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Letter from Lady Johanna St. John to Thomas Hardyman c April 1661

Letter from Lady Johanna St. John to Thomas Hardyman c April 1661
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Letter from Lady Johanna St.John, writing from her home at Battersea Manor to Thomas Hardyman, her Steward at Lydiard Park, March 1661.

The letter is mostly concerned with gardening and produce with instructions for Hardyman to plant woodbine, to fatten turkeys for sending to Battersea along with other items including herbs, cheese and pickled barberries. Lady Johanna wishes to be remembered to several people at Lydiard including Mr and Mrs Kibbllewight.

Year:
1661
Author:
Lady Johanna St.John
Type:
Letter
Location:
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Reference:
3430/22
Copyright:
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Last updated on:
Thursday 2nd September 2021

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Johanna St John (1631-1705), wife of Sir Walter St John, 3rd Bt. by Godfrey Kneller
Johanna St John (1631-1705), wife of Sir Walter St John, 3rd Bt. by Godfrey Kneller

Medium - oil on canvasMeasurements - H 124 x W 101...