Linden Snippets

These are bits of Linden information not yet included elsewhere, but not to be lost.

From Jackson’s Oxford Journal, 17 June 1843
At her seat, Linden, Eversholt, Bedfordshire, aged 66, Miss Lucy Monoux, youngest daughter of Sir Philip Monoux, Bart. of Wootton and of Sandy, in the same County, who died in 1805.

Small ad from The Morning Chronicle, 28 August 1845.

Mansion, &c.
Linden, Eversholt.
To be let, furnished, from Michaelmas next. [October 10 or 11 1845]
The Mansion is situate in the pleasant village of Eversholt, near the church, in a fine sporting and picturesque country, two miles from Woburn (through which place a coach passes from London daily), seven miles from the Leighton Buzzard Station of the London and Birmingham Railway, within easy distance of Baron Rothschild’s stag hounds, the Oakley, and three other packs of fox hounds; and contains entrance hall, dining and drawing rooms, each 24 feet by 18; breakfast room, twelve bed rooms, two water closets, butler’s pantry, housekeeper’s room, servants’ hall, and other offices of suitable extent, with complete fittings, excellent cellaring, and an abundant supply of water, handsome conservatory, well filled with choice plants, 30 feet by 16, opening from the drawing room, hot house adjoining, 21 feet by 16. There are two double coach houses, stabling for eleven horses, harness room, &c.; a large and productive garden, with hot house, 16 feet by 17, and grapery in full bearing, pleasure ground, shrubberies, &c. Any quantity of land, not exceeding 36 acres, may also be had if required. A post-office in the village. The tenant will have permission to shoot over about 350 acres, and probably a greater extent if required.
For cards to view and further particulars apply to Mr. Furze, auctioneer and estate agent, Ampthill, Beds.

The Morning Chronicle of 15 November 1859 announced that William Lynn Smart, of Eversholt, Bedfordshire, was to be a Sheriff of Bedfordshire for 1860.

Bec Gange writes of William Colin Gordon in 2023:

Employment with HEICS:
Here is his will (you will need to create a free login):
To summarise:
William Colin Gordon attended Haileybury College in Hertfordshire from 1815-17, when he was aged 16-18. He studied Urdu (“Hidustani”), and won essay prizes, although whether these were essays in Urdu is unclear. Haileybury was specifically intended to train for the civil service in India.
He was appointed as “writer” (administrator) in the Madras Civil Service of the East India Company in 1816.
He died 1820-02-08 in Coimbatore, “in his 21st year”, implying he was 20 years old and therefore had not yet come into his inheritance. That is an odd place to send someone proficient in Urdu: maybe he had other talents.

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