St Philips Plain Bristol
I hope you not thank it a liberty in my writing to you to enquire after your health & Mama & Mr Feilding & your Dear Sisters <1> I hope you are all quite well I have just received a Letter from Mrs Shirley <2> wich surprise me very much whare she say I suppose you know that poor Lady Charlotte Lemon <3> did not long outlive her Son – The Shock was too much for her in her delicate health so Mrs Shirley told me. I am extremely sorry I hope they meet in heaven
Dear Sir I remind Your humble Servant
31 Sackville Street
1. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother; Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780–1837), Royal Navy; WHFT’s step-father; Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, née Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (1808–1881); WHFT’s half-sister; Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, née Feilding (1810–1851), WHFT’s half-sister.
3. Lady Charlotte Anne Lemon, née Strangways (d. 1826), WHFT’s aunt.