mayor had retired for illness but I understand he is to go after the Aldermon when he recovers. Sir George made a sort of a protest last night about 12 o'clock against the violence of the house and retired. I imagine it was felt, but everything is bent for violence, and the whole house together go I believe against the sense of almost every individual (some excepted of the inner closet) in the house".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/112-113  30 March 1771

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As above; re parliamentary privilege, riots in London, etc., writes to reassure Hewett about Sir Geo. Savile's cold which he got by going out of the House to pacify some riots 3 or 4 days ago - "You hear that the Mansion house was sent in flannels to the tower. They talk of violent measures. There is a secret committee chosen by ballot of 21, to sit during the holidays and it is said that they intend to report very strong resolutions about privilege and the riots etc. which are to make the ground for bills of pain and penalties upon Lord Mayor Oliver and Wilkes ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/114-116  22 April 1771

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As above; returns to theme of Hewett's daughter and his attachment to her "... I still retain the strongest attachment in my heart for your worthy daughter, notwithstanding the length of time during which I have unfortunately been deprived of any opportunities of expressing it... If I might hope for any chance of renewing my acquaintance and of endeavouring to express the sentiments of my heart... wish to do it with your knowledge ..."; with draft copy of stiff reply "... As you now think you ought to apply thro' me, I thought it my duty to shew your letter to my daughter and we both think you had a sufficient and proper answer at Sandbeck and that you must not expect any other ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/117  22 April 1771

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Sir Geo. Savile; re motives behind Hartley's letter above "... exceedingly vexed at the steps he has taken, I yet think I ought to do him the justice to say that as his applying at all again is to me unnaccountable and ill judged to a great degree; yet the doing it by you clears it from the imputation of dishonesty or treachery. To look for success in a dishonest view on the daughter by an application to the Father... I say to lay such a plot as this is not within any reasonable limits of probability, what can therefore have possessed him is very strange".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/118  22 April 1771

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As above; obliged to go down to Wakefield Committee, will consider Hartley's letter rather than return a hasty letter. (This and above letter were written on same day and are numbered 1 and 2, the 2nd letter being the more important, though written some hours later, appearing first.)

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/119-121  26 April 1771

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D. Hartley; desolation on receiving Hewett's letter, rehearses past offence at Sandbeck etc. "In the beginning of this attachmend I did very studiously and I believe effectually, conceal it from your daughter... it was the alarm that I felt of another attention being as I thought paid to her, that overset my guard and I believe first made the discovery to her... shortly after this I thought you saw it, I took no pains to conceal it from you but the contrary. I never looked to see if I could take any advantage over her youth and inexperience... it looked like taking the advantage of an intimacy in a family, and a few years experience over her head, to endeavour and overreach a modest young woman, with a fortune above my pretensions ..." with draft of answer (endorsed "answer though of but never sent") expressing view that entering into argument on a subject by which the mind is much affected tends to produce altercation rather than reasoning, and altercation is neither a promoter or preserver of friendship, trusts he shall hear no more on the subject.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/122  13 May 1771

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David Hartley at Golden Square, London; thanks him for book which he returns, been confined with a feverishness but when he emerges will call on him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/123  13 May 1771

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Copy letter to Sir Geo. Savile; puzzled by enclosed note (above) from Hartley and sends it for comment "... I... sent a negative answer. My first thought was to recommend to his perusal my answer to his of the 22nd of April but on cooling a little I thought it was better to gain time and leave a chance for at least civility tho' I am determined to be firm in our being severe and not having an occasion to blame myself by again giving a gap for more of the same game."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/124-125  13 May 1771

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Sir Geo. Savile at Mr. Palmer's Great Russell Street; in the midst of the Jewell business which has taken almost all day so note answered in some confusion, careful analysis of attitudes re Hartley affair.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/126  30 May 1771

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D. Hartley; Duke of Portland has gone to Chiswick and desired him to take the air there one day during week, suggests Hewett should also visit Duke there and accompany him in Hartley's coach.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/127  3 June 1771

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As above; indifferent health has prevented him from calling on Hewett, nor was he well enough to go to Chiswick as he had arranged, but now recovering under Dr. Dawson's regimen.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/128-129  25 May 1775

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Wm. Pym, jun., at Aix La Chapelle to Francis Foljambe at Aldwark; description of journey to Aix Le Chapelle "We left Dover at 9 o'clock on the Monday and after seven hours passage we got to Calais, I was the only person that was affected, but with the assistance of some cold meat and Port wine and afterwards lying down I soon recovered. From Calais we went to St. Omers and so on to Lisle... the Governor being out of humour would not suffer us to go round the Fortifications... thence to Brussells... an agreeable town. We saw Mr. Venilsts and Mr. Danotts collection of pictures which are esteemed very good... went to the Commedy one night and were very well entertained. We went from Brussels to Liege and so on to Spa... and left it this morning and came to Aix where we are at present in d - d bad house and promises to be very dear... tomorrow morning to Dusseldorp... Bonn, Coblentz, Mayence... Manbeim. Spa seems the favourite place at present. It is a small little town consisting of about four hundred houses... very like Matlock ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/130-131  24 June 1775

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As above; at Nancy; continues description of journey "... up the Rhine to Mayence... Frankfurt... Manheim... drawn by horses up the Rhine by water and very pleasant... vineyards, mountains, ruins, chateaus and villages... The court being gone into the country, and with them all the people of fashion, there being neither Commedie nor opera nor any publick place of amusement... determined to leave the place and seek for another where we might meet with a better reception... Strasburgh to Nancy... I have taken a French Master and a dancing master... There are a good many English families that are settled here, the principal is Mr. Grenville's, whose house is open to his countrymen... Nancy is a very pleasant town - The streets wide and airy... we live very well here and pretty reasonable... good Bergundy and Champagne and tolerably cheap. Tow[Townsend] is vastly improved in drawing, he has taken several views upon the Rhine ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/132-133  5 Sept. 1775

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As above, at Paris; been travelling haphazardly, never settling long "We have been at Plombieres, a water drinking place... thence came here... The amusements seem to be of the same kind and in the same manner as in London. The opera is the amusement where they say there are some very fine dancers... I have been and am still fagging very hard at the language, which is but dull entertainment but I hope soon to come off conqueror. There are here Lord Monson, Mr. Adamson, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dashwood, Mr. Eden and Sir Wm. Forbes, these are the people we live with, all the world going on gayly. Sir Francis Holborne and Mr. Cholmondley have been but are gone. Mr. Thornton, Mr. Musters and Mr. Farrar have been here, but were gone before our arrival; they have spent an immense deal of money, we hear of nothing else but their expences etc. They are gone to Spa to complete the Summer's tour. Many others that I don't know, in short almost as many as French... what sort of being shall I return? hearing of little else but women and dress... we have been very fortunate to be here during the time of the fetes at Versailles upon account of the King's sister's marriage with the Prince of Piedmont ..."; enquires after horses "I suppose by this time gone through their physick and wishing for rain to gallop round Rawmarsh common, if the gallop is not spoilt by the new inclosure, but what is a double inclosure to such gallant gay nags?"

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/134-135  12 Oct. 1775

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As above, at Tours; description of Tours where he intends passing winter "... a large town upon the Loire in a very pleasant and rich country. It is a very old, ill built town and the streets very narrow and bad, but the situation is delightful as it is upon the side of the river. I am lodged here with a Mad Donovan, with whom I breakfast, dine and sup... do nothing but chatter French as they do not understand one word of English... scarce anybody in town, they are all gone into the country to make their wine.... In this part of the country the wines have failed a good deal, but in Bergundy, Champaign etc. they have great plenty and are likely to make great quantities of wine and very good... we have a Commedy here four times a week... Townsend left me the 19th of last month and sett off for England... what alteration the meeting of Parliament which I see is fixed for the 26th inst. may make in his intentions I cannot say".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/136  1 Jan. 1778

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Mrs. L. Boawre at Rufford to John Hewett; returns thanks for money sent via Sir Geo. Savile, account of people assembled at Rufford "... the three familys Aldwark, Sandbeck and Hooton... Mr. W. Hunlock and Mr. Boswell, Mr. and Miss Warde, expected tomorrow Mr. and Mrs. Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. Acklom and Mrs. Harrison... and if all besides that are talked of... Mr. Lumley and I reconed fourteen that are expected besides odd people that may come, theres eight at the side table already, the other as full as they can possible set by one another ..."; prophecy re weather "... those who believe it, as I find many do, the great pleaseley prophet, foretold the storm which is but just begun, will continue this six weeks ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/137-138  1 Jan. 1778

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Printed notice (sent to John Hewett at Shireoaks) that Wm. Speechly, gardener to Duke of Portland, proposes publishing by subscription a tract re extirpation of all insects injurious to Pine Apple Plant; with certificate of Duke of Portland on efficacy of method.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/139  1 Jan. 1778

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Geo. Kelk at Wigthorp; been clearing off business in Lincolnshire so as to spend month of January at home so that he is a stranger to what has happened at Shireoaks and neighbourhood since he wrote last. "On the 8th inst. I am to meet Mr. Dixon, one of the canal agents, at Shireoaks and he writes at that time he will say something about the Stone Quarry. I have done all in my power to get their answer in writing but in vain"; re money bills "I am under a necessity either of takeing money bills of your tenants or putting them to the trouble and expence of discounting the bills, and as I offer no bills to the annuitants or gentlemen whom I pay interest to, but such as I know they wish to have in preference to cash, it sometimes happens that I have more bills than I can well put of, which is the case at present. Hope Sir the three inclosed bills value together £50 8s 3d will be negotiated by you without any trouble. They are what I received for wood sold at Osberton and Clarebrough in future will try to get bank notes"; details of above bills, who drawn upon and number of days after date.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/140-141  4 Jan. 1778

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Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Rufford; chiefly family letter - gratitude to Hewett as parent and adviser, pride in son Jack; social round and country pursuits - shooting woodcock in Pittance Park, dancing to "fidlers" etc.; comments on shortage of money etc. "I see our wise ministers or rather -- means to go on. I have no idea how men or money can be got. We find the latter very scarce in the Country. I have been put off two or three times in receipts of money for wood and by very responsible people. I have no doubt of getting it but it shews as if money was not very plentifull".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/142  6 Jan. 1778

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Note from Miss Eliza Pratt sending Lady Savile's compliments to Mr. Hewett and that she will be much obliged to him if he invites Dr. Morton to dine at Grosvenor St. next Saturday.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/143-144  6 Jan. 1778

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Sir Geo. Savile at Rufford; re letter of attorney etc. sent to Fanny Hewett for her perusal; philosophic dismissal of Hewett's uneasiness re behaviour of his servant John Goode; difference between French and English discounts of consequence "though now eclipsed as it were by present contingencies of a more warm and alarming nature".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/145  7 Jan. 1778

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Miss Elizabeth Pratt in London; refuses invitation for Lady Savile and self to dine "it would be quite out of our power to dine anywhere the first day we get to Town, our only intention was to get Doctor Morton to dine out as he would be only in our way whilst in the midst of unpacking".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/146  7 Jan. 1778

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Sir John Mosley at Rolleston (St.); had safe journey from London etc.; cryptic passage "I am very glad that your answer to the letter which you received was in the negative, that you so well know the person who wrote it that you'll give yourself no improper trouble enquiring about his private concerns or give him any relief which he has no reason to expect from you".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/148-149  8 Jan. 1778

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Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; anxiety re wife's health; not heard re his wines from Hull... "I have been so unfortunate by water before... I was yesterday at Doncaster and was informed that many vessels were stopt from coming up for the want of the tide ..."; references to local and national affairs "will there be a change. Things seem to run high. Be assured I shall be very quiet and not meddle in any of the Meetings, tho' I hear of many and party seems to begin to be very high in this neighbourhood... perhaps a few months may change the face of things as in my oppinion the French are only waiting for a favourable opportunity of beginning".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/150-151  8 Jan(?) 1778

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As above at Rufford; chiefly re assembly at Rufford "... the weather is so severe... It is very unlucky as we have a large party here and everybody seems discontented as we are most of us Fox hunters... I admire Lady How's spirit, I fear things will go to greater lengths yet as there seems to be something to come out. There is no politicks talked here by desire of Sir George. I think, it is quite right, as we have some very violent party men here, and as this a Meeting for Mirth and Jolity there should be nothing to hinder it and sometimes people work themselves up into a passion which makes all about distressed. We shall stay here till the middle of next week as I conclude Sir George will go the Meeting... we have concerts in a morning and dancing at night ..."; heavy goods carried by water cheaper than road transport; lottery ticket bought for brother Cooke has come up with a prize of £100, he is in Paris and intends staying there till latter end of next summer.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/152  10 Jan. 1778

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Dr. Bullock at Ashford (Db.?); thanks Hewett for present to son of 4 Spanish ewes; since he left Buxton he has not been able to leave wife for long "she has now been confined to her room for about 3 months" and does not expect her to be much better till child is born; hopes to show Hewett some improvements when he entertains him at Ashford "as I have inlarged my police [policy] by a late purchase and carried it down to the village below us".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/153-154  10 Jan. 1778

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Mr. John Dixon at Worsbrough (Y.W.); re brother's presentation to Thorp and Wales "and if you will be so good to take the trouble of putting your name and seal to it, you will make him very happy... Tho' I have resigned these curacies, yet I do not mean with your leave to make less frequent visits to Shireoaks"; opinion that Killamarsh (Y.W.) enclosure would go on "The land owners either had or would come to some agreement to make it worth the Commissioners while to act ..."; lively anecdote of wife brought to bed a few months after marriage.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/155  12 Jan. 1778

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St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; chiefly report on wife's health and enquiries re Hewett.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/156-157  12 Jan. 1778

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Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Rufford; customary jovial and merry assembly at Rufford "but alas, all our pleasures must have an end, this week will see us all depart to our respective home. The Eyres we have lost... the rest are gone home to pack up for London, as they are to come up to the meeting of Parliament. If we have lost some friends we have gained others, for we have our cousins the Ackloms... we danced every night almost last week but that I believe we have done with now, so must be contented to gamble at our round commerce table now ..."; sends him coin which she has been carrying round with her, Mr. Foljambe has forgotten how he came by it.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/158-159  18 Jan. 1778

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Francis Ferrand and Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; thanks him for all his kindness and goodness to them; dispersal of Rufford assembly "The Wardes, Harveys, Ackloms, Lumleys, Foljambes, all left the house within a couple of hours... we one day were thirty three in the dining room... frost brok up notwithstanding the Plessley prophet's promise of three weeks more bad weather ..."; re loan of harpsicord; sends pots of Scarborough potted lobster; called at Shireoaks on journey home "and wish, I had any alteration in my sister to tell you of".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/160-161  19 Jan. 1778

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Mr. Boawre at Rufford; thanks him for kind invitation and hospitality in Grosvenor Street, took possession of living yesterday "As you was so kind as to offer to lay down the money for my first fruits I should be much obliged to you to pay them when you have opportunity... I cannot tell the exact sum, but know that it is under ten pounds. I believe it is the practice to deduct the tenths ..." Informs him Sir George Savile and Lord Lumley set off for town yesterday and will probably arrive before letter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/162  19 Jan. 1778

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Mr. Geo. Kelk; had nose bleed for several hours last Friday evening which made him unfit for business and prevented completion of Hewett's accounts which will be ready in 3 or 4 days time when he can resume business.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/163-164  20 Jan. 1778

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John Alderson at Shireoaks; report re Shireoaks, servants etc., Kelk's nose bleeding and efforts to combat it, black filly ready for breaking in to the bit, sending of game up to London "the veneson season is so far spent it will not be worth sending, so if you please shall but send once more which will be on Saturday next and then no more. So Park will come once a fortnight with other things whilst the season and the pigs be done".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/165  24 Jan. 1778

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Sir Geo. Savile at Leicesterfields, London; re methods of remitting money "I have £94 15s 4d to send to my niece Thornhagh being the balance of her last Calder remittance after paying the bills. I was going to send it in ½ bank notes, then I recollected that Mr. Kelk might possibly have some remittances to make to you and that it might prove a mutual convenience to pay you the money and send her a draught of yours on him, or some part might go one way and some another which last may perhaps be as convenient to her".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/166-167  24 Jan. 1778

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Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; chiefly family letter re small indispositions, young Jack cutting eye teeth, Mr. Foljambe sprained ankle dancing with Jack, order re anchovies etc., great flood in R. Dun on Monday.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/168-169  24 Jan. 1778

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St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; family health, Rufford party, concern re low spirits of Lord Lumley, Mrs. Yarborough has received the "Yellow ware" and thinks it very handsome; talk of raising regiment in this county" our relation Sir Rowland is very busy about it. He went to Leeds the other day to meet some of the gentlemen in that neighbourhood... Their was a letter to the High Sheriff of this county which I send you with this. I fancy he has taken no notice of it. It is amazement how violent people begin to be in this part. I think the best way is to hold one's tongue for in speaking one may get into scrapes"; postscript re franks "Pray get me a few Franks directed for yourself in Grosvenor Street. I could not get any at Rufford as all the members were fully employed"; also newscutting of letter to High Sheriff of County of York.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/170  25 Jan. 1778

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; anxiety re Hewett's health.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/171  25 Jan. 1778

Contents:
Lord Lumley; thanks him for anxious enquiry "The character for impudence I have established I find to some purpose. I beg your pardon for sending a verbal answer by our poor drunken porter who brought me your message. Confined indeed I am but in no way to alarm any body that cares about me. I had taken your former advice and am safe in surgeon's hands and by taking it in time hope to be released in a day or two ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/172-173  25 Jan. 1778

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Nottm.; re pleasure derived from Rufford party; father has written to Watkin informing him of Hewett's opinion re John Alderson's affair and adding his advice not to distress an unhappy family whose misfortunes deserved pity and commiseration not rigour and cruelty; proposed marriage of Miss Ibbetson to Mr. Fenton "he has a considerable estate near Leeds and I am told that his fortune is large and what is still more material his disposition and character unexceptionable".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/174  25 Jan. 1778

Contents:
Lord Rockingham at Grosvenor Square, London; note presenting compliments to Hewett and seeking information re price of bank stock and rate of interest "Lord Rockingham thinks - that the Interest on Bank Stock was raised to 5½ per cent six or seven years ago. He wishes Mr. Hewett would mark what the Interest was in 1775 and then mark the year or years wherein it has since been raised".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/175  28 Jan. 1778

Contents:
Mr. Henry Dixon at Wales; thanks him for favour of presentation to Wales and Thorp benefices and 3 dozen of wine sent to him; at meeting of freeholders of Killamarsh it was unanimously agreed to allow commissioners of new Enclosure £45 each "to make it worth their while to act so that the Inclosure will now go on".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/176  28 Jan. 1778

Contents:
John Turner at Caistor (Li.); sends draft - swan on Holmes for £10, a bank bill for £10 and two Lincoln banks one for £20 and other for £10, total amounting to £50; re letting of farms to tenants.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/177  30 Jan. 1778

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; received his draft for £33 and sends receipt, sorry to hear that he has been a loser by John Good, and regrets Hewett's indisposition.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/178  30 Jan. 1778

Contents:
John Dixon at Worsborough; grateful for numerous favours bestowed on himself and brother; obstruction to Killamarsh enclosure: gossip re scandal at Bath "Mrs. Gooch... has had an intrigue at Bath with La Motte the Fidler, Rawzzini (a castrati) is likewise said to have been concerned ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/179  1 April 1780

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; family news, will be glad to hear of Hewett's safe arrival at Buxton and restoration of health, expects Mr. Foljambe will have given him news of York meeting.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/180-181  2 April 1780

Contents:
Mr. Twigge at Ripley (Sr.); got an acquaintance to make enquiry at Cambridge re Mr. Wm. Leigh and his stocking machine but could gain no information.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/182  4 April 1780

Contents:
Geo. Kelk; urges him to use severity to get rents "I have distrained Samuel Storrs goods and effects for one years rent (being near three hundred pounds)... some other tenants... ought not to permited to go on any longer increasing their arrears ..."; Hewett's wine has been delivered from Chesterfield to Shireoaks, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/183  4 April 1780

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; wife recovering (after childbirth ?) Hewett's godson grows a fine boy and is very well; going to York on cousin Trafford's business, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/184-185  6 April 1780

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at York; account of stay at York "... dined at the Deanery where they are vastly civil and ordered a particular anthem for me at the Minster on Sunday evening... The diversions here are almost over, the two plays we have been at were so thin, I think they could not pay the lighting. We are tomorrow to attend the Concert the last but one for the year ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/186-187  7 April 1780

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Nottingham; family and social news, "My sister Harvey... tells me Mr. Harvey's regiment honoured her greatly as she passed thro' Doncaster, she stop'd for a short time at the Angel and the men desired leave that their evening parade might be changed from the Market Place to the High Street that they might honour her colonelship with a cheer and a flourish of Musick, the whole band being collected on the occasion, for which they required a few guineas and departed with a second cheer of thanks"; political gossip "We begin more the talk of the approaching Election, and also pretend to be so wise as to foresee a contest for the Town. I am afraid there is but too much reason to fear that will be the case. Sir William Howe is so generally disliked that it is imagined some person will be solicited to oppose him but who is not yet known, and Major Cartwright with the promise of three hundred votes intends again to offer himself, but I fancy with as little probability of success as before. Three hundred out of two and twenty is a small number and I should think rather a discouraging circumstance".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/188-189  10 April 1780

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; now returned from York and gives news of Thornhagh aunts and cousin Trafford; spread in influence of Yorkshire Association "... many not only freeholders but people of fortune and interest have or are likely to join in this Association who either looked coolly upon or rejected the petition and we become in this County more unanimous and more firmly connected every day. We have increased our strength about Leeds very considerably. I really hope by persisting steadily in our present plan firm, yet peacefull we may do some good, how much I will not pretend to say ..."; overtaken by runaway couple on the road "we saw them at the Concert at York on Friday and Evelyn introduced me to his bride ..."; enquiry re white clover seed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/190  10 April 1780

Contents:
Geo. Kelk at Wigthorpe; sorry to hear that Hewett's legs continue so weak, sends bill of value £10 and wishes he could make a larger remittance "I have promised Mr. Bright to pay of the Drainage Tax which with the Land Tax will I am afraid dig deep into the money I shall raise at Sturton High House. Your tenant B. Carr of Killamarsh, he is to be paid for some land he has sold next Monday, and he has promised me very faithfully on that day to pay of his arrears and I have some other resources, so I hope all will not fail. On Tuesday the 18th inst. I will send you all I have been able to raise ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/191-192  21 April 1780

Contents:
As above; re tax on male servants "... the collectors of Land Tax at Worksop demanded six guineas for six male servants which I paid immediately ..."; list of servants - Thomas Poyle, butler, (1), Thos. Staniland and Richard James, footmen (2), Thos Metcalf, groom (1), John Lawrie, gardener (1), and Robert Durham, farmer and gamekeeper (1), total 6.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/193-194  10 April 1780

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; pleasure that Hewett's health continues better, account of Foljambe's visit to York and other family news; gossip re elopment "The run away wedding that overtook Mr. and Mrs. Foljambe as they came down is come to York. They are to goe back with Sir W. Anderson, it is said General Johnson and Lady is inconsoleable on the occation and is thought will not be reconsiled to her of some time if ever".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/195-196  10 April 1780

Contents:
Samuel Turner at Caistor; chiefly pledging support to serve Hewett's political interest "we are very silent here with respect to petitioning but I entirely agree with your observation - That, a little more time, if the present system continues will make them feel the necessity of more Economy in the public revenues - 23 farmers had their effects advertised at Boston Market about a fortnight since for arrears of rent - a striking instance - You may rest assured of my personal service and interest towards whatever Party you may support, as I am conscious your measures will be founded on reason and conscience ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/197-198  15 April 1780

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; report on wife's health etc.; views on petitioning movement "I think we have reason to rejoice at the success we had in the House lately. I assure you the Freeholders sign the Association with more pleasure as they see the petitions have been attended too. I hope things will soon begin to wear a different face"; raising of regiments "... Colonel Harvey... I am told that he attends the Levies at St. James'. What is he about. Does he intend to offer to raise a Regiment. If that is his motive I think he is rather too late as so many have been raised lately that he will find it difficult to meet with men".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/199  15 April 1780

Contents:
I. Fraine at Chelsea to Messrs. Walls; sends rental of estates at East Kirkby (Li.), a moiety of which is due to assignees of estate of late Mr. Thomas Trollope. Mr. Thornhill accepts Mr. Baynes' offer to become purchaser of assignees' moiety on terms to be agreed by arbitration.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/200  n.d.[c.15 April 1780]

Contents:
East Kirkby rental (copy) totalling £384 17s 8d, burdened with land tax amounting to £58 10s.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/201-202  16 April 1780

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; account of extraordinary phenomenon seen at Rawmarsh etc.; news of Scarborough family "... Lord Scarborough... I wish he could be persuaded to let his colliery, it will ruin him if he does not. I hear too that he has got Mickle there to Brownify the place. Is not this insanity ?"; estimate that hundredweight of white clover seed will be sufficient for year; wife asks for enclosure to be put in "penny post".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/203  17 April 1780

Contents:
Note from Lady Robinson and Mrs. Simpson to John Hewett; present compliments and enquire after his health "... if Mr. Hewitt is well enough to admit his friends, Lady Robinson and Mrs. Simpson will do themselves the pleasure to drink tea with him this evening and play at cards if he likes it, but begs Mr. Hewitt won't have any trouble in making a party for them as their intention is sit with him".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/204  17 April 1780

Contents:
Miss Hartley; present compliments to Mr. Hewett and regrets she is engaged this evening "She is to drink tea with Lady Charlotte Wentworth and afterwards to go to an assembly... she would otherwise have contributed to make up Mr. Hewett's little party... Mr. Hartley has company to dine with him but if they go away in time he will have the pleasure of calling upon Mr. Hewett and his company".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/205  18 April 1780

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; chiefly family news and health "... weather still continues very cold and bad for all kind of inverleads ..."; tribute to Sir Geo. Savile "... glad to hear Sir G. S. was well, after his great fatigues, for he is a whothy good man both in publick and private. I am glad to find they gain ground that I hope in time things may be brought about a little again".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/206  20 April 1780

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at Kings Arms Yard, London; re valuation of East Kirkby (Li.) estate preparatory to sale.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/207-208  23 April 1780

Contents:
Francis Ferrand and Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; pleasure at Hewett's intention of coming to Shireoaks, not had much time for planting "for I have been taken up with circulating the Association in which we have been very successfull in our district and shall have a greater signature than to the Petition. It gives me pleasure to find all the sensible freeholders, who think at all upon the subject, reprobate the American War as an unjust one and the cause of all our calamitys ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/209  23 April 1780

Contents:
Mr. Baynes; thanks Hewett for saving him trouble of going to Town as he had intended dining with him "I am sorry Lady Scarbro has occasion to go to Bristol, as I believe few people go there for pleasure. However, am happy to find you well and able to get out and dine with her Ladyship ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/210-211  25 April 1780

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; family news, sorrow at death of Mrs. Drummond of Brodsworth, husband has gout "flying about him".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/212-213  27 April 1780

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; views on weaning child from breast "... deprived of her milk for the first time. As soon as she was dressed her nurse was sent out of her sight... it began to be high time, tho' you know a pompous Dr. of our acquaintance says the longer a child sucks and the wiser it will be and instances himself who sucked two years"; saw Mr. Burgh at York who said he was forming a system and history of Gothic architecture and would like a look at Hewett's drawings of Steetley chapel; asks for some gimp to be purchased for him (for fishing ?).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/214  28 April 1780

Contents:
Mrs. Simpson, Park Lane, London; invites Hewett to dinner "on Saturday next at half past four o'clock if he is well enough to venture out. In the evening she will have one whist, and one Quadrille table and no more... If Mr. Hewitt could be carried up Mrs. Simpsons staircase she hopes he would not suffer from it but if he would rather not... but into her eating room on the ground floor".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/215  29 April 1780

Contents:
A. Boucherett at North Willingham; expresses gratitude at Hewett's goodness to his son, suggests arrangements for Hewett visiting him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/216  30 April 1780

Contents:
Dr. Hugh Thomas at Christ College, Cambridge, re £150 fine for renewal of lease.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/217  10 July 1782

Contents:
A. Boucherett at North Willingham, complaint re taxes etc., "... thanks for your kind assistance in my land tax business in which I flatter myself I shall escape pretty well, as I am out of the Hundred (by the hedge only for Willingham) and my little farm at Ludford is all that can take its share of this heavy burthen as the Commissioners are by the act confined to the Hundred tho' it should make that Hundred exceed four shillings per pound a little. What Taxes more we must have Heaven knows and whether total ruin the same great Being must determine and now our Ministry of whom we had some hopes are falling to pieces".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/218  6 Aug. 1782

Contents:
Draft letter of John Hewett to A. Boucherett; writes as intermediary between Boucherett father and son re son's attachement to woman of modest fortune.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/219-220  n.d. c.16 Aug. 1782

Contents:
A. Boucherett's answer to above; enlarges on father's and own efforts to build up estate, improvements cannot be completed if son makes imprudent marriage, gives abstract of property "which from the Wooll Business is much hurt".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/221-223  18 Aug. 1782

Contents:
2 draft letters of John Hewett to A. Boucherett; opinion that young Ayscough Boucherett would never enter into matrimonial engagement without father's consent, advice which gives insight into Hewett's affairs and character in addition to being objective "My landed estate is much improved by my endeavours but my income is much reduced by the times and various misfortunes... convinced me that oeconomy is the foundation of virtue and such happiness as this world can afford. But too much attention to accumulation of property will be an accumulation of care and trouble to the party, alwais increasing and uncertain as to its continuance in future times... A prudent, well educated young lady with a moderate fortune often makes a family richer at the 20 years end than a Lady with a great one whose expectations may make all the family unhappy and be the means at last of decreasing the patrimony ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/224-225  24 Aug. 1782

Contents:
A. Boucherett; further discussion re son's proposed marriage "... you give me a preparative of the Lady's having a small fortune and as such I hoped to have had some reasonable plan by which the incumbrance I laid before you (which he knew long since) could be discharged... allowing me to live decently ..."; with draft reply wishing only to be of service to both Boucheretts.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/226-227  14 Sept. 1782

Contents:
A. Boucherett at North Willingham; view that son gullible when a pretty woman comes his way "this is his third stroke so I think it not likely to prove mortal"; stung by Hewett's remark on aggrandizement.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/228-229  21 Sept. 1782

Contents:
A. Boucherett jun., at North Willingham; rehearses circumstances of his connection to Mr. Turner's daughter and decision to give her up as incompatible with duty to father etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/230-231  24 Sept. 1782

Contents:
A. Boucherett in London; grieved and self pitying letter re son's connection to young lady, returns to theme of sacfifice for family he has undergone in managing estate "I hope the time I have been manager of property has been employed wholy to their advantage... I neither am or ever have been greedy of mony. I have not been more carefull then absolutely necessary. You know well there is but one way for a gentleman to retrieve embarrassed Family affairs such I had to contend with. I am exceedingly grieved at what has happened... I must live or rather exist without very pleasing prospect before me... P.S. I cannot here explain to you my objections to the connection".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/232  n.d.[c.24 Sept. 1782]

Contents:
Draft letter in reply to above; imparts further advice drawing on own experience of life (Boucherett jun., has given up disapproved of connection in deference to father's wishes.)

