Document ReferencePl C 37/7
TitleLetter in French from P. Grandey, Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire to John Achard; 4 Sept. 1744
Date4 September 1744
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionApologizes for being the worst correspondent Achard must have; is glad to hear about his improved health after his cough; writes of the benefits of riding in the countryside, but fears that the rain will make the soil at Shireoaks worse than that at Rufford; the newlyweds [Mr and Mrs John Thornhagh] have had plenty of visitors; describes how he is amusing himself; he has measured the whole house and was told that it cost Sir Thomas Hewitt more than a million 'pieces'; the Duchess of Norfolk has organized a dance for the young people; mentions a wedding involving Mr Waller 'in your neighbourhood';

Writes that he found an old Catholic chapel now used as a grange; Sir George [Savile, 8th Baronet] has not mentioned leaving as he will hunt during the season; remarks that the King of Prussia 'is going to play his role - we will see how he will get out of it'.
Termsocial life
animals, horses, riding
medical conditions, cough
buildings, churches, Catholic
politics, Prussian
Related MaterialFurther correspondence from the writer to John Achard can be found in the Portland Collection in Nottingham University Library, reference Pw C.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11853Howard; Mary (-1773); Duchess of Norfolk; née Blount; wife of 9th Duke of Norfolk-1773
NA40655Waller; - (fl 1744); Mrfl 1744
NA8508Savile; George (1726-1784); 8th Baronet; succ. 1743; M.P. Yorkshire 1758-17831726-1784
NA40186Friedrich II (1712-1786 ); King of Prussia; ( known as 'the Great')1712-1786
NA12333Hewett; John Thornhagh (c.1721-1787); Mr; M.P.for Nottinghamshire 1747-74c.1721-1787
NA40652Hewett; Arabella Thornhagh (-1767); Mrs; daughter of Sir George Savile 7th Baronet; wife of John Thornhagh Hewett-1767
NA40650Grandey; P. (fl 1744-1753); Mrfl 1744-1753
NA1049Achard; John (-1770); tutor to 2nd Duke of Portland-1770
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