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Document number: 6856
Date: 01 Oct 1853
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: STEINMAN George Steinman
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st July 2010

Priory Lodge,
October 1. 1853 –


I beg to thank you for your courteous reply to my former enquiry respecting Sir G. Talbot and to trouble you, at your convenience, with one other –

In Harding’s History of Tiverton it is said that during the siege of the Castle the nurse of Sir Gilbert’s child was killed <1>– Can you inform me who he married? <2>

With apologies for thus again troubling you

Believe me very faithfully yours
G. Steinman Steinman

H. F. Talbot Esqre
&c &c &c

H. Fox Talbot Esqr
Greta Bank


1. "A remarkable circumstance occured during the early part of the siege. Mrs. Cuncick, Sir Gilbert Talbot,s nurse, was holding his child in her arms, in the round tower of the Castle, when a cannon shot killed her, but left the child unhurt." William Harding, The History of Tiverton, in the County of Devon (Tiverton: F. Boyce, 1845), v. 1, p. 70.

2. He married Mary Cavendish (1556-1632) supposedly in 1567 or 1568.

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