Fonds MC 1872 - Bacon and Townshend Papers

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MC 1872


Bacon and Townshend Papers


  • 1496-1735 (Creation)

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80 pieces

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Sir Roger Townshend, Knight 1484; Sir John Townshend, Knight at Cadiz 1596, Sir Horatio 1st Viscount Townshend created Baron Townshend of Lynn Regis 1661, Charles 2nd Viscount Townshend Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1709, 3rd Viscount Townshend appointed Lord of the Bedchamber 1723, George 1st Marquess Townshend Lord lieutenant of Ireland, High Steward of Tamworth, Yarmouth and Norwich 1767-1772, George 2nd Marquess Townshend created Earl of Leicester 1784, George Ferrers 3rd Marquess Townshend 1778-1858, John 4th Marquess Townshend 1798-1825, John James Dudley Stuart 6th Marquess Townshend Mayor of King's Lynn 1928. At Raynham Hall.

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(14th century-19th century)

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 11 June 1970 and on 9 August 1982 (MS 35053 numbered MC 1872/1-79) and 9 August 1982 (MC 1872/80). List completed 26 October 1998.

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Some items in this collection are transcribed in the volumes of Bacon Papers published by the Norfolk Record Society. They are cited as GRM 11/6/70 followed by a number in brackets. The number in brackets often reflects the number in this collection: e.g., GRM 11/6/70 (19) is now MC 1872/19, 866X2.

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