May I hope to be pardon'd for the great liberty I now take in addressing you (not having the honor of being known to you) upon the subject of the Living of Fisherton Anger Salisbury Lately held by the Revd Doctr Nicholas deceased, which I Understand is in your your [sic] Gift. my Nephew the Revd Henry George De Starck, <1> has served the Curacy for the worthy Doctr Nicholas for many years, highly to the approbation of his late worthy Rector. and he is so much liked by All his Parishioners, for his diligent care & attention in every point of the sacred profession, and also for his excellent dilivery [sic] fine voice and performance of the Duty, that all his Parishioners wou'd greatly lament his loss, & I trust Sir, you will forgive my expressing my wish which you will not wonder at, that you wou'd have the Goodness to bestow the Living upon my dear Nephew, who, it is but Justice in me to say, is a very worthy Young Man & a Dutiful Nephew to me; and I shou'd be truly grateful Sir, if you kindly indulge my earnest Wish of obtaining it for him. - It may not be improper perhaps, to acquaint you with the family
connexion Connexion; my late Mother <2> was Sister to Docr Ogle, <3> late Dean of Winchester, and to the late Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle Bart, <4> of Worthy near Winchester, & the Revd John Savile Ogle of Kirkley <5> son of the late Dean of Winchester is my first Cousin, and this young Man my Nephew, is the only Son of my late Eldest Brother, Charles George De Starck, Eldest Son of my late Father Baron De Starck a German Nobleman. - My Nephew has five Children by a former Wife, 4 Daughters, & one Son, about 12 years old. My Nephew Subsequently Married again, to an Elderly lady of fortune, & she is very anxious that her Husband shou'd have the Living, and they have much improved the House & Grounds; have laid out a good-deal of Money upon it, and Made it very comfortable, and complete - I understand that Mrs De Starck has offer'd to Purchase the Advowson of the Living for my Nephew's little Son, & wou'd pay down fifteen Hundred Pounds for it, but I cannot obtain any certain information Upon this subject; and therefore am more induced to intrude upon you Sir, referring the decision to Your worthy self - and shall esteem myself highly Honor'd and favour'd by your kind attention and Reply to this anxious letter. and I beg leave to have the honor of Subscribing myself
Your very Obedt
Juliana Dorothea De Starck.
My Address is
Miss De Starck
Febr 19th 1837PS Febry 28th
Your reply to this letter Sir, will be a full Illucidation upon this subject upon which I own I am painfully in the dark. This letter was prevented Going to the post as design'd by sudden indisposition, but thank God I am better and my worthy friends Sir George & Lady Rose being on the spot Sir George will kindly frank my letter.
I have put my letter under Cover to my dear Respected Cousin Lady Dacre,<6> daughter of my dear late Uncle Sir Chaloner Ogle Bart that it may be frank'd. Lady Dacre's Sister The Honble Mrs R Talbot I first thought was related to you Sir, but I believe is not.
W. H. F. Talbot Esqr
1. Henry George De Starck (1796-1865), clergy.
2. Martha De Starck, née Ogle.
3. Newton Ogle (1726-1804), Dean of Winchester.
4. Sir Chaloner Ogle, 1st Baronet (1726-1816), Admiral.
5. Rev John Savile Ogle (1767-1838), Canon of Durham. Kirkley Hall, Kirkley, Northumberland.
6. Barbarina, née Ogle (1768-1854), married secondly Thomas Brand, later Lord Dacre.