713. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 1 September 1802

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713. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 1 September 1802 ⁠* 

Dear Wynn

I have lost sight of you for some time – but will write a random shot to tell you that I have a daughter. She was born yesterday evening & will bear the names of my mother & of her own – Margaret Edith – I cannot spare either. All is as well as possible.

When I know where you are I will write again & tell you why my resolution is made taken – to fix at Keswick. – I am quite well – & as you may suppose heartily happy. By the way I learn from Taunton [1]  that Lord Somervilles [2]  death without heirs male (it has been decided) would leave me the reversionary sum of 9000 £.

God bless you Wynn


Sept. 1. 1802


* Address: [deletion and readdress in another hand] To/ C W Williams Wynn Esqr M.P./ Wynnstay/Wrexham <Chester>
Postmark: 122/ BRISTOL/ SEP 1 1802
Endorsement: Sept 1/ 1802
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4811D. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Tom Southey was staying with his uncle, John Southey, at his home in Taunton. BACK

[2] John Southey had fallen out with his cousin John Southey Somerville, 15th Lord Somerville (1765-1819; DNB), agriculturist and leading importer of merino sheep. This led Southey to believe he might eventually inherit some of his uncle’s property. This hope proved unfounded. BACK

Published @ RC

August 2011

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