Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance

Financing the Landed Estate

Power, Politics and People on the Marquis of Anglesey’s Estate, 1812–1854

Authors: Beardmore, Carol

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  • Unravels the financial story of the Marquis of Anglesey’s estates in Dorset and Somerset
    Creates an understanding of the complexities of estate finances and administration and explores the role of the estate manager
    Examines the ways in which the estate sought to impose social control through the spending of monies on items such as education, paying voting incentives and the negotiating of rental agreements
    Explores how the estate formed part of an economy of expedience through the setting up of local industries, charitable payments to the poor, food, clothing and coal allowances

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While there is an extensive historiography which explores English agriculture in the nineteenth century, there has been less attention paid to individual estates and in particular the role of the land agent within their management, administration and participation in rural community relationships. Nowhere is this more obvious in the lack of research into the financial history of the landed estate, even though in the early nineteenth century these were some of the largest businesses in England. The Castleman letters are a rich source which detail the intricate working, financial, social and political relationships which constituted the foundation of the landed estate. The vouchers of which more than 10,000 have survived alongside the rental accounts have rarely been examined. On their own they illustrate, for example: the sums paid out on maintenance, the interest payments on mortgages, charitable expenditure, spending on property repairs and one-off payments for a wide and diverse range of items. Together with the diurnal correspondence all three aspects of the archive detail the daily financial undertakings and form the foundation of a new financial history of the estate. This book will show that estate management was underpinned by an inherent understanding of the financial decisions which needed to be taken, and will be of interest to academics and researchers of financial history.

About the authors

Carol Beardmore holds Research Fellowships at the University of Leicester, UK and part-time lectureships at De Montfort University, UK, and the Open University, UK. Dr. Beardmore has had articles published in Rural History and Family and Community History and chapters in The Land Agent in Britain: Past, Present and Future (2016), Living the Family: A Study of Family Life, c.1650-1900 (2019) and Disability Matters (2018).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Financing the Landed Estate
Book Subtitle
Power, Politics and People on the Marquis of Anglesey’s Estate, 1812–1854
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14552-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14552-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14551-4
Series ISSN
2662-5164
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 236
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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