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Windham family; 13th century-20th century; Felbrigg, Norfolk
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Norfolk County election, addresses, squibs, details of the poll, etc.

MC 3243/72/1 Song: 'Twas in the Land of Dumplings, nd [?1802]
MC 3243/72/2 Song: Britannia's Triumph: in praise of T.W. Coke and referring to recent death of 5th duke of Bedford (1765-1802), nd [1802]
MC 3243/72/3 An appeal to the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of Norfolk in support of Sir Jacob Astley who has been traduced and vilified, nd
MC 3243/72/4a-b Address to the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of Norfolk by T.W. Coke supporting character of Sir Jacob Astley which has been aspersed, nd (2 papers)
MC 3243/72/5 Address to the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of Norfolk by Jacob Henry Astley defending himself against reports reflecting on his private character, nd
MC 3243/72/6-7 Address to the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of Norfolk by Thomas William Coke, Norwich, 12 July 1802 (2 copies, 1 with date cut off
MC 3243/72/8 Oh, Phaon, listen, and redress her wrongs! Addressed to 'Richard' urging him to take back his wife but not to enter parliament. This is presumably addressed to Sir Jacob Henry Astley who stood for Norfolk in 1802, nd [1802]
MC 3243/72/9 Notice that William Windham will stand for county of Norfolk, Col. Wodehouse having relinquished his pretentions, nd [1802]
MC 3243/72/10 'The Weather-Cock', verses supporting Windham [mentions posible invasion], printed by Stevenson & Matchett, Norwich, single sheet, nd
MC 3243/72/11 Notice to Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of Norfolk: Mr Windham having withdrawn his pretensions, John Wodehouse offers himself again, Norwich, 11 July 1802
MC 3243/72/12 Verses: A Norfolk Freeholder to a Freeman of Norwich in support of Wodehouse, nd
MC 3243/72/13 Song: 'Tho' Purple fade and Pink should die away, Frappe Forte to Wodehouse, shall endure the day', nd
MC 3243/72/14 Song: The Retreat of Wodehouse, nd
MC 3243/72/15 Norfolk Election, Notice to Freeholders: on the eighth day of this instant July Colonel Wodehouse, by hand bills offered to come forward as a candidate ... On the tenth day of the same month Colonel Wodehouse changes his mind ... On the eleventh day of this month Colonel Woodhouse, regardless of his former resignation offers himself as a candidate ... nd [1802]
MC 3243/72/16-17 Lines: 'By Authority, To be read in all Churches and Chapels'; printed by Payne, Norwich - mocking Wodehouse. 2 copies, one mounted, nd
MC 3243/72/18 Notice by Sir Jacob Astley that he sincerely wishes to afford every freeholder an opportunity to vote, nd
MC 3243/72/19 Notice of state of poll for Coke and Astley, the latter has a majority of 40 votes over Col. Wodehouse, a number which the continued exertions of his Friends may easily overcome, nd
MC 3243/72/20 Notice to Friends of Sir Jacob Astley and Mr Coke to attend poll, nd
MC 3243/72/21-29 Norfolk Election: state of the poll showing votes cast, 14-20 July 1802 (9 papers).
The dominant figure in the county elections was Thomas William Coke of Holkham, a whig with almost unlimited funds. In 1802 he supported as his partner Sir Jacob Astley, defending him against rumours about his marital affairs. They were opposed by Windham and Wodehouse.

Francis Russell; 1765-1802; politician; Woburn, Bedfordshire

Norfolk Election pamphlets, and squibs including material attacking William Henry Coke of Holkham

Coke's influence over elections was gradually resisted and although he was able to keep his seat as county member he was no longer to secure the election of a fellow whig as his partner.
MC 3243/73/1 Song intended to be sung at the presentation of the Norfolk Vase to Thomas William Coke Esq., 23 July 1804
MC 3243/73/2 Song Sung at Lynn, the 23rd of July 1804 being the day appointed by the Norfolk Agriculturists, to demonstrate their gratitude to, and esteem for the most liberal landlord and laudable patron, T. W. Coke Esq., printed by Pigge, Lynn; verso: direction to Mrs Money, Rainham, Norfolk, 23 July 1804
MC 3243/73/3 Proclamation by 'Thomas William [Coke], Perpetual Dictator': printed by Bacon, Cockey Lane, Norwich, c 1806
MC 3243/73/4 Norfolk Election, Resolution at a meeting of the Friends of the Rt Hon W. Windham and T. W. Coke Esq held at the Queen's Head in Holborn, to appoint a Committee to manage their election, so far as relates to votes resident in London, Westminster and Vicinity, printed in Norwich, by Stevenson & Matchett, 1806
MC 3243/73/5 Mr Coke's Influence, Extract from the speech of the late Rt Hon Wm. Windham, on return of that Gentleman with Mr Coke in 1806, printed by Barker, Dereham Barker, c 1806
MC 3243/73/6 'Song. Sons of Norfolk blithe and free, fill your glasses brimmers, Spite of my good lord Castlereagh, Our County sends no Trimmers' [Astley and Coke have naught to fear, etc.] nd
MC 3243/73/7 Poem: To Tommy Tyrannical [i.e. Coke], against the candidature of Roger Le Flatt [Edward Roger Pratt]; printed by John Berry, Bethel Street, nd [1817]
MC 3243/73/8 Poem: Wodehouse and Loyalty, nd [? 1820s]
MC 3243/73/9 Extract from the Standard of Saturday October 16th 1830. 'Mr Coke, of Norfolk is charged with having pronounced the following atrocious and most false libel on the Father of his Present Majesty ... This scandalous offence was not committed in the corner but at the Mayor's Feast, at Lynn, on the 29th ult; printed by Berry, Chettleburgh's Court, 1830
MC 3243/73/10 'The H[o]lk[ha]m Tragedy', Shakespearean skit about losses by T.W. Coke's candidates in 1835 election; printed by Sloman, Great Yarmouth, nd [1835].

