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Title: Landowner, Tenant and Agent on the Marquis of Anglesey's Dorset and Somerset Estate, 1814–44
Authors: Beardmore, Carol
First Published: 2-Sep-2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Citation: Rural History, October 2015, 26 (2), pp 181-199
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: 10.1017/S0956793315000035
ISSN: 0956-7933
eISSN: 1474-0656
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015, Cambridge University Press. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. The version associated with this record is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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