Frederica Rouse Boughton
Frederica Rouse Boughton visited Downton Castle in 1860 to see her brother, Andrew. She was a young lady of 22 and living at Larden, in Corvedale, Shropshire. She kept a diary and below is her description of the rides she took over the Downton Estate.
This article was first published in the Leintwardine History Group Journal in 2008.
Watercolour inserted into Frederica's Diary. She has placed herself on the far left of the picture.