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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'.

Richard Ward; ?-1799; magistrate, deputy lieutenant; Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/10211
  • Person
  • ?-1799

Son of Holt Robert Ward and Elizabeth. Lieutenant Colonel of the East Norfolk Regiment of Militia, a Justice of the Peace, and Deputy Lieutenant. Married Amelia Brooksbank, and had nine children- Richard Dalrymple, Robert, William, Henry, Amelia, Mary [married John William Browne], Elizabeth, Frances and Sophia. He died 7 June 1799.

Hon Beryl Cozens-Hardy; 1911-2011; OBE, magistrate, chairman of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts; Bermuda, Letheringsett, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/10507
  • Person
  • 1911-2011

Beryl Cozens-Hardy (30 Nov 1911-5 Oct 2011) was stationed in Bermuda during the Second World War, with the postal censorship department. She later worked with the foreign office and was Chairman of the World Committee of the Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. She was appointed an OBE in 1971 for her work with the Guides. Lives at Letheringsett Hall

William Freeman; 1784-1877; Mayor of Norwich, artist, magistrate; Norwich, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/5283
  • Person
  • 1784-1877

Son of Jeremiah Freeman, a freeman of Norwich, and friend of John Crome. Son William P.B. Freeman. Sheriff of Norwich 1842 and mayor 1843. Member of the Norwich Society of Artists. Died aged 93 in 1877. In 1845 he was living at Heigham Grove, Norwich. An amateur artist and member of the Norwich Circle. Sheriff in 1842, and mayor in 1843. Also Norwich magistrate.

Joseph de Carle Smith; 1812-1902; Mayor of Norwich, chemist shop owner, magistrate; Norwich, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/5309
  • Person
  • 1812-1902

Born in Magdalen Street, Norwich in 1812. Son of Joseph Smith. Married three times. Son Frank de Carle Smith. Father died young, and he took control of his father's chemist business when old enough. Mayor in 1877. Developed the business to include manufacturing and wholesale. Councillor from 1848, alderman in 1855, and chairman of the City Committee. Vice-chairman of the Norwich School Board, 1874-1880. In 1879 he became a magistrate, and served as a Port and Haven Commissioner. One of the original founders of the 'Norfolk News' (later the 'Eastern Daily Press') in 1845.

John Hotblack; fl c 1821-1895; Mayor of Norwich, magistrate; Norwich, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/5315
  • Person
  • fl c 1821-1895

Son of John and Virtue Hotblack. Wife Mary, daughter of John Turner of Mulbarton, Norfolk. A farmer at Rockland St Mary and Narborough, he was mayor in 1884. A Conservative councillor, alderman and president of the First Ward Conservative Association. Deputy mayor in 1885 and 1886. A magistrate for Norwich, income tax inspector and Port and Haven Commissioner. Died in 1895 aged 74 years.

John Moore; 1832-1916; magistrate, Mayor of Norwich; Norwich, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/5324
  • Person
  • 1832-1916

Son of John Moore, farmer at Pockthorpe. Born at Pockthorpe in 1832. Died at Ely in 1916 aged 83 years. Lived at Sprowston and at Kett's Hill in Norwich. A farmer, he was mayor in 1895. A woollen warehouseman in 1851, and later a gravel merchant and contractor quarry owner. Became a councillor in 1880, magistrate for Norwich in 1897, and alderman in 1899. Chairman for the Markets Committee, and a Mousehold Heath Conservator.

Granville John Duff; 1869-?; Mayor of Norwich, soldier, politician, magistrate; Norwich, Norfolk, and Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

  • GB/153/NM/5346
  • Person
  • 1869-?

Son of Lt. Colonel James Duff. Wife Lilian Mary, daughter of Colonel William W. Petrie of Bois Hall, Essex, and relict of William Dering E. Bulwer of Heydon Hall. The married in 1922 and had two sons and a daughter. Mayor in 1920. Educated at Eton before going into the Army. Awarded the Military Cross after the South African War, 1900-1902, and the Great War. Became a councillor in 1907, and a magistrate for Norwich.

Thomas Glover; 1862-1942; Mayor of Norwich, politician, magistrate; Norwich, Norfolk, and Carlisle, Cumbria, West Bromwich, West Midlands

  • GB/153/NM/5350
  • Person
  • 1862-1942

Born at St Helen's, Lancashire in 1862. Son of Thomas Glover. First wife Ada Lizzie, daughter of Christopher Sharples of St Helen's. Two sons and one daughter. Married again in 1929. Educated at Holy Trinity and Cowley schools. Apprentice at St Helen's Gas Works, becoming deputy manager. Also worked at Carlisle, West Bromwich and Norwich. Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers, a City and Guilds examiner, and technical adviser to the controller of coal mines. A councillor in 1929, and magistrate.

Herbert Edward Witard; 1873-1954; Mayor of Norwich, politician, magistrate; Clare, Suffolk, Norwich, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/5352
  • Person
  • 1873-1954

Born at Clare, Suffolk in 1873. One of twelve of a poor family which moved to Norwich. Father died while he was a baby. At 13 years old he ran away to sea and became a cabin boy. Started in the shoe trade when he came back to Norwich. Joined the Labour party. Manager of the Planet Insurance Society in 1910, later the Co-Operative Society. Councillor in 1903, alderman in 1920, magistrate in 1914. Unsuccessfully stood for Parliament in 1918 and 1922. He was the first Labour lord mayor of the city in 1927. Chairman of the Watch Committee, the Waterworks Committee, and Labour leader of the council. An honorary freeman in 1938. Married in 1905, one daughter.

Sir George Ernest White; 1867-1949; politician; Mayor of Norwich, magistrate

  • GB/153/NM/5356
  • Person
  • 1867-1949

Born in Norwich in 1867. Son of George White, M.P. Wife Frances Evelyn, daughter of William Copeland. Married in 1897. Son, Clifford Copeland White, and two daughters. Educated at Norwich School, he was mayor in 1931. Worked at Howlett & White, boot and shoe manufacturers, rising to director in 1912, and chairman when it merged in 1935 into the Norvic Shoe Co. Ltd. President of the National Federation of Shoe Manufacturers in 1933, and chairman of the Norwich and District Arbitration Board for the Boot and Shoe Industry. Councillor in 1915, sheriff in 1916 and 1919, magistrate, and alderman from 1932. Knighted for political and public services.

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