Draft abstracts of title relating to properties in East Rudham, Terrington, Darsingham, Marham, Tilney, Walpole St Peter's, Heacham, Sedgeforth, Outwell, Walsoken, Titchwell, Snettisham, Norfolk, and Brighton, Sussex, Spalding, Lincs, Wellingborough, Northants, and Soham, Wisbech and Ely, Cambs
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
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, Raynham, to Philip Case: wishes to purchase a small estate in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire, to a value of £200 p.a.; prepared to buy it and then build a house upon it as building is cheap in those parts; the sale of his reversionary interest will enable him to make the purchase.
Lord Townshend, Rabley, to Philip Case: will be at Raynham to execute the exchange deeds and intends to stay for the winter; if Lord Exeter wishes to sell his own life interest in the reversion the two could be sold together; they should not be confined to Norfolk inhabitants but be advertised in some of the London papers; if Case has any scruples about selling the reversion it would be kind and ingenuous to tell him so, and he will find someone in London to do the business for him.
Thomas Brograve, Gray's Inn, to Philip Case: £10,850 has been paid both to Lord Townshend and to Lord Exeter; details of various expenses. Copy bond of John Jermy to Horatio Townshend, 17 Apr 1742, on same sheet.
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: thanks for his advice and his 'tender & genteel' manner of introducing it; was unable to meet unreasonable terms of Sir Thomas Gooch to pay off the mortgage, and ejectments were served; asks if there is any way to keep Gooch out of possession to give Turner time to raise the money.
Letters to Philip Case from John Ambrose, Hungerford Park, Berks, asking for particulars of Sir John Turner's Cheriton estate in Gloucester which is for sale, and letter from Sir John Turner about value of the estate which came to him on his marriage with Frances Neal in 1746; with particulars of the estate.
W. Shuckford, Crostwight, to John Ellis: glad journey to London has not increased his illness; begs him to get Mr Postle's lease executed and sent down; will be glad to hear when Lord [Orford] sets out for Houghton.
Thomas Walpole, London, to Philip Case: Lord Orford and Mr Molineux have had a conference at Euston about the latter's being brought into parliament at the first opportunity; Lord Orford exceedingly warm on the behaviour of some of his old friends at Lynn; he is now broke with the Turners and determined the collectorship should be put into other hands; a representation is to be drawn up for the duke of Grafton as to the collector's misconduct towards the town; election of Wilkes for Middlesex may have consequences 'if it is too seriously treated'; asks Case to look out for an estate for him in Norfolk. With copy reply from Case