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Fothergill, Mr

The land agent for the old Duke of Omnium, and a great friend of Nathaniel Sowerby. After the old Duke’s death, his indifference to the noble sport of fox-hunting resulted in his dismissal, at the instance of Lord Chiltern, then MFH of the Brake Hounds.

"He enacted two altogether different persons on occasions which were altogether different. Generally speaking, with the world at large, he was a jolly, rollicking, popular man, fond of eating and drinking, known to be devoted to the Duke's interest, and supposed to he somewhat unscrupulous, or at any rate hard, where they were concerned; but in other respects a good-natured feIlow" - Framley Parsonage