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From a letter to “aunt Collett,” Febr. 1627–8.
“I suppose you may have expected to have heard from me upon occasion of the late business touching my son; and
Date. . Place. From xxv. Aug. 1629. Margetting. Mrs.Collett. her mother, Mrs. Ferrar, an
nouncing the birth on the Friday) of Mary Maple
toft. XXVI. Do.
her brother Nicholas. XXVII. Sept. 1629.
Do. Do. XXVIII. 5 Oct. 1629. Gidding. Do. her daughter Mapletoft: who
has her sister Hester with
er. XXIX. 26 Oct. 1629. Do.
Do. N.F. unexpectedly called
to London. xxx. Nov. 1629.
Do. N. F. in London. XXXI. 23 Nov. 1629.
her son (in law) Mapletoft. XXXII. 13 Dec. 1629. Do. Do. her daughter Mapletoft. XXXIII. 18 Dec. 1629. Do.
Do. N. F. had returned
home in good health. XXXIV. 24 Jan. 1630-1. Do.
her cousin lady Smart. [Anne
wife of sir Ned Fracy S.
who died in 1628.] xxxv. 11 Jan. 1626-7. Do.
her son Nicholas: who is
going on well; his brother Ned's conduct causes her
much trouble. XXXVI. 22 Feb. 1629-30. Do.
her daughter Mapletoft ; mentions “little Mall and
Nan." XXXVII. 1 Mar. 1629-30. Do. Do. N. F. XXXVIII. 1 June 1630. Do. Do. her son Edward. xxxix. 19 July 1630. Do. Do. her son Nicholas; his mas
ter has given a good ac
count of him. XL. 26 July 1630. Do.
her son Edward, who has not
written to his parents for
one whole year.
her daughter Mapletoft. XLII. 6 Sept. 1630. Do.
her son Edward, “who still
after so many admonitions
neglects to write a letter." XLIII. Do. Do.
her daughter Mapletoft. XLIV. 4 Oct, 1630.
The same. “Your sister
indeed I had performed it, but that the answering my son's letters every week hath taken up that space of time which the carrier affords us between the delivery of his letters and the calling for of our answer. And now my brother Nicholas
Date. Place. Xrom
an ague-Dorothy's quar
tain continues.” XLV. 4 Oct. 1630. Gidding. Mrs. Collett. her cousin Wright: speaks of
“the perfect health and (I may well say, and bless God for it) the great strength and ability both of body and mind of my
dear mother.” her aunt Collett: her son
Thomas and his wife are resolved to leave Gidding
and keep house in London. XLVII. 18 Oct. 1630. Do.
“I understand my cousin
Streatham.” XLVIII. Do. Do. Do. her son Nicholas: has been
much comforted by his let
Do. Do. her daughter in law) Collett.
Do. her daughter Mapletoft.
Do. LII. 22 Nov. 1630.
Do. her son Collett. LIII. 28 Nov. 1630. Do. Do. her son Nicholas. LIV. 6 Dec. 1630. Do.
Do. her daughter Mapletoft. Lv. 10 Jan. 1630-1. Do.
her son Collett: his wife is
exhorted to nurse her child herself. A copy of a prayer offered in their behalf at Gidding was sent
with the letter. LVI. Do.
Do. her daughter Mapletoft; on
her sickness. LVII. 12 Feb. 1630-1. Do.
Do. N. F. LVIII. 22 Feb. 1630-1. Do.
her daughter Mapletoft. LIX. 1 Mar. 1630-1. Do.
Do. her son Collett.
being to come up, I think it superfluous ; for he is able and hath full authority to give satisfaction in all things, and if
Date. Place. From LXII. 4 April 1631. Gidding. Mrs. Collett, her daughter Mapletoft:
death of Aunt Collett, and of an old acquaintance Mrs. Harris. Good advice as to her little daughter Mal now beginning to talk: education second nature,
the philosopher's whelps. LXIII. 11 April 1631. Do. Do. her daughter (in law) Collett:
mentions “my little Mat,” and cousins John and
Henry. LXIV. 28 April 1631. Do. Do. her daughter Mapletoft: her
son Edward's misconduct in his service under Mr.
