George Townshend; 1724-1807; 1st Marquess Townshend of Raynham, soldier, politician

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George Townshend; 1724-1807; 1st Marquess Townshend of Raynham, soldier, politician

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1724-1807

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Born 28 February 1724.Son of Charles, 3rd Viscount, and Etheldreda (or Audrey) Harrison. Father of George, 2nd Marquis. MP for Norfolk, 1747-1764. Lord Lieutenant and Vice-Admiral for Norfolk, 1792-1807. Fought at Culloden and the assault on the Heights of Abraham. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1767-1772. 4th Viscount Townshend of Raynham in 1764, he became 1st Marquis Townshend of Raynham in 1787. Died 14 September 1807.

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East Raynham, Norfolk

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soldier; politician

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GB/153/NM/5798

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Created on: 02/08/2004 by Droip

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