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Sir Nathaniel Bacon; ? 1546-1622; politician, magistrate, Sheriff of Norfolk; Stiffkey, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/101
  • Person
  • ? 1546-1622

Second son of Lord Keeper Sir Nicholas Bacon and first wife Jane, daughter of Thomas Ferneley. Had two brothers Nicholas and Edward and two half-brothers Anthony and Francis, sons of Sir Nicholas and second wife Anne, daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke. In 1569 married Anne, illegitimate daughter of Sir Thomas Gresham and Mistress Dutton. Children: Anne, Winifred and Elizabeth and two sons who died in infancy. Wife Anne died in 1595. Married in 1597 second wife Dorothy, daughter of Sir Arthur Hopton. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and Gray's Inn, London. He lived at Norwich from 1569, Cockthorpe from 1573 and Stiffkey Hall, from 1578. He was JP in Norfolk from 1574, MP successively for Tavistock (Devon), 1571-1572, Norfolk, 1584, 1593 and 1604, and Lynn, 1597. Sheriff of Norfolk, 1599 and another unknown year, knighted, 1604. Puritan and close connections through his family with leading figures at Court.
For an attempt to re-create his archive, see the Norfolk Record Society volumes of 'The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey'.

Thelma Irene Paines; fl 1932-2008; politician; Battersea, London, and Thetford, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/10183
  • Person
  • fl 1932-2008

Born Battersea, London, January 1932 to Grace & Bertie Lane. One brother, Richard. Parents divorced, and mother married Henry Skinner, who already had two daughters, and then another daughter, Susan, in 1950. During 1939-45 war, was evacuated to Brighton. To Northamptonshire a/w brother. To Wales a/w brother. Finally to outskirts of Richmond, Yorkshire. Started work on 14th birthday at S.E. Assn for the Blind behind Victoria Street as a Junior. Then as typist in Architectural Brassfounders in Clerkenwell. Finally ran export/import office in Gayfere Street, Westminster. Married Albert Paines, August 1957. Son Matthew born 1960. Worked in Lambeth County Court. Daughter Fabia 1962; son Wesley 1963; son Lewis 1965. Moved to Thetford with London Overspill scheme, November 1962. Became Thetford Town Councillor, 1978 (Mayor 1990 & 2006). Breckland District Councillor, 1983 (Chairman 1997). Norfolk County Councillor, 1985 (Chairman 1999-2000). JP for 14 yrs. Member of Norwich Prison Board of Visitors for 21 yrs (3 years as Chairman). Member of Police Committee and short stint on Police Authority. Still Chair of Peterborough/Norwich Rail Users Association. Have travelled to Russia; USA; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Hong Kong; Singapore; China; Hungary; Czechoslovakia & their modern split countries; Spitzbergen; Norway; Sweden; Denmark; Lithuania; Latvia; plus France/Belgium/Spain/Portugal; Finland; Iceland. Labour Party councillor.

Charles Townshend; 1700-1764; 3rd Viscount Townshend of Raynham, politician; Lord Lieutenant

  • GB/153/NM/104
  • Person
  • 1700-1764

Born 11 July 1700. Son of Charles, 2nd Viscount, and Elizabeth Pelham. Father of George, 1st Marquis. Lord Townshend bore the title of Baron Townshend of Lynn[e] before inheriting his father's viscountcy in 1738. Died 12 March 1764 at Raynham. MP for Great Yarmouth, 1722-1723; Lord of the Bedchamber to George I, 1723-1727; Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, 1730-1738.

Frederick W. White; 1869-; newsagent, politician, Mayor of King's Lynn; King's Lynn, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/10982
  • Person
  • 1869-

Frederick W. White was born on 24 December 1869 at East Dereham, the oldest son of seven children born to William and Charlotte White. In 1890, he married Miss M.E. Walker of Thornham. Frederick White ran a newsagents shop on Windsor Road and then on the corner of London Road, King's Lynn. He was elected to King's Lynn Borough Council for Labour in 1924 and was Mayor of King's Lynn, 1930.
Frederick White was a founding member of the King's Lynn Socialist Society (KLSS) in 1897. The Society did not have a Chairman but White was a key member of its Executive Committee. In 1898, the KLSS united with the King's Lynn Social Democratic Front (KLSDF) to form the King's Lynn Social Democratic Party (KLSPD). Unfortunately, it appears that records of the KLSDF have not survived.
Between 1904-6, there were divisions between local socialists in King's Lynn over whether to affiliate nationally to the Independent Labour Party (ILP) or the Social Democratic Front (SDF). In 1904, the Executive Committee of the KLSDP decided that each individual member could subscribe to the national party of their choice but remain a member of the KLSDP locally. In 1905, there was a split: some members joined the SDF and others remained with the KLSDP which became affiliated to the ILP. In September 1906, Frederick White formed the King's Lynn Branch of the ILP and was joined by most members of the KLSDP and some SDF supporters. He served as ILP branch Chairman in 1908 and as Secretary, 1913-15. The King's Lynn Independent Labour Party was suspended during the First World War and afterwards the final minutes record that it was found impossible to re-form the party which dispanded in 1916.

Horatio Walpole; 1723-1809; 1st Earl of Orford, politician

  • GB/153/NM/11485
  • Person
  • 1723-1809

Horatio Walpole (12 June 1723-24 February 1809) was a Whig politician and MP for King's Lynn (1747-1757). He married Catherine née Tunstall, widow of Revd Thomas Chamberlayne, in 1806. Godfather of Horatio Nelson, who was named after him.

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