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/233  12 Oct. 1782

Contents:
A. Boucherett at North Willingham; self justifying letter re above affair, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/234-235  12 Oct. 1782

Contents:
A. Boucherett jun., at North Willingham; compromise with father, not to be urged to commit himself to another connection; undertaken trip to Hull to call on Sir Geo. Savile etc. so will not be able to wait on Hewett at Matlock; refers to Foljambe's wife's misfortune.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/236  1 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Note from Lady Scarborough at Sandbeck; thanks him for presents received this morning but heard unexpected news of his departure for Town, hopes he has returned in good health and safety, suffering no ill effects from travelling at this hot season.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/237-238  1 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Scarborough (Y.N.); description of stay at Scarborough "... some change of company as usual at these places and upon the whole increased. Among the newcomers, Sir J. Gooderick, who is in the same house with us... He has a good deal of Diplomatick stiffness about him. Little Jack now bathes like a hero... six meals a day are hardly enough for him. There was a pleasant party of saling the other day. Lord and Lady, Sir John, Mr. Chaplain, and Miss Barnfield, they set off about 9 o'clock in the morning in a cutter called the Grandby to go to Flamborough Head. There was a fine swell but very little wind and they got no further than Fily. In attempting to come back it fell a dead calm and such a fog they could hardly see their boat sprit and were obliged to come to an anchor all night and did not get home till six oclock the next morning thoroughly jaded and sick of such expeditions... we had some delicious herrings yesterday, they were five for a penny last night upon the sands"; reference to petitioning movement (?) "with regard to the business in agitation I shall certainly be directed by you and Sir George and however it is determined I hope it will be for the best".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/239  4 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Lord Scarborough in London; called to deliver note at door "to say I am at your commands while here for any of our business or yours" - had no certainty of finding Hewett at home as he had heard Sir George was at Furnivals Inn possibly meeting Hewett there.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/240  4 Aug. 1783

Contents:
John Turner at Caistor; re Hewett's loss of money by bad tenant "... There can be no alternative but breaking him up, however I will endeavour to get what money I can from him before I do it... I am afraid you will be a loser but I hope not so much as you seem to be apprehensive of... P.S.... I hope to make you some remittance in a fortnight or 3 weeks tho' harvest time is a bad time for geting money from the tenants".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/241  6 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Mr. Baynes near London; sorry Hewett has been compelled to come to Town in this very hot weather, suggests he stays with him rather than in London "and if business will permit, you may as well ride thus far as in the Environs thro' clouds of dust".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/242-243  6 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Sam. Creswell, printer, at Nottingham. asks for Hewetts interest in procuring living for son "... Rev. Edward Creswell... favour of your kind interest with - Foljamoe, Esq., who lives near Rotherham and is patron of the vicarage of Bramcote and Attenborough near this Town and vacant by the death of the Reverend Mr. Clarke, late incumbent. These united churches are not more than £50 pounds a year and the vicar must always reside at Bramcote and take care of the two parishes alternately, doing duty at one in the morning, the other every Sabbath in the afternoon. My son is curate to Mr. Twigge for the rectory of Whatton, where he has by his good example, constant attention to the duties of his function and persuasive mode of preaching gained the affection of a very numerous auditory. He was brought up at a great expense at Oxford where he took his degree of B.A. before he was twenty years of age.... I have had a family of 10 children and sustained so many heavy losses in Trade that in 1781, I voluntarily gave up business paid all my creditors and retired... to live on about forty pounds a year".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/244  n.d.[c.6 Aug. 1783]

Contents:
Copy answer agreeing to forward above request to Mr. Foljambe but not offering much hope of success as Foljambe has a relation in orders to whom he may have given living before Creswell wrote [Creswell did not get the living; he was instituted to vicarage of Radford, St. Peter, in 1803].

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/245  8 Aug. 1783

Contents:
W. Merrey at Nottingham; presents compliments with 3 rose nobles found near Nottingham, asks him to return them by a safe hand when convenient but there is no haste.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/246-247  9 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; family news; Lord Gallway whom Foljambes met at Scarborough wishes to know of Hewett is one of trustees under his father's will as he intends to pay his sister's fortune and there will be many forms and documents to go through with trustees.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/248  11 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; recovering from bowel complaint which has left him weak, had curious letter from Mr. Creswell sent on by Hewett "he is sadly late in his application for I have had four before and besides have already given it to Twigge who intends coming down very soon".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/249  16 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; rejoice to hear of Hewett's safe return to Shireoaks and shall be happy to see him at Aldwark on Monday.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/250  17 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Colonel (?) Harvey at Buxton; does not envy Hewett his town abode in this weather "This place tourmilles with Company, I never saw it so full, and some very genteel people... this place or Matlock would be a more proper abode for you, than the great village. P.S. I am glad Sir G. Savile is better in his health".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/251  22 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Sir Geo. Savile in London; writes to reassure him in case he reads in papers of Lord Scarborough's fall in Hyde Park, gives description of injuries and concludes no real danger.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/252  31 Aug. 1783

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at Harefield Place (Mx.); hopes he had good journey into country and found friends well and harvest forward "Tho' the appearance of a plentiful wheat crop was very promising, yet our farmers seem to say it will not yield abundantly, remarking that when the cars are always very long it is a bad sign - oats and barley and pease very good and beans very indifferent"; sends receipt of Mr. Davis for £500 and asks who is to pay 'new tax, Hewett or Davis; national and political affairs "As you have expressed a wish to know how the affair goes on at the Treasury I cannot do better than to send you a letter received yesterday morning from Mr. Roberts on this subject. Can you tell how to get at this Great Mr. Burke. I do not find that the Funds have mended a little since Mr. Fox's letter about the Definitive Treaty. What a world of strange events has happened in this said year 1783, and if prophecys are true, we are to have many more; would to God some of them would turn out favourably for poor old England".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/253  6 May 1784

Contents:
Mrs. Aylmer at Gloucester; chiefly concerned with health, enquiries re Mrs. Hewett (?)

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/254  17 May 1784

Contents:
Copy of Hewett's letter to Mrs. Cleaver; gives notice (friendly) that he is embarking on a new arrangement of his finances which would entail parting with his Grosvenor Street house which he thinks is part of security for money loaned to him - "... What may best suit your convenience to be paid the whole debt, or part of it, the other to remain on the remainder of the present security or the whole to remain on my bond or on a fresh mortgage ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/255  21 May 1784

Contents:
Sir Rob. Carr at Hampton, London (?) concerned at account of "our valuable friends indisposition" (Sir Geo. Savile ?), enquiries after Mrs. Hewett (?)

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/256  29 May 1784

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; family latter, husband recovering from measles.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/257  25 May 1784

Contents:
Mrs. Aylmer at Gloucester; alarmed re accounts of Mrs (?) Hewett's health and asks for news.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/258  26 May 1784

Contents:
Frederick Lumley at Coventry; offers himself as tenant for Hewett's paddock at Fenton which has been let to late uncle (Sir Geo. Savile ?) as he wishes to keep a 3 year old colt there.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/259-260  28 May 1784

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; chiefly family health "We are truly concerned to hear that my sister (Mrs. Hewett ?) has been dangerously ill but as you say she is rather better and desirous of getting to Shireoaks, I hope change of air will be of great service to her ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/261  29 May 1784

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; chiefly family health, Mr. Qarde has measles and they expect children to catch them every day, hopes he and Mrs. (?) Hewett are well.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/262-263  5 June 1784

Contents:
Mrs. Cleaver at Retford; answer to Hewett's proposals re fresh terms for mortgage "... your letter the contents of which are perfectly agreable to us all... I should have been very glad to have continued it all in such good hands if I could have got other money paid in which I fear I shall have some difficulty about, and makes it almost necessary that I should call in one Thousand pounds, the other £1,000 I wish to remain in your hands upon such security as may be agreable to you... I have looked into the writings and if I understand them the messuage at Holme in the parish of Whitwell in the County of Derby and the land belonging to it, being about one hundred and twenty two acars is all that is engaged at present in the security. North Kesley (Kelsey, Li.) and South Kesley were released from the mortgage and the house in Grosvenor Street given in lieu of it".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/264  6 June 1784

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; children caught measles, regrets not being able to pay respect to him and Mrs (?) Hewett but all being rather invalids wish to get to Scarborough as soon as possible.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/265-266  8 June 1784

Contents:
Richard Phillips at Old Square, No.9, Lincolns Inn, London; re raising of £6,000 charged on Lord Gallway's estate in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire under settlement of 1747 on marriage of Lord William (present Lord's father) for younger childrens' portions. Mr. Hellish has agreed to advance £6,000 and it is necessary for Hewett as supervisory trustee to join in conveyance to Mr. Mellish; copy reply consenting to act under safeguards.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/267  11 June 1784

Contents:
Copy letter to Mr. W. Mason; Mrs. Cleaver has referred Hewett to him for settling particulars re amended mortgage, asks for convenient meeting at Osberton or Shireoaks.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/268  13 June 1784

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; family news, "glad to hear that my sister (Hewett's wife ?) was no worse for her journey (to Shireoaks) and finds herself better for asses milk and the pretty rides about Shireoaks ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/269  13 June 1784

Contents:
Mrs. Aylmer at Gloucester; enquiries re health of Mrs (?) Hewett, etc., refers to her as sister.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/270  14 June 1784

Contents:
Mr. Harvey at Womersley (Y.W.); called at Shireoaks with intention of paying respects to him and Mrs. (?) Hewett but could not wait for their return as engaged on pressing business, seeks advice on family affairs - loss of wife (née Warde) and children of an age which requires his utmost attention.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/271  16 June 1784

Contents:
A. Boucharett at North Willingham; enquiries re health of him and Mrs. (?) Hewett etc.; young members of his family gone to Stamford races "... the grave D.D. must not go to assemblys where my young ones were required and insisted on their going to Thornhagh ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/272  18 June 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; Mary indisposed, great mortification when she wished to show her attention at Shireoaks; could not raise trout for Mrs. Hewett but will try again.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/273-274  21 June 1784

Contents:
Thomas Wildman at Lincolns Inn, London; re business (daughter Frances ?) entrusted to him by Hewett "... the whole was gone through before the Commissioners and Jury perfectly to my satisfaction... consulting with Mr. Phipps in regard to the grants for the care of the person and estate... may occasion the least trouble to have both committed to Mr. Foljambe... Mr. Phipps will join you in giving the requisite security to the court for Mr. Foljambe in regard to this trust ..."; copy reply agreeing to confirm what is done by Mr. Foljambe and Mr. Phipps.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/275-276  22 June 1784

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Grosvenor Street, London; re prospect of success for hire of Mr. Robinson's house at Cransley (Np.), gratitude for hospitality and use of Grosvenor St. house for long and inconvenient period, if he should change plan for sale of house to that of letting it for a year or two she would like refusal of it.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/277  23 June 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; approves Hewett's answer to Mr. Wildman above, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/278-279  24 June 1784

Contents:
Richard Phillips at no.9. Lincolns Inn, London; sending deed of assignment (re Gallway estate) by coach leaves Saracen's Head, Snow Hill, with detailed instructions for execution "tho' you may frequently have seen deeds executed, yet probably the ceremony used on such occasions is not at present in your recollection... after you have set your seal and written your name (as the others have done) you will please to take the deed in your hand using the expression "I deliver this as my act and deed for the purpose therein mentioned" - all this to be done in the presence of two witnesses ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/280  24 June 1784

Contents:
As above; another copy of above letter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/281  24 June 1784

Contents:
Samuel Phipps at Lincolns Inn, London; he has perused draught of instrument necessary for Hewett to execute and assures him that he may do it with the utmost propriety and safety conformable to duty and office of a trustee.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/282  24 June 1784

Contents:
As above; copy (in Hewett's hand) of letter above.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/283  25 June 1784

Contents:
Richard Phillips at Lincolns Inn, London; informing Hewett of previous letters and dispatch of box of deeds, in case letters did not arrive he has sent a copy of them and directions for box to be sent on to dean of York and others.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/284  25 June 1784

Contents:
Niece Warde at The Cliff, Scarborough; husband convalescing and recruiting strength, will give them great pleasure to hear that aunt Hewett has gained benefit from change of air "I am sure she must be pleased with Shireoaks for it is a charming summer situation. Scarbro' is now quite retired, here being very few families; next month the gaities will begin... Mrs. Trafford comes here next Friday for two months ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/285-286  28 June 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at Harefield Place (Nx.); hopes Shireoaks air will soon restore Mrs. Hewett's health, reproaches him for leaving Town without a word; laments effect of bad weather on farming crops; asks if he has seen "a Bishop's letter signed Neptune to the prince, it is a most excellent one, they tell me it was printed in two daily papers and were all bought up in a hurry and as they cannot now be had, I suppose somebody has paid hush money, a copy in manuscript has just been sent me, it is all advice but I fear it will not be followed"; further views on politics etc. "I hate politicks, unless I could hang a dozen both of Inns and Outs - Brother, brother, we are both in the wrong. What a situation poor Lord and Lady Verney are in? His own tenants at Andover would not spare him a bed and she who had a fortune of £150,000 pounds, now hardly can buy herself provisions, so much for parliamenteering. I rejoice at Mr. Foljambe's escape. The Budget is to open this week. I do not envy Mr. Pitt to be baited as he must be. The sum is to be 6 millions if the Bank will lend 2 millions, if not, 8 millions is said to be wanted and that 2 millions of Navy is to be paid and the loan to be given to the lowest bidder... live to see this unhappy country once more rise into fame, I care not whether a Fox or a Pitt is the pilot ..."; asks if Sir Geo. Savile's harpsicord in Leicesterfields is to be sold as wife thinks it must be a good one as he was fond of music.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/287-288  28 June 1784

Contents:
Notice sent out by John Danser at Doncaster, secretary, that next general meeting of the Agriculture Society will be hald at the house of Mr. Thomas Fisher, the sign of the Crown in Bawtry on 8th July 1784. P.S. added in manuscript re business to be discussed.
Printed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/289  29 June 1784

Contents:
Richard Phillips at Lincolns Inn, London; has made enquiry re dispatch of small box of deeds to Hewett which were sent by coach "The coach is called there the Worksop Coach, it left the Saracen's Head Friday evening 6 oclock and from not travelling on Sunday does not arrive at Worksop till Tuesday morning... the coach sets up at the Bell Inn, Worksop".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/290-291  5 July 1784

Contents:
A. Boucherett, jun., at North Willingham; despite Eglin's suspicions there is no further connection between himself and poor Mary, interference on all sides, relations with father etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/292  7 & 17 July 1784

Contents:
John Heaton, Old Burlington St., London; request for information re letting of Grosvenor Street house; with copy reply stating that Hewett's intention is to sell house and providing further details.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/293-295  7 July 1784

Contents:
J. Lumley at King's College, Cambridge; Bishop of Peterborough has applied to him re sale of Hewett's Grosvenor Street house, would like refusal of it, wishes to know lowest price placed on it and how many years of lease unexpired; with copy reply stating that he did not wish to hurry Lumley's mother (Lady Scarborough) in leaving house so had not determined whether to sell by auction or private contract, will send particulars on.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/296-297  8 July 1784

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Grosvenor St., London; arrangements for leaving house, proposes to send his busts to his house in Bedford Square, small piece of marble found and will be sent with busts.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/298-299  8 July 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at Harefield Place (Mx.); rejoices that Shireoaks air has benefited Mrs. Hewett's health; was in Town on business and passed through Leicesterfields "... found everything had been sold and nobody but an auctioneer's man to be visible, he told me the harpsicord was sold at three pounds odd, I should be sorry to hear that the rest of the furniture went at such a miserable price but if what I heard in the city is true, money was never more scarce and indeed it may be some proof, for omnium was fallen 4 per cent to O.¾ and it was expected to be under par before the first payment is made. There may indeed be some jockeyship in the business as the old set of persons who used to agree the loan, the Drummonds, Childs, Coultts, Harley, Cornwall, etc. were disappointed and lost the Bonus by sixpence only in the Annuitys, and those being Good men certainly have it in their power to fall the stocks 5 per cent if they are so inclined and in such gambling matters, I would as soon trust a Newmarket Blacklegs as one of these. It however shews that the Minister has acted fairly for the public and I am told made no reserve either for himself, his friends, or any of his dependants in office... but I do by no means approve his taxes... You and I must pay taxes and whether it is in meal or malt, it will signify very little to us, nor care I who is Minister"; refers to Sir Ashton's lottery "should think many of his curiositys as cumbersome as old lumber, it is a noble collection altogether but separately not worth half the value... I think a stuffed Lyon or a Tyger fixed with proper springs might be a good guard to a Garden or a Pheasantry but few persons have rooms large enough to hold many of his things ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/300-301  9 July 1784

Contents:
Sir F. Aylmer in Dublin; congratulates himself on alliance to Hewett family (Mrs. Hewett appears to be Aylmer's sister) gratitude for attention to his son "... your and my sister's kind offers of attention to him when his time at Portsmouth is expired... I have a large and young family to provide for, the younger branches of which must all work their way thro' life by their own industry... and on this principle I shall leave John to your and my sister's direction to try what can be done for his speech ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/302  10 July 1784

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; family news, gives great satisfaction to hear that sister Hewett finds benefit from Shireoaks air and that she approves and likes Shireoaks, obliged for her kind invitation to visit them but sister's health prevents long journeys.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/303-304  14 July 1784

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Grosvenor Street, London; on point of stepping into coach with family, she cannot think of leaving brother Hewett's house without presenting her final thanks for his hospitality, hopes he won't find it materially the worse for wear.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/305  14 July 1784

Contents:
Mr. Robson at New Bond Street, London; in sale of Sir Geo. Savile's books he bought a set of Sommers Tracts 16 vols., one volume is wanting which he finds was lent to Hewett and which he believes is now in his library, asks him to have it delivered.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/306  15 July 1784

Contents:
Mr. Harvey at Womersley; uneasy at not having settled his affairs, proposes charging real and personal estate with the younger childrens' fortunes and asks for Hewett's opinion; sent 2 Yorks, cheeses for Mrs. Hewett and would like directions if she chooses more.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/307  15 July 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baynes; thanks him for harpsicord, teases Hewett (like rest of world) for grumbling at taxes which effects him personally "It does not signify what thing is taxed, as there will be grumblers, and I say much good may do any Minister in this Country, for he must be baited"; last night harvest home was sung for a good crop.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/308  16 July 1784

Contents:
Draft letter to bishop of Peterborough; supplying information re proposed sale of Grosvenor Street house - Hewett has term of 17 years in it from last Lady Day, told there is a further term of 14 years before it drops to Grosvenor family which might be purchased but understands better information may be got from Messrs. Borry and Marley, coach makers in Long Acre. Ground rent is £10 p.a. which he has always paid on demand with all other outgoings. Lady Scarborough has left the house so it may be viewed at convenience, buildings are insured for round £1,500.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/309  10 July 1784

Contents:
Draft letter to Mr. Pownall; re above carriage duty "As I and Mrs. Hewett late Mrs. Storr are both of us known to you. I desire and trust you will forgive me troubling you... Mrs. Hewett yesterday received a letter... directed to Mrs. Norris Storr, Bedford Square,... requiring an entry of her carriage as from April last. There is now no such person and in lieu of her carriage I entered a new one March the 13th and paid for it to the 13th of Feb. 1785 so I who before stood charged (in the Sheffield collection I believe) with only one carriage am now charged with two ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/310  6 July 1784

Contents:
Notice from Mr. J. Norwood, Excise Office, London, to Mrs. Norris Storr, Bedford Square, London; reminder re carriage duty entry and payment.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/311  13 March 1784

Contents:
Memo. re duty £6 17s 2d paid for entry of new carriage, valid till 13th Feb. 1785; also receipt for duty £6 17s 2d paid on one 4 wheeled carriage, 28th Oct. 1783.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/312  17 July 1784

Contents:
Lord Gallway at Mill Street, London (?); thanks him for expedition re completion of trust concerning £6,000 settled on younger children by father's marriage settlement, sends part of deeds to be kept by Hewett for his indemnification.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/313  19 July 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baynes; sorry that Mrs. Foljambe should be deprived of harpsichord, requests him to have no uneasiness on his account and that he accepts the intended kindness as if the harpsichord was in the Baynes' possession.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/314  20 July 1784

Contents:
Mr. Grandey at Rufford; arrived at Rufford last Friday late at night anxious to know how he and Mrs. Hewett are and enquires after Foljambe family at Aldwark.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/315  21 July 1784

Contents:
Mr. J. Pownall at Lewisham (K.); re above carriage duty, graceful felicitations on Hewett marriage.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/316  22 July and 9 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Bishop of Peterborough (John Hinchcliffe); sent a valuer to see Grosvenor Street house and make a report when Hewett has decided manner of disposing of it he would be obliged to have refusal of it; with draft reply offering it to bishop by private contract if no agreement possible it is to be sold by auction.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/317  23 July 1784

Contents:
Mr. P. Grandey at Rufford; will stay at Rufford for as short space as he can, spirits low [death of Sir Geo. Savile ?], packing and nailing boxes up but tires easily.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/318  23 July 1784

Contents:
Wm. Wilson at Rufford; informs him of proposal made to him to take ¼ share of a cotton mill at Mansfield with Mr. Geo. Hodgkinson of Southwell, Mr. Edward Wright of Marnham and Mr. Wm. Smith of Mansfield and that he had replied declining active share in business but offering to advance his share of capital which was accepted - "Altho' it is merely a putting out my own money in a way likely to be profitable, I thought it my duty to assure you it will in no way interfere with the affairs you are pleased to intrust me with and that they shall always have my due care and attention".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/319  25 July 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; Mary not well, so uncertain if she can get over to Shireoaks and suggests alternative arrangements; found things to his satisfaction at Halifax and returned with a minute signed by clerk which will enable him and Hewett to make affidavit required; received Mr. Elmsall's account of arrears amounting to £3,892 17s 4½d of which he has already received £3,200 so Hewett should have a considerable remittance from October receipts.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/320  28 July 1784

Contents:
Mr. Wm. Baynes at Harefield Place (Mx.); thanks him and Mrs. Foljambe for use of harpsichord and describes it "tho' tolerably well packed yet the keys and jacks were deranged and some part of the frame thro old age more than from anything else the Morse for wear, but I hope thro the assistance of skillful hands it will soon be restored to its perfect harmony".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/321-322  29 July 1784

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Cransley House (Np.); asks him to advance her sum of money to purchase house or suggest other source of loan "The House is in Davis Street next Grosvenor Street, was late Sir Chas. Turner's, is quite proper for my family, and is to be sold for one thousand guineas, 17 years being to come of the lease ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/323  n.d.[c.29 July 1784]

Contents:
Draft reply to above; her letter gives him great concern as his own finances prevent him lending money, fears general state of money market will make it difficult for her to borrow unless it be from bankers who have been disappointed of a share in the public loan, asks her to consider well prudence of laying a foundation of debt at this time, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/324  11 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Sir F. Molyneux in London; attendance at House of Peers, prevented his being in Nottinghamshire and delayed answering Hewett's letter, acknowledges numerous obligations to Hewett and will discuss subject of Hewett's letter when he visits Shireoaks.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/325  11 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagn at York; family news, thanks him for draft enclosed and enquires after venison to coincide with York Races.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/326-327  12 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Skynner at Stilton (Hu.); bishop of Peterborough has had report of surveyor on Grosvenor St. house and comments on value and price asked etc., "... it will take about £800 to put the House and Offices into sufficient repair - with respect to the rent, His Lordship said that if the house was in thorough repair it might be worth £160 a year, but that at present it cannot be worth more than £120 at the most and that the value to a purchaser cannot be more than £1000 or £1100. He also hinted that the house next to Lord Exeter now occupied by an upholsterer and which is in every respect as good as your's and held for the same term was only let for £120 per annum and sold for about £1100 and that it only cost £200 to put it into good repair... The auction however shall be immediately advertised and the furniture sold and if any agreement should be made with the Bishop we have only to contradict the auction in the papers".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/328  13 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Sister Sarah Thornhagh at York; family news, received bill for £45 and will not change it till after specified time, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/329  13 Aug. 1784

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Scarborough; wife has received great benefit from being at Scarborough although they have had little summer weather, Scarborough very full with many of Hewett's neighbours there which makes life agreeable; when he visits Hewett he will take care to bring all papers re money Sir Geo. Savile had from him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/330  15 Aug. 1784

Contents:
J. Acklom at Wassand (Y.E.); been insinuated to him that the state of buildings belonging to Leverton school needs repair, imagines number of trustees is reduced and that others should be appointed in accordance with founder's will; with copy reply suggesting filling up vacancies by a new election before any other action is taken.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/331  17 Aug. 1784

Contents:
P. Johnson at Scarborough; advice re renunciation of executorship "This renunciation must be made under your hand and seal upon a proper stamp... in the court at York on the 22nd of October... as the two provinces of Canterbury and York are wholly distinct in point of jurisdiction, a probate or a renunciation in one of them only is not sufficient where there happens to be personal effects of a testator in both".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/332  19 Aug. 1784

Contents:
G. Broadrick at Doncaster to Messrs. Baxter and Go. (?); received letter from Mr. Upton, Mr. Broadhurst's attorney, re intention to obtain letters of administration of effects of late Earl of Scarborough "as he is a judgement creditor for so large a sum he will be entitled to the administration against any of the small creditors that have already applied for the administration... promises me that in case he obtains administration... happy in accommodating the family with such of the pictures or any other part of the furniture they chuse to have at a fair valuation ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/333  21 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baxter; re renunciation of administration of Lord Scarborough's will by Hewett and Lady Scarborough in favour of Mr. Broadhurst.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/334  23 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; Mr. Foljambe goes to pay respects today at Chatsworth but will accompany Hewett to Rufford any other day this week, plans for stay at Scarborough not determined yet.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/335  23 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Alan Johnson at Temple Belwood (Li.) near Thorne (Y.W.); offer of purchase of West Burton estate.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/336  23 Aug. 1784

