Eau Brink drainage bill: correspondence between Sir Martin Folkes and Thomas Bagge, mayor of Lynn, etc.
- 1804 (Creation)
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William Folkes (d 1773), a London and King's Lynn attorney, was agent to the Dukes of Montagu, Richmond and Manchester. His second wife was Mary, daughter of Sir William Browne a Lynn physician and poet. His son, Sir Martin Browne Folkes F.R.S. (d 1821) of Hillington was MP for Lynn 1790-1820 and married Fanny daughter and coheir of Sir John Turner of Warham. Sir Martin's son Sir William John Henry Browne Folkes (d 1860), High Sheriff 1826 and MP 1830, married Charlotte Browne sister of Dominick, first Baron Cranmore. His son Martin William Browne Folkes died in 1849. The Folkes' interest in the Hillington estate derived from the marriage of Martin Folkes (d 1705) and Dorothy daughter and coheir of Sir William Hovell of Hillington.
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Formerly BL VIa/I.
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Created 27/04/2009 by Droip. Modified 01/08/2019 by Catherine.Collins.