Thomas William Coke; 1752-1842; 1st Earl of Leicester, agriculturalist

Packet labelled 'Letters relating to Felbrigg Hall'

Letter, William Lukin, Felbrigg (later William Lukin Windham) to an unidentified tenant of land adjoining Felbrigg Park regarding purchase of an estate at Aylmerton and Lukin's determination never to give more than a fair price for his correspondent's or Mr Banyer's estates, 26 Apr 1824.
Two letters on the last illness and death of William Lukin Windham, from his son, William Howe Windham, to 'Phipps' (Viscount Ennismore, Convamore, Fermoy, Ireland) and to W.H. Windham's sister, Dorothy (also at Viscount Ennismore's, Convamore, Fermoy, Ireland), 14 and 16 Jan 1833.
William Lukin inherited the Felbrigg Estate on 5 May 1824. William Howe Windham's sister, Maria Augusta, married William Hare, Lord Ennismore in 1831.

William Howe Windham; 1802-1854; Felbrigg, Norfolk

Volume relating to Windham family of Felbrigg Hall and Hanworth Hall compiled by Peter E. Hansell

Includes:
Printed account (reprinted from Norwich Mercury) of commission of lunacy against William Frederick Windham of Felbrigg Hall, Dec. 1861-Jan. 1862. (P.E. Hansell acted as solicitor to the Petitioners, who were headed by Major (later Lieutenant)-General Sir Charles Ash Windham, uncle of W.F. Windham.)
Letters to General Windham from various members of the family in support of the petition, mentioning - inter alia - destruction of trees at Felbrigg by agent of Ann Agnes Windham, 1861.
Newscuttings regarding application for costs in above case, 1862.
Copy marriage certificate of William Frederick Windham and Ann Agnes Rogers, 1861.
Newscuttings concerning separation and reconciliation of above, birth in 1864 of their child, Frederick Howe Lindsey Bacon Windham (whose legitimacy was questioned), bankruptcy of W.G. Windham and his death, aged 25, in 1866.
Newscutting concerning fête given at Hanworth Hall by Mrs Windham Walker (then wife of George Walker) to celebrate her son's (Master F.H.L.B. Windham) becoming entitled to estates under will of his grandfather, William Howe Windham, and invitation to the celebrations 1869.
Photographs: Lord Chancellor Westbury; Mr Commissioner Samuel Warren; Captain John Henry Windham; Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Ash Windham, his first wife Lady Marianne Catherine Emily Windham (née Beresford), their sons W., Charles and J. Windham and daughter Mary Windham (later Mrs Hare); three exterior views of Felbrigg Hall, 1861; William Frederick Windham, his wife Ann Agnes and son Frederick H.L.B. Windham; Dr Forbes Winslow; Marquis of Bristol; Vice-Chancellor Sir W. Page Wood; Sir Hugh Cairns; Mr Montague Chambers; Mr W. Field; Mr F.A. Bedwell; Lord Justice Knight Bruce; Lord Justice Turner.
Obituaries (newscuttings) of Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Ash Windham, 1870.
Letters to P.E. Hansell from W.F. Windham, 1860, General Windham, 1862, and F.H.L.B. Windham, 1884.

Beresford family; nd [? 1803]-1831

Letter from J.[ohn] H.[enry] Windham, Cromer, to [Peter E.] Hansell

States that his brother [General Windham] had been requested 'to come to Town to prevent Mr Windham's marriage with Miss Agnes Willoughby's sister. The General, & Mr And Mrs Martin have prevented it - for the present .... Gla [his nephew, William Frederick Windham] thinks this very fine woman to be modest, but he is such a fool, & it is only putting off the evil day'.

William Frederick Windham; 1840–1866; Felbrigg, Norfolk

Letter (with envelope) from General John Hart Dunne, Fortfield, Sidmouth, [Devon] to Peter E. Hansell, The Plantation, Wroxham

Concerns their mutual friend Major Herbert Jary (recently deceased), General Sir Charles Ash Windham, victory parade in Norwich of soldiers returning from Crimean War, 1856, career of Dunne himself and Wiltshire Regiment (of which he was Colonel). Encloses newscutting of letter written by Dunne concerning Jary. With long postscript dated 20 March 1920.

Sir John Hart Dunne; c 1836-1924; soldier

Letter from J.[ohn] H.]enry] Windham, Cromer to [Peter E.] Hansell

'The Bride is the celebrated Horse breaker Mrs Willoughby Her name in the Newspaper is only a Sham, one for the occasion. The Martins did all they could and got him Gla away once but he was afterwards kidnapped & the poor fool is married'. This is in a different hand from MC 580/2/1.

Windham family; 13th century-20th century; Felbrigg, Norfolk

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