Statement by Roger Townshend of Raynham that he has granted his brother in law, Michael Stanhope, 'one of hir Ma[ies]ties privie chamber', an annuity or yearly rent of twenty pounds from the grantor's manor of South Raynham Scales in Norfolk, for life.
Philip Case, Lynn, to [Lord Townshend]: details of Sigismund Trafford who lives in Sir Robert Walpole's house in Winch, 'a little upon the Tory' who may be too indolent to act; doubts if the three corporation men should be put in [for the commission of the peace] as the high steward is older than recipient.
Philip Case, Lynn, to Lord Townshend, Grosvenor Street, London: names prisoners from the Castle 'taken up stragling about the County' to be conveyed to ship of war at Yarmouth or collector of customs there; Mr Trafford accepts the honour, will ask the others
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: Case has always prevailed upon him to postpone selling his reversionary interest in the estate in Flegg hundred; the delay has cost him money but is now determined to do so; if Case will not act for him, asks him to return all the papers; 'It is my misfortune to be looked on by the Herd of Men as one of very weak judgment' but is not the least disturbed by this.
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: tenant Bale has not repaired his fences as instructed, and because he later spoke kindly to Bale, Case's brother [Townshend's agent Edward Case] appears to think he did not mean it. 'Your Brother gives me continual proofs that in his judgement my understanding is a very sorry one. But I am not the less conceited or the less pleased with the abilities Providence has endowed me with because He esteems them mean, pitifull and low.'
Letters from Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: purchase of Nuthall's estate at Aylsham for Mrs Walker [his mistress] without mentioning her name; she will settle it on Townshend after her decease 'which pray God avert'.