Contents:
A. Boucherett at North Willingham; "my old man" ill of pleurisy and a little harvest to get in which will prevent him going to Rufford for at least a fortnight; will pay respects at Shireoaks soon but must visit Brocklesby first.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/337  25 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at Harefield Place (Mx.); lamentation about bad weather and poor harvest "not having had one fine or fair day this last fortnight to get in even their wheat, and as to our gardens I do not imagine there will be a peach or a grape ripe this year and such a repetition of blights as are extraordinary"; finds similarity in anecdote re weather and politics "... best way to take things as we find them. I do not like the new window tax, yet taxes must be paid, to balance this I shall only keep one carriage. I like the game keepers act, yet I do not remember to have fired a gun since I was at Osburton. I keep no racehourse, but then I keep a poney and I wear a hat. If the chancellor... had been shot the other night what two admirable anecdotes for the annals of 1784. This and the loss of the seals".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/338  27 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Wright at Romily (Chs.)? mortified that he cannot pay respects at Shireoaks "but impediments are infinite, I can neither walk nor ride, nor procure a chaise. I have no servant to attend me and I am not fit to move without one. It is true that I brought a labourer with me out of Yorkshire but he is so horrible in his appearance that I dare not let my Galloway see him lest a start should break my neck ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/339  31 Aug. 1784

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Scarborough; wife well, recruiting good stock of health for winter; bad weather, no bathing seas too rough, effect on crops etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/340  31 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrend Foljambe at Aldwark; explanation of discontinuation on Hewett's initiative of Sir Geo. Savile's subscriptions to charities "Sir G. S.'s affairs were in that situation that you had found yourself under the necessity of stopping all acts of charity, even much more those of mere generosity and parade and that the deer were ordered to be sold for the benefit of creditors. I shall be glad to know whether you approve of my answer"; dining at Cutler's feast at Sheffield (?) on Thursday.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/341  n.d. [1784]

Contents:
Memo. [in F.F. Foljambe's hand] to submit claims, for several sums (totalling £35,500) on bonds from Lord Scarborough, to person granted administration of Lord Scarborough's effects; to take counsel's opinion whether F.F.F. may retain and convert into cash, jewels, property of late Lord Scarborough found in possession of Sir Geo. Savile, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/342  31 Aug. 1784

Contents:
Messrs. Baxter, at Furnivalls Inn, London; opinion on Hewitt's renunciation of executorship in favour of Mr. Broadhurst; prudent for Mr. Foljambe as exor. of Sir Geo. Savile to claim debt from late Lord Scarborough to Sir Geo., Foljambe should consult counsel re retaining effects of Lord Scarborough which Sir Geo. had reduced into possession such as the jewels, in part discharge of debt.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/343  1 Sept. 1784

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Cransly House near Kettering (Np); frustrations re purchase of house, requests him for refusal of Grosvenor St. house.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/344  1 Sept. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Skynner at Worksop; his agent informs him that sale of Hewett's goods and furniture fetched £2,000 - £3,000 but drawings and iron chest were sold with rest and his letter came too late to prevent it; agent has consulted with auctioneer and decided that house will not fetch £1,500 considering few remaining years of lease and bad state of repair, whether to take a lower sum rather than have house left on hands.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/345  3 Sept. 1784

Contents:
P. Grandey at Marlborough Street, London; journey from Rufford, recalls pleasant stay at Shireoaks and Aldwark "... regret I did not make a longer stay at each but there is a decency in not making an abuse of one's friends' kindnesses and civilities ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/346-347  12 Sept. 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; foxhunting described as mock battle and campaign; encloses proposal for Worksop Turnpike "They seem in general well enough excepting the 2d respecting qualifications. I think it is better to have your commissioners respectable than numerous and I think manure should be exempt at all times ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/348  13 Sept. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Skynner at Worksop; house was put up for sale on 9th but not able to sell it as no offer was made above £1,000, advises him to have it put into tolerable repair and let it or make another offer to bishop of Peterborough at £1,200 and have it off his hands entirely.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/349  17 Sept. 1784

Contents:
Draft letter to Lady Scarborough; gives her details re valuation of house etc. and offers it to her for £1,000.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/350  20 Sept. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at Harefield Place (Mx.); had intended him a visit at Shireoaks after visiting Lady Cave at Stanford Hall (Le.) but has been afflicted with a fit of the gravel, hopes Hewett has a successful dip at Matlock.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/351-352  21 Sept. 1784

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Cransby House (Np.); request for details - term of year remaining on lease, articles of ground rent, taxes etc. - before making final decision to take Grosvenor St. house, shrewd comparison with other houses offered for sale.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/353  12 Oct. 1784

Contents:
Draft reply to above; supplying details asked for and expressing opinion that "higgling" between them would be improper and to be avoided by him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/354  23 Sept. 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; sends some Milford wine sour plums as ordered for preserving, will endeavour to see him during next day or so on subject of his executorship; sends stirrup as he has no use for it at present and will get one made for Mrs. Hewett, will get her some clogs as soon as slow shoemaker will allow him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/355  26 Sept. 1784

Contents:
As above; re appointment of Mr. Elmsall as gamekeeper to look after Thurleston and Denby (Y.W.) moors for self and Savile, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/356  27 Sept. 1784

Contents:
A. Boucherett at North Willingham; re cultivation of connection at Brocklesby on daughter's account "... especially as this amiable friend is kind enough to say she will take my daughter visiting with her in Town ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/357-358  30 Sept. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Twining in London; first part of tea sale has ended and he sends comparative list of old and new prices for various teas - Green, Hyson, Bohea, Congou and Souchong.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/359  1 Oct. 1784

Contents:
Sister Thornhagh at York; returns grateful thanks for present of fine buck and venison sent for brother Warde and cousin Trafford, hopes Hewetts derive benefit from stay at Matlock.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/360-361  2 Oct. 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; description of Doncaster Races "where we met great numbers of our political friends but there were fewer Ladies I think than usual and there was one large fine party that kept together and seemed to despise the rest of the world. Every body rejoiced at Dr John Kaye winning the cup against O Kelly and the odds ..."; re living of Eckington (Db.) "Alderson is in the Gazette for Eckington so I hope there is no doubt of it. It is a good £700 per annum and if an enclosure takes place will be upwards of a thousand"; political unrest and disturbance in opposition to tax on manufactories "I hear the Manchester people have shut up their looms till the meeting of Parliament on account of the tax upon their manufactories and have subscribed £2,000 to keep their workmen from starving. Some of the principall ones talk of emigrating to Ireland or America if it is not taken off. Such are the blessed effects of the wisdom of the present administration".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/362-363  4 Oct. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baynes; re health, gives a recipe for treatment of gravel "the jam of blackberrys or what we in Yorkshire call bumble kites, to be taken morning and night"; political news etc. "... all the stocks are tumbling and money is very scarce which I am not suprised at... Sir John Rushout had been obliged to give up three years rent that was due from Mr. Sheridan in order to get him out of his house which was running to rack and ruin. Such is the situation of this great patriot and senator... Madam Hastings has found means thro the influence of her quondam mistress, Madam Schulemburg to get admittance to the Queen and to present her with diamonds and pearls to an immense value, what think you of the weight of her Majesty's jewels before this addition ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/364  6 Oct. 1784

Contents:
Geo. Broadrick at Doncaster; advice to him and Lady Scarborough to renounce administration of late Earl of Scarborough's estate in favour of Mr. Broadhurst and thus avoid expense and delay.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/365  7 Oct. 1784

Contents:
Richard Bridges in London; thanks him for kind intention of sending him some venison which has not yet arrived.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/366  5 Oct. 1784

Contents:
Creed Turner at Shireoaks; deserves disappointment at not being able to pay respects to him and Mrs. Hewett when he called today as he had heard they were in the country some weeks ago; recalls being entertained with sight of Hewett's coins on last visit to Shireoaks and leaves him some coins hoping they will be better specimens that ones he had before.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/367  8 Oct. 1784

Contents:
Draft letter to Mr. Tayre; anxious to know what powers he has over estates which he enjoys under his father's very strict entail "and therefore could not make any use of upon my [late-deleted] marriage and if I have any such what they are, or how they may be brought into use. Your being concerned in my matrimonial transaction and in possession of my family settlements ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/368-369  17 Oct. 1784

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Cransley House (Np.); concern at Hewett's attack of gout while at Matlock; withdraws from position of purchasing Grosvenor St. house, Hewett to feel free to dispose of it.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/370  20 Oct. 1794

Contents:
Sir Francis Molyneux at Wellow; apologising for not paying respects to Mrs. Hewett and himself at Shireoaks etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/371  26 Oct. 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; sends key which Hewett wanted; difficulty re accommodation for men, horses and hounds during Worksop Hunt "I was not aware of your intention of staying so late in the county and therefore concluded you would indulge me as usual with the use of your kennel but as you are likely to be at home I don't know how to ask it for fear it should be troublesome and inconvenient to you unless the men could be lodged and boarded in the village... not time to write to the Duke of Portland for the use of his and it will be impossible for us to hunt the country without the hounds being in the neighbourhood ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/372  27 Oct. 1784

Contents:
As above; thanks Hewett for kind letter and will be glad to see him and Mrs. Hewett at Aldwark; weather so dry that it is impossible to hunt and given it up till rain comes, has put off Meeting by notices to all the gentlemen. Invitation to feast with Lord Mayor of Doncaster.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/373-374  29 Oct. 1784

Contents:
As above; regrets not seeing Hewetts at Aldwark and proposes going over to stay for a night or two at Shireoaks as he suspects they are not very well, Mary sends some partridges to Mrs. Hewett; would like to have business conversation re various letters and accounts before Hewett goes up to Town; great loss by death of Dr. Simpson "we have none left now but Dr. Young who is an excellent man in his way but so slow one may be dead before he gets to feel ones pulse".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/375  1 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Mr. J. Acklom at Wisetoh; chiefly re deeds concerning Leverton School and provisions for election of trustees.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/376  2 Nov. 1784

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; wife brought to bed of a fine boy, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/377  5 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Mr. J. Acklom at Wiseton; returns deeds re Leverton school duly executed and witnessed "Will not the appointment of a new master be necessary and some orders about the buildings, if they are, as I am told out of repair".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/378  6 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; as it looks like rain he is sending the feeder over to prepare for the hounds and will come over himself tomorrow night and meet them at Gateford Common on Monday morning; encloses advertisement, with comment that it must refer to one of the Starks and on indecency of it - "To be sold, A legacy of £500 under the will of the late Sir George Savile, bart., payable in about 6 months. Enquire of Mr. Withy, at Baker's Coffee house, Exchange - Alley, or at his house, no.21, Craven Street in the Strand, who continues to transact all business relating to the sale of estates, life annuities, mortgages, reversions and other securities; also the same valued and lives insured on the most reasonable terms. Wanted to purchase several annuities for the seller's lives, well secured, for which the best prices will be given".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/379-380  13 Nov. 1784

Contents:
A. Boucherett at North Willingham; in humorous and philosophical vein expatiating on small trials and follies of life "... When Shakespeare wrote the Loves Labours Lost he entitled it a comedy. I have frequently thought he was mistaken but he is high authority so shall therefore not only reconcile myself to his doctrine but improve upon it by saying tis no better than a farce... my sister, poor soul, has been somewhat afflicted in body, she has had the toothache but far worse in mind. She reads Physic you know and the pain of her tooth having caused a swelling of the face she must needs fancy this to be the commencement of an Erysipelas. She fancied she perceived all the symptoms... persisted in living on broth for two days ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/381  14 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Mr. T.F. Twigge at Aldwark; sends coin s obtained from Mr. T. Alderson which with several others were found at Darfield and are said to be Ed.I. pennies.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/382  16 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baynes; sorry that Hewett's old attendant gout has been with him but rejoices that as he is now upon his prendre conge Hewett is well enough to come up to his winter quarters in Town, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/383  20 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; wife recovering well after delivery of a son, Mr. Eyre of Grove and Mr. Dodsworth to be godfathers, Aunt Sarah Thornhagh and Mrs. Eliza Yarborough to be godmothers; hopes he and Mrs. Hewett had good journey to town and asks him to pay Mr. Moody £27 2s 0d for port Wine "... we have no Bank in this neighbourhood nor can I get one till I go to York ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/384-385  22 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Henry Savile Stark at Monmouth House, Lawrence Street, Chelsea; request for information on behalf of Mr. Wm. Shipman of Leicestershire... "late in the office of the paymaster at New York... He had a cause depending in Chancery relative to his fortunes in Leicestershire, the fate of which he is extremely anxious to know... to learn if possible from you the situation of the suit ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/386  24 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Copy reply to above; refusing to Supply information unless to Mr. Wm. Shipman in person or to person who can convince Hewett of proper authorisation.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/387  25 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Copy letter to Mr. Skynner; asks him to survey house in Grosvenor Street, London, opposite to Lord Hartford, and give opinion as to value, 17 years to run of lease.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/388  27 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; family news, satisfaction at hearing of safe arrival in Town for convinced that Shireoaks never agreed with him in winter. Good reports of virtues of his admirable lady. Expectation of round of social events in York during winter "we are to have a great deal of company... all the houses and lodgings are taken and we expect to have great doing".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/389  28 Nov. 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; sends as requested Hewett's pocket book and keys made up into a parcel which he has given to Mr. Young to send by the fly tomorrow. "I don't recollect seeing the lease of Eastgate but is probably amongst the title deeds which I have in Hoares hands... I write to Hoare by this post to give them up to you ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/390-391  1 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Thos. Skinner at Aldersgate Street, London; report on survey of Grosvenor Street house "... it is very much out of repair and also very unsaleable, indeed it has lately been made so by pulling every fixture down that would... have made a house that is so very bad looked better than it does now... the coachhouse and stables made into laundry, washhouse etc. all of which is against it. If you can sell the lease which has only 16¼ years unexpired for seven hundred pounds it will be adviseable to take it ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/392-393  3 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; Scarborough family affairs; coal mining at Brierley (Y.W.) "I took a view of Shafton Colliery when I was at Brierly. It is necessary to buy about 4 acres of coal of Lord Galway whose steward's proposals I enclose you [not with letter]. The rent of the Colliery is now £60 per annum. Mr. Stables the tenant offers to bargain himself for Lord Galway's coal provided his rent is withheld till that is got. He says they get about and acre and half yearly. He has no lease. Now I should think it would be better to make a new bargain with him by the acre, it is the only method that is not liable to frauds.... Mr. Stables desired me to tell you that he hopes you will consent to have the tenants obliged to buy their coals of him"; foxhunting etc. "... good days cock shooting at Brierly but I could not hit them at all. Today the hounds have had a famous run, they found at Thorp Wood and after two hours and three quarters hard running and running thro a cellar at Maltby killed him at Edlington (Y.W.)".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/394  6 Dec. 1784

Contents:
As above; concern at Hewett's difficulties re money matters, information about lottery tickets; regrets ill luck disposing of Grosvenor Street house, enquiries about Miss Hartley's drawings and urges him to remember the boxes of writings left at Leicester Fields if he lets the house.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/395-396  8 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Sir Francis Molyneux at Wellow; sent basket of game directed to Lady Savile Museum and would have liked to have got some woodcocks but great scarcity; confined at home by mother's illness, gloomy countryside nothing but snow, wishes he was in London, duke and duchess of Portland still at Welbeck; proposals re game preservation.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/397-399  10 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Henry Savile Starck at Monmouth House; dignified letter after earlier rebuff in seeking information about Mr. Wm. Shipman's affairs, his only motive in writing was to oblige a friend, Mr. Poynter late paymaster general at New York, who has written enclosed paper to allay Hewett's suspicions; with enclosed note from Mr. Poynter re Shipman's dilemma in America who after service in paymaster general's office at New York "on the evacuation of that city embarked for the new settlement in Nova Scotia and is settled at Port Shelburne in that province to which place any letter directly will go by the Halifax Mail. He has a wife and eight children and it is feared in great distress, any intelligence of his affairs in England tending to his justice or relief could not fail of being acceptable to him".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/400  11 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; thanks him for draft value £45 ..."we never understood you was the proper person to apply to for poor Sir Geo. Savile's bill and Mr. Foljambe has been so good has to pay it the two last half years as wone of the exors when it became due ..."; family news, comments on cold weather.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/401-402  18 Dec. 1784

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; chiefly re health, wife quite stout after delivery but not been out in carriage yet as weather has been so severe, intend christening son on Wed. 22nd; newspaper accounts of storms at sea and snow on land.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/403-404  19 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Adlwark; feels with regard to Shafton Colliery that he has not put case with sufficient accuracy and therefore enlarges on subject "... I annex a little sketch which may help to explain it more fully. Mr. Stables the tenant is now working the last pitt A on the present level which will be finished by August next. He proposes driving a sough which will gain so much more levell as will enable him to get the coal on all the rest of the estate; but as that will require some time and a considerable expence it will be necessary to purchase the coal in the Poor land markt B amounting to about three roods, some odd perches I think and in Lord Galway's land markt G which is about four acres (but of which only three or three and a half can be got) for the use of the engine and to keep up the country sale till the new level is finished. It likewise would enable him to get the coal in my close markt F, the only one on that side the engine and which if left now can never be got at all. By the time this is got the new level will be obtained and then they propose to retain below the engine and get all before them to the south and east of it on the Common as well as in the enclosures, If the coal in the poor land and Lord Galways is not purchased the Colliery must lease in August next. Mr. Stables proposes, if you do not like to purchase it, to buy it himself provided his annual rent shall cease till that is got, which as he gets about an acre and a half or little more would be near three years. He ought in my opinion even in that case to pay a rent for the use of the engine. I agree with you that Stables proposal about the tenants being obliged to purchase their coals of him improper for a trustee nor is it what I would do was I in possession of the estate for I think all these sort of bindings are oppressive"; with rough sketch illustrating above points. Mr. Finch has given another ball "at which Twigge and I perform our parts. We kept it up till near o clock in the morning so that you see neither bad times nor bad weather can damp our spirits".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/405  20 Dec. 1784

Contents:
A. Boucherett at North Willingham; health and weather etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/406  20 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Young at Shireoaks; answers Hewett's complaint about poor condition of fruit sent up to London "I executed your order to the Gardener about the pears not coming good. He says he always sees to the packing of them himself, but in order to try whether they will go any better has this week packed some in a light box as thinking they might be more liable to crush in a hamper ..."; repairs to tenants' property "... in a bad condition... but you had before told me to be as cautious as possible about repairs, so that I told Devitt he must make the best shift he could... doing what was unavoidable himself"; remittance from wood sales.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/407-408  21 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at Harefield Place (Mx.); enquiries re health and comments on weather... "For my own part I rejoice I got out of Town the day after the first snow, tho not without some difficulty as I was obliged to add a pair of post horses to my own up on the road and lucky I was to get them as I met a waggon with 18 horses and several of the stages were obliged to have 8 and 10 horses and one with twelve horses ..."; seen notice in his news paper re bankruptcy of John Goode of St. Mary le Bone, linen draper (old servant of Hewett ?); giving dance for his daughters and as many of friends come from London "will be glad of a little dinner to enable them to go thro the fatigues of the evening, a haunch of venison would be acceptable."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/409  25 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Boutflower at Dyers Buildings, Holborn, London; has occasion for money and asks Hewett to assist him by discharging bond held from him and Sir Geo. Savile as the Stocks are so low that he cannot sell without great loss.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/410  n.d.[c.25 Dec. 1784]

Contents:
Copy reply to above; known and been suprised for some time that he did not like security for Hewett's debt and will endeavour to discharge it as soon as he can fix a day for payment.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/411-412  25 Dec. 1784

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; yesterday's post brought him a draft value £50 which has sent on to Mrs. Trafford's steward; sorry that he and Mrs. Hewett are indisposed and observes that all invalids must feel this severe weather, farmers fear hay will be very scarce; enquiries re Lady Scarborough and family, understands Mr. Savile is going to be marrued to a very large fortune; asks if Mr. C. Mellish has returned from Bath, heard that Old Mellish has gone there and that Mr. Eyre of Grove has had a severe attack of his bilious complaint and also intends going to Bath.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/413  27 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Mr. Baynes; chiefly re bankruptcy of John Goode "As you have proved your debt against John Goode there will be no occasion for you or your agent to be at Guildhall but as I apprehend Sir George has not proved his debt, Mr. Foljambe would do well to do it now, as it may be long... before a final dividend is made ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/414  28 Dec. 1784

Contents:
P. Grandey, received letter from Mr. Foljambe with a draft on Mr. Hoare enclosed (£50) and asks for Hewett's instructions in matter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/415-416  28 Dec. 1784

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; concerned to hear of Hewett's bowel complaint and shall be glad to hear that Mrs. Hewett is recovered from her attack; pressing business affairs "I am sorry you find your trust so troublesome and that I must plague you into the bargain but I have almost paid away all my cash and there are now some interest which ought to be paid and which I must turn over to you... Sir John Carter £175, due 12th inst. Messrs. Farrer in Chancery received it. Lord Walsingham £150 due 14th at Goslings and Mr. Elwes £75 which will be due 28th, this day, all the rest are paid up. I can get no account from Neddy Elmsall... promised to send me the account of arrears and likewise his seven years account... He was to meet Alderson by appointment too at Fairburn (Y.W.) to settle with the clerks of the road about cutting thro Lord Palmerston and my property and some little trifling exchanges in consequence between Lord P. and me. He never appeared but sent his clerk who did not get there till four oclock and then so drunk he was totally incapable of doing business ..."; reference to tenant who lived higher than he ought and abused Sir Geo. Savile's bounty; suspects from paragraphs which have appeared in York papers that there will be another County Meeting to petition Parliament for a reform.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/417-418  1 Aug. 1786

Contents:
T.F. Twigge at Lichfield to Mr. Foljambe at Aldwark; description of early stages of tour from Derby to North Wales, intend to make excursions from Llangollen to see Wynstay, Chirk Castle, Wrexham, etc. "Mr. Berridge has taken great pains to collect information for our tour and has made a very clever map of North Wales including many things which most maps have omitted... what struck us most was an old house at Burton situated by the side of the river where the Abbey formerly stood... We have since supper, been projecting a tour to the Lakes next summer... We are a merry party and have had much laughing in the course of the day. There has been one just now at me for continuing to write this letter, while the boot jack was pulling off my spurs"; would like to hear result of trial at York as soon as possible if Mr. Foljambe should be successful.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/419-420  8 Aug. 1786

Contents:
T.F. Twigge at Llangollen (Denb.); detailed description of continuation of tour from Lichfield to Llangollen - Wenlock Abbey, Bildewas Priory, Iron Bridge at Coalbrook Dale, lions at Salop, situation of Shrewsbury, services at Ruabon in Welsh and English, Sir Watkin Williams' park at Wynnstay and there met Mr. Evans who is engaged under Mr. Wyatt in ornamenting the grounds, Chirk Castle commanding view of 13 counties - given refreshment of bread, cheese, butter and good strong ale in the dungeon, approached Llangollen by turnpike road and awed by its formidable appearance, view of Castle Dinas Bran or Crow Castle, attended at meals in their Inn by a blind harper, before breakfast walked up to Castle Dinas Bran and afterwards rode to Vale Crucis Abbey etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/421-422  10 Aug. 1786

Contents:
T.F. Twigge at Bala (Mer.) to Mrs. Foljambe at Aldwark; thanks her for letter but regrets outcome of trial at York as it went contrary to his wishes; detailed description of further stages of tour - Corwen, appearance of its houses and inhabitants unlike England "Llangollen and Corwen are in the Great road from Shrewsbury to Holyhead, thro' which a stage coach passes every day"; entertained by a succession of harpers "The Llangollen harper played some of Handel's and most of Parry's compositions very decently. We asked him if he ever played country dances but he did not acknowledge that he could and rather seemed to despise them... Our present bard is not blind but shuts his eyes when he plays ..."; view of Bala Lake dominated by mountains and Cader Idris, fish called the Gwyniadd described by some as like a trout and by others as similar to a herring, great object is to see Pistil Rhaidr, a great waterfall some 20 miles off.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/423-424  19 Aug. 1786

Contents:
T.F. Twigge at Festiniog (Mer.) to F.F. Foljambe at Aldwark; continuation of tour - took a guide to Pistil Rhaidr, dirty inn at Llanvylling in Montgomeryshire where they were detained all day by rain, moved on to Welshpool, Powis Castle, Newtown and Llanydlos, notes situation of Welsh towns in pleasant valleys, Machynlleth better built than most Welsh towns where they found a comfortable inn and an excellent dinner, Welsh inns generally mean in appearance but with adequate accommodation and cleanliness often superior to many English inns, bustle at Dolgelly where Merionethshire assizes drove them on Festiniog, encounter with dean of St. Asaph and friend also on tour, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/425-426  27 Aug. 1786

Contents:
T.F. Twigge at Chester to Rev. J. Holden at Aldwark; detailed description of last stages of tour from Festiniog to Chester, instances of Welsh civility and hospitality, salmon leap - 22 salmon attempting to mount in space of 5 minutes, pleasant ride to Carnavon, on to Bangor, Beaumaris, Great Orme's Head and Penmaen Mawr, Conway Castle, magnificent blind harper who played dances of his own composition, Llanrwat most celebrated village in North Wales for making of harps, Rhaidr y Wennel waterfall, Mr. Loutherbourg [Philip James Loutherbourgh, painter and royal academician 1740-1812] lodging in same house at Llanrwst "accompanied by his wife and a fat old Welsh divine for a guide... this party set out upon an excursion to Rhaidr y Wennel, which may perhaps be represented by Mr. L. in the next Exhibition. Denbigh, St. Asaph, St. Winifred's well at Holywell ..." a fine bath, open to all observers, in which males and females, with a little covering, bathe promiscuously ...", Basingwerk abbey situated in beautiful vale "sadly disturbed and disfigured by cotton and other mills"; walked on walls at Chester where tour ended.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/427-428  n.d.[post 1808]

Contents:
Sir T. Frankland at Thirkleby (Y.N.); re presecription for rat poisoning which includes carbonate of barytes - to be found in Sir Frank Standish's lead mines in Derbyshire; sends impression of seal which duke of G. made for him in 1808; letter from Sir Joseph Banks; Harewood House gardens "Lord Charlemont should see Harewood House, if curious in gardening perhaps he will see the very best in the kingdom and by late additions and plantations the place is now delightful"; sends handbill "ordered 200 more from Newcastle. Manston may have given some to Irish sportsmen tho' I never had the opportunity but there can be no harm in explaining the plan to Lord Charlemont - adding the advantage there is in those who receive game from us knowing the practice which gives them notice whether to dress soon, keep, or send away to others. It has been 10 years in use here, and is now becoming very common".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/429-430  n.d.[early 19th.c.]

Contents:
Mr. W. Higton, curate of Checkley (St.) to -- Foljambe, esq., at East Retford; re fine old marble tomb, with two full length figures representing a knight and lady, erected in 1540 to memory of Godfrey Foljambe in Checkley church. Monument now slightly dilapidated, and assuming that Foljambe is a descendant, writer thinks it proper to acquaint him with circumstances in case he wishes to take any action to restore tomb, expense will be trifling.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/431-433  n.d.[early 19th.c.]

Contents:
Unknown correspondent at Milan; detailed description of journey from Lyons to Milan "I do not know what those people mean who talk of the danger of passing the Alps, the whole road is as smooth and fine as from London to Dover and all the precipices are walled or railed"; enlarges on scenery, architecture, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/434  n.d.[before 1797 (?)]

Contents:
Fragment of letter from member of Foljambe or Lumley family (?); hopes Mr. F.will not be the worse after all these Revolution feasts and festivals; H.S. Lumley called to see writer on way to his regiment; at Richmond Mrs. Hewett's apothecary showed him (?) some pretty verses "... They are made by Horace Walpole. Two ingenious young ladies whose name are Berries, just returned to England from Rome, the one painter, the other is much versed in classical knowledge. They went to see the curiosities at Strawberry Hill. The Printing Press addressed itself to them, The pun is I think not bad ..."; with verses entitled "The Press at Strawberry Hill to Miss Mary and Miss Agnes Berries".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/435  n.d.[c. early 19th.c.]

Contents:
Mr. Grandey (?) to Francis Ferrand and Mrs. Foljambe at Aldwark; congratulates Mrs. Foljambe on recovery of her health and exhorts her to enjoy its comforts, her family and friends, urges her not to give herself trouble in writing but to leave that to Foljambe who should not be so short in his letters; with extract from a canzona of Petrarch in the original Italian and a French imitation by Voltaire, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/3/436  n.d.[c. early 19th.c.]

Contents:
Pen and wash drawing of trees, with some notes of dimensions.

