Exemplification of Recovery re manors of Wivenhoe, Great Bentley and Battleswick and property in Wivenhoe, Great Bentley, Battleswick, Ardleight, Aylesford, Greenstead, Colchester, Frating, Eastdonylande, Westdonylande, and Oldeheethe, and advowson of Wivenhoe. John, Lord Stanhope, and others plaintiffs, Robert Townshend knight tenant, Edward Howest vouchee. 1608
Agreement for sale from William Ruding, Esq., to Horatio, Lord Townshend, of manors of Tofts, Toftrees, Lewis, and Toftrees Sherford and other lands lately of Henry Clifton, Esq., in Toftrees, with covenant for lease to Ruding.
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.