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Portraits at Keswick Hall

Inscribed 'Father from his Son, the Author!! July 31st 1922.' Compiled by Gerard Hudson Gurney. Bound and printed, with illustration of portrait of Sir Henry Hobart , attributed to Van Somer, 1598. With annotations, probably by Gerard, and printed pedigree of the related Barker, Fytche, Robinson, Foulis and Williams families, some of whose porrtaits hung at Keswick Hall, showing their relationship to the Gurney family.


Mainly to Richard Ferrier from: Mary Ferrier, Brighton, on Elizabeth Ferrier's death, undated, and lawyer's letter re same, 1877; Judith Ferrier, Hemsby, 1887; Louisa Ferrier on family relics, 1891; Lucy G. Rolf, Norwich, 1895; F. Danby Palmer, Yarmouth, inc. of proposal to lend borough records out to ratepayers, 1895 and nd; aunt J.P. Ferrier, Broughton, Cheshire, on sale of family mace (see MC268/265), nd; G.H. Holley, vicar of Runham, nd; Fred. Johnson, nd. Also genealogical notes, pedigree of Wells, Holt and Barber families of Yarmouth, and dealer's catalogue mostly of 16th-18th century Rollesby (Ferrier) deeds. Wrapped in printed bag of Bowers & Barr, Great Yarmouth, showing an early radio.

Various papers

Receipts issued to members of the Hamond family for dues paid to the manors of Setch, Broughtons in Tilney, Islington, Fitton in Wiggenhall, South Wootton, Timworth in West Dereham and Batchcrofts in Bexwell, 1689-1746; bond obliging John Jackson glassmaker of King's Lynn to execute release to Richard Hamond gent. following his marriage to Richard's daughter Alice, 1700; release by said Alice of legacy from her grandfather Anthony Hamond, 1700; agreement by Robert Mason to hire of Edmund Hamond 17 acres in Broadgate Field and elsewhere at West Dereham 1702; surrender by Simon Ebbison to Nicholas Hamond of part of messuage copyhold of the manor of Swaffham, 1711; acknowledgment of receipt by 16 inhabitants of North Wootton of legacy from Lady Diana Fielding paid by Anthony Hamond and James Hoste, 1732; release by Samuel Coddrington and Thomas Green to Anthony Hamond of legacies to their wives Etheldred and Mary grandchildren of Mary Gwyn widow of Fakenham, 1738; authority by Anthony Gwyn to destroy bond for payment of legacy from his grandmother Mary Gwyn, 1744; two letters from Edward Spelman, High House (Westacre) to Sir William Browne describing the building and decorating of his house and recommending techniques and workmen to Browne and Mr Folkes, 1757; valuation by James Malby of the Westacre estate, 1768; bill to Richard Hamond of lawyer Scarlet Browne, 1760-1761; account showing cost of new inclosure made by tenant George Boggas 1772; receipts by E. Jackson for interest and dividend paid by Richard Hamond, 1772-1775; valuation of farm stock and fixtures at Bawsey (Anthony Hamond apparently tenant to Elizabeth Jackson, 1792, with account of rabbits caught and supplied; letter from Philip Case re quitrents due following exchange of land with Hamond ,1805; letter from Jack Hamond to Fred Lane re relationship between the Hamonds and the Walpoles, 1828; deposition by Benjamin Smith of Lynn re marriage some 80 years previously of Robert Hamond to Elizabeth Swann his mother's maid, 1828; bills to Anthony Hamond for marble (including chimney piece to Donthorne's design) scagliola and plaster work, 1839-1840; letter Robert Pitcher to Anthony Hamond and copy letter from Robert N. Hamond following Sarah Hamond's death re disposal of family portraits and payment of jointures, 1865, unfit for production; Hamond rough pedigrees and copy of epitaphs at South Wootton, 19th century.

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