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TitleWilliam Castleman's estate correspondence and papers relating to the Dorset and Somerset estate.
DescriptionWilliam Castleman's estate correspondence and papers relating to the Dorset and Somerset estate including the depression in agriculture; the division of farms; permission for Mr Drax to hunt in Sixpenny Handley Woods; fraudulent behaviour of two tenants who tried to avoid being distrained; Lord Anglesey's ill health; congratulations on winning the Milborne Port election; the enclosure of Sixpenny Handley Common; rioting in the Wimborne area: `riots and disturbances of an alarming character have taken place in this neighbourhood and that damage to a considerable amount has been done. Parties of from 200 to 300 men are now at Fordingbridge, Bere and Sixpenny Handley, whose progress the Constabulary force is unequal to stop'; the destruction of agricultural machinery in Sixpenny Handley by about 60 rioters and protests over the proposed enclosure; rioting in Stalbridge; the need for a military presence in Dorset; folksongs relating to Ringwood and the riots [Castleman thought they were written by a local clergyman]; a letter complaining about Castleman's style of management and his reply; and a petition in Stalbridge to reduce the rents so that the tenants can pay their labourers
Date1830
Extent104 docs
LevelFile
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