Catalogue description Letters from other members of the Clavering family to Lady Cowper

This record is held by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Details of DE/P/F197
Reference: DE/P/F197
Title: Letters from other members of the Clavering family to Lady Cowper

Alithea Allanson [née Clavering, an aunt]: letters contain family news, comment on current affairs, also a letter from Com. Cornwall to Mrs Allanson, rejoicing on the accession of George I and Lord Cowper's return to office; and a letter from Dr Lloyd of Worcester concerning his disappointment at not getting Deanery of Worcester, 28 March 1715. 13 items, 1708-1719.


Ann Clavering [unidentifiable relative, letter written from Gawthorpe Hall, Lancs.]: congratulations on Lord Cowper being reinstated as Lord Chancellor. 1 item, 1 Nov 1714


Ann Clavering [? sister of 6th bart]: concerning death of her mother, and sending a piece of plate as a remembrance of her. 1 item, 3 April 1719


John Clavering of Lamesly [later 6th bart]: letters concerning the care of young John Clavering [Lady Cowper's half-brother]: local and political news from Newcastle and Durham. 6 items, 1707-1714


John Clavering of Callaly [took part in 1715 rebellion, see letters concerning him in DE/P/F195]: now in prison in London. Wishes to know what he can do for the best. 1 item, 22 Dec 1715


J Clavering [? Jane, wife of 3rd bart]: congratulations on her marriage. 1 item, 28 March 1707


Margaret Clavering [half-sister of Lady Cowper]: five letters mainly in Margaret's hand, being copies of letters between herself and her half-sister Ann Liddell, all dated about 1718. There seems to have been some disagreement between them on Margaret's ingratitude for her upbringing by Ann. 5 items, c 1718


Robert Clavering [a distant relative, Professor of Hebrew at Oxford, and Bishop of Llandaff]: letters to 1st Earl and Lady Cowper, mainly concerning preferment and solicitations. 7 items, 1708-1722


Grace and Jean Richards [Grace was a Clavering aunt of Lady Cowper's. Her remarriage to Richards was considered unwise by her family]: two letters from Grace announcing her remarriage, with request for patronage for her husband, covering letter in French from Jean for one of them, and draft reply from Lady Cowper. 4 items, 1716/17


Grace, Lady Wood [nee Clavering, widow of Sir Thomas, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and great aunt and ? guardian of Lady Cowper before her marriage]: two letters from Orlando Bridgeman, July and August 1702, to Lady Wood, expressing warmth of his feelings for Miss Clavering; letter from his father, D Bridgeman, stating that he has heard that his son has made an offer for Miss Clavering, and reminding her that he cannot marry without "a considerable sum", August 1702; note refusing an offer made by Dr Lloyd for Miss Clavering; and anonymous letter to Lady Wood stating that William Cowper was unsuitable for Miss Clavering to know as he was a libertine, 2 August [1705]. 5 items, c 1702-5.


Miscellaneous letters and papers: note in ? Margaret Clavering's hand about Lady Pomfret and Lady Swindon; note of entries in Ryton parish registers of baptisms of Mary, Ann and Dudley Clavering; note addressed "To Any Mrs Clavering", signed D Spencer, apologizing for inability to see her that evening; two letters addressed to "my dearest friend", and signed MC, but not in a recognisable hand, containing court gossip and trivialities; and draft letter, Lady Cowper to Lady George Howard, concerning her cousin Thompson's proposed marriage with a relation of Lady George, undated. [Lady Cowper's mother was a daughter of Sir Henry Thompson, knight.] 6 items, Undated

Date: 1702-1722
Held by: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical description: 50 items

Have you found an error with this catalogue description?

Help with your research