JOHN HEWETT.  [no ref. or date]

Vol. III: Correspondence of John Hewett.  DD/FJ/11/1/4  1779

Contents:
Various correspondents - addressed to Hewett chiefly at Shireoaks or Grosvenor Street, London.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/1-2  3 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt (cousin); so much employed nursing Lady Savile that no time to enquire after Hewett's health which she hopes is better since his stay at Twickenham but fears severe weather will prolong gout in his hand; enquires if house damaged in great storm; not to mention Lady Savile's indisposition when he writes to Rufford etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/3  3 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Harvey of Womersley (Y.W.); chiefly re health "I have crushed my Toe with wearing a tight boot which has brought the gout into it"; propose visiting Rufford for a few days; money in short supply "The want of money here is astonishing it is even difficult to get small sums, nothing but paper, the country bankers will in the end ruin the country".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/4-5  4 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; family and local news - thanks him for gift of a doe which was very good for the time of year "We had both our good cousin Traffords, Mr. Mrs and Miss Loydes and Mrs Ann Mosley, all dined with us last Wednesday ..."; Mrs Jenkins is dead "... she has disposed of thirty thousand pd. in legacys and ordered the estate to be sold for payment. She as left no relation anything, nor anything for charitable uses; it is much wish here she had left wone of her Thousands to the Asylum; if we had but been so lucky has to have visited her we might have stood a chance of a thousand for she very often asked us but we thought we had has many people to visit as we could be civil to ..."; Miss Eyre to be married to Mr. Drummond.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/6-7  4 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Hooton [Pagnell] (Y.W.); appreciative letter recalling past kindness and assistance "I really believe I have sent you all the intelligence I can about the manor of Tanshelf. I have Tyths under the crown. Do you think they will be affected by the intended Act. What will they do with us Country Gentlemen. Every thing falls on us... Dame Fortune has not been favourable to us, must live in hopes of better success another year. Am equally obliged to you for the pains and attention you paid to our Interest"; eager to visit Rufford "we live in hopes of going to Rufford as Sir George Savile went thro' Doncaster on Friday for Rufford. Expect to have a letter tomorrow, if we have shall set off the next day as it is a most delightful Meeting. The Sandbeck family go tomorrow"; directions re money drawn upon Hewett in London; wishes Hewett to be one of the party at Rufford for his coming would be occasion for general rejoicing; references to weather - frost curtails hunting, violent wind caused wide spread damage.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/8  5 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Mrs. L. Boawre at Rufford; family and local news; thanks for "Golden Pills, which you sent by Sir George Savile and the pills in general are guilt, they are not so agreable to take and I am pretty sure these will do us a great deal of good, which is more than can be said of most pills".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/9-10  6 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy at Rufford; family and local news "I was in great hopes to have seen you here, tho' I know you little care for a crowd, your room was made ready for you long before Sir George care down ..."; violent storm "The last night of the last year we had such a storm of high wind as I never heard such before. I sat up almost all night expecting the chimney stacks to fall upon me ..."; dimensions of beech tree uprooted in storm; "never tired of reading "Anticipation" it so makes me laugh and the Caracters so true from life ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/11-12  6 Jan. 1779

Contents:
A. Boucherett at North Willingham (Li.); deed executed and returned via Lincoln "... sets forward tomorrow morning by the Fly to be in Town on Friday evening"; damage caused by high wind; views on economy, social conditions, banks, prices etc. "Poverty shows itself here every day more and more. I believe I should have said want for we don't abate our extravagance; cash scarce any left but paper as far as art can devise coind to supply the place. We have a Bank at Lincoln (at the head of which is your old acquaintance Abel Smith) which supplys us with small paper of ten pounds value payable to Bearer at Lincoln and at fourteen days after sight in London. This scheme I don't like; and as fast as they come to me I make them cash them. Wooll rather worse, corn a tollerable price but rather falls, fat meat growing scarce and must soon be dear and our Graziers almost ruined; another such a year as the last must destroy above half of them in this Country and the Great Folks seem to approve and forward all these noble schemes, sure it must be a fine thing to govern a poor extravagant desperate people. Pray God defend the few prudent, quiet Folks, yet fear they must fall with the rest".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/13-14  6 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt of Twickenham (Mx.); chiefly health of Lady Savile "... on the recovery altho' her face is still swelled and her teeth in pain... I hope by Sunday next (please God) to get Lady Savile as far as the Library ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/15  8 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Niece Warde at Nottingham; family and local news; death of member of Mr. A. Smith lamented "... his relations are in the greatest affliction for the loss of so valuable a young man. His brother Mr. Robert Smith is to be chose our Representative on Tuesday next and his uncle Mr. Bird is to officiate as his deputy and to be chair'd in his stead, Mr. Smith being unable to go thro' that ceremony so soon after death of his brother".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/16-17  9 Jan. 1779

Contents:
John Turner at Caistor (Li.); sends 3 drafts totalling £33 6s. "You'l please to observe the draft Young on Carter and Boys will be done on Monday next - The drawees are not to be met with but in Smithfield on Mondays or Fridays"; damage from recent storm to houses, barns, tithe barn and many churches in neighbourhood stripped of lead.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/18  9 Jan. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Rufford; shortage of bank bills "... Bank bills are very difficult to be met with. As soon as I can meet with a few more I shall send them up to you as with your leave I shall draw upon you as I shall never trust a Banker in the Country again".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/19-20  9 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Rufford; account of assembly at Rufford "... a tollerable large company of I believe four & twenty... Mr. Dixon is here and a great adition to the band of musicians. The weather is tollerably favorable for the sportsmen, no snow and the frost has not hindered their having a days hunting this week... We have got Cornet Frederick among us for a week,... we have had two Ball nights since he came and are to dance again tonight, tomorrow he is obliged to return to his quarters at Huntington... Mr. Foljambe is out with a shooting party as is generally the case every day... Sunday is the only writing day for gentlemen here unless it is very bad weather indeed".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/21-22  10 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Son-in-law Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Rufford; scarcely had time to write "for I have shot all day and danced or played at commerce all night. I have had some very good shooting but I cannot kill a woodcock. I am so eager that when a cock rises it gives me a fell like a stroke of Electricity ..."; would vastly like to come up with Sir George Savile to hear what is said in Parliament "... every hour the situation of this Country is becoming more critical and melanchely. Every thing tends to confusion and arbitrary power somewhere. I like the representation of the Admirals, it is spirited and as it should be. If -- is so hardy as to Sacrifice Keppel I think he may regret it".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/23  14 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Rufford; dispersal of assembly "... we had a concluding dance last night and are now dispersing fast, the merry side table is quite at an end for this year, the Harveys went yesterday, Miss Warde today, and the other Wardes tomorrow. On Saturday we all depart as I understand Sir G.S. sets off on Sunday ...".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/24  19 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; looking forward to Hewett's visiting them with infinite pleasure; weather mild and fox hunters will rejoice if it continues so "I have been out of luck for I have not seen one good run this year except a burst of five miles from Silver Wood ..."; family news.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/25  20 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Wm. Coupe Sherbrooke, jr. at Arnold; Solicits favour of Hewett's vote and interest at ensuing election for Sherwood Forest verderer vacated by death of kinsman Henry Sherbrooke, esq.; with draft reply stating that interest of freeholders of Nottingham is his sole guide "... I must in the present instance be one of the last to declare any sentiment of my own beyond wishing this election to be without Contest".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/26-27  24 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Twigge at Cambridge; left memoranda book at Hewett's house which he would not like to lose and gives directions for sending it on or keeping it safely; journey to Cambridge agreeable "the day proved tolerably fine, after we got clear of the smoke of London... I find upon my arrival here, that there are two Plat -- fellowships vacant... so that my chance of succeeding to one of them is fairer than I imagined".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/28-29  25 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt at Twickenham; tolerably well recovered from illness so able to act as Lady Savile's secretary once more and thank him in her name for present of "nice pork and charming good black pudding".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/30-31  26 Jan.1779

Contents:
Duke of Portland at Portsmouth; thanks him for intelligence sent him respecting the Funds; Mr. Sutton has offered Duke or any of his friends the refusal of Scofton estate "... I give you my word that I should not encourage an idea of the kind until I was perfectly satisfied that you had declined every thought of making this addition to your property at Osberton... I have some reason to think that we need not be afraid of this getting into the hands of our neighbour at Clumber as I understand from pretty good authority that he already wishes to dispose of the estate at Muskham which he... with Lord Fauconberg for and wants money to complete his Newark purchase"; Coape Sherbrooke's wish to succeed late Oxton relative as verderer and position adopted; Admiral Keppel's trial - "Every reasonable man will be suprised at the continuation of Admiral Keppel's trial and probably that it has lasted so long... no one here ventures to conjecture the period of Sir H. Palliser's malevolent spirit of persecution".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/32  27 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Mr. T.F. Twigge at Cambridge; re loss of memoranda book, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/33-34  28 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; disappointed because had hoped for greater pleasure of his company rather than pleasure of his letter but will take opportunity of visiting [Boucherett] at Willingham and on way back will stop at Sandbeck for a couple of days and then take possession of Shireoaks for Worksop meeting; description of fox hunting "I had yesterday a most excellent days hunting with Lord Darlington. The first fox was killed in about three miles but the second got very cleverly from Brodsworth Wood and afterwards by Hooton Wood and then took a low deep country with strong fences, brooks & ditches which kept wild riders in order so that the Hounds did their own Business and we killed him within about four or five miles of Wakefield"; fun and games at Harewood "I have a good story of some ladies some of whom I believe you know. There has been a great masquerading this Christmas at Harewood and all the rooms both ladies and gentlemen were thrown open and made common. Lady Worsly and two Miss Cramers threw most of the gentlemen's Cloaths out of the window particularly their Breeches thinking them I suppose unnecessary. One night these three heroines desired Lascelles to lend them his coach to go to Leeds, which he refused. They therefore took the cart horses and rode there. They stopt at one of the Inns and ordered the waiter to show them into such a room which he told them he could not do, as it was kept for the officers of the militia and their colours etc. were there. But they were determined to go in and took the pokers and broke open the door, then they heated them red hot and pop'd them into the colours which set them in a blaze. How do you think they quenched the flame their own fair selves had caused ? They did not call water! water!, it was more at hand. They fairly -- it out... From Leeds they proceeded to Cannon Hall (Spencer's) broke open his library, threw all his books about, and, he says, took away a pockett book full of Bank Notes. They were out three days upon this expedition and played many more pranks... this is a specimen of the wit and courage of the Belles of Harewood ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/35-36  29 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Geo. Kelk at Wigthorp (Np.); ordered some truffles to be sent from Shireoaks; prepared to answer Hewett's draft upon him for £45; at meeting of Laneham Drainage Commissioners a warrant was signed to distrain Mr. Eyre's goods but not yet executed because of delays started by legal gentlemen; report of robbery committed by 3 highwaymen at Whitwell (Db.); received £25 5s 2½d. for half year dues of stone quarry at Shireoake; postcript added because he did not recollect that no post left Worksop on Friday - waited on Earl of Thanet and got draft on Messrs. Hoare value £65 for one year's rent of Osberton.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/37-38  31 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Rob. Athorpe at Dinnington (Y.W.); illustrates market for money loans etc. "... notice I gave Mr. Kelk for payment of the money my Uncle placed in your hand. I do assure you I do not call it in to seek other security or in hopes of larger interest, but the real reason is, I have been greatly disappointed of payments which I have long expected from many people and am sorry to say have suffered very great losses which obliges me to call it in for my own use and for the payment of the improvements of my own estate, having lately made a purchase and am just now inclosing the manor of Dinnington and shall in the Autumn inclose a considerable estate in the East Riding which I had lately left me. I have borrowed nearly the sum of my Banker, and have engaged to repay him in the course of this year which I shall be very able to do if I meet with no disappointments... "; with draft reply assuring him that it would give Hewett concern if friendship to him should inconvenience Athorpe, will consider "whether it will be my most prudent method to gather in some debts owing to me or to borrow money of somebody else to pay you ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/39-40  31 Jan. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell (Y.W.); local and family news; acknowledges Hewett's attention to him and his affairs and answers various queries "I pay no rents or chief rents to either the Crown or Dutchy. The only chief rents I pay is to the Bishop of Durham. I have the tyths of Clayton under lease from the Crown and the manor of Tanshelf under lease from the Dutchy of Lancaster. I pay small sums half yearly to five or six towns out of the tyths"; army viewed locally "we are all so fond of the Army and Camps in this neighbouhood that nothing else is talked of. My neighbour the Major is quite a militaire and looks upon people that is not in the Army below his notice".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/41-42  31 Jan. 1779

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwarke; philosophical resignation on not receiving letter etc.; Sandbeck family leaving for town soon; Mr. Foljambe on visit to Lincolnshire - meeting Charles Monson and others at Stallingborough; account of death of young Abel Smith and estimate of candidates chances in election "... I hear of two candidates Mr. Smith's next brother for one and it is thought most likely to succeed as the family has now great interest and great popularity from young Abel's having about 3 weeks ago distributed £500 among the poor burgesses. Mr. Vernon is talked of by the White Lion Club, he came in on the Sedley interest as he is going to be married to Miss Sedley. Perhaps Mr. Cartwright may again offer himself, tho I don't suppose he has the least chance of succeeding any better than he did before ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/43-44  6 Feb. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton; further gloss on scandalous happenings at Christmas assembly at Harewood.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/45-46  8 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; account of fox hunting in Lincolnshire "... we got view of him and he took to a bank. Pelham rode on one side of it and I on the other. The hounds were with Pelham, they at last forced him over to me and he lay down at my horses feet. I jumpt off thinking to get him by the scruff of the neck but a farmer prevented me by whipping him up and the hounds took him in about a hundred yards further"; entertained by Pelham at Brocklesby; description of Boucherett (?) estate at Stallingborough (Li.) "what a horrid situation it is in... Mr. Varley came whilst I was there to make a piece of water before the house. So that they are guilty of taste too"; passed through Kelsey and saw the vicar "who indeed was a hunting with us. He pressed me very much to partake of a good thing which you had sent him but it was too soon in the day for me"; erroneous entry of son's baptism in register of St. George's church [Hanover Square, London] (?)

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/47  13 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Daniel Fox at Inner Temple, London; acknowldges receipt of 3 guineas to be applied for use of Sarah Baugh, a poor woman, and notes assurance of future assistance; will receive Sir Geo. Savile if he calls on him; Mrs Fox has gout accompanied by fever.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/48  13 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt: commission re Lady Savile's watch to be ordered from Mr. Elliott; regret parting with him so soon and wish him happy meeting with children.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/49  13 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; family and local news.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/50-51  17 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Russell at Red Lion Square, London, to Patientius Ward at Hutton Pannel (Y.W.); bill now depending in Parliament for enabling Duchy Court to sell quit rents is intended as power for Crown to enfranchise all copyhold estates within Duchy liberties, but such enfranchisement is not meant to affect rights of lessees of copyhold fines during subsisting leases; as Ward is lessee of fines of copyhold tenants at Tansholf, Russell will send him clauses as soon as then are settled.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/52  20 Feb. 1779

Contents:
R. Morrison; happy that he has arrived safely at Shireoaks among his family; jocular and affectionate sentiments re Hewett's grandchild "As to Squire John, by the 1st of August, I suppose he will be a match for me at any game, however I have courage enough left to challenge him to meet me on that day on Clapham Common to play a game at foot ball, or at cricket, or any other manly game that he chooses; I don't choose to mention marbles, push pin or hop scotch or any such childish play because I don't care to depreciate his manhood. I therefore insist on it as a man of honour that he meet me at the place and day, to see who's best man, for there is not much difference in our age, he is four and I am between 7 & 8. I therefore expect he will accept the Chalenge and give me an answer by the return of post"; description of Keppel procession in London "As to news we have little here today but the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Keppels Cavalcade thro' the city this Evining, to the London Tavern, with Misick playing Boys from the Marine Society walking and his carriage drawn by men, and all in good order, how they will return I cannot say. Lights all out".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/53-54  21 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Sister Letitia Thornhagh at York; health and family news.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/55  22 Feb. 1779

Contents:
R. Morrison in London; received bill for £30 which will be credited to current account; gardens compared "my garden is not so forward as yours by much, for my Apricots are but beginning to Blossom, Nectarines and peaches but little appearance of any Blossom and other things in like manner backward, which I am not sorry for, because I may probably fare better for it".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/56-57  22 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Niece A. Warde at Nottm.; father has ordered her to write immediately to thank him for present; celebrations in Nottm. for Keppel's acquittal "It is needless for me to trouble you with an account of our late Gayetys, Mr. Burbage deprives me of the pleasure of informing you of the rejoicings and illuminations that were exhibited on account of Keppel's acquittal. He has bestowed on the publick a much more pompous relation of that event than I am capable of giving, but as he has omitted mentioning the part the Ladies bore in the appearance of Joy on that occasion I must not forget to tell you that they were at the Assembly the following evening adorned with orange and purple ribbins in honour of the Admiral, but notwithstanding their dress bore the appearance of Joy there were many gloomy countenances on account of the departure of the militia but as a troop of the Blues are since arrived I hope the Ladies will soon be consoled for the loss of their late favourites".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/58-59  24 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy in London; news of Sir Geo. Savile and politics "Sir George is very well but greatly hurried what with Parliamentary debates and what with company continually coming in. Last night Mr. F's motion came on and Sir G. spoke upon it and they tell me well and with force. It was eight o'clock when he came from the House... Sir G. bids me tell you he will take care of your Lincolnshire map... Lord North opens the Budget today and a miserable one it is. Sir G. dines Friday at Lord Scarborough's with Admiral Keppel and one or two more en Famille. This gives me much pleasure and you may well imagine to his also"; Museum people have heard from Shireoaks which gives them pleasure; social news etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/60-61  27 Feb. 1779

Contents:
Thomas Wyoliffe at Liverpool; re supplement to his paper on Supreme Power of State which he will be happy to send to Hewett if agreeable to him; also copy of reply expressing pleasure derived from earlier pamphlet and willingness to purchase copy of supplement.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/62-63  1 March 1779

Contents:
Niece A. Warde at Nottingham; health and family news; made considerable additions to her collection of coins "and have now got them into some kind of order. I have purchased a chest to keep them in and I grow so miserly that I have really great pleasure in examing my little treasure for a great part of which I am indebted to you"; High Sheriff not to be present at Assizes next week but he has commissioned gentleman to be his deputy on that occasion "I fancy there will be a great deal of business for the Judges as the prison was never more crowded with felons".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/64  1 March 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt; commissioned by Lady Savile to thank him for brace of very fine woodcock and enquiries about health etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/65  3 March 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton; family and local news "... our dear little girl better than we expected. Hope soon to be able to write you word of her perfect recovery. As the small pox is in the Town we intend to take her from this place, but where am not determined. My wife has wrote to Mrs. Cooke to know if that disorder is in that Town (if not) believe Mrs. Warde will go with her there... her present complaints are entirely owing to worms.... There is an end of the Ball at Doncaster".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/66  4 March 1779

Contents:
R. Morrison in London; has received bank note for £10 and credited it to account; political news "As to news they are wonderfully great, the great Lord North tells us that our Finances are inexaustable, if so we may Fight all the Word (sic) but I don't pin my Faith on Ministers of State, nor even upon them of the Sable Cloth".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/67  9 March 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannel; daughter's health much better " was disappointed taking her to Hatfield as we intended the Measles being there........ We intend to innoculate her as soon as Mr. James thinks it proper ..."; Duke of Portland's hounds to hunt no more "for what reason I have not heard. I have given over hunting unless rain comes"; no ball at Doncaster "The mayor was very sorry he could not make one. It was put off at first by the desire of Col. St. Ledger because Lord Scarborough was not in the Country".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/68-69  10 March 1779

Contents:
Mr. P. Grandcy at Leisterfields, London; family and social news, account of Sir Geo. Savile etc. "Sir is tolerably well, considering the continual hurry, affluence of Company their everlasting talk and the long tedious debates of a House of Commons he must go thro' Dieu scait pourquoi. Indeed I do go frequently to the Musaeum; it gives so much pleasure to Lady S. to hear how her dear son does there... This week Mr. Hudson's collection of drawings and prints are to be seen, I am told, it is a fine one".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/70-71  13 March 1779

Contents:
George Whitaker at Doncaster; obligation to Hewett and Sir Geo. Savile re. trouble taken on nephew's account "I am returning from York Assizes this evening and find by a note from Sir John Goodricke... that my nephew was appointed a Lieutenant of Marines on 8th of March ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/72-73  13 March 1779

Contents:
John Dixon at Mansfield; will wait on him at Shireoaks after journey to Suffolk etc.; difficulty in obtaining copy of Evelina (Fanny Burney, Madame D' Arblay) "I enquired of all the Booksellers in Nottingham for Evelina, but none of them had it new" Mr. Creswell's sett was out and another Bookseller shewed me one very dirty and said he would not part with it much under the original price, 9 shillings, in boards, which I did not think worth while to give him. The reason of his asking so much was I suppose because the Book had a great run at present and he could make a good deal of money in letting it out"; report that one of banks at Derby had stopped payment.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/74  16 March 1779

Contents:
Mr. Baynes; report on war in India "Pondicherry was invested 3rd Aug. The Batterys opened 18th Sept. and the place taken 18th Aug. Chandagur and all the other French Territorys on the Bengal Coast have also submitted and its expected Mahie and the rest must do the same. Hector Munro was the Commanding Officer - Sir Edward Vernon attackt the French Fleet and took the Sartire a Frigate of 32 guns. Major Stevens was killd by the last shot from Pondicherry".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/75  17 March 1779

Contents:
Lord Scarborough at Sandbeck (Y.W.) sends salmon brought by Mr. Lumley and suggests calling on him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/76-77  17 March 1779

Contents:
Mr. Baynes in London; news from India "further particulars have not with any kind of certainty been yet made public. Out success in taking rich prizes daily continued - and great expectations are formed of the next news both from America and the Leward Islands"; sends bond to be executed and returned etc.; memo. re franking of letter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/78  19 March 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton; chiefly re innoculation of daughter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/79-80  19 March 1779

Contents:
Thos. Wyeliffe at Liverpool; addition to pamphlet not yet printed "I intend sending it next week to a friend in London to try if he can meet with a pamphlet - shopkeeper who will sell it for my benefit. If I should get it printed I will order a copy to be directed to Shire-Oaks... As to my sending this Paper to a shop I had better speak the plain Truth at once - When I wrote this Paper I was in easy circumstances. I had no object but the Public Good; since that, the American Privateers have (in the Underwriting Business) robbed me of every shilling I had in the world, so that I think I may now very reasonably add... a desire of getting something by it myself."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/81  23 March 1779

Contents:
Lord Scarborough at Sandbeck; concerned to hear that illness deprived him of the pleasure of seeing Hewett, if he has any commands he is to give a line to bearer.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/82  24 March 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton; re daughter's innoculation "Mr. Farrar is now in great hopes she has taken the infection as a little irruption appears, but it is too trifling to be upon any certainty".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/83  25 March 1779

Contents:
Mr. Baynes in London; airs number of viewpoints "If you Country Gentlemen complain of failures and such like Misfortunes, what must we poor Dogs do that have our property here and there, in all parts of Europe. NB. I will not trust any to America. Gaming, Whoring and Deceit are the only things now in practise ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/84-85  26 March 1779

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; report on child Marianne's innoculation "the irruption comes out very well and her feavor is greatly abated. Dr. Simpson has been in the house for this two days and pays the Dear Girl all possible attention. He thinks he will be able to leave us tomorrow morning with great satisfaction ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/86  26 March 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; effect of innoculation on children "Jack was a little not well yesterday afternoon but on being carried into the air he soon recovered. Mary has ail'd nothing but she has five good bumps upon the innoculated place and none yet anywhere else, the operation was performed on Saturday"; trees in foliage and fruit forward "Peaches as big as a good Marazan Pear"; Rev. Alderson sends following report "The American Government is falling to pieces and that the French Alliance will not last long and that peace may be not att so great a distance as some people imagine. He was told too on Monday, be a Government Man that General Niflir with part of his army is come over to Clinton and that Philadelphia is now in possession of the King's troops. This is all very fine and may suit the Meridian of St. James but we that live so far north have not quite such warm imaginations".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/87  27 March 1779

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; report on child's innoculation "Marianne had not so good a night as we had reason to expect. The small pox came out very well and Dr. Simpson assures us we have no reason to be alarmed".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/88-89  27 March 1779

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy at Leisterfields, London; re franking of letters; Sir George Savile's health tolerably well despite more and more long sittings, may join his militia soon when fresh air will do him good; estimate of new publication "There are three numbers of a political performance called the Englishman come out... clear, concise mannor in which the blunders of Administration are exposed delight me"; high price of drawings and prints "I have been all last week and almost all this, every evening at Landfords. Hudsons very valuable and large collections of Drawings and Prints But they have sold at such extravagant prizes, I have been greatly disappointed in my intentions of purchasing"; hopes he has had his third of "French curious turnip seed which I was directed to send to you from the Musaeum".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/90  28 March 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; report on childrens' small pox.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/91-92  29 March 1779

Contents:
Niece A. Warde at Hooton Pannell; not written earlier as in great distress and anxiety re child's illness, more favourable symptons have now appeared "and we greatly flatter ourselves that she will be restored to us".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/93-94  29 March 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt in London; mildly chides him for forgetting his "City cousins" and gives news of London circle.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/95-96  29 March 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; health and family news; sympathy with his difficulty in raising sum of money wanted "A very barberous thing calling it in at this time, when thear is no money to be got".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/97-98  1 April 1779

Contents:
Niece A. Warde at Hotton Pannell; report on child's health and heartfelt sympathy with Foljambe children suffering from small pox "Having lately suffered so much by a similar disorder I sensibly feel for every parent so circumstanced".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/99-100  1 April 1779

Contents:
Niece Warde at Nottingham; health of father prevents her accepting Hewett's invitation to stay at Shireoaks (?); family news etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/101  1 April 1779

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy in London; with information that Sir Geo. Savile sets out for Leeds this morning on Sir G's. instructions sends on 4 numbers of the "Englishman".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/102-103  1 April 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt in London; appreciates his description of garden at Shireoaks, family news etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/104  1 & 9 April 1779

Contents:
Dr. H. Thomas at Christ College, Cambridge; reminder re reserved rent and expiration of lease; with draft answer informing him he has sent a draft for payment of reserved rent and is confident they can agree re lease.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/105-106  1 & 7 April 1779

Contents:
Rob. Charlesworth at Halifax; sends bill for £172 6s 3d, half year interest on Mrs. Frances Thornhagh's (Hewett's daughter) chares in Calder and Hebble Navigation; talk of great repairs and improvements to be made to Navigation this summer; in postscript asks him to get bill accepted as soon as conveniently possible; with draft answer undertaking to have draft accepted quickly.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/107-108  2 April 1779

Contents:
Niece A. Warde at Hooton Pannell; health of daughter and family news, asks him to come and enliven them with his company as they have not had many easy moments.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/109  3 April 1779

Contents:
As above; more favourable news of Warde and Foljambe childrens' illness.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/110-111  6 April 1779

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy at Leisterfields, London; pleasure re good news of Foljambe children, etc.; dust in London streets very unpleasant to him and keeps him indoors; account of his life in London - reading, visits to the Museum, purchasing prints "I was unfortunate in purchasing so few lotts at Hudson's sale... pray tell Mr. Foljambe I did get a lot, I had long desired to have, for the dignity of its composition and goodness of the engraving, viz. the Seven Sacrements of Nicola Poussin. The large set, two sheets to each Sacrament. I have, belonging to Sir G., the small set at Rufford, tho' well engraved; I purchased also, the History of Cupid and Psyche engraved by Maro Antonio after Raphael but this lot is only for the dilettanti. Hogarth's works sold well"; ironical remarks on politics and administration "... I saw an instance of their satyr in the General Advertiser exhibiting the voters names for and against Fox's motion. Epithets given to the last worthy Representatives, not much in their praise. I confess, I cannot say that I was sorry to read that of a creature of the Duke of Newcastle annexed to the name of the member for Boroughbridge (Y.W.)".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/112-113  12 April 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; family news etc.; rumour that Mr. & Mrs. Smelt have taken Sprodborough (Y.W.) "but I have not had it from any good authority and should think it a great deel to large for their circumstances".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/114-115  13 April 1779

Contents:
Niece Warde at Nottingham; family news etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/116-117  15 April 1779

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy in London; news of mutual acquaintances etc.; asks him to tell Sir Geo. Savile the "8th Englishman" is out and he wishes to read the three parts prior to this issue; deprecates too high opinion of his prints; apologises for lack of news "Forgive my being so dull, want of knowing what circulates among those of the bon ton is the cause ..."; also note from Lord Lumley.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/118-119  15 April 1779

Contents:
M. Alderson at Wickersley (Y.W.); explanatory letter re treatment of parish apprentice "Robert Durham called at our house a few days since and told my husband you would have him impressed for a soldier for his scandalous behaviour to his parish apprentice... he was bound to us at the early age of seven and was provided with every article requisite as an apprentice, till he was 15 years of age when he began to be very stubborn, therefore gave him liberty to gett another master, we finding him sufficient apparel and receiving his wages till his time was out, provided he did not return to us again which he was allowed to do whenever he happened to be out of service, the expence that has attended bringing him up from childhood has been considerable and as their was no opportunity of ever being repaid but from the last six years of his time, my husband can not suppose it any hardship to the lad to give him two Guineas which he proposed to him when he would deliver him his Indentures... he will be £20 loser by him... our circumstances is greatly straitned and with a family of seven children involved in great difficulties and am reduced to the necessity of keeping a school which I once had small reason to have expected and to be in fear of my husband being taken from me... a parish must inevitably be the consequence"; with draft answer stiffly desiring writer not to flatter herself with any expectations or to give herself the trouble of making applications to Hewett.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/120  17 April 1779

