2219 - Elizabeth Lister to James Clitherow Esq, c. November 1800

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I am extremely sorry to trouble you again
on a subject which the last time I saw you
you said you hoped you had quit done
with. It is respecting our Ward Ann
Lynsdale. I flattered Myself I had Placed
Her In a Situation where she would remain
during Her Minority but I am mistaken
the Lady with whom she is at Present
goes from Kensington In March & settles
herself at Shrewsbury In a School, She
seem to wish to take Ann with her but
I think the distance too great (as I know
nobody there) to send her so far with
a person we know little off. at Kensington
I heard from her often If she sho'd

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not like her situation she really is not
capable of letting her Friend know,
added to this Mrs Till has either Imposed
on Her or suffered her to spend in the
Half Year fifteen Pound in trifles
consequently Her money will not
Pay the next Half Year there woud
also be an additional expense In
travelling {^there} & back again sh'd it
not answer & Mrs Tills Partner not
like her with other Girls which
has happened at two other Schools:
As I did not wish to trouble you at
this time I apply'd to Mr [Eddy] who
says He has nothing to do with Her
& that you are sole Guardian to her.
would you meet me at Mr Eddy

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chambers when it suits you [damaged]
come to London. I sh'd be very [damaged]
unwilling to make her again [damaged]
[?inmate] In my Family & I cannot
hear of any respectable Place for
her at the low term of 53 Guina
P'Year which with the {?extra} expence
without paying for Cloath
amounts to £43.1.6 the Half year-
I am extremly sorry to hear you
have mett a severe Affliction & hope
you are as well as can be expected
under such a loss
I am Sr Your Obedient Sr
Eliz Lister

Wednesday
Charles St Manchester [illeg]

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James Clitherow Esq
Boston House
near
Brentford
Middleton

twopeny Post

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I am extremely sorry to trouble you again
on a subject which the last time I saw you
you said you hoped you had quite done
with. It is respecting our ward Ann
Lynsdale. I flattered myself I had placed
her in a situation where she would remain
during Her minority but I am mistaken
the Lady with whom she is at Present
goes from Kensington In March & settles
herself at Shrewsbury In a school, she
seem to wish to take Ann with her but
I think the distance too great as I know
nobody there to send her so far with
a person we know little off. at Kensington
I heard from her often If she shod

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Elizabeth Lister to James Clitherow Esq, c. November 1800

Concerning the care and education of Ann Lynsdale, ward of Court of Chancery, allegedly illegitimate daughter of Dr John Taylour. Discussion of moving Ann Lynsdale again – the lady currently caring for her plans to move. Lister is sorry to hear that James is ill.

Lister, Elizabeth

ACC/1360/730/18

London Metropolitan Archives

1800

11

Charles Street Manchester Square, London

Boston House, Brentford, Middlesex

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