Booth, "A few days before Edmund, the father's death, Elizabeth Maskelyne asked the duke of Newcastle for a clerkship in his office for Edmund, his second son (Elizabeth M to Newcastle, 7 March 1743/4; BL MS Add.32702, f.173) William maskelyne's letter to Newcastle, of july 1753 (BL MS Add.32732, f.389)asking the latter to sponsor him as Professor of hebrew, makes it clear that it was through newcastle's influence that Edmund obtained the East India Company writership." Not cure how these are connected: Story Maskelyne of Purton Catalogue Ref. 1390 Creator(s): Story-Maskelyne family of Basset Down, Wiltshire Maskelyne, Story-, family of Basset Down, Wiltshire FILE [no title] - ref. 1390/96 - date: 1747-1878 hit[from Scope and Content] Wills: of Nevil Maskelyne, 1779; Katherine Booth, 1756; Theodosia Booth, 1773; Mary Booth, 1696, Ann Booth, 1747, Anne Boothe, 1756, Anne Boothe, 1747, John Dillwyn Llewelyn, 1878. She had an aunt "Mrs Katherine Howard" who was living at the time of Elizabeth's death.