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By Martin C. Battestin

ISBN-10: 031329707X

ISBN-13: 9780313297076

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Katherine Cottington, and took a residence in London, where in a matter of months he married a widow named Anne Rapha, a Roman Catholic with children of her own in convent schools abroad. By the time Edmund returned with her to East Stour in May 1719, the children, and 2 A Henry Fielding Companion HF in particular, were upset and rebellious—an attitude encouraged by Mrs. Cottington. To prevent their father’s appropriating the rents of the farm and to rescue them from being brought up in a papist household, Lady Gould, who moved to Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1720, brought an action in Chancery to obtain custody of the children.

Here he lived with his family when in town and continued administering justice until May 1754, when, in the final stages of the disease that killed him, he left London for his house at Ealing. 1750–52: BARNES, Surrey—To escape the noxious air of Covent Garden, HF, when prosperous enough to afford it, always had a base in the suburbs to retire to; and a credible tradition has it that sometime in the early 1750s he lived at Barnes, Surrey, in Milbourne House, Barnes Green. The likeliest period for his tenure there would be from the summer of 1750 to the latter part of 1752; according to the rate books, he had moved to the rather grand estate at Fordhook, Ealing, sometime after 22 July 1752 and before 14 February 1753.

Residences 5 1748: PANTON STREET, London—In the spring of 1748 (from 25 March to 2 June) HF leased a commodious building (probably the old Tennis Court) in Panton Street near the Haymarket, where, under the name of Madame de la Nash, he and his wife, Mary Daniel Fielding, gave breakfast and entertained polite audiences with satiric puppet shows. 1748: BROWNLOW STREET, London—By 25 October 1748 HF and his family had come to town from Twickenham and temporarily taken a house in Brownlow Street, near Drury Lane, “where,” as his sister Ursula Fielding wrote Mrs.

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