DOUGHTY, Sir Edward. 6643



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Edw.Doughty’, discussing essential repairs to his house, saying that “on Monday we leave Upton for Tichborne…” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, with an integral blank leaf laid down on part of an old album page. Upton House, 26 July 1846. Sir Edward Doughty (1782-1853), uncle of Roger Charles Doughty-Tichborne (1829–1854?), who was later impersonated by “The Tichborne Claimant”. Doughty played a significant role in the drama by bringing back from the West Indies a former family servant, an African Negro named Andrew Bogle. Bogle remained affectionately by Sir Edward’s side the remainder of his life as valet and confidant, after which he retired to Australia in receipt of a handsome annuity from Lady Doughty and kept in contact with her. In Sydney he “recognised” the imposter Thomas Castro as the missing baronet, probably as a way of securing a return to England.