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; slow recovery of daughter, description of symptoms and treatment.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/121  24 April 1779

Contents:
As above; delayed writing as could not give good account of Marianne, condition variable, bathed in warm bath daily.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/122-123  24 April 1779

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy at Leisterfields, London; "Sir Geo. Savile has arrived here in good health, no news to impart but what papers mention; Lady Savile lately sent Sir George a Broccoly which was a yard in circumference and a foot in diameter it weighed eight pounds, most excellent in taste".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/124  26 April 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; Marianne much better, hope soon to join him at Shireoaks.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/125-126  26 April 1779

Contents:
Niece Wards at Nottingham; news of local matches "matrimony is much in vogue", arch rejoinder to Hewett's gallantry "... Your polite congratulations, which tho' premature where kind and flattering, alas I have no right to accept them as I still retain the name of Anne Warde, and to own the truth have at present no inclination to resign that and my liberty ..."; understands that Mr. & Mrs. Smelt have taken Sprodbrough; Mr. Harveys militia to be quartered at Liverpool this summer "... the officers are much pleased as they did not like being encamped, I am glad they are able to be stationed in a town on my sister's account, as I hope she will be tempted to leave Womersley and take up her residence with the regiment ..."; sympathy re robberies in neighbourhood - Hewett's farm house and property of Duke of Norfolk had been robbed.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/127  28 April 1779

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Hotton Pannell; as warm baths improving Marianne's condition, taking her to York to try baths there which are similar to Kellys near London.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/128  28 April 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; family news, arrangements for stay at Shireoaks etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/129-130  28 April 1779

Contents:
Thos. Wycliffe at Liverpool, hopes grandchildren recovered from innoculation; difficulties in getting pamphlet printed in London.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/131-132  May 1779

Contents:
Robert Gettliffe; inhabitants of Shireoaks and neighbourhoood have urged him to start a school for reading, writing and accounts but he wishes to consult Hewett first and to be assured that it would be a practical and profitable undertaking. "I am now working at the Lime pitts in Turners wood but was never used to any such business. Sir, I have been the surveyor of the Turnpike Road from Chesterfield to Worksop for eight years and for eight years before that was surveyor of the road from Derby to Buxton and have made most of the new roads there abouts Sir the reason of me leaving was that the canal has taken of all the teams as lead coals and malt all go by water so that they could not afford to give the salary which was forty pounds per year. Should be glad to teach a school or if your worship has any roads to make should be glad to undertake them... Can produce a character when required from some of the most principle gentlemen in the neighbourhood of Chesterfield and Stavely where I lived seven years in the same court as General Gisbourn ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/133  3 May 1779

Contents:
Lord Scarborough; writing at request of Lady Monson, who understands Lord Thanet has given up Osberton, and is desirous of becoming Hewett's tenant, Duke of Portland knows of her Ladyship's intention and reason of her quitting Edenstow is that it is inconveniently small.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/134  3 May 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at York; report on Marianne's health and favourable reaction to Baths at York.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/135  3 May 1779

Contents:
Duke of Portland in London; Lord Thanet only giving up Osberton because of inability to pursue field sports and for having just built house in Kent, Lord Richard Cavendish has given up idea of purchasing Scofton and of establishing himself locally so Portland recommended Osberton to Lady Monson who wishes to reside in neighbourhood close to son and family in Lincolnshire; re his share in promotion of political publication "The Englishman" and intention to publish it on stamped paper which will entitle it to similar advantage of postage as newspapers; informed by creditable authority that France has attacked Island of Jersey which he supposes must fall into their hands being probably in "as defenceless a state as all the other dependencies of this undone country".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/136-137  4 May 1779

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy at Leisterfields, London; drank family health at "Musaeum" but Sir George Savile could not be there for pressing business at House of Commons kept him till eleven o'clock; Exchange affected by news "News are come which please not the vilains so down tumble the funds, they rose lately for a few days, no doubt to server some minister"; No "Englishman" came out last Saturday but one is expected tomorrow; unusual seven shilling gold coin lent him by Clarmont to show Sir George Savile; newspaper accounts of French descent on Jersey.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/138  5 May 1779

Contents:
Mr. A. Eyre at Clifford St., London; thanks him for good wishes on marriage of his daughter to Mr. Drummond; newspaper report on business of H. of C. "brought forward, at this late season of the year. I wish it may be of any use, to bring out where the blame lays. If it does, the time will be well bestowed".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/139  7 May 1779

Contents:
Anthony Hall; news of friends and local families etc. - report of Miss Eyre's marriage in paper; Harford, wool buyer, has seen Mr. Boucherett at Willingham (Li.) and he was in good health; his old friend Mr. Wentworth whom he has known 55 years stayed with him last summer "... and thought him selfe better for his jorny and I'm senceable that a jorny is better than a doctor"; heard that Hewett does not like Shire Oakes and advises him to go to Osberton "you will be much to blame if you don't please your selfe"; now a farmer and derived great pleasure from making improvements which have altered place since Hewett last saw it; innoculation of children; comments on dissatisfaction with last winter's hunting "nothing but noise and nonsence, the men pretend to know more than the hounds. The poor Duke who loves hunting looked melancoly and I did not wonder"; expects Lord Scarborough this month "his colepitt I'm told do's well".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/140  7 May 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at York; Marianne profiting from Baths at Yorks and gains strength daily, length of stay depends on Marianne but intend to return to Hooton when able; if Buxton recommended for Marianne will go there as would omit nothing to restore her to health; fears two letters have gone astray.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/141-142  10 May 1779

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at the Union Coffee House, London; anxiety in London re news from Jersey "All which has ended, as I thought it woud do in a Runaway. The same game will be played whenever we are off our guard. That Island can make by nature a much defence than Guernsey (sic). Ought not the Ministry to be hanged for their Ignorance of such an Expedition and if they did know of it, I think they should be hanged for their want of care. Take it which way you will, If there was only an Execution. - I hope your fedestals keep strong and sound"; views on farming etc. "These fine rains will enrich all farmers. Those in this neighbourhood begin to say, Hay will be so very cheap it will hardly pay for making. Thus there are gamblers of all denominations. I am for plenty at home and Peace abroad".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/143-144  11 May 1779

Contents:
As above; chiefly re health and order for watch which should be ready in week or 10 days; just been applied to by client who intends to lend Lord S. (Scarborough ?) £3000 for annuity of £500 with Sir Geo. Savile as security "what think you! I think I should not hesitate to buy £150 or £200 per annum at 6 years purchase if my Lord should want more on the same security".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/145  12 May 1779

Contents:
Lord Scarborough; proposal re letting Osberton to Lady Monson; political news - resignation of command by Sir Rob. Harland, Sir John Lockhart Ross sent for but opinion that he will decline service; motion passed on Ireland, French desire a free Trade.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/146  13 May 1779

Contents:
Duke of Portland in London; re letting of Osberton to Lady Monson; love of Welbeck enhanced by its contribution to entertainment of his friends, urges Mr. Foljambe to make trial of sport.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/147  15 May 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Nottingham; asks him to open Lord Rockingham's letter if one should come during his absence and send it on if of consequence; news of Warde family etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/148  17 May 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Stonegate, York; Marianne so much recovered by efficiency of baths that doctor has given them leave to return home on Friday next.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/149-150  18 May 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt in London;
Hewett's friends at Museum feel neglected not having received letter from him; Sir Geo. Savile dined with them recently and seemed fatigued with his constant attendance on Parliament; Doctor Morton informs her that Hewett has been elected a steward of Foundling Hospital, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/151  18 May 1779

Contents:
Thos. Wycliffe at Liverpool; sent copy of his political pamphlet by carrier and would appreciate comments on it.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/152  22 May 1779

Contents:
Brother-in-law Patientius Warde at Nottingham; declining invitation to visit Shireoaks at present time.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/153  22 May 1779

Contents:
Lord Scarborough; Lady Monson declines accepting Osberton on grounds of not being ready furnished; no news but great expectations of some every day, Parliament will not adjourn till near Midsummer.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/154  26 May 1779

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Nottingham; prevailed on father to go riding as it is a fine morning, intend calling on Hewett on 20th of June.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/155-156  26 May 1779

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy at Leisterfields, London; news of mutual friends etc., Sir Geo. Savile dined at Wimbledon, well in health but has been a little out of order; Lady Savile has gone to Twickenham and agitating about her watch; misunderstanding re "Englishman" not being sent on; cryptic allusion "Have you seen the Honourable Bride ? I hope she reminded her spouse of the family motto, it might be necessary in her happy moments of the nuptial night".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/157  30 May 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; slow recovery of Marianne etc.; riot at Doncaster "Some of Col. Harvey's militia were concerned; it will be a serious affair to some of the officers. There was a court of inquiry on Tuesday and I hear that three of the officers are obliged to resign, if they don't they will be broke".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/158  7 Aug. 1779

Contents:
A. Boucherett at N. Willingham (Li.); re electoral support and hopes of uncontested election "... shall go to Lord Monson's early on the morning of the Meeting and wait on Captain Monson to Lincoln and deliver your message... I communicated to Mr. Pelham your good opinion of him and steady intentions of serving him... we seem likely to be quiet for this turn and have some hopes we may continue so as the Earl of Burleigh threw cold water pretty strongly on his nephews standing this time and have some hopes he may do so the next. However shall know more of that e'er long and if he should act strongly with us it will go a long way towards settling this County quietly, a thing most devoutly to be wished as no County in this Kingdom would be more injured by a Contest".

[no title or date]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/159

Contents:
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[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/160-161  8 Aug. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Mansfield; good account of Marianne etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/162-163  9 Aug. 1779

Contents:
A. Boucherett, jun., at N. Willingham; reason for not visiting Shirecaks when near; just returned from tour of Suffolk where people scared of invasion "it is their fears rather than their generosity that has induced the sea coast counties a little further south to make these subscriptions in aid of government".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/164-165  11 Aug. 1779

Contents:
J. Turner; account of dispute between two of Hewett's tenants "... I told him you would not suffer tenants to go to suit with one another but that I should settle disputes amongst them, and if I could not you would do it ..."; political meeting at Lincoln... "very large... Mr. Monson and Sir John Thorold were proposed and seconded. Sir Cecil Wray and Mr. Hubbert were also proposed but not seconded so that it will lye between Mr. Monson and Sir John Thorold. There were some long speeches ...".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/166-167  11 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt; enquires after his health as time draws near to his departure for Matlock and Buxton; Lady Savile has received fine haunch of venison but does not know whom to thank "the basket was directed to the Museum and was sent from out of the City"; Mr. Morton is to be a soldier "... Dr. Morton intends putting him to Mr. Angelo's to ride and fence but he is not to go into the guards"; query whether Hewett's area making contributions to strengthen H.M.'s forces as some loyal subjects are doing there.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/168-169  11 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; thanks him for bestowing his company on them and for proposed present of venison; hopes to see god daughter (Marianne Ward) better for sea bathing; Ann Warde enjoyed races (Nottm.?) "I am affaird we shall not make so good a figure at York, as I hear of no company at present."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/170  19 Aug.1779

Contents:
Charles Mellish at Margate; settled for Margate after having considered Scarborough "but the length of the journey rather frightened us from it and we have now submitted to the more humble expedition of Margate"; uneasiness because he has missed him on a number of occasions especially when he was at Blyth with father in spring; orders new fishing tackle for him "I have lately met with a clever landing net, the pole part packs up with your rod and the net and hoop doubles into your basket. I have taken the liberty to order one to be sent which I beg your acceptance of. I hope I shall come and make use of it with you soon".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/171  19 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; on return found children well and note from Mr. Charlesworth with welcome news that Calder dividend has doubled and he intends to visit him and bring it in cash; urges Hewett not to defer health visit to Buxton if short of cash as he with above dividend and other rents is "flush in that usefull commodity"; vote catching "I catched a vote flying today. No less a man than Squire Athorpe who has promised to go himself and take two or three more with him. I have heard of two or three more which I suspect will be for us".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/172  20 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Note from Mr. Josephus Parkin, master outler, presenting respects to Mr. Hewet and inviting him to dine at Cutlers Hall in Sheffield on Thurs. 2nd Sept.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/173-174  20 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt; returns thanks for present of very fine venison which will be a feast not only for Lady Savile and Dr. Morton but also "for some of our Twickenham neighbours who do not see such fine venison every day"; his friends are grieved that he is laid up with gout again.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/175-176  20 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Jones, in London (?) re present of venison; care taken for servant discharged from hospital "As for poor Pierce he was discharged the Hospital incurable, but when he told her (Mrs Goode, housekeeper ?) of it she was in great distress about him having no place for his reception or orders what to do with him, she therefore applied to Mr. Cumming and the other surgeons who out of respect to Sir George recommendation into the Hospital were kind enough to admit him again till Monday next when he must be discharged and she will go to Smithfield with him to see him into the Mansfield waggon"; reports circulating in London (?) "... combined fleet of France and Spain had slip'd by Sir Charles Hardy and at anchor at Plymouth and bombarding the town it was confirmed to me by Mr. Wood of Grosvenor Street Sir Thomas Frankland Alderman Woolridge and the Hon. Richard Fitzpatrick,... the Ardent of 64 guns is taken by the same fleet after engaging two of them".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/177  21 Aug. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; chiefly preoccupation with health, wife and Marianne have received great benefit from stay in Scarborough; wish for fine weather for harvesting as crops are good.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/178-179  21 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Wm. Baynes in London; chiefly views and rumours re naval action with French etc. "I was long an infidel in not giving credit to the French being at Plymouth but I think that point seems certain. In the papers you will see a multitude of lics. They are too common in every mans mouth, in short Truth is vanished out of this metropolis, for there is not the least dependance of any one thing you hear except that there is no news of our Grand Fleet. This man tells you the Ardent M.War is taken, the next says I am come, my name is Jordon, from Plymouth and I saw her after the engagement. The Adiralty, it is said, believes she is taken, in short you at Shireoaks know just as much as we do here ..."; affect on stocks, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/180-181  22 Aug. 1779

Contents:
John Turner at Caistor (Li.); rumour that Mr. Monson has declined to stand for Lincoln election "... it astonishes everybody about us. Mr. Carleton, Lord Monson's steward, told me at the meeting that Mr. Monson had the D. of Rutland, the E. of Scarbro', E. of Bristol, Lady Irwin, Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Mr. Elwes, etc. etc. Mr. Charles Monson was at Caistor the Saturday before the meeting. My son ack went round the Town with him and there were not above 2 or 3 but who promised them. We have about 50 voters who live in the Town. Mr. Eglin and I went about Kelsey (Li.) before we came to Shireoaks, there are but 6 besides Mr. Eglin who live at Kelsey which we spoke to... there are not near so many freeholders at Kelsey at present as at the time of the contest between Messrs. Viner and Whichcot... If Mr. Monson should stand you may depend upon it I will do all I can to serve him in our neighbourhood. Mr. Pelham was not at the meeting, I am told he will remain neuter"; intends setting off for Scarborough and proposes being there for fortnight, letters to be directed to Old Globe.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/182  22 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Eglin at Kelsey (Li.); did not attend County meeting at Lincoln but understands Mr. Turner has written re happenings there; returns thanks for neck of venison given by Hewett.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/183-184  23 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Mr. R. Morrison at Clapham (Sr.); enquiry re drafts for £25 9s; description of swelling to head and neck and severe purging accompanied by rash; asks him to look out for Clapham neighbours at Matlock and Buxton "... Molly and Sally Ewers, I believe their aunt Mee goes with them who is an old maid of near my age, but not too good tempered. Their journey is on account of their cousin Mrs. Culverdin wife of Mr. Culverdin, the banker, partner with Prescott and Grote, etc., behind the Change. She is daughter of Benjamin Mee, a bank director ..."; gloomy public news.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/185-186  24 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; confident that Buxton will provide relief for his gout "you have always received great benefit and do not fear but you will again"; grateful thanks for present of a very fine buck which they received as fresh as if it had been killed that day; dullness at present time in York " We have very little company here. York Races was never so low. We subscribe to the Concerts and this morning thear was not forty people and they could not make a dance the first night ..."; gloomy view of present time "Mr. Turner most voilent against the ministers".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/187  29 Aug. 1779

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; obliged for present of fruit, proposed visit to Shireoaks before he sets off for Buxton.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/188  5 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Lord Scarborough at Sandbeck (Y.W.); drops line but can't as yet give him information required etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/189-190  7 Sept. 1779

Contents:
W. Baynes in London; hope he has desired benefit at Buxton and is free from alarm of invasion; views on political situation and relations with France "what a most contemptible figure does poor old England make! We are not only insulted upon our coasts but I fear with too much our fleet has been obliged to run away. News is this morning arrived that Admiral Barrington with 5 sail is somewhere at or near the Channel from the W. Indies where he was worsted in an engagement and that Byron would not come down to his assistance, that two of our M. War are missing and that the French have taken the Grenades. This is the news of the day of which I fear too much is true, but as for particulars I refer you to the P.S. in the Evening paper, To counterbalance this loss 8 ships from the East Indies are arrived at Limerick and a Guernsey cutter has taken two French East Indiamen"; solicits Hewett's interest with Sir George Savile to obtain position for his son in his Corps or other militia.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/191-192  7 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Nottingham; passes on Mrs. Bury's thanks for present of venison; Mr. Plumtree's accident "going up stairs one night one of his slippers fell off and by trying to recover it he missed his hold and fell from the top of the stairs to the bottom; was taken up senseless ..."; friend Mrs. Bury has treated her to excursion to Matlock "a great deal of company but few people that we knew"; change in weather has produced many disorders in Nottingham and neighbourhood "the physical gentlemen have too much employment at present, indeed I think there is a mortality amongst us but happily it does not affect any of your friends"; recruiting campaign in Nottingham "The forty fifth regiment of Foot is come here to recruit, they have now not above a hundred and fifty men remaining of these that went to America and when their number is completed they are to be honoured with the title of the Notts. Regiment".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/193-194  12 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark (addressed to Buxton Hall); sending letter by Richards as post to Buxton so uncertain; news in letter from Lord R. (Rockingham?) to Mr. Foljambe "... it is supposed the combined fleets are returned to Brest to be fresh victualed, and will then return with transports to make an attack either on England or Irelandor perhaps both, as they have 27,000 men ready on their coast to support it"; Mr. Foljambe has been at Sandbeck and gives account of invalids there; feast at Doncaster where rs. Foljambe had honour of dancing Country dances with the mayor; news of local families etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/195-196  15 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Mr. R. Morrison at Clapham (Sr.); pleasure in hearing from him at Buxton riding his Galloway and hopes to hear of him dancing a cottillion; political and international news "The talk of the day is peace and stocks are rising, but notwithstanding that, the merchants here make very long faces at loosing our Islands so fast and tho' we have one peace of good news from India of taking Mahie from the French, there is another from thence of the natives having drubbed us, which they will improve upon. As to the naval affairs, they are to me very misterious,... the French are got safe to Brest and the Spaniards gone home and tomorrow our fleet is to sail again, and the young prince is made one of Hardy's Captains so it is full time for the French and Spaniards to run. What the opinion of the Old Admirals are I have not heard, but sure it is, that two to one is odds at football... as to the talk of peace I suppose it is a scheme of the Contractors to raise the stocks and get out, and then it will be all war again, such is the way of our citizens to get princely fortunes on the ruin of their Country"; cryptic references to his dear cousin from Oxton who signs herself Madame Baronne de Starck.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/197-198  16 Sept. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; glad stay at Buxton so agreeable, hopes waters will have usual good effect, as Hewett intends moving to Matlock on 22nd he may see Drummonds there; health of wife and daughter Marianne; great deal of company expected at Doncaster races which Foljambes intend to attend; gloom and low spirits felt about present situation "I assure you things are very bad. There is no money to be had. Tenants can't pay there rents so I don't know what we are to do. I can get none so I don't know how I am to go on if they don't pay me better. We have very great crops but corn is very cheap that it won't raise much to pay. We shall be obliged to alter our living as it is very likely we shall be obliged soon to receive our rent in kind".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/199  18 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt at Twickenham; complains of not hearing from him particularly since his arrival at Buxton and chides "but I suppose you have so much employed attending upon the Ladies, you have no time to think of your cousin E.P."; Lady Savilc and Lady Mary Lumley suffering from swelled faces "a universal complaint both here and in Yorkshire".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/200-201  19 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; chiefly family news - all well though neighbourhood sickly; description of son Jack's lessons at mother's knee and insight into Foljambes' attitude to education and society "Mary and I are studying Mr. Lock. He is a sensible old gentleman and I hope will assist us in making our little fellow a comfort to ourselves and a worthy member of society. We flatter ourselves that his disposition is right and therefore the difficulty will be less"; advises him to stay a week longer now at Buxton as he was not there in the spring; Mr. Alderson is bringing this letter to Tideswell (Db.), and will forward it from there "He is going with Beckwith to hold a court at Hucklow (Db.)".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/202-203  21 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Mr. W. Baynes (addressed to Matlock Bath near Wirksworth); grateful for Hewett's advice re son "I do not know that the Military line to be in the Regulars is so much his Inclination as the Militia. His principal dislike is that of Commerce and yet wishes to have something to do to fill up his vacant hours... but I must own you that it is not only his own but my hearty wish to have him under Sir George whenever a vacancy of Captain should offer ..."; political and national news "There is no news of Sir Lockhart Ross further than that he was seen of La Hogue... I have no doubt that our captains and our men would all fight but we seem most to want a Chef d'escadre. It is some consolation that the French are equally dissatisfied with Count D'Orvilliers who I have no doubt from my Intelligence is disgraced... The distress will be by and by most grievous from the loss of Granada, St. Vincent and Tobago, Thank God I have nothing to do with them"; dissatisfaction with London "I am seeking out for a house that is snug, comfortable and in a little neighbourhood with a bit of land to keep a cow and a horse and I will be at my retreat from this busy town which I dislike more and more every day ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/204-205  23 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt; giving news of his Twickenham friends etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/206-207  24 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; relief to be hoped from Buxton and Matlock Baths; family news, especially death of Sir John Mosley; local news "Thear was accounts came yesterday that Paul Jones had landed 700 men at Bridlington and that the Cumberland Militia at Beverley wear going to Bridlington; it is imagined they land to plunder the familys in that neighbourhood".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/208-209  24 Sept. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; chiefly account of health of daughter Marianne and wife "... my wife is some days very well and others not so well which she must expect in her situation. As she is so indifferent she has laid aside all thoughts of going to Doncaster Races (that is) to the Rooms, but if she is pritty well intends going to the Field one day."; account of Sir John Mosley's death.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/210-211  26 Sept. 1779

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Sandbeck; solicits Hewett to place Shireoaks at her disposal because of threat from hooping cough "The Hooping Cough (of which I have justly very great dread of for my dear children) is all around us at Sandbook and spreads so much faster than our precautions can keep pace with it that appear fruitless and a vain expectation to promote future security at home, Tho' god be thanked, they seem perfectly safe as yet. How receive and forgive my request... for your hospitable present admission at Shircoaks of myself, the 3 girls, and our indispensibly necessary attendants (for more I shall not carry) for a short time till we can further arrange our plan, which thro' the present alarm and hurry of spirits is not yet thoroughly digested ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/212  1 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Bache Thornhill at Stanton (Db.), invitation to dinner and happy if Hewett would convey the two Miss Snows if they are still at Matlock.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/213-214  2 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; sudden death of Sir John Mosley "it happended most inconveniently for me as I had mourning to prepare at very short notice for Dancaster races"; account of races "We had not a numerous meeting but a very agreeable one as I think it allways is... on the field there was very little sport... Lord R. (Rockingham ?) came to Doncaster from Hull where Paul Jones has caused a great allarn and not without reason as it is in a most defenceless state. Lord R. and Captain Hall have been assisting and directing platforms and planting cannons. Mr. Drummond's brother is taken by P.J."; Scarborough family intend all going to Rufford after flight to Shireoaks.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/215-216  2 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Shireoaks; report on stay at Shireoaks, conscious of obligation to Hewett.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/217  2 Oct. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde; had intended calling at Matlock on way into Yorkshire but examination of Sir John Mosley's affairs makes it necessary for him to go via Nottingham to consult Mr. Smith, the banker; found a good deal of money in Mosley's house.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/218-219  2 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Hottingham; Mrs. Bury's brother Mr. Plumtree recovering from accident but general health bad and he appears to be suffering from a complication of disorders; further news of Plumtree and Drummond families; Sister Harvey's account of alarm of Hull inhabitants in appearance of Paul Jones near coast "I am told that Paul Jones was once a prisoner in this Gacl (Nottingham) for murder but by some means escaped punishment". New mayor gave grand entertainment at the change "the first of the kind ever given here, I am told His Worship is a great epicure and loves good eating, therefore chose to lay out his money in a dinner rather than in purchasing plum cake and wine to distribute on Michaelmas day as has been the custom before ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/220  2 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; obliged if he would write to Mr. Childs to discover what money is deposited in his hands and whether put there by Sir Oswald or Sir John Hosley, wishes to know how Mrs. Trafford will benefit "for think he (Sir John Mosley ?) would not forget our good Aunt and that would be ours; which I daresay will be all that ever we shall get from anywone of the Mosleys ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/221-222  9 Oct. 1779

Contents:
S.J. Stanhope at Whitefield Lodge; chiefly family news (in pompous and philosphical vein) - birth of second grandson and fourth grand child; mansion finished and environs very pleasant.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/223  13 Oct. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; glad to find that Hewett has returned from Matlock; going to York to settle arrangements with Mrs. Trafford re going to Rolleston (St.), again about Mosley affairs "she has behaved with the greatest generosity to me, will acquaint you in every particular when I have the pleasure of seeing you".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/224-225  15 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; chiefly re Mosley business and trusteeship of St. Andrew Warde "Hes he is impowered to transact all her (Mrs. Trafford) affairs, I think most hast been inquired into except whether the intail was cut off by Sir O.M. which my nephew will enquire of the attorney he has with him who is the person the family as imployed for many years. She as a coppy of the will which as been proved in all courts and she as had the Recorders opinion on it; that it is as strong an intail as possible... she desired... that my nephew would tell you what was the Recorders opinion on the money in Mr. Childs hands and thinks herself infinately obliged to you for your attention on her affairs ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/226-227  18 Oct. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Derby; sent Hewett Sir Oswald Mosley's will and Mr. Balguy's opinion re living of Rolleston (St.); if opinion not satisfactory to Hewett he is to lay will and case before Mr. Phipps "as I should be sorry for Mrs. Trafford to lose the presentation if it is her right. I have not entered a caveat as I wait for your answer. I have just seen Mr. Fallows and he seems clearly of opinion that the presentation of the living goes with the manor and estate ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/228-229  23 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; re Mosley will and Mrs. Trafford's expectations etc.; Mrs. Trafford thanks Hewett for refusal of Osberton "but it is so far from York and in a neighbourhood that would neither agree with her health or purse that she can have no thought of that place, and most sincerely wishes you a good tenant ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/230-231  24 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Mr. A. Eyre at Grove; enquiries re Hewett's health; hears he leaves for London shortly to take up winter quarters and asks him to send on writings re Headon estate which Hewett has in his possession; Mrs. Drumond is with them while Mr. Drummond is in Scotland.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/232-233  31 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Rolleston (St.); sends copy of Mr. Egerton's declaration of trust for £1270 and £39 5s 0d which Duke of Bridgewater paid into his hands for purchase of Castle Field in October 1763 (then the estate of late Sir John Mosley) under Act of Parliament for making a navigable canal from Stafford to Worsley Bridge: intends staying at Rolleston for 10 days longer as business not nearly finished "I shall do all in my power to assist and serve my cousin. Have found out another estate for her. Upon the whole I think she will come into a very handsome sum tho' she had many very bad debts. This week we have had sale and it continues the next, things go off but badly, but money is so hard to come at that we must submit".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/234  1 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; Mrs. Trafford has had no account of money in Child's hands other than what Hewett wrote from Matlock "She sais, She can doe nothing farther till she sees my nephew Warde again to know if he as found anything consarning it... she is for very little trouble tho' would not loose anything that is her right ..."; reference to money Hewett wanted to borrow of Mrs. Trafford.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/235-236  2 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Grove; sorry to hear of Hewett's indisposition having thought his strength recruited at Matlock would carry him through the winter; longs for husband's return "How happy I shall be when we are again settled at Hooton; in the absence of my better half that place is far from agreeable to me so I have been upon theramble ever since I saw you ..."; asks Hewett to purchase lottery ticket for them; spent few days recently at the Glass House, Mr. and Mrs. Fenton are obliged to Hewett for order re swans; Uncle Eyre and cousin John have been at Worksop for a few days "There is but little company and the hounds have not afforded much diversion".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/237-238  4 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Shireoaks; foxhunting, family news etc. "Mrs. Boawres are returned from their friendly visit to my sister, and are come directly to me, they give a satisfactory account of the manner of her treatment, which by all that they could see, seemed to them very proper, and she is they say certainly much better as to health but in other respects much as when they saw her three years ago, she seemed very desirous of leaving the place she is in, but when Mrs. Boawres tried to find where she wished to go could get no answer. Mrs. B. has wrote to Sir G. a full account of her journey".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/239-241  1 & 6 Nov. 1779

