Landowner Tenant and Agent on the Marquis of Angleseys Dorset and Somerset Estate 1814-1844.pdf (622.76 kB)
Landowner, Tenant and Agent on the Marquis of Anglesey's Dorset and Somerset Estate, 1814–44
journal contributionposted on 2016-02-10, 14:53 authored by Carol Beardmore
This article uses the surviving correspondence between the Marquis of Anglesey and his land agent William Castleman to explore the relationship which existed between landowner, tenant and agent. The aim of this research has been to examine how these affiliations worked in practice through five broad but interconnecting themes which include: an investigation into the men who became agents, a survey of the changing patterns of land tenure, an evaluation of the estate's reaction to economic downturn, a study of the schemes used to alleviate tenant distress and an analysis of how these estate interactions were reflected in the repairs and improvements undertaken. Castleman was already an experienced attorney and land manager when he began to work for the estate and he and the Marquis developed, over time, a deep and trusting business partnership. Consequently their correspondence has created a historical prism which this article has used to illustrate the working partnerships within this West Country locality.
CitationRural History, October 2015, 26 (2), pp 181-199
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