Petition of inhabitants of Wells to the knights of the shire for Norfolk: their town depends on the fishing industry but the cheapness of fish is leading to decay and unemployment. With 42 signatures or marks.
Castle Rising: a rate for the burgage rent, 1642, lists of the burgages in Castle Rising belonging to the Hon. William Feilding, Lady Diana Feilding, Robert Walpole, names of the owners of the burgages with abstracts of title, lists of the burgages with names of voters, 1713-1727, copies of conveyances of burgages to Robert and John Chamberlain, 1679-1696, and will of Robert Chamberlyne, 1689.
Letters to Philip Case from Sir Charles Peyton at London, Twickenham, etc., about his Grimston estate, his urgent need for money in advance of his rents, the conveyance of Smith's farm in Grimston to Case, 1753, and further angry appeals for money.
Lord Townshend to Philip Case: thanks for giving a qualification to his son Charles whom he seldom sees, and whose usual conduct is to mistrust and discredit anything he says; will not allow a penny more to be spent on the Yarmouth election than the £1,000 he lodged with Case in January for that purpose.
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: discusses tables of annuities for life made by De Moivre, and consequent value of his reversionary interest in his uncle's estate near Yarmouth [his uncle was Horatio Townshend, died 1751]; if sold it will pay off all the encumbrances on his estate; Colonel Townshend does not answer his letters and has clearly discarded him from his good graces; is thinking of settling in another county to avoid these continual jarrings; with copy of formula for calculating value of a reversion.
Letters to Philip Case as agent for the recovery of rents due to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, from property in Walton, Walpole and Emneth; the letters from Trinity are written by Thomas Ansell, Francis Simpson and George Carr, successive bursars, and Thomas Lombe, mainly about arrears of rent from Mrs Frances Farthing's leasehold and distraint upon other tenants, with letter from Thomas Dixon with account of quit rent for manor of West Walton, late the Duke's, 1759, and account of Case's fees.
Sir John Turner, Pall Mall, to Philip Case: as requested, is appointing Robert Overman, a kinsman of Case's brother's wife, as tide waiter at Wells; nothing has happened about the ejectments; thanks for Case's letter of advice but is surprised he didn't write sooner, and that his objections to his want of proper economy should be made immediately upon his income being considerably augmented; wishes to discuss 'conduct of a certain person'.
Sir John Turner, Pall Mall, to Philip Case: asks him to pay Miss Young some of her interest on account; hopes to see him at Warham at Christmas when he will have a party that is 'tolerably jolly according to ancient custom'.