Contents:
J. Almon at Piccadilly, London; informing him of publication of new morning newspaper 'The London Courant and Westminster Chronicle' on 25th Nov. first day of meeting of Parliament "The principal design of this undertaking is to furnish the public with early and authentic Intelligence of every public transaction, both at home and abroad ..."; with printed advertisement representing specimen page (price 3d).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/242-243  6 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Mary Arabella Foljambe at Shireoaks; anxiety re Hewett's health; spent very pleasent day at Welbeck "and drank bumpers to the Glorious and immortal memory of King William being his birthday, and the Duke said it was his particular Saints day; some of the company drank bumpers till they could hardly stand, particularly Lord Effingham and Mr. Bourn, whom the Duke was kind enough to send back to Worksop in his chaise, neither of them being fit to ride. The Earl slept and the other did something else all the way ..."; little sport in field this year, very thin meeting at Worksop.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/244-245  7 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Shireoaks; offers to come up to town if he could be of the slightest use, comfort or relief to Hewett; poor sport but sending a pheasant and hare up by tomorrow's coach; meeting has taken Worksop Turnpike "into our own hands and appointed Turbeville of Worksop surveyor with a salary of £50 a year".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/246-247  10 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Thos. Wycliffe at Liverpool; pamphlet now printed and sent a few hundred copies to Mr. B. Law, bookseller, Ave-Maria Lane, London, for trial sale.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/248  10 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; anxiety re Hewett's health, Mrs. Trafford asks him not to inconvenience himself about her affairs till he is well again.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/249-250  13 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Mary Arabella Foljambe at Shireoaks; relief at Hewett's good account of his health; evacuate Shireoaks today and go to Rufford for a week "where there will be a merry meeting of little ones"; Mr. Foljambe has sent him a brace of woodcocks, all he could shoot; got some franks from Lord Scarborough "for your Nottingham paper and sent them to Mr. Curtis so I hope you will receive it regularly now"; Mrs. Kirkby's son has been extremely ill, "and has got leave to quit the camp, he says they are dying there by two or three a day. I fancy it is a very unhealthy situation and bad water"; only been hunting one day for neither eager enough or able to follow them long "tho' I am much strengthened by all my bathing this year and have persisted in it till now, and went into your bath yesterday".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/251  14 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Eliza Pratt at Twickenham; good account of his health rejoices his Twickenham friends, arrangements re proposed visit.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/252-253  16 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; been shooting in Pittans Park "... had seven remarkable fine shots and only killed a brace, both which fell in thick high firs and were lost... we had no sport at the Worksop and gentlemen were much disatisfied not only with the sport but some the want of attention ..."
Sir George Savile's militia to be quartered in various parts of Lancashire and Harveys at Liverpool; also letter from Mary Arabella Foljambe re stay at Rufford.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/254  17 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Lord Scarborough at Rufford; general and family news.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/255  21 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; re Mrs. Trafford's affairs and loan to Hewett.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/256-257  22 Nov. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; re business conducted on cousin Trafford's behalf "My cousin Trafford has ordered me to finish the affair with you, that you wrote to my aunt Thornhagh about. You will please to send the deeds to me and I will send you a bill or bills for one Thousand pound... My cousin is come into a handsome sum by her brother. If all the debts were good she would have got between 20 and 30,000£ but as there are many uncertainties and I fear many certain losses its impossible at present to know what she will clear."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/258-259  24 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; Mr. Beckwith, his attorney under a cloud. All his effects have been seized and sold for the benefit of two creditors, he has other debts but says he has sufficient to discharge them all and have a handsome overplus. He intends to give up present profession and go to Town to follow business of draughtsman, special pleader, translator or copier of records etc. and to get an appointment in some of the Law of Public Offices; view of present distress - "Your account of the Dublin mob is very melancholy... It is happy that provisions are so reasonable for there is hardly any money and no credit. Alderson and I have been laying our heads together and think it will be right to lower the rents at Rawmarsh (Y.W.) on account of the times, they were set when lands bore the highest value ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/260  28 Nov. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; received securities from York and will send £1000 as soon as Hewett lets him know in what sums he wants it, will let him know the post before he sends the bill, its number and who drawn upon.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/261-262  28 Nov. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Grandcy at Rufford; chiefly family news; hopes Mr. Horrison well and at end of lottery drudgery; glad poor Wilks at last has succeeded.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/263-264  29 Nov. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; re Mosley and Mrs. Trafford's affairs and £1,000 loan to Hewett "My cousin Trafford and I talked over the business when I was at York and she gave me orders to settle everything with you, I assure you it makes her happy to have it in her power to assist you. Will write by this days post to Mr. Crompton for a draft on London for 1000£ ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/265-266  4 Dec. 1779

Contents:
As above; grateful for Hewett's advice and wise counsel, gives account of measures taken in cousin Trafford's business "... keep all her papers and accounts in such a method that I can find them at once. I have all her writings in a strong oak box and the bonds and notes I have locked up in a safe place for the present... I have given notice to each person and I hope to receive the money in March but the uncertainty of the times makes me not know how to depend on any one. As soon as I have got things more settled I will lodge every thing of consequence at the Bank at York (Derby will be too far off) and Mr. Crompton has a Bank at York ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/267  4 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; chiefly Mrs. Trafford's affairs and Hewett loan.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/268-269  27 Nov. - 4 Dec. 1779

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde; copy letter to Mr. Sam. Egerton - Mrs. Trafford has asked him to transact her affairs re administration of late Sir John Mosley and looking over papers finds £1270 and £39 5s 0d (Duke of Bridgewaters purchase money for Castle Field in Manchester) were put into Egerton's hands on 14th Oct. 1763. The interest on these sums is the property of Mrs. Trafford as administratrix to her late brother and Warde intends sending Mr. Beadnall (Mrs. Trafford's steward) to receive it.
Copy answer of Mr. Tomkinson (Mr. Egerton having lost his sight) challenging above interpretation of events.
Further copy letter of St. Andrew Warde to Mr. Egerton asserting that Sir John Mosley as life tenant of property had no power to receive purchase money for premises but money ought to have been placed out by trustees on government or real security according to direction of act of parliament "... but Mr. Egerton as one of the trustees has thought proper to keep this money in his own hands for upwards of 16 years, there cannot be a doubt but that he must now account for interest for the whole time he has neglected to place out this money ..."; with copy opinion of Mr. Johnson that Mr. Egerton is liable to pay Mrs. Trafford, as representative of Sir John Mosley interest for purchase money of Castle Field and other property.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/270-271  3 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; family and local gossip, chiefly Mr. Byron and Lady Conyers "... Mr. Twigge... brings all the news of Aston, which little place furnishes a great deal at present by the arrival of Lady Conyers and Mr. Byron, he is recruiting at Sheffield and Doncaster, and Lady Holderness borrowed Mr. Masons house for them which I suppose he could not well refuse to her, so there they are, and furnish much wonder and conversation to the neighbourhood. Mr. T. has the honour to be her Ladyships chaplain, has dined and played at cards and likes her vastly ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/272-273  7 Dec. 1779

Contents:
As above, concerned to hear via Thomas Poyle account of Hewett's indisposition; local gossip etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/274-275  11 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; rejoice to hear better account of Hewetts health in context of changeable weather and widespread sickness; money dealings "I have had a dirty Jewish letter from Dring threatning to call in his money on the 5th of April unless I will give him the benefit of my subscription upon my shares in the Calder... St. A. Warde has promised me the money upon the same security which to be sure is as good as can be and I am more likely to have it remain. Master Dring talks of lending his to Government and making 7 per cent. He may be bit if he does but I believe he only wanted to squeeze me"; thanks Hewett for kindness to Beckwith "... remaining debt is about £300. He still longs towards London and thinks he has a large acquaintance among the country attorneys that may get a good deal of employment as a draughtsman... I shall get him to finish the sorting of my old papers, it will be a usefull thing to me and put a little money into his pocket".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/276-277  11 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; informing him that he is sending draft for £1000 in tomorrow's post; sends heads of bill proposed for enclosure of Needwood Forest "I had one sent as agent to Mrs. Trafford... my cousin will come into a good allotment as most of her farms have common right on the forest"; also letter from Warde's wife thanking him for purchase of lottery ticket etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/278-279  12 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Geo. Kelk at Wigthorpe; received by post a bank post bill value £100 which he will pay to Mr. Athorpe; gives account of self and family (Hewett may have suggested recommending brother for vacant position of steward to Duke of Portland ?) "At the death of the late Mr. White I was steward to the family with a small salary and had great business in land surveying and had near one thousand pounds in my pocket... my brother whom you are pleased to enquire after was butler at Wallingwells when Mr. White died and of course out of place... instructed him myself in the Surveying business... capable of making very correct plans of estates but was deficient in that part of the business which is done at Commissions, but as I was always present at them meetings as a Commissioner I either did the business myself or directed how it was to be done. When I found it was impossible for my brother to practice surveying without my assistance... I took a farm for him at Sutton of about one hundred and sixty pounds a year. He has saved near five hundred pounds by surveying... I am persuaded he cannot fill such a place as you are pleased to mention with propriety and to the satisfaction of his master and in such a case I should not know how to meet your displeasure... I suppose myself to be worth near four thousand pounds ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/280  12 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Niece A. Warde at Hooton Pannell; Mr. Warde not so well so at his request she encloses draft for £1000.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/281-282  12 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; chiefly Mrs. Trafford's affairs and hope that she could be brought to make a will.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/283  15 Dec. 1779

Contents:
As above; chiefly re health and local gossip.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/284  18 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Mr. Geo. Kelk at Wigthorpe; received 3 bank post wills value £300 and will pay them to Mr. Athorpe "As it is now the time for collecting wood money Whatton and Wales rents I shall pay the remainder and take up your bond very soon"; arrangement re work in sawpit at Shireoaks; coin and several rings found in pot on Elksley Forest "I have not been able to learn of what kind or of what date the coins are. They were sold by the labourer who were casting up a road to a tradesman of Retford for about twelve pounds. Mr. Mason tells me he has demanded them on behalf od the Duke of Newcastle but the purchaser refuses to part with them".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/285  18 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; thanks him for draft value £33 and ordering venison; obsessed by need for Mrs. Trafford to make a will.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/286  21 Dec. 1779

Contents:
A. Boucherett, jnr. at Willingham (Li.); in complimentary language sees Hewett's indisposition as divine punishment for deserting his country friends etc.; not heard yet whether Sir Geo. Savile has got down to Rufford; political news "Sir John Thorald was elected for this county last week without opposition... I hope and believe the minority gain ground, indeed tis high time. May not this meeting at York be productive of some thing. I flatter myself they are about to set a good example".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/287  22 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; employed in nursing Foljambe who has been suffering from this "epidemical cold" attributed to changeable weather; he hopes to be well enough to attend meeting at York "but if he is not, he hopes the fate of his country does not depend on his attendance"; heard nothing certain of Uncle Savile yet "and allmost despair of a Rufford meeting".

[no title or date]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/288

Contents:
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[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/289-290  25 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; chiefly re Needwood Forest enclosure and obstruction by Mr. Davenport of Ceppesthorne (Ch.); application of Mr. Harrison re post of Duke of Portland's steward "I am not found of recommending him as I have no idea of his being qualified for the place, as he has showed some thing unsettled in his conduct as he was brought up a Clergyman and threw off the gown and is turned a farmer and has now a large farm near Leeds ..."; widespread illness in neighbourhood.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/4/291-292  26 Dec. 1779

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; chiefly re health "severe cold... attended with a good deal of fever and I have been bled, purged, vomited and sweated till I am as lank as a post horse ..."; political meeting at York "my countrymen seem to be in earnest and I hope we shall set an example worthy to be and that will be imitated with success ..."

JOHN HEWETT  [no ref. or date]

Vol. IV. Correspondence of John Hewett.  DD/FJ/11/1/5  1780-1783

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/1-2  6 Jan. 1780

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Rufford; chiefly Hewett's health and family news; thanks him for kindness and support to Mr. Boynes.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/3-6  9 Jan. 1780

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Nottingham; concern re Hewett's health; account of ball held by Mrs. Davison "there was a very smart collection of company about eighty in number. Mr. and Mrs. Musters of Colwick were there ..."; card playing at Mrs. Tempest's etc. "Tomorrow I am engaged to an other card party, for such there is at any place I go to, so general are they now that the Lady's cannot spend an afternoon agreeably without them ..."; assumes he knows as much re political proceedings from Nottingham paper as she can tell him "therefore I need say nothing upon that subject except that I think the petition which is talked of will meet with opposition from many as this town is unfortunately much divided by party prejudice"; anxiety re health of Mrs. Drummond "a consumption is much feared... as she has very alarming symptoms attending that disorder... it is a meloncholly circumstance that so valuable a young woman should be hurryed out of the world by too strict an attention to ceremony and parade which I fear is her case".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/7  12 Jan. 1780

Contents:
John Hewett to Duke of Portland (copy); supporting bearer Geo. Kelk in application for post as steward for Duke of Portland's Notts. & Derbyshire estates. Kelk is to manage Hewett's affairs too by relinquishing some of his other business and residing at Worksop.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/8-9  12 Jan. 1780

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Rufford; re settlement of cousin Trafford's affairs; regrets that Hewett should think he intended to consult an attorney re parliamentary business before him "I did not intend to take a step without your approbation and the reason of my saying that I would write to Mr. Fellows first was that as he attends all meetings for the freeholders if Rollestone (St.) imagined that he might give you some information ..."; Sir Geo. Savile has had bad cold but is getting better and looks well, large party at Rufford etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/10  14 Jan. 1780

Contents:
Mrs. L. Boawre at Eakring; pleased that Hewett is recovering, comments on severe weather; thanks him "for the fine new guineas which you sent us. I dare say never was such seen in Eakring, they used to suprise our trades people at Bawtry. I don't know wheather they did not suspect us of coining a little".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/11  15 Jan. 1780

Contents:
Mrs. Elizabeth Trafford at York; chiefly gratitude for his and cousin Ward's attention to her affairs.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/12-13  17 Jan. 1780

Contents:
Mr. Wycliff at Liverpool; chiefly re Wycliff's pamphlet and suspicion of hidden influence and endeavouring to suppress its publication; alteration to section on Horse Tax corrected for next impression.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/14-15  26 Jan. 1780

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; wife's confinement expected in March; attended Committee at York last week but leaves particulars for Mr. Foljambe to pass on "I am very busy in getting the Freeholders to sign the Petition. The Mayor of Doncaster is against it. I have got a good many names but not so many I expected. I am going to Doncaster today to promote the signing it.... I hope I shall get a great many on Saturday as it is Markitt day"; has to go to Derby next month to receive cousin Trafford's rents, her Lancashire affairs have turned out better than expected; comments on severe weather "the best place is the fireside and sometimes one can't keep oneself warm there. I assure you the farmers begin to grumble as the frosts have killed all the Turnips and I am sure it is a bad time for them. I have a farm to let and I find it very difficult to let it ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/16-17  31 Jan. 1780

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Nottm.; absent from Nottingham nearly 4 months visiting Hooton, Aldwark and Rufford; concern re Hewett's health, bad weather will delay recovery; Nottm. very gay "On Thursday we are to go to a ball given by Mrs. Davison at which there is to be a great deal of company. This morning Mr. Wright, the Banker, married his fifth daughter to a Mr. Edwards, an Irish gentleman. The Lady is only eighteen but as it is an advantageous match in point of fortune the impediment of her youth which was at first an objection is overcome and they are to set off for Ireland immediately".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/18-19  1 Feb. 1780

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; noticed with concern that his hand shock in writing previous letter and urges him to make use of "two who would have done for secretarys in the House"; Mr. Foljambe has a meeting at York on the 11th but either of them would attend Hewett if it would be a comfort to him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/20  5 Feb. 1780

Contents:
Duke of Portland; cryptic references to correspondence with Mr. Donston etc.; called on Sir Geo. Savile at Rufford.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/21-22  10 Feb. 1780

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; chiefly concern re Hewett's end childrens' health; postponed visit to York but hopes to go when Mr. Foljambe attends County meeting at Easter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/23-24  19 Feb. 1780

Contents:
A. Boucherett, sen., at Willingham (Li.); views on Yorkshire Petition and politics "thank you for your intelligence of a Lincolnshire meeting for the purpose of supporting the Yorkshire Petition and entirely agree with you that that includes sufficient matter for a present Reform and grasping at too much is the way for to lose all... I am rather in dread of our County Residents who I am afraid are in large majority Protestors rather than Petitioners and to discover a weakness just before a general election should surely be avoided especially as their late success has made them at least deliberate on nominating two at that time... but unless well headed by people of the first Rank and Property we small ones can do little, however salutary and reasonable these measures may be I fear they will avail little to check or overturn the great ruinous Plan apparently most resolutely determined upon by the Majority ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/25-26  19 Feb. 1780

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; family news etc.; cousin Trafford has taken a small country house by the year about a mile out of York, happy that she has been persuaded to make a will thus avoiding future difficulties.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/27-28  21 Feb. 1780

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Nottingham; visited by Lady Scarborough and family; took Miss Mallory to see silk mills, china manufactory etc. at Derby; political news "I can learn very little about the intended county meeting but I understand the High Sheriff has not only been apply'd to by a number of gentlemen but also by Major Cartwright whose application has met with as little success as the former notwithstanding he is soon to become his brother by marrying the eldest Miss Dashwood his sister. Mr. Abel Smith (as you may suppose) is violent against the petitions, he says Bribery has been exerted in Yorkshire (particularly about Leeds) in order to tempt the freeholders to sign but he will aver whatever his patron the Duke of Newcastle dictates to him"; local social events "I am told the officers of the Blues (who are now here) intend giving a ball soon, the invitation is to be very general and the Ball very elegant... There is also to be a [concert?] on Tuesday Sent about which Mrs. Plumtree makes a great fuss as it is for the benefit of her favourite Mr. Wise [organist at St. Mary's Nottm.?] The Assizes will also soon come to enliven us, which is what we frequently stand in need of as in general we are very stupid".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/29  May 1780

Contents:
As above; nortification at not being able to pay respects to him, been ill but now recovering though pain in head still troublesome when stooping to write.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/30  3 May 1780

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; pleased to hear he has safely arrived at Shireoaks, thought of coming over but it is John Savile Foljambe's birthday and servants have a holiday and ball which she would not unnecessarily interrupt; Mr. Foljambe attending Committee at York.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/31  6 May 1780

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; health and family news, welcomes Hewett back to Shireoaks.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/32  7 May 1780

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; Mary apologises for carrying keys of the tea chest off with her, sends him some Coss lettuce and a few mushrooms.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/33  9 May 1780

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Nottingham; health and family news, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/34-35  14 May 1780

Contents:
As above; chiefly health and family news; Mr. Plumtree amazingly recovered by use of waters at Bath.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/36-37  18 May 1780

Contents:
Mr. Grandey at Leisterfields, London; pleased by better accounts of Hewett's health and that he rides out everyday, does not doubt he will recover strength in his legs; Sir George Savile well "often out and when at home sure of having company"; hopes hooping cough "in your town" will soon cease; finds London dusty and unpleasant, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/38  22 May 1780

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; obliged for present of fine fish and sends some Coss lettuce in return; suggests when Hewett's steward and chaplain have departed from Shireoaks he brings rest of his guests over to Aldwark for stay.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/39-40  30 May 1780

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at the Union Coffee House in London; acknowledges remittance for £200 and gives advice re best times for posting bills and letters which require urgent attention so that they do not arrive in London on Saturday and are left till Monday; giving up his house in Kings Arms Yard next month but still some uncertainty re Bonnington, a Hertfordshire estate, which he is contemplating purchasing (mentions that Hewett's friend, Duke of Portland, lived in it for one year); account of latter from a Lieutenant on board the Yarmouth Men of War (late Captain Bateman) re naval engagement "after describing the situation of the two fleets to be the finest sight imaginable, the attention the manoevres of both commanders to get the advantage, the signal was given for a close engagement when Rodney led the way and had he been properly supported it must have been a glorious day, but sorry I am to say that Captain Taylor has now the command of the Yarmouth and what will make my situation very disagreeable I shall have to appear against Captain Bateman who is now under arrest and to be tryed in a few days. In short this letter seems to me, to confirm in every respect Sir G. Rodney's account, who I find is now to be slandered, to be abused etc., etc., because he does not speak in favour of any one man. Many Scotch people affect to call him hot headed, without conduct or judgement, etc., etc. but to me it is plain he would fight and I hope before the French get into Martinico again, he will have another brush with them. They cannot refit at Guadaloupe where there are no stores of any kind and unless Rutters from Martinico can slip by our watchful Argos, they must be a useless fleet for months to come"; heard nothing from Hewett's steward re valuation of Lincolnshire estate.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/41  31 May 1780

Contents:
Niece St. Andrew Warde at Thurland Hall; declines invitation to Shireoaks as husband's health indifferent "pain in his head and the gout flying about him... Buxton is thought highly proper for him, therefore hope we shall set off for that place next week... At our return out of Derbyshire we shall be entirely at your command".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/42  5 July 1780

Contents:
Duke of Portland in London; considers letter just received from Hewett as a new mark of friendship "... and have already profited by it by sending proper instructions to my Huntsman to be extremely cautious of giving alarm and not to hunt any coverts but such as are intirely surrounded by commons or pastures until the hay and corn are cut"; as he has transmitted account relating to Osberton to Lord Thanet would be obliged if Hewett would send him a copy of it to enable him to form opinion on points of difference between Hewett and Lord Thanet.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/43  13 July 1780

Contents:
As above; interpretation and proposals re points in dispute between John Hewett and Lord Thanet "it seems to me that you would be legally entitled to receive from Lord Thanet either the half year's rent of Osberton up to Michaelmas last, or that he ought to account to you for the value of the May and Herbage deducting only his expenses and that he should also pay two Quarter's Window Tax up to the before mentioned term but as you released him from this bargain unconditionally in the month of April... I should submit it to you, whether it would be an improper indulgence on your part to waive your claim to the window tax and accept 30 guineas instead of £32 10s in lieu of and as a full compensation for the half year's rent ..."; pleased that fruit brought by his gardener met with Hewett's acceptance and that produce of Welbeck can be of use to his friends.
Endorsed memo: Terms approved by letter of the 16th. J.H.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/44-45  4 August 1780

Contents:
Eliza Pratt at Twickenham: Hewett's letter giving tidings of Sir Geo. Savile has relieved Lady Savile's anxiety as she had heard no news of him since his departure from London; Lord Lumley has written from Newcastle that both he and Sir Geo, are well and that quarters likely to prove as agreeable as former ones (militia); Lady Savile asks him to send no venison until weather cooler "The venison could never reach Twickenham in perfection... let one of your servants write to the keepers at Rufford to forbid any venison being sent to Lady Savile... as they are going to kill venison to feast the Judges with at the Assizes".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/46-47  9 August 1780

Contents:
Sister Thornhagh at York; arrangements for sending 3 books by Nottingham carrier; family news etc., cousin Trafford has taken to returning visits "the exesize of the Chair I hope will be of great service to her"; obliged for venison against Race Week.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/48  9 Aug. 1780

Contents:
Duke of Portland at Welbeck; re settlement between Lord Thanet and Hewett over Osberton lease; returns resolutions of York Committee with comments "... who I understand from Frederick Montagu, have not in any degree relinquished or abated the order with which they first formed their proceedings after the meeting of delegates in London and that they had offered the County of York to Wyvill who modestly declined upon the ground of being more serviceable to them in his present capacity of chairman of the Committee but that at all events it seemed determined to remove Lascelles"; subscription to County Hospital.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/49-50  11 Aug. 1780

Contents:
Eliza Pratt at Twickenham; now asks him to send Shireoaks venison "there is a little scheme in agitation of making a party to see the Coup at Blackheath which is removed there from the Museum and Coll. Harvey has been so obliging as to Invite us all to dine in his Tent. It would make Doctor Morton vastly happy to send the Coll. a haunch of Shireoaks venison ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/51  12 August 1780

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; anxiety to know condition of cousin Mrs. Warde and to see father as long time since last meeting; Mr. Foljambe at Mr. Ellmsal's shooting "if he has good success I will send you some Moor Game".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/52-53  12 Aug. 1780

Contents:
Mr. Baynes at Highgate, London. returns thanks for present of venison; description of water party up river as high as Sunbury (Mx.), "At Richmond we were extremely fortunate in overtaking Mr. Sharps Barge for his Country House which has every accommodation of beds etc., etc., with a good band of vocal and instrumental music and also the Navigation Barge with my Lord and Lady Mayoress and a number of gutling Common Council men, wives etc., etc., going the boundarys of the river and with them also a Band of Music which together with all the colours of my Lord Mayors Barge flying, drew people of all ranks down to the waterside and exhibited most truly as chearful and lively a scene as you can imagine. The Banks of the river are exceedingly delightful, you have no sooner past one villa but another is in view and as I believe they call it the Swan Hopping season, all the gardens next the river are lined with Ladys and Gentlemen to see the show and hear the musick, for the barges stop at many and fixt places purposely which bring down all the Belles to show off and to this is added many carriages, Ladys etc., on horseback riding opposite the barges... in the evening we returned to Westminster Bridge where our carriages waited for us, we did not get home till about one this morning".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/54  13 Aug. 1780

Contents:
Mary Arabelle Foljambe at Aldwark; sends 2 brace of moor game, enquiries re Mrs. Warde, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/55  18 Aug. 1780

Contents:
Charles Mellish at Soarborough; anxious enquiries re health of Mr. and Mrs. Warde, and whether Hewett still intends to go to Matlock where they will try to meet him; little company at Scarborough though increasing.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/56-57  19 Aug. 1780

Contents:
Eliza Pratt; gratitude for present of venison of which Colonel Harvey is deprived by being quartered at Chatham instead of Blackheath.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/58  20 Aug. 1780

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Matlock (Db.); wife fatigued after journey to Matlock which brought on pain in her side, she was bled yesterday but pain continues and she is to have a blister applied tonight, begins waters tomorrow; asks him not be uneasy if he does not receive letters as often as he expected as post from Matlock inconvenient; great deal of company there and all attentive to his wife.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/59  21 Aug. 1780

Contents:
Lord Scarborough at Sandbeck; political and national news "The news of the day is that the Parliament is to be dissolved on Thursday. The Russian Squadron is in the Dowes (?) ours returned to Spithead and the Combined Fleet certainly at see. No news as yet from the West Indies or America ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/60-61  22 Aug. 1780

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; thanks him for present of venison "very fresh and good, I think as fat a buck as ever I sor... we sent our good cousin Trafford wone hanch ..."; glad to hear better news of Mr. and Mrs. Warde at Matlock; York Races "are began, and very bad they are, worse than the last year, no company, nor any on the field... Sir G. Savile is not expected... if he does come only for wone night:"

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/62  25 Aug. 1780

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Matlock; wife rather better today, health indifferent since she arrived, not able to ride on horse back till today when they rode about a mile which brought on pain in her side but not too bad.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/63  29 Aug. 1780

Contents:
As above; report on wife "I hope my wife has received benefit from these waters as I think some of her complaints are better, the pain in her side is rather abated... she is to be bled today which allwies relieves her. Be assured that if I find that these waters don't agree with her I will go to Bristol... the House is very full, the hurry is too much for her that she is often obliged to sit in her own room".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/64  21 Sept. 1780

Contents:
Lady Soarborough at Sandbeck; all Sandbeck friends are pleased that bathing at Matlock of service; family news "Dick Lumley is safe arrived in England from Barbados and expected here. Dear Tom, who has got a little ship is sailed for Oporto".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/65-66  1 Dec. 1780

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; wife very much better though fatigued with journey accentuated by roads being bad; tomorrow goes to York to see cousin Trafford to discuss her affairs "It is impossible to get things settled as people have not money to pay with so things must be put off till people can get there money in. I assure you times are bad, it is a general complaint that there is no rents to be had ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/67-68  8 Dec. 1780

