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.
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'.
Correspondence between Philip Case, George, 4th viscount Townshend [later 1st marquess] and Edward Bacon, Bruton Street, about the death of the 3rd viscount on 14 March, his will, arrangements for the funeral, with letters from Lee Warner, Mr Coldham, James Jones, Lord Orford, executorship business, etc.
Notes about Lord Townshend's funeral, bill from William Donne, surgeon, for medicines and attendance, notes of cash at Raynham, list of plate, servants' legacies and wages, orders by Lord Townshend including that Philip Case is to deliver the harpsichord and organ to Mrs Walker, it being her property.