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Bradfer-Lawrence Collection: Philip Case Papers
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Bradfer-Lawrence Collection: Philip Case Papers

  • BL/CS
  • Fonds
  • [1423]-20th century

This is an artificial collection. Harry Bradfer-Lawrence acquired these papers from at least twenty different sources which are listed in BL/CS 11/1/1. They therefore only document part, and probably a very small part, of Case's total business. Bradfer-Lawrence arranged many of these acquisitions in a single chronological run, which he transcribed. Later acquisitions were added, some were arranged in separate runs. Researchers are not advised to use these transcripts. Case's papers have been identified throughout the Bradfer-Lawrence collection and assembled here, and it is likely that further material which will eventually be added to this catalogue. As far as possible, the collection has been reassembled into the original bundles, so that all Case's dealings with each client are now together. These are listed separately from his general correspondence. They include a good run of letters to Case from the third viscount Townshend, and his papers as one of Townshend's executors; papers as land agent to William Paston of Appleton, and to Cyrill Wyche of Hockwold; papers as one of the trustees for the property of the daughters of Isaac Leheup, with correspondence from Mary Leheup's husband, Sir Edward Williams of Llangoid. There is also correspondence and accounts relating to Case's comptrollership of the customs at King's Lynn, his correspondence as mayor and alderman of King's Lynn, papers relating to the 1747 election in King's Lynn, and letters from Thomas Walpole and Crisp Molineux, candidates in the 1767 election. Case's papers as executor to his son-in-law Samuel Browne have been listed separately as BL/BR, but BL/CS includes his papers as executor to his nephew Thomas Younge, grocer and farmer of Watton.

Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence; 1887-1965; antiquary; King's Lynn, Norfolk

Papers and accounts relating to sale of the Mason entailed estates, manor of Richmond, property in Leverington, Cambs, Carbrooke and Ovington, Norfolk, and North Pickenham, Bittering, Castle Acre, Gressenhall, etc., and purchase of manor of Sparham Hall and Corbets, Sparham, Necton, etc., from Richard Hassell, senr and junr

Including account of the trusteeship of Sir Armine Wodehouse and Sir John Turner for the sale, authorized by act of parliament, of entailed estates of William Mason, 13 Sep 1763, and account of the payment of the purchase money to Richard Hassell, 3 Dec 1763.

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