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljamber at Aldwark; first turn she has in writing to father since he went to Town, regales him with family and household news.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/69-70  10 Dec. 1780

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; health and family news.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/71-72  11 Dec. 1780

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Adlwark; uneasy as they have not heard from him and fear recurrence of the gout; busily employed in new office (J.P.?) "for I have had something every day since I began. Among other things I have been teaching a serjeant a little more regard for the liberty of the subject. An old clothier in bargaining with a person for his cloth asked a soldier (who was by) for a quid of tobacco, The soldier instead of tobacco put a shilling which the old man threw down immediately into his hand and told him he was enlisted and sent for his serjeant who kept him a prisoner till he had extorted a guinea from him, viz. three days by which means the poor man lost two markets for his cloth and was detained from his family and business. I was going to commit the serjeant till he could find bail but the old man consented to make it up on his guinea being returned and 11s 6d more out of which he paid the expenses so that he did not get above five and sixpence clear which I did not think a sufficient satisfaction for his loss of time and ill treatment but as he was satisfied, that is rather chose it than the expence of a prosecution I dismissed the serjeant with a lecture upon the liberty of the subject... Am I right ?"; Dick Lumley giving ball at Sandbeck on his promotion.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/73-74  11 Dec. 1780

Contents:
Geo. Kelk at Wigthorp; account of business as Hewett's agent "... it appears that the Duke of Newcastle has done with Osberton, the alterations he has made in and about the house Mr. Simpson tells me will cost near forty pounds. Hope in my next to send the policy to be renewed at the fire Office... Robert Durham sent a doe yesterday by the wagon, the reason he gives for not sending any sooner is, they were not fat and it is early in the season. Mutton in our markets is 3d and 3½ per pound, your own mutton will supply you about a month longer, when that is done I will send you Mr. Woodcock's terms fo be supply'd from Worksop. I was ten days about the business at Kirkby in Lincolnshire of which I do not wish to make a bill but shall be very well satisfied with what you or Mr. Baynes please to order me... my general charge is £1 11s 6d per day for my time and expences which amounts to £15 15s 0d. I wish for no more and shall be contented with less. The custom has been for land valuers to make a most exorbitent charge for the sale or purchase of estates... Mr. Hogard told me he should charge Mr. Thornhill twenty pounds... I wish to avoid making a bill ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/75-78  16 Feb. 1780

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; Proposals re exploiting coals on Rawmarsh common - "... person belonging to an opulent partnership to enquire whether I chose to make anything of my coals upon Rawmarsh Common. I answered that I has no objections to hear proposals but I did not chuse to lay out money myself upon such an undertaking. He said that if they took it he should wish to have it by the acre and that on the rough grass he could offer £150 per acre. He examined the ground both on the spot and the map and seemed to understand thoroughly what he was about and by his conversation I should suppose they would get four acres at the least in a year... there is upward of six hundred acres of coal so that this may in all likelyhood be a great thing for my family and is a matter of such importance as requires the greatest care and circumspection... should this negotiation fail I have an offer the Quaker who is now getting coal at the Haugh to buy all the coal under his own allotment upon the Common and pay me immediately some hundreds ..."; anecdote re Miss Winn; enquiries re Sir Geo. Savile etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/79-80  21 Dec. 1780

Contents:
Sister Thornhagh at Camps Mount; Announcing safe arrival "both very well and got no cold, found the Roads very good except from Stamford to grantham, and them two Stages was very Rutt and bad"; enquiry re Sir Geo. Savile's recovery and when he can undertake journey to Rufford; family news, health, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/81-82  23 Dec. 1780

Contents:
Nephew Rich. Lumley at Sandbeck; re proposal for Lady Monson to have refusal of Osberton lease; decided to take Hewett's young horse but as Mr. Kelk could not inform him of price will settle with Hewett in Town; also copy answer, asserting that as Lady Monson has had refusal of Osberton on two previous occasions he feels himself free from engagement unless serious proposals are made.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/83-84  29 Dec. 1780

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark; re proposals for mining coal on Rawmarsh Common "... my neighbour Clark, and I find it is only the top Coal that he wants, it is only two feet thick and he offers [...] 20.6 per acre: At any rate it will not be right to treat with him till I have heard what the other people have to say for their object is certainly a great one for they talk of setting up two engines, at setting off and to go down to the five and nine feet stratas. I am fortunately situated in that I can convey it to the river side without being obliged to anybody and vessels will be able to load and go away at all times in the driest summers when they are totally set fast at the Rotherham Colliaries besides passing two locks less. I am likewise let in an extensive land sale over my bridge and shut it out from other collieries. These are advantages that must make it valuable some time or other and therefore I must be cautious in making a bargain... their proposals to carry with me to Rufford that I may have an opportunity of showing them to Sir Geo. and consulting him upon them. I am clearly of your opinion that selling by the acre is best but then there are many things to consider, such as the time to be allowed in getting clearing and making the land arable etc."; description of great ball at Sandbeck "we got to supper a little after two after which the young Lumleys sang catches and we got to bed about half past five. I danced away and am suffering for it as usual by being very lame ...
Lady Monson and her two daughters were there. The youngest Miss Theodosia is very handsom. Lady Effingham was there too and was the cause of laughter in other men, her dress and her manners are truly ridiculous and fantastical tho' she says she hates affectation"; re arrangements for money loaned by aunts.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/85-86  31 Dec. 1780

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe at Aldwark; Chiefly family and local gossip - Lady Scarbrough's illness "something Rhumatick and Gouty ..."; Captain Wrightson's marriage "either is married or very near it to a Miss Bland, she is extremely young, not at all handsome but has a fortune to outway every thing, it is very large at present, but is to be £5000 a year more at the death of her mother. Very convenient I daresay to Mr. W.... don't come to Cusworth (Y.W.) at present, only just come for a short visit to his mother at Warmsworth (Y.W.) and return to the Regiment"; children well "Jack very fond of and looks every day at his fine [...] AE sops fables"; also note from Francis Ferrand Foljambe on recovery of Lady Scarborough and reports that Sir Geo. Savile arrived at Sandbeck last night not looking as well as he could wish; report on negotiations re working coal on Rawmarsh Common "I have had my Gentlemen Colliers, one of them a Mr. Humble, he is a partner and principall manager with Mr. Brundling, who is the principal I find in this and will give me security for the performance of covenants. They want a lease of forty years and I rather think it is but right that they should for they must probably have two engines and be at the expence of Twenty Thousand pounds before they will reap any profit ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/87-88  4 Jan. 1781

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at Camps Mount
Enquiries re Hewett's health and arrangements for sending money on as they have not heard from him; Warde family news; postcript having just received his letter.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/89-90  5 Jan. 1781

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark
Reports on health of Lady Scarborough and Sir Geo. Savile "... Sir George is better but I think wants rest. He has consulted Dr. Simpson who among other things has recommended a little better living to him and I had the pleasure of seeing him take some good roast beef and a little more wine which I suspect will be the best Physic for him"; had little discussion with Sir Geo. Savile re proposed coal mining at Rawmarsh "I mentioned my doubts as to my power of granting a lease for longer than 21 years and he thinks that term is not sufficient for the risk of expense of such an undertaking and that I ought to apply to parliament to enable me to grant a lease for a longer term which he thinks there will be no difficulty in obtaining as it will certainly be for the benefit of the inheritance. I should suppose it may be a colliery for two hundred years. There is eight hundred or a thousand acres under which I have right to get coal and the plan is to begin at the lower end by which it [...] will all lye before us... I don't suspect my neighbour Clark of such a design as you hint at, it is only 14 acres of his own allotment which he wanted and which lies quite in an outside corner that could not be in my way at all and he agreed to get it in such a time or lose it. However if this other goes on I should rather think it will be my interest to check all lesser works as much as I can. I have settled my fine with the Archbishop and I enclose a little memorandum of it. I think considering I had the Church to struggle with, it is full as well as I expected tho' not so well as they ought to have done"; prevented by violent pain in face from attending meeting of Committee at York, which was very numerous and respectable, 3 deputies were chosen - Mr. Stone, Mr. Wyvill and Sir James Norcliffe; decision as justice in settlement case.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/91  5 Jan. 1781

Contents:
Memo re renewal of lease by Francis Ferrand Foljambe with Archbishop of York; total expenses in renewing lease calculated at £223 13s 0d.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/92-93  14 Jan. 1781

Contents:
As above (Aldwark altered to Sandbeck)
Received Hewett's letter enclosing Mr. Gosling's receipt for £1,000 "for which you have the thanks of a most gratefull heart"; begs that he may assist Hewett in his turn, as far as the surplus in selling his Calder shares will allow him to go, in relieving Hewett's difficulties caused by his kindness to his children; approach re colliery lease; foxhunting "We have had two pretty runs with our hounds but the first got to ground close before them and the other after we expected to see die every minute slipt into Edlington (Y.W.) Wood where we had 12 or 14 foxes up presently."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/94-95  16 Jan. 1781

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Sandbeck
Chiefly re wife's health; purchase of lottery tickets; Mr. Wentworth of Hickleton (Y.W.) would like a pair of swans if Hewett would let him have a pair.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/96-97  21 Jan. 1781

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; rejoices to see company and friends but too weak to cxert herself for many days together without feeling bad effects; sorry that Sir Geo. Savile has returned to London "don't you think him too precipitate? so valuable a life should be attended to with all possible circumspection"; greet assembly at Doncaster in honour of [...] Her Hajesty "the most numerous menting that was ever remembered (the races excepted), a large party from Sandbeck honoured it with their presence, my good husband one of the number. Mr. Wrightson is now at Warmsworth with his bride, various are the opinions about the Lady ..."; news of Warde and Lumley families.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/98  22 Jan. 1781

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Sandbeck
Chiefly re expedition to Shireoaks for shoot but prevented from sport by heavy snow; fox hunting etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/99-100  28 Jan. 1781

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Nottingham
Passes on Mrs. Bury's thanks for his attention to the interests of her family "... she does not recollect having heard of her brother William having any property in the Chelsea water works but she thinks it not improbable but he might as he lived much in London and had a place in the Tower ..."; description of army quarters in Ireland "Wm. Bury has for the last four years been quartered in Ireland. He is now with his regiment in barracks at Waterford, and by his account their situation is very uncomfortable. The barracks have been condemned to be pulled down for the last thirty years and when the 11th regiment was ordered there for winter quarters... and the rooms white washed and plastered a little in order to conceal the cracks but to little purpose for they cannot keep out the wind and weather. He says he expects every high wind to be bury'd under the ruins of their tottering mansion"; impressions of life in Nottingham - "I have not yet collected any news to send you, indeed I believe this town affords none, we are more stupid this winter than usual, there are no concerts or plays and but a shabby sort of an Assembly, card routs there are in abundance and at those one would think news would circulate sufficiently or at least scandal, for Ladys in general delight (or are said to delight) in that topick of conversation"; news of local families.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/101  1 March 1781

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; writing for her husband who is indisposed with bad cold, has received catalogue and will make known Hewett's sentiments to Mrs. Trafford when he goes to York for the Assizes; swans arrived safely and Mr. Wentworth is much pleased with them.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/102  3 March 1781

Contents:
W. Kelk at Whatton; acknowledges many favours he has received from Hewett and preaumes to solicit one more "for my son to succeed me in the living of Whatton (if it please God he lives to want it) as there is a good and convenient house and all other necessary buildings upon it ..."; with copy answer declining to be committed "I do not know your son's age or education or conduct so I cannot prudently enter into any particular engagement ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/103-104  4 March 1781

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark
Delay in payment of money bill
Description of expedition with younger children of Lady Scarborough to Wentworth House "... showed them the great Hall, the library and a few of the principal rooms but it was too cold and damp to see all the House. We visited the conservatory, Menagerie and Riding House which seems likely to be very magnificent"; excellent sport and hunting last Monday and killed a brace of foxes.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/105-106  7 March 1781

Contents:
A. Boucherett, jun., at Willingham (Li.)
News of Foljambe family at Aldwark where he has been staying; request for deer to run with beagles "and find that none but cut-deer will run at this season, an animal that is very soaree to be met with, but upon enquiry I find you have a title to one... he is six years old and has laid out of the Park for the four last years, they have sometimes drove him back and sometimes into the Manor Park but the Gentleman likes rambling too well to stay long in a place. Robert Durham has heard of him lately near Workshop Manor and with your permission he thinks he can contrive to catch him".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/107-108  11 March 1781

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark
Foxhunting - "we had a most terrible day's hunting on Thursday last: We threw off at Cantley (Y.W.) and we had all Sheffield and Rotherham. Such a set! They rode whip and spur over and thro at such a rate. No fox could get away at Cantley and we then found another at Black Carr but they rode over and before the Hounds, that after a good deal of scampering up and down those hills we lost him. We then went to Maltby (Y.W.) found another and away we went by Roach Abbey... Slad Hooton, High Hooton, Micklebring... and at last Edlington Wood. There we charged and whipt off but alas such a number of tired horses. Sheffield and Rotherham both rue the day. Some are dead, some dying, and all in such a sad taking that I believe we shall hunt very quietly to the end of the season for any thing they can do"; little girls at Sandbeck innoculated; asses' milk from Shireoaks for Mr. Woodyear's girl who is dangerously ill; proposed shooting of multitude of woodcocks at Shireoaks.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/109  13 March 1781

Contents:
Geo. Kelk at Worksop (?); regrets that his relation Mr. Kelk's anxiety for his family has caused him to act improperly (see 102) "I know the vicarage of Whatton lies near his heart, and the allotments in Aslockton having improved that part of the living one third part, and being in land, makes it still more an object. His only son is at Newark School and appears to be about twelve years of age ..."; hopes to remit some money to Hewett next week if he can get it.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/110  15 March 1781

Contents:
Mr. Twigg at Hull; repays debt of five guineas as he has now get it "in a portable shape".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/111-112  15 March 1781

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; answers Hewett's enquiry about husband St. Andrew Warde's health now at York upon Grand Jury; gives report on own health "Doctor Mushel who is particularly clever in consumptive cases has lately been consulted, he thinks I have not at present an unfavorable symptem ..."; wishes he could be more sanguine re expectations of a pease but admits he has been true prophet so far in his assessment of situation; sitting for picture to a painter (Tate), Mr. Warde's is nearly finished.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/113  17 March 1781

Contents:
A. Boucherett, jun., at Willingham
Received deer last night; little news in country save "the great and important Intelligence of the late Gazette".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/114-115  18 March 1781

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark
Shooting scheme at Shireoaks misfired as found no woodcock, caught fish instead; notices we have taken St. Eustatia and asks if we are nearer a peace for all this ?

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/116-117  19 March 1781

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; thanks him for sending £20 bill and urges him not send rest till convenient; thankfulness that he escaped dangerous accident while travelling; celebrations for victory - "we had great Elumination on Saturday on taking Eustatia I hope all the good news they talk of will bring about a peice. We had better have a bad wone than none".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/118-119  24 March 1781

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell
Account of Grand Jury business at York "There was a great deal of company in Town and a good deal to do for the Lawyers: tho' money is so hard to come at people will go to Law. There was a very Black Calendar. Two to be hanged and I fear many more were guilty. The gentleman that shot the bailiff is to be hanged... I remember him at school... I pitty his father he is gone to London in hopes of geting a pardon for him"; sold cousin Trafford's books for £130 - many in bad condition; arrangements re purchase of sedan chair for cousin Trafford; re loan from cousin Trafford to Sir Geo. Savile of £2,000 with further £1,000 later.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/120-121  25 March 1781

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark
Disturbed at not hearing from Alderson re discounting bill; detailed case before justices re filiation.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/122  25 March 1781

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York
Acknowledging receipt of £10 bill
Rejoicing for late victory.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/123-124  29 March 1781

Contents:
Niece Ann Warde at Nottingham; Assize ball etc. "which was a very genteel one... our Sheriff made a smart appearance. But your poor niece was very near demolish'd returning home. Sir Geo. Bromley's carriage driving violently against my chair, threw down the chair men, broke all the glasses about my ears, and both the poles entangling them in one of the fore wheels of the carriage... I escaped without receiving any material hurt except being bruised black and blue from head to toe. The Judge honoured the Assize ball with his presence and played two rubbers at whist... Yesterday two men where executed here, one of them the person that broke into the cottage at Haggingfield five years ago... I am told he had five wives who have all been to see him.
Mr. Galley was here at the Assizes and succeeded pritty well in getting briefs considering the number of lawyers that attended - no less than seventeen"; going to Mrs. Davison to attend a great card party.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/125  31 March 1781

Contents:
A. Boucherett, jun., at Willingham
Clearing Hewett's "mote" at Kelsey (Li.) of fish "We are in hot pursuit after your Tench... John Cox with his Thief Nets has already caught us sixty brace which we have transported to Willingham... the Mote is so full of weeds, mud and roots that it is scarce possible to do it. We propose to rob you of another load and then get some for Harrison... from five to seven inches long ..."; caught the cut-deer after six miles pursuit and intend to try him soon.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/126  June 1781

Contents:
Captain Hewett at Alderney, nr. Yarmouth
Asking Hewett's favour and interest - "I hope my former conduct will be forgot and you may be sure my future one shall be much as to merit your countenance. At the time I was so happy as to have your interest, I recollect your recommending me to Sir Chaloner Ogle now in England may I presume to ask your intrest once more which I am sure would procure me the command of a Cutter and by what I can learn Sir Chaloner could do it, Lieutenant Barkley who commands the Liberty Cutter I am very intimate with he tells me he often sees you when in London".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/127-128  10 Aug. 1781

Contents:
Thos. Whitaker, attorney at law, Worksop
Re proposals and dispute concerning side bar for turnpike at Kelham "The side bar at Kelham has long been a subject of controversy between the trustees of the two roads... at a meeting held June 16th 1780, it was proposed by the Trustees of the Worksop Road to have a side bar at Kelham... money to be collected should (after deducting the expenses of erecting the bar) be applied as follows; (1)... towards repairing the road between Kelham and Newark (2)... sum be allowed to Lord George Sutton for the extraordinary use of Kelham Bridge during the rebuilding of Muskham Bridge. (3)... remainder of the money should be divided between the two roads equally. Trustees of the Southwell Road... proposed... to make Lord George Sutton such satisfaction... for use of Kelham Bridge, and the remainder to be applied in repairing the Road between Kelham and Newark"; with copy letter from Job. Brough of Newark re above; also sends notice re meeting to consider Worksop enclosure and invites advice and support, asks him to consider whether he would wish to have lands in his "tything" exonerated from tithes by allotment in land or money payment.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/129  1 Sept. 1781

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York; hoping he receives benefit from stay at Matlock; glad to hear he has fixed on a steward "and that you may have little trouble in learning him your ways'; pleased Worksop (enclosure ?) meeting ended as he wished especially as Hewett thought it would be a great advantage to him in time; news of St. Andrew Wardes at Weymouth.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/130-131  1 Sept. 1781

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Weymouth (Do.); report on wife's health and description of Weymouth "We wrote to a person three weeks ago to take Lodgings for us: at our arrival found that he had not taken any... All the Houses on the Sands are engaged for sometime, so whether we can get one in that situation during our stay here is uncertain... After walking over the greatest part of the Town we at last met with an old Dark House in the Town of Weymouth. The rooms are large and well furnished for this Place; upon the whole I fancy we are very well off, for assure you the lodgings in general are very bad and dear (the truth is) that there are so few good ones that they are taken early in the Season and continue let for many months... If the weather does but continue fine we shall do very well as we are out all day and our rooms do very well by candlelight. I am in great spirits about my wife for it is amazing how much stronger she is since she came here... Have been out to sea in a boat once, intend going very often if the weather is fine as that was recommended to her... This is a very good place for invalids for they have no temptation to go out to the Public Places for they are so bad that few go to them... The Duke and Duohess of Gloster are here, they have a Large party with them. He is building a House on the Sands. He intends staying till March as this Place agrees the best with him in winter. It is delightful Bathing here, a fine Bay, no waves to prevent your going in".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/132  3 Sept. 1781

Contents:
Mr. Stracey at Denne Hill near Canterbury; trusts that he is benefiting from good effects of country air and Buxton bathing, glad that he intends to house himself in London, early in winter before severe weather sets in, where they can talk over Worksope enclosures - "My letter to Mr. Whitaker turned almost entirely upon the propriety of making the notice upon the church doors as comprehensive as possible that we might not fail for want of strict compliance with the orders of the House of Commons. But, whether all the manors in the Parish could properly be included in one bill... you, from your parliamentary experience, as well as local knowledge, must, I am sure, be the best judge... A couple of hundred pounds is very unwisely saved by crouding the whole into one bill, when two bills would have kept all the different interests separate and clear and prevented confusion".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/133-134  11 Sept. 1781

Contents:
Sister L. Thornhagh at York
Returns thanks for present of a very fine buck which she will invite cousin Trafford and friends to partake of tomorrow; cousin Trafford well "she went of airing in her chaire on the sands every day at Scarborough ..."; sorry to hear that Mr. Kelk was dead and hopes Hewett will not have difficulty in finding a good steward again; family news.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/135  20 Sept. 1781

Contents:
Dr. John Storer at Nottingham; informing him, on Mr. Warde's behalf, of Miss Warde's death of dysentry which was prevalent in Nottingham.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/136-137  22 Sept. 1781

Contents:
John Dixon at Nottingham; re death of Miss Warde "... interment... in the Burying Ground in this Town... There has lately been an order made that no person whatever shall be buried in the church in Nottingham. Mr. Warde has therefore given order for a vault to be made in the Burying Ground where numbers of people of Fashion are buried... judged it better to have the body laid here, than sent to Hooton, where there is but one vacant place in the vault... Dr. Storer is esteemed a very good Physician and attended her with very great assiduity and care... Mr. Warde sent express to Doncaster for Dr. Mushet in Miss Warde's illness but he was gone to Scarbro'".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/138  24 Sept. 1781

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark
Sorrow on death of Miss Warde, arrangements for Hewett's mourning suit "Thomas Boyle tells me you have no mourning here or in London but I don't see why that should bring you home as a Wirksworth taylor might do as well as a Worksop one. On consulting with Thomas Boyle I have ventured to send for your taylor and order you a suit of mourning and he has promised that they shall be ready so as to serve you to morrow night ..."; glad that he has resolved upon staying at Matlock for his health which is so valuable to his friends; Sir Wm. Boothby has sent for venison and as a haunch was available he has sent it off.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/139-140  25 Sept. 1781

Contents:
Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Nottingham
Re death of sister, thanks Hewett for offer of Shireoaks, but father chooses to remain at home; appointed sister's exor. and asks for advice in proving will, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/141  28 Sept. 1781

Contents:
Eliza Pratt at Twickenham; gently rebukes him for not writing, Sir Geo. Savile has not been well but has now recovered, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/142-143  29 Sept. 1781

Contents:
John Dixon at Nottingham; complications re Warde will.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/144  Oct. 1781

Contents:
As above; informing him of death of Mr. Kelk, vicar of Whatton.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/145  1 Oct. 1781

Contents:
Daughter Mary Arabella Foljambe of Aldwark; received presents from father "... beautiful productions of Derbyshire... the obelisks seem to me very curious and singular, they look very handsome on each side Mr. Wedgwood on my dressing room chimney which you have furnished for me most compleatly and handsomly ...".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/146-147  8 Oct. 1781

Contents:
John Dixon (Rev.) chiefly re death of Mr. Kelk, vicar of Whatton and advice sought by Mrs. Kelk - "He died without will... his chief effects are in land: one farm of 56£ p.a., another of 23£, the last his at Rotherham, and when the lease expires which is near out it may perhaps be raised to 30 or 40£ p.a. He has borrowed money to buy one of these estates to the amount of 825£ and pays 4 per cent... I am to preach at Whatton again on Sunday as well as at my own church and hope in the meantime she find out some abler adviser"; St. Andrew Warde been ill but better this morning, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/148  8 Oct. 1781

Contents:
Rev. Thos. Beaumont at Bingham; application for vacant living of Whatton in Hewett's gift; also copy answer agreeing that he knew members of applicant's family but not encouraging his expectations.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/149-150  9 Oct. 1781

Contents:
John Dixon at Nottingham; Mr. Wylde, vicar of St. Nicholas, Nottingham, has waited on Mr. Warde, to desire his recommendation to Hewett for vacant living at Whatton; re Mrs. Kelk's, wife of late vicar of Whatton's situation, "I entirely agree with you that everybody who has any thing to leave ought to always to have a will by them. For want of this precaution Mrs. Kelk's difficulties will be endless, and the daughter's provision very precarious. Mr. Kelk I find had hurt his constitution by drinking such quantities of ale every day, that in all possibility he would not have lived long, even if this fever had not attacked him"; St. Andrew Warde much better and asks Hewett not to discuss Mrs. Trafford's affairs with her unless she broaches subject.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/151-152  9 Oct. 1781

Contents:
As above; conjecture as to value of living of Whatton "... should guess about 70 or 80£ p.a. It may be more for any thing I know, for Mr. Kelk would never give me the least information about it but concealed everything relating to it with as much care, as a farmer who has a good take does his rent"; Mr. Warde has asked him to write supporting bearer's (Mr. Wylde, vicar of St. Nicholas, Nottm.) application for living of Whatton; repetition of Mrs. Kelk's circumstances, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/153  10 Oct. 1781

Contents:
T. Plumptre at Mansfield
Supporting application of bearer (Rev. Mr. Stanley) for living of Whatton "Mr. Stanley has been curate to my son at Claypole, and Mr. Kirkby his predecessor there for two years and a half, who join in giving him a very good character ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/154-155  12 Oct. 1781

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Sandbeck (Y.W.)
Chiefly supporting application of Mr. Dixon, curate of Tickhill, to be presented by Hewett to living of Whatton.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/156-157  16 Oct. 1781

Contents:
Mr. Warde at Nottingham; re loss of daughter;
Paid Mr. Pacey 5 guineas for Mr. Hewett's subscription to Nottingham Races which he can remit at convenience.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/158-159  18-24 Oct. 1781

Contents:
T.F. Twigge in London; thanks Hewett for offering him living of Whatton which he will be happy to accept if he is given leave to hold it with living he already possesses in Essex (detailed); with copy answer indicating that living is a vicarage and that he has no other motive but to serve Twigge, etc.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/160-161  21 Oct. 1781

Contents:
Lady Scarborough at Sandbeck
Chiefly enquiries after Hewett's health
Received letter from son Tom in which he says he is well "after their good success in Saldanha Bay and proceeding to the East Indies".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/162  22 Oct. 1781

Contents:
Mrs. Boawre at Eakring; received money by Mr. Grandcy for which she expresses obligation to Hewett; glad to hear Mr. Thomas Lumley is likely to get some prize money at last provided the prizes get safe home "the newspaper... say they are the richest ships that ever came from India".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/163  23 Oct. 1781

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark
Just returned with Boucherett from pleasant shooting expedition to Shireoaks "I hope you will receive three hares and a brace of pheasants before this letter as part of the spoils... we carried some cold meat with us and Rob. Dunston added a very nice roasted pig to our fare so that we lived like princes (and a good deal more comfortably than modern ones at least) and drank your health in a bottle of your own port".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/164  25 Oct. 1781

Contents:
Cousin Eliza Pratt at Twickenham; Lady Savile will be obliged to him if he will give house room to a trunk till they are "Inhabitants of the Museum".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/165-166  27 Oct. 1781

Contents:
Sir Francis Molyneux at Wellow
Asks Hewett to let him have £100 when he comes to Town, (Lord Scarborough has disappointed him); no news in the country but wait with anxiety for "good news we expect from you gentlemen in London as we suppose America will furnish you with some soon"; with copy answer recalling that Holyneux had loaned £400 to Hewett and not charged interest, £100 will be ready against Holyneux's coming to Town.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/167  31 Oct. 1781

Contents:
Francis Ferrand Foljambe at Aldwark
Going with Sandbeck party to mayor's feast at Doncaster; accepts Hewett's invitation to Shireoaks "I shall accept of it with pleasure for the Worksop Meeting which begins on Monday. The Duke at Whitwell Wood and the Confederates at Gateford Common on Tuesday. We hope there will be rain before that time to soften the ground... The farmers are not able to plow a great deal of their ground it is so exceedingly hard"; begun to copy Hewetts catalogue into a book himself "so many blots and blunders in the rough draught that nobody else could have managed it. I write it in my best manner and rather a large hand so that I hope it will answer the purpose at least"
P.S. "Pray excuse my having forgot to bring a frank with me and there is no black paper or wax here".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/168-170  7 Nov. 1781

Contents:
Thos. Whitaker at Worksop; sends copy of resolutions of proprietors of estates in Worksop re proposed enclosure "The proprietors in general, seem well inclined towards the Inclosure but I think three Commissioners will be sufficient to execute the Act, and they all appear to be unanimously of opinion that Tithes ought to remain payable in kind, but in regard the vicarial tithes will be diminished they hope the rector will add something to the vicar's present stipend"; will copy resolutions of meeting of freeholders held at Red Lion, Worksop, 6th Nov. 1781; also copy answer giving general comment on resolutions.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/171-172  15 Nov. 1781

Contents:
As above; replying to Hewett's observations on above resolutions, chiefly that patron of living of Worksop has been overlooked "... very doubtful who is patron, and no person in the room (the vicar not accepted (sic)) could inform me. The Dukes (Norfolk) agents apprehend that the right is in his Grace, but on account of his religion that Lord Rockingham presented for him; and on the other hand it has been said that the Marquis presented in his own right ..."; opinion that vicar's position will be improved after enclosure "as the tithe wool will be stronger when the land is laid down afresh after being cultivated"; with copy answer (on his dignity, feeling alighted)"... as I have had sufficient proof of the attention I am thought worthy of in the business of inclosing Worksop Common, I will only congratulate the freeholders on the prospect of having their interests well taken care of by only three Commissioners two of whom never were concerned in business of that kind before ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/173  22 Nov. 1781

Contents:
Geo. Donstan at Worksop; re freeholders' meeting on Worksop enclosure, choice of 3 commissioners instead of 5 governed by expense etc. "... many of the Freeholders of Worksop have so good an opinion of their own judgement that I should not be suprised at them not listening to your best advice"; hopes Hewett's [...] gout has not been violent and that he is now quit for the winter "Sir F. Molyneux is just recovered from his first fit... determined never more to hunt or drink wine, do you think he will gain anything by these rash resolutions unless at the same time he would restrain his eating and wh-- g ?"

