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Letter from Lady Johanna St. John to Thomas Hardyman, (Feb?) 1660

Letter from Lady Johanna St. John to Thomas Hardyman, (Feb?) 1660
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The letter is chiefly concerned with the hiring and management of servants and shows that some were selected from Lydiard Park to work at Battersea Manor. Lady Johanna wishes to take on a new 'wash maid or dayry (diary) maid' She also warns Hardyman about a servant girl called Smith who she dismissed with three days notice for telling lies and creating factions within the household.

Year:
1660
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...