Report – Diana Beaumont to John Cradock – 26 Jul 1827

Document Type: Report
Date: 26 Jul 1827
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: John Cradock
Archive Source: Misc Newspaper cutting
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      after a conversation I had with up your Lordship the other day in London, you will not be surprised to hear that Col. Beaumont and I have come to the resolution of removing Mr Horsington from our agency.  Having been induced to place the management of Yorkshire property in his hands, chiefly from the confidence we put in your friend Sir G SHEE'S recommendation, by whom he had been previously employed, I think it but a proper attention to communicate to you the fact, and the immediate cause that led to it.  His improper conduct with a girl, the daughter of one of our tenants, has become notorious, by his suffering her, with her child, to take up her lodgings at a short distance from the house.  The duty I owe to me family and my tenantry renders it impossible to overlook an affair so disgraceful to him as a principal agent, and giving so much scandal to the neighbourhood. Mr HORSINGTON has had notice from our law agent to quit his agency at the termination of three months, and the farm that he holds under us at May-day next.  (The letter concludes with some complimentary matters.)

      I remain, my dear Lord, your's most faithfully,


Bretton hall, July 26, 1827.
extracted from court report in the London Morning Post, 8 April 1828, the full text of which is given elsewhere in this collection. Lord Howden was John Cradock (1759-1839)

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