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De Guest, Theodore, Earl

Brother-in-law and neighbor of Christopher Dale. Johnny Eames saved him from an attack by a bull, and became a great favorite with him, receiving a substantial legacy in his will

." unmarried nobleman, who devoted himself chiefly to the breeding of cattle.... He was a short, stumpy man, with red cheeks and a round face; who was usually to be seen till dinner time dressed in a very old shooting coat, with breeches, gaiters, and very thick shoes.... There was not much of nobility in his appearance; but they greatly mistook Lord de Guest who conceived that on that account his pride of place was not dear to his soul. His peerage dated back to the time of King John, and there were but three lords in England whose patents had been conferred before his own" - The Small House at Allington.