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how Dick s hand was guided to the signature of deeds &c, when he
was intoxicated, and (I have heard, dying.)     Why was this old
crone pensioned off, if not for self interest, by the man?     She died
in one of the two houses on  Paradise Row,  (beyond the little garden,
as you go to the orchard:) it belongs to the farm. /        Bolton
did not survive many years after Richard s death, and dying, the
Neithrop house, and part of the farm devolved on William his eldest
born, Henry, the second, succeeding to the remaining part and living in
one of the  Paradise Houses.    He had recently married, much against
his father s liking, my fathers servant-maid, Mary Edwards, from
the grocers shop in Parson s Street, Banbury.   Joseph, the
youngest born Bolton had died.     William then ruled, and drank
for a  time, then died.   Old Bolton, as though desirous of founding
a family, had willed the estate to descend to his grand-children.   Henry
then succeeded, came to the Neithrop house-proper, and so it rests
to this hour.                My father meantime,  prenticeship, and journey-
man days over, had married his first wife Sarah Arnold, and with
his  1000 and her property, (the Parsons Street house were hers,) had
thriven. Two children were born from that marriage, one dying in
infancy, the other, now, Mary Anne Greatbatch.  Of his wife s
death, and how he came to marry mine own dear Mother, I shall
find another time to put down.          Meantime to end with his
then remaining brother, Thomas, and so to wind up for the pre-
sent.     He was a coarse, red-haired-burly man, uneducated, and
low in his tastes.  Married to the niece of old Bolton he occupied the
South Newington house and lands and begat sons and daughters. He
and my father did not remain friends long, and until his death,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page eleven
Description:Gives an account of his family history on his father's side.
Date:1855-02-01
Subject:Bolton, Charlotte; Bolton, Henry; Bolton, Henry, Sr.; Bolton, Joseph; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Henry, Sr.; Bolton, William, Sr.; Bromley, Sarah; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Richard; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):Banbury, [England]
Coverage (Street):Parson's Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven
Description:Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.
Subject:Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, England; Paris, France; New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.