Lady Emily Foley

  • 16 Jan 2012
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Lady Emily Foley was the widow of Squire Foley of Stoke Edith, and Lady of the Manor of Great Malvern, the daughter of  a Duke, and a lady of quite the old type. Legend relates that when she dined alone she was waited on by a butler and four footmen. When she drove abroad, it was in a carriage and four attended by powdered footmen.When she visited Herefordshire villages in the Foley estate, school children were marshalled to render her honours of royal type, and on Sunday, the congregation refrained from entering the church until her arrival, so that she might proceed between rows of bowing and curtseying tenants, and as an old person of that date stated, 'If we didn't curtesy low enough we heard of it'. When she visited her manor of Great