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/174  24 Nov. 1781

Contents:
John Peacock at Worksop; sends list of freeholders, claiming right of common in Worksop, who might think themselves entitled to share of commons if enclosed, some may be objected to; re number of commissioners; received letter from Rev. Mr. Hewett, at Bath, referring to enclosure of Shireoaks etc., Commons. He approves of disposing of timber and division of money; with list of Worksop freeholders having rights of common (77 names)

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/175  7 Jan. 1782

Contents:
Thos. Whitaker at Worksop; informing him that freeholders intend meeting at the George, in Worksop, to sign petition to Parliament re Worksop and Radford enclosure and to peruse draught bill, "... As soon as this is done, it shall be sent to Mr. Stmoye to be perused by you, Mr. Jackson for Lord Vane, and the other parties in London... I think myself greatly obliged to you for your hints as to the possibility of the business being defeated, and shall be glad if you can point out to me from what quarter you expect any opposition and how I may guard against it ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/176-177  17 Jan. 1782

Contents:
As above; asked his agent to wait upon Hewett to obtain his signature to petition for Worksop enclosure and to leave draught bill for perusal; detailed clauses to be inserted in bill.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/178  n.d. c.17th. Jan. 1782

Contents:
Copy answer to above; extremely suprised that petition is to come to him via Mr. Whitaker's law agent and not from Mr. Straov, not persuaded that bill will pass both houses [...] am as he has little interest in prodeedings will not trouble himself at present with it, cannot approve clause without restriction.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/179-180  23 Jan. 1782

Contents:
Thos. Whitaker at Worksop; concerned that sending of patition re Worksop enclosure via Mr. Allen should be disapproved of by Hewett and gives explanation. Elucidates clause re own house. Duke of Norfolk as Lord of manor expects 1/16 (present usual allowance) particularly as ½ of commons are to be given to tofts; with copy answer objecting to above "... I find the very reason you give for your clause in the enclosure bill is exactly mine against it, if there is nobody in Worksop who will attend to the interest of the publick at Large, perhaps there may be some in parliament who may not think it right to enact that the already too narrow part of a publick and considerable market place should be still more confined by being built upon... I was led to believe that the D. of Norfolk as lord of the manor, was content with a twentieth part... I have signed the petition and am now told by you he expects a sixteenth ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/181-182  27 Jan. 1782

Contents:
As above; denying that clause re his house would diminish market place and injure public "... but when I only ask that which many years ago would have been granted for a popper corn rent... especially as I am willing to pay a proper price for it... I will agree never to make any steps or other incroachment into the street, beyond the Pillars, and I am certain no person can be in the least injured by the building which I will take care to do in a very neat manner. The ground in its present state is no foot walk, there being two sets of steps and a rail which prevents it from being used as such, and the only person who stands under it, with a stall upon a market day is a hatter who comes from Clown (Db.) and who can be easily accommodated elsewhere. It is already built over on the upper stories, beyond which I will engage never to build or make any projection whatever... the Angel Inn in Sheffield was exactly in the situation of my house and is now built up to the Pillars though there is a much larger market there, than here... Almost every day, and particularly on Sundays, a set of people (chiefly labourers) collect together, and stand under the Pillars, talking loud and making a great noise, and boys frequently play at marbles and other games there, which give great disturbance to any person in the front rooms, and they very frequently hinder and interrupt me in my business, extremely ..."; freeholders don't object to 1/16 allocation to lord of manor; transmitted to Sir Geo. Savile draught of clauses proposed to be interested in favour of Ollerton turnpike in intended act for Leadenham and Southwell roads.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/183-184  11 Feb. 1782

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John Dixon at Nottingham
Report on business entrusted to him by Hewett to find out who inserted notice re Worksop enclosure in Nottm. paper "The management of the Nottm. paper is now and has been for some time past in the hands of Mr. Burbage who I am told allows Mr. Creswell 50£ per annum. I was luckily acquainted with a Tradesman of this Town who knows Mr. Burbage very well and desired him to ask who put the advertisement into the Paper relative to the Worksop Inclosure. Mr. Burbage looked back and informed him it was Mr. Whitaker's attorney at Worksop. He would have no suspicion of you, as I kept your name a secret even to my friend whom I employed"; news of Warde family; been with party to see Irish giant "above eight foot high and by now on his road to London, but I suppose he will stop at every principal town ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/185  13 Feb. 1782

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Mr. Whitaker at Worksop; re amount to be allotted to lord of manor under proposed Worksop enclosure "... when I wrote... a sixteenth to be the present usual allotment, to lords of manors, I did it from the information of Mr. Jackson and others conversant in the business of inclosures... I admit that where there are any other claiments to the manor, or where the right of soil is not clearly in the lord, by agreement the lord may accept of a smaller allotment ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/186-188  2 & 22 April 1782

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Captain Hewett at Castle Townsend, Ireland
Reminds him of earlier promise of interest and assistance and bemoans his present lot "... I have long looked upon myself in the unhappy state of a banished man... I have... the command of one of the Revenue cruizers of this Kingdom of which there are six stout ones one of which is commanded by a Captain Wilson, one of the members of Parliament for the county of Armagh. The one I command is a large cutter of sixteen carriage guns and two hundred tunns burthen... whole crew including myself, officers, men and boys, being only thirty, and my station the most exposed to Enemys Privateers of any... all the other Commissioners of cruizers in our service are men of the country, of good interest and connected with men of power... their employment little else but sinecures, when the dutys of hardship, danger and expence fall to my share... that time of life is come now that I could wish to spendinalittle ease and quiet... present temper of the times in this part of the world is unfavourable to me ..."; with copy answer regretting that as he is now out of Parliament and burdened with years and infirmities he can be of no help.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/189-190  16 April 1782

Contents:
Accounts of Warde household at Nottingham; compiled by Hewett (finds many articles omitted compared with own expenditure).
Detailed.
Endorsed: "P. Warde's business".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/191-192  19 April 1782

Contents:
Copy letter of John Hewett to Mr. Warde re above; sternly rebukes him for exeeding income and inviting disaster.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/193  27 April 1782

Contents:
Captain Hewett on H.M. Atlas, Portsmouth; now removed from Alderney Sloop to H.M. Ship Atlas as 5th Lieutenant at request of Captain Vandeput who is his captain. Confesses past misconduct but is now reformed, begs forgiveness and assistance.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/194-195  29 April 1782

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P. Warde at Nottingham; acknowledges and repents past indiscretion and revealed true state of his affairs to his son, will endeavour to retrench expenses as much as possible "... immediately to dispose of my horses, to let my stables and paddocks, and to keep but one manservant (with some other regulations)".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/196  n.d. c 5 May 1782

Contents:
Copy answer of Hewett re above
Delay as letter had to pursue him to Matlock, pleased that Warde received his observations in friendship which encouraged him to write again with freedom required on subject.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/197  7 May 1782

Contents:
Copy answer of Hewett re above
Letter has found him at Matlock endeavouring to find health which he fears can never be his again "Your again opening a correspondence after so long a suspension, with a person so old, infirm and retired as I am suprises me much because no benefit is likely to arise to you from it. What your conduct has been during that suspension, I don't know, but what was the effect of it before is felt by others and merits your retrospective consideration. If your future conduct deserves it, I have no doubt but you may now get forwards in your profession ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/198  9 May 1782

Contents:
Henry Hewett, Beresford Cruizer, Castle Townsend near Bandon, Ireland; confident letter (seemingly impervious to Hewett's reserve) inviting Hewett's interest and influence to be exerted on his behalf "... the friendly reception you gave me and the many friendly assurances you honoured me with... leaves not the smallest room for doubt... from the late changes in the Administration you can certainly give assistance to it as your friends and connections are now in power... The Marquiss of Rockingham, Lord Scarborough and Sir Geo. Savile now most undoubtedly have it in their power to serve. I therefore most earnestly beg leave to request your friendly recommendations and application to them... for letters in my favor to the Duke of Portland, the present Lord Lieutenant of this Kingdom - a smal independancy would make me happy but that I have not. I should therefore be glad of an employment on shore even of less value than my present and a line or two from any of these, I have mentioned would certainly obtain it with ease ..."; reference to Irish situation "Tho' the turbulance of the times here have a little subsided, should the requests of the people of this Kingdom be refused the consequences are much to be dreaded. As an Englishman and real well wisher to both Kingdoms I most earnestly wish for an accommodation agreable and that may tend to the well uniting them".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/199-200  27 May 1782

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Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; reaction to father-in-law's (Mr. P. Wards of Nottingham), debts etc., sees his intended reformation as flattering but not probable expectation "Not a farthing set down for Doctors fees and apothecary bills: no iterest money mentioned. He has a fidler that comes to play with him every day, sometimes twice a day, that man must be well paid for giving up principal part of his time... Dr. Storer tho' he is expected to attend daily has never received a fee since the first which was 25 guineas for six weeks... "; copy of Mr. Warde's estimated household expenses for 1781; his debts estimated at £1,000.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/201-202  29 May 1782

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Nephew St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; re father's affairs; own health better "tho' the pain in my side is not quite gone it is not so violent as it was. I have found great benefit from Hartshorn Drops in small quantities once or twice a day. I shall continue to take them for sometime. I am rather afraid of bleeding as it is not so well with a gouty constitution"; views on political and national situation "I think in a little time we shall have nothing but Red Coats. The whole talk is raising men to defend us against invasion. For my part I have no fears about it. I think we have more to fear at home, for if they go on taxing us people will be so distressed that there is no answering what will be the consequences and learning the lower sort of people the use of arms may then be a disadvantage. I don't know what will be the fashion in this part of the Country. In other parts the men are to be raised by subscription. At York they have raised a large sum. The Corporation gave £500 and all the old Ladies... The Corporation of Doncaster [mst?] yesterday. Will let you know what they did in my next. Many of the gentlemen have offered to serve, for my part I shall beg to be excused that but will give my mite toward raising men if it is the fashion".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/203-204  2 June 1782

Contents:
Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; re father-in-law's affairs, transcript of letter from Miss Nallory stressing Mr. Warde's fecklessness, insincerity and further ettempts to borrow money from different sources.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/205-206  n.d. c.2nd June 1782

Contents:
Copy letter John Hewett to Mr. P. Warde
Stern letter re his financial affairs, suggests alternative schemes of living in Worksop closer to son who can help him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/207-208  8 July 1782

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hotton Pannell
Resigned letter re father's refusal to take Mr. Donston's house at Worksop (?) and difficulties in dealing with him as he flies into a passion and is unreasonable; wife has had violent pain in her side "she applyed a blister which has inflamed a good deal but as I hope it will relieve her she must endure the pain for a time As she found so much benefit last year from sea air, I think it necessary for her to go again as soon as possible, so she intends going to Scarbro's next Saturday ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/209-210  13 July 1782

Contents:
As above; father determined to stay in Nottingham, convinced that Hewett is the only person who could get him away from there; hopes see air will benefit wife "she has no thoughts of bathing... if Weymouth had been nearer she would certainly have gone there but it is too expensive a journey to take annually ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/211  20 July 1782

Contents:
As above; intends calling at Shireoaks on Wed. next on way to Nottingham as Hewett considers it necessary for him to go there, convinced his going there can do no good.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/212-213  22 July 1782

Contents:
Mr. P. Warde at Nottingham; asserts that it is not in his power to conform to schemes laid down for his future regime "I am in so weak and relaxed a state, it is quite impossible for me to be moved from the place where I am, I being so debilitated that I have no help for myself, can neither dress nor undress myself... nor walk without two sticks when I go into the garden and a servant to walk by me... Supposing I was able to be removed, I think the house you mention of Mr. Donston's would be too small for me, and what I remember of it the situation is low and damp that it would not do for me. As for boarding, I can't say I should chuse that, for it would by no means be agreable to me; so the only thing I can do must be to remain here, where I can pass my time with tolerable comfort as I have all conveniences about me ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/214  3 Aug. 1782

Contents:
Copy letter of John Hewett in reply to above; final exasperation at Mr. Warde's attitude though avoiding open breach "I see plainly our ideas on this very important occasion differ so much that I will not add to your concern or my own by troubling you anymore on the subject".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/215-216  20 Oct. 1782

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Nottingham; hopes Hewett has received customary benefit from bathing at Matlock; making arrangements for father's departure and settling debts "I am sorry to say that I find that he owes more in small sums than I expected. He likewise owes some bills... near two hundred pounds to pay different people... I should not like for us both to leave the place till something is done to satisfie those that he is indebted to... I am rather afraid that he is got into his old way of drinking ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/217  20 Dec. 1782

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Captain Hewett in London; asks for early interview, he has the testimony of Captain Vandeput and other captains to his conduct as an officer and gentleman. Describes himself being much bruised "by an accident attendant on my duty in order to receive the Admiral's orders by signal at Portsmouth since our arrival from Gibralter".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/218  1783

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A. Boucherett at Willingham (?) (Li.); congratulates him on honour bestowed on family (not specified) "... sincerely wish he may long possess it undisturbed and the assistance and example of two such worthy men as have near connection with him added to his own good understanding cannot fail making him a blessing to his Country ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/219  1783

Contents:
Observations on open and close loans, (Written in John Hewett's hand).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/220-221  24 March 1783

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A. Boucherett at North Willingham (Li.); differs from Hewett on excepting clause in Small Debts Bill "would you enquire into the great increase of the poor's rates on your estates... no cause to be assigned but the luxury of the laborious classes, chiefly their wives who are tempted by those little shops introduced into every village by these greater shop-keepers. Our cottages, I mean yours and mine, have not advanced. The labourers wages increased. Corn formerly near and sometimes as dear as lately, no potatoes, which all now have and a noble succidanium for bread. The butter their cow or cows produced was formerly carried to market and procured candles, soap, pepper and salt, the only articles they really want to buy except shoes, a felt hat and coat or breeches, the rest of their clothing was spun at home. What the case now? The butter with the flour that should make bread are consumed at home with the addition of tea and sugar twice a day. None or very little spining they can't find time.... If the labourer who receives his wages every Saturday night can't pay for what he really wants weekly, when can he pay? and if urgent necessity presses him who so proper to assist him as the Farmer who employs him, in fact he does: but if his family will have Luxurys they run in debt for them as is often the case unknown to the husband. A case of this kind was proved to me the other day where a poor man who had a wife and six children was forced to sell his cow and pig thro' his wife's unknown extravagance and the parish must now assist him. This destructive law has spread over too great a part of this country viz. from Boston to Louth and that whole country in a flame about it but had not sense to see the consequence and oppose it except one parish... Sutton near Horncastle... I will give an instance only... of this law in execution. A poor woman lately become a widow receives a summons to Louth for a claim of nine pence, not understanding what it meant showed a sensible neighbour, averring she was not conscious she owed a farthing he advised her to pay it in court which was that day, she did so and the charges amounted to the moderate sum of four shillings and sixpence. In short I wish shops not to trust my people nor my farmers to be burthened 10 or 15 per cent ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/222  n.d. c.April 1783

Contents:
Copy answer of John Hewett re above; regrets difference in opinion but not swayed by argument; views on national and political situation "This country is in a very strange situation. No Ministry. Riots about dearness of provisions. Army and Navy disposed to mutiny are not promising of much enjoyment of the blessings of peace".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/223  15 April 1783

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Duke of Portland; believes Hewett's friends are included in subscription but does not know to what amount, mentioned it to Lord John to whom distribution was committed and will ask him about them first moment he sees him, lists were sent to Bank yesterday morning, thanks him for information.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/224  15 April 1783

Contents:
Mrs. Baynes; Mr. Baynes went out of Town this morning leaving instructions for Mrs. Baynes to open letters, she will write to Harefield (Mx.) and Mr. Baynes on return will repeat thanks for Mr. Hewett's kind offices in person.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/225  19 April 1783

Contents:
Mr. Baynes; asking if Hewett has any good tidings for him, to direct them to him at Mr. Gregory's in King's Arms Yard instead of Harefield.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/226  21 April 1783

Contents:
Duke of Portland; thanks him for useful information re value of gold and silver which he has periodically transmitted to him.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/227  4 April (May?) 1783

Contents:
Mr. Baynes; asks him to speak to Duke of Portland in favour of petition presented to Treasury by friends Messrs. Gregory and Turnbull to supply garrison of Gibralter with money and provisions. They have connections there and at Gadiz and Malaga which could serve Government as well if not better than most other persons. If this can be carried they are to join Bayne's brother Robert in contract which makes him more solicitous for success of venture.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/228  7 May 1873

Contents:
Copy letter of John Hewett to Duke of Portland; as Duke of Portland could not serve Messrs. Gregory and Turnbull etc., with share in the loan, he may be able to assist them re above petition.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/229  7 May 1783

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Duke of Portland; will enquire immediately into state of Gibralter contract and give "every assistance to your friends memorial that the terms of it and my situation will admit".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/230  7 May 1783

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Copy letter of John Hewett to Mr. Roberts; notifies him that he has this moment received a very friendly answer from Duke of Portland (quoting above extract) and asking him to communicate news to Mr. Baynes.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/231  7 May 1783

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Mr. Roberts; assurance that he will communicate to Mr. Baynes news re Gibralter contract and favourable answer of Duke of Portland.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/232  8 May 1783

Contents:
Mr. Baynes; returns thanks for Hewett's attention in favour of Messrs. Gregory and Turnbull to Duke of Portland re Gibralter contract.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/233  3 Dec. 1783

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Sister L. Thornhagh at York; chiefly re "great secret" of Hewett's intended remarriage "the great secret you intruest us with, I assure you we have never divulged to any wone but within this three weeks have been told by several of it and I had a letter from my niece Harvey the other day who said General St. Legard had been at Womerley (Y.W.) and had informed her of your intended marriaged which was believed in Nottingham ..."; re petition to Sir Geo. Savile to continue session as representative in parliament for Yorkshire "Mr. Johnson... just seen the under sheriff who had received an express which was immediately forwarded to the High Sheriff to desire a County Meeting might be called to petition Sir. G. Savile to continue this setions out and the laborious part to be done by others and for him only to attend the house when absolutely necessary and his health will admit of it for his head is of the greatest consequence at this time".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/234  5 Dec. 1783

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Mr. Baynes; brother's misfortune (re. Gibralter contract ?), if not convinced of Hewett's friendship he dare not venture to request him to recommend his brother to Duke of Portland who has it in his power to make him ample amends "... He has on many occasions showed himself much attached to Lord North and his party and I have great reason to believe his Grace will find him a sensible man and deserving his protection"; heartily wishes for a numerous meeting at York to support nomination of Mr. Foljambe and that the County may be unanimous "Inclosed I send you a letter to Mr. Geo. Stainforth desiring him to subscribe my name to anything that will forward it, or should an opposition start up... I will go down myself and give any assistance in my power.
P.S. Seal the inclosed with black wax or wafer".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/235  6 Dec. 1783

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Mr. Roberts; urging further application to Duke of Portland re vacancy of assistant director (?).

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/236  10 Dec. 1783

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A. Boucherett at North Willingham; congratulates him on prospect of happiness in proposed marriage "You say the Lady has been a kind friend to an elderly man before, I encourage myself to hope your health is so much restored that it may be long, very long before she will be called upon for those tender offices ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/237  16 Dec. 1783

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Mr. Parker, Wood Street, London; has this moment been informed that Mr. Smith, deputy to Mr. Harmood, now lives at no.6. Shire Lane, Temple Bar, and not opposite St. Andrews Church Holborn; sends enclosed motion that Lord John should make.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/238  16 Dec. 1783

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Copy of above motion; "That Mr. Speaker do issue his warrant to the clerk of the Crown, to make out a new writ, for the electing of a Knight of the Shire, to serve in the present Parliament, for the county of York, in the room of Sir George Savile, baronet, who since his election for the said County hath accepted the office of Steward of His Majesty's Manor of East Hendred in the County of Berks."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/239-240  12 Dec. 1783

Contents:
St. Andrew Warde at Hooton Pannell; report on wife's health and party at Aldwark; imminent County Meeting at York "I sincerely hope there won't be a contest, it is allwaies disagreeable but what must it be for such a large County as this. It is so long since that one hardly knows what number of voters there are as property is so much divided lately. I dare say the Meeting will be humerous, the more the better. Am afraid it will be too much on one side: as if the opposition can't get a person to stand they won't appear. No matter, if our relation is chose it is all we wish". Views on East India Bill "there was great opposition in the House about it but the Ministry has carried it, most people think it is necessary that something should be done but the Bill is not in general liked".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/241-242  12 Dec. 1783

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Mr. Kirkby at Worksop; further solicits Hewett's interest on his behalf for promotion in army "As you are now near the fountain from whence all offices of honor and profit must flow, I have once more ventured to ask your Patronage and Assistance... at the age of six and twenty, a time of life (at which many enjoy the rank of Field Officer through interest, without service) I find myself a Cornet of Dragoons, with three above me for purchase, and that opportunity not likely to offer itself... all I wish at present is to be appointed to the rank of Lieutenant, which has been given to Officers of half my standing; if it could be obtained in the line of Cavalry it would be more eligible, but I am totally regardless on what service it is, so that I get rank... tho' I have not the honor of being known to the Duke of Portland he may recollect that he has such a neighbour, who may have it in his power to render him, if not essential ones, some services"; with copy answer assuring him of assistance but not encouraging him to expect too much from it.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/243  12 Dec. 1783

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Niece Warde at Hooton Pannell; thanks him for kind solicitude and advice re her health "Horse exercise and asses milk have proved great restoratives ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/244  13 Dec. 1783

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L. Marriot at Shireoaks; Mr. Young and he (?) have made inventory of table china according to Hewett's orders "The blue and white is very old fashond, of various sorts and no sizes proper for your table, the red and white that is all of a pattern very handsome, the dishes round and not large, I think they have been used for the desart. The best tea china are all good except one cup and saucer wanting, their will want a set of common afternoon tea china, and tea pot, also a breakfast pot ..."

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/245-246  14 Dec. 1783

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A. Boucherett at Aldwark; rejoices at prospect of end to estrangement from father (?)
Foljambe sets out for York tomorrow.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/247  15 Dec. 1783

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Rev. Mr. Twigge at Aldwark; re poor condition of fabric of Whatton church "... Mr. Cresswell tells me that the tower part of the church having been long out of repair, and the east part much bulged, the Chancel will be totally demolished in case the other part should fall, which appears very probable, unless it be taken care of in proper time... the parishioners have formerly held several conferences about it but that nothing has been done towards repairing it in a proper manner, nor he believes, will, unless you or I interest ourselves in it ..."; Mr. Foljambe has gone to York accompanied by Mr. F. Lumley, Mrs. Foljambe and Twigge are to stay at Aldwark till the Election; enquires re Sir Geo. Savile's health.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/248  17 Dec. 1783

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Mr. Baynes; chiefly political views "when is to be the Election (at York) or are we to have a new Parliament which some people say, we shall. I am sorry to see his Grace of Portland so closely connected with the Fox, who I most heartily wish may be hanged, and also Lord North, we shall have no good for Old England till we have an Execution. I think the Attorney General's speech about charters being only waste paper and Lord Loughborough's speech on Monday the two most extraordinary ones that ever came from men in their station of life out it shows the little regard, men nowadays have either for their characters or their Country when Party or the Loaves and Fishes are in Competition. I rejoice Sir Geo. is not in the House, for I think he could not with a safe conscience have given his vote to annihilate a Charter or to refuse the Company the same Priviledge Every Felon is entitled to. If Charters are not sacred, what signifys the Bank, and if Deeds are not sacred and binding what Title have you to enjoy your estate. I do not at all like these violent measures ..."; plea for "a little news for Gods sake to drive away this gloomy weather".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/249  18 Dec. 1783

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Sister L. Thornhagh at York; thanks him for handsome box which he had sent; Mr. T. Long has sent an account of Meeting held yesterday.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/250-251  21 Dec. 1783

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As above; asks him to pay for snuff box and deduct it from her interest; news of Mr. Foljambe's canvassing and movements "... he went from York yesterday to dine at Mr. Weddall's of Newby, from thence some others in that neighbourhood... today... to dine at Sir W. Milners wear he was to stay all night. Sir William would goe with him to sum places and attend him to Leeds... Mr. F. was to ley at Mr. Wilson of Leeds... he and many other of his friends would attend Mr. F. the next morning to the Cloth Hall to canvise... on Wednesday he goes to Wakefield, from thence to Aldwark, on Friday he sets of, for the East Riding. He has not yet had wone refusell ..."; many friends enquire after Sir Geo. Savile.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/252  24 Dec. 1783

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Mr. J. Kirkby at Worksop; declares pleasure in having it in his power to give his voice in Mr. Townsend's favour, not only on his own account, but more particularly as he is the person of whom Hewett approves.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/253  25 Dec. 1783

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Copy of Hewett's letter to Sir R. Hildyard; his good brother, "your late worthy representative" (Sir Geo. Savile) has deputed him to thank him for his letter re resolution of County Meeting. Reference to Sir Geo. Savile's severe indisposition.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/254  27 Dec. 1783

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Samuel Turner at Castor (Caistor, Li.?); pledging adherance to Hewett's friend should a dissolution of Parliament ensue.
P.S. Happy to find Mr. Foljambe will in all probability succeed Sir Geo. Savile as M.P. for County of York.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/255  29 Dec. 1783

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Mr. A. Eyre at Grove; obliged to him for congratulations on marriage of son in which he feels great satisfaction "I hope you will inable me very soon to return the compliment... give great satisfaction to this house to hear of your being connected to an agreeable sencible companion, for let the young men say what they will, we want this more than themselves... We have right Christmas weather, the ground covered with snow and snowing. Pray get you a good warm bedfellow or you will be starved".

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/256  30 Dec. 1783

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F.F. Foljambe at Aldwark; letters he has received have given him great uneasiness for Sir Geo. Savile's safety, hopes to hear from Hewett by some of the Flyers or Diligences today, omens for quiet Election.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/257  31 Dec. 1783

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Mr. Baynes at Harefield Place (Mx.)
Severe weather and miserable travelling keeps him almost a close prisoner otherwise he would have called on Hewett knowing that invalids feel this rigouous season keenly "Indeed it does not agree with me as the snow is too deep to make either riding or walking at all agreeable". Political views "during this parliamentary recess we have no debates in the papers to afford any help to conversation.
My Politicks are to hang half a dozen or more on each side to make the rest really turn their minds for the good of the Country, without which I am very apprehensive poor old England is in a galloping Cunsumption. I suppose by this Mr. Foljambe is duly and happily elected. By the papers, I see my old friend Cholmley was one of the dissenting ten. Whatever had been my sentiments at the Meeting, I should have been ashamed to appear in so small a Minority.... so much unanimity which I hope will be a prognostick of his being our Member for many years without Opposition".
Thanks him for present of side of venison.

[no title]  DD/FJ/11/1/5/258  30 Dec. 1783

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J. Lumley at Leicester Square, London
This moment returned from Brompton and received Hewett's note "I have been but indifferent last night and today but if I am tolerable this evening will be at your house between 10 and 11 as you mention - or if not then - certainly tomorrow morning at 10 o' clock... Sir Geo. Savile had a moderate night but is better in most respects today ..."

REV. WM. MASON TO F.F. FOLJAMBE  DD/FJ/11/1/6  1771-1774

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