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From a letter to “aunt Collett,” Febr. 1627–8.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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
Anna has had some fits of

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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

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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.

Do. Do.
Do. lady Bodley, at Streatham.

I understand my cousin
Parkes is with you at

Streatham.” XLVIII. Do. Do. Do. her son Nicholas: has been

much comforted by his let

ters.
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Do. Do. her daughter in law) Collett.
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Do. her daughter Mapletoft.
LI. 16 Nov. 1630.

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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.

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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.
Lx. 14 Mar. 1630-1. Do. Do. her daughter Mapletoft.
LXI. 28 Mar. 1631. Do. Do. her son Nicholas.

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being to come up, I think it superfluous ; for he is able and hath full authority to give satisfaction in all things, and if

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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.

Brown.
LXV. April 1631. Do. Do. her husband in London:

Edward to be sent out to
the Somer Islands or the
Indies; cousin Arthur, Mr.
Buckeridge and Mr. Strange

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.

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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.

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my son cheerfully submit his judgement and affections to his directions, I shall not doubt of a happy issue.”

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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.

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Do. her daughter Mapletoft, whose

husband has been at Gid

ding. LXXXIII. Do.

her son Nicholas. LXXXIV. Do.

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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.

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“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

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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.

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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.

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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

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