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Letters from Charles Townshend, Lord Bayning, to John Reynolds of Yarmouth and miscellaneous letters of 'distinguished persons', mostly of Yarmouth or East Anglian interest.

Bound up with illustrative prints and commentaries by C.J. Palmer in 1844. The page numbers refer to the volume in which the documents are bound.

Robert Alderson (Recorder of Yarmouth 1813-1832)
Lady Martha Jervis (d 1816, wife of Sir John Jervis), 'Rocketts', thanking the principal merchants and freemen of Yarmouth for having chosen her husband as parliamentary candidate, 1796
pp. 205, 206
Mr Bacon, Houghton (co. Norfolk)
Marquis of Cholmondely (George, 4th Marquis, 1749-1827) Piccadilly. Orders to seal up all papers at Houghton Lord Orford's death and that all the servants &c. 'will now consider yourselves as belonging to me', 1797
pp. 225-8
?Cottalson Burgh
Lord Henniker (John, 2nd Baron, 1752-1821) Grosvenor Street, (London). Re an appointment, 1809
pp. 285-6
Robert Cory of Yarmouth (d 1840)
Thomas William Coke (1752-1842, 1st Earl of Leicester, agriculturalist), note accompanying gift of pineapples to the Mayor of Yarmouth, 1803
pp. 297, 298
Thomas Jervis (MP for Yarmouth 1802-1806), Temple, London, accepting invitation to mayoral banquet on Michaelmas Day 1803, if not prevented by business, and re exchanges of gifts, 1804-1805
pp. 257-62
Lord Leicester (George, 2nd Marquis Townshend, 1755-1811) Cheltenham. Refusing invitation to mayoral banquet on account of 'his stay here for the Benefit of the Waters', 1803
pp. 245, 246
William Loftus (MP for Yarmouth 1796-1802, 1812-18), Ashford Hall, Ludlow (co. Salop). Refusing like invitation account of distance, 1821
pp. 321, 322
Sir William Scott (1745-1836, judge of the high court of admiralty, later Baron Stowell). Re Cory's offer of accommodation to the 49th Regiment coming from Holland and re 'rude and brutal' letter from Simon Smith of Yarmouth concerning the recapturing of a ship, 1799
pp. 233, 234
Sir Thomas Troubridge (?1758-1807, rear-admiral, MP for Yarmouth 1802-1806). Accepting invitation to mayoral banquet and re gift of 'a fine Green Turtle just arrived from the West Indies', (1803)
pp 249-54
Revd William Cross, Latton (co. Essex)
Lord Rous, (1750-1827, later Earl of Stradbroke), Henham Hall (co. Suffolk). Re date of son John's arrival at Latton (where he was apparently Cross's pupil) and re offer to educate Mr Manning's son with him; 'my Boy will not be so diligent with another of his own age', 1810
pp. 289, 290
Mr Francis
Duke of Grafton (George 4th Duke, 1760-1844) Clarges Street, London. Re conveyance of farm at Brockdish (co. Norfolk) to Mr Crickmore, 1818
pp. 311, 312
Henry Gunning (1768-1854, author), Cambridge
Sir James Scarlett (1769-1844, lawyer and politician, later 1st Baron Abinger), 4 New Street, Spring Garden, London. Soliciting support in University election and urging the moderation of his views, 1822
pp. 337, 338
Revd John Homfray, (minister of St George's chapel, Yarmouth 1821-1832)
Lord Leicester, Grosvenor Square, London. Re promise of vote and election prospects and seeking support among the churchmen at Yarmouth, 1799
pp. 245, 246
Frances, Lady Stafford (d 1832, wife of George, Lord Stafford) of Costessey (co. Norfolk). Concluding portion only of letter, ?1828
pp. 341, 342
John Hibbert
Earl of Euston (later 4th Duke of Grafton) Salcey Forest (co. Northampton). Declining to take part in contest re Hibbert's candidature as (Cambridge) University Registrar as 'more respectful in me towards the members of the Senate', nd
pp. 313, 314
Captain Hurry (John Hurry of Yarmouth, 1724-1782)
Sir Edward Walpole (son of Sir Robert, MP for Yarmouth 1734-68), Pall Mall. Announcing resignