An Eighteenth-Century Love Story

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this page The Newdigate family became Hans Sloane’s patients around 1701, starting with Lady Frances Sedley (née Newdigate), her husband, and father-in-law. By 1705-6, Sloane was treating Elizabeth Newdigate (b. 1682) for colic, hysteria and fever (BL Sl. MS 4076, 1 July 1705, f. 173; 4077, 21 December 1706, f. 164). But Elizabeth’s complaints went far beyond the medical.

http://bundanoonhotel.com.au/?plerok=buy-ta A letter of 1 November 1706 detailed her illness, penury, and unhappy family situation. Specifically, she blamed the “distruction of my health if not to the loss of life” on her brother and sisters who were “miserably unkind” to her. This was partly financial, as her brother Dick

go site wou’d not help me to one peny of money when I was sick in London but forsed me to borow of strangers.

http://ramshergill.com/womens/walter-raes/ Dick had apparently even written to “all my Relations [that] I unjustly demanded mony of him when he was not in my debt”.

http://outdooratlas.com/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://outdooratlas.com/item/personal/ But the siblings were being unreasonable in another way, too. They had dismissed her illness, telling everyone “that I was distracted and had no illness but that of being in love”. She swore innocence in the matter, insisting that she had not even really spoken to the man.

Theodore Lane, A young woman escapes down a rope of sheets, intending to elope with her lover, n.d. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

http://www.newhopehousing.org/?penelopa=Best-binary-options-forums-learn&22f=64 Theodore Lane, A young woman escapes down a rope of sheets, intending to elope with her lover, n.d. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

buy strattera no prescription Of course, she must have done… or perhaps her siblings had put the idea of an unsuitable match into head. A year later, she married Abraham Meure, the son of a Huguenot schoolmaster–self-styled a “Gent.” in the marriage contract of 3 September 1707 (Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 136 C2734).

forex valuta For a woman from a good gentry family, this was a bad choice of husband. A torn-out page from the family Bible makes clear that Elizabeth had “married herself” (WCRO, CR 136/B830). Her father made the point again in the marriage settlement, promising “That for and notwithstanding the consent and good likeing of the said Sr Richard Newdigate is not obtained”, he would still pay her portion. Abraham, nonetheless, does appear to have been a man of some means. Not only did he renounce his claim on and interest in Elizabeth’s portion, “out of the great love and affection” he had for her, but he would provide an annuity of £300.

http://precical.be/?interest=opzioni-digitali-con-prorealtime&d7a=55 Elizabeth’s letter reads like a cry for pity.  Perhaps, by playing upon her defenselessness, she hoped to persuade Sloane to mediate on her behalf. Given her eventual success in marrying Abraham, it is entirely possible that Sloane did help. Sloane certainly continued on as physician to the Newdigate and Meure families. And over time, Abraham became a close member of the family, helping his brother-in-law William Stephens during financial difficulties.

follow site Unfortunately, Elizabeth and Abraham’s match was short-lived. Elizabeth died on 9 July 1710, just two weeks after giving birth to their son John.

3 comments on “An Eighteenth-Century Love Story

    • Lisa Smith on

      official site The son must have died soon after, as he wasn’t listed in Meure’s will. Meure took on paying the rates for his father’s school and, presumably, doing the teaching from 1708-1716. (His father suffered from dementia and died in 1714.) However, he eventually bought property in Surrey and sent Sloane occasional letters (including lottery tickets in 1719!). By 1721, he was in financial trouble and his brother-in-law William Stephens helped him. Meure returned in 1729 by using his role on the Board of the York Buildings Company to find Stephens a post. Meure died some time between 1729 and 1732, but never remarried.

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