Edward to be sent out to
offer their help. LXVI. 26 April 1631. Do.
her cousin Arthur; still a
bout Edward. LXVII. 2 May 1631. Do.
her son Collett: on the same matter : cousin Arthur's
generosity. LXVIII. May 1631.
her cousin Arthur, express
ing her gratitude LXIX. June 1631. Margetting.
N. F. LXX. Do.
lady Bodley, with a present. LXXI. 21 June 1631. Do.
her mother; speaks of little
John being born (son of
Mrs. Mapletoft) on the 15th. LXXII. 16 June 1631.
her cousin Wright: begs remembrance “to my good cousin your husband, my good cousin Ferrar your
brother and his wife." LXXIII. Do.
Do. her son Thomas Collett. LXXIV. July 1631. Do.
Do. her sister Ferrar then in
my son cheerfully submit his judgement and affections to his directions, I shall not doubt of a happy issue.”
Date. Place. From
London; asking her to re
turn home with her. Lxxv. 24 July 1631. Gidding. Mrs. Collett, her son Collett: wishing him
to prevent his brother's going abroad, and to improve
him in writing and accounts. LXXVI. 28 July 1631. Do. Do. lady Bodley. LXXVII. 1 Aug. 1631.
her daughter Mapletoft. LXXVIII. 18 Aug. 1631. Do. Do. her son Collett, whose bro
ther has gone to live with
him. LXXIX. 29 Aug. 1631. Do. Do. her daughter Mapletoft;whose
husband is expected at
Gidding. LXXX. 8 Sept. 1631. Do. Do. her daughter (in law) Collett:
thanks for her care of her husband: inquires after
little Matt. LXXXI. 26 Sept. 1631.
Do. her cousin Arthur Woodnoth. LXXXII. Do.
Do. her daughter Mapletoft, whose
husband has been at Gid
ding. LXXXIII. Do.
her son Nicholas. LXXXIV. Do.
Do. her son Thomas : death of her
cousin Mrs. Wright: his brother is not to be trusted out of the house even to go
to school. LXXXV. 13 Oct. 1631.“ Do. Do. Robert Bateman, chamber
lain of London; thanks for his advice to her son Ed
ward, LXXXVI. 17 Do. Do. Do. her daughter Mapletoft. LXXXVII. 21 Do. Do.
Do. N. F. LXXXVIII. 28 Do. Do. Nich. Ferrar. Mrs. Collett. LXXXIX. 26 Do. Do. Mrs. Collett. lady Bodley. XC. 28 Do. Do. Do. her son Thomas: Mr. Collett
purposes going to Margetting and thence to London : to set forward on Wednesday.
“To her cousin Arthur Woodnoth, July 1628, on receiving his son Ralph into the house at Gidding. Dear cousin,
I am glad we have received such a pledge of you, whereby though we cannot make requital, yet we shall
Date. Place. From
то xcr. 30 Oct. 1631. Gidding. Mrs. Collett, her husband: yesterday a let
ter from their son Ned
promising amendment. XCII. 7 Nov. 1631.
her daughter Mapletoft. XCIII. 28 Do. Do.
Do. Do. xciv. 2 Jan. Do. Do.
Do. lady Bodley: sends a balsam
for aches. XCV. 12 Jan. 1631-2. Do.
her son Nicholas: whose
master is sick. XCVI. 18 Do.
her cousin Arthur Woodnoth. XCVII. 30 Do.
Do. her cousin Arthur Wood
noth: thanks on account
of her son Edward. XCVIII. 1 Feb. Do. Do.
Do. her daughter Mapletoft: de
sires her prayers for her brother Edward going on
his voyage. XCIX. Mar. Do. Do.
Do. her cousin Arthur: congra
tulation on his recovery; thanks for his good offices to her sons Nicholas and
Edward. C. 19 Mar. Do. Do. Do. her daughter Mapletoft: her
son Edward had sailed
from Gravesend. c. Mar. Do. Do. Do. her son Collett: expects the
organs from London for
Gidding. CII. 8 April 1632.
her daughter Collett: wean
ing her daughter Matt. CIII. CIII. 30 Do. Do.
her daughter Mapletoft. CIV. Do.
Do. her son Collett: as to manag
ing his trust for cousin
Wright's child. cv. 21 May 1632. Do.
Do. ["The time having been
term, and, I hope, your employment, if not so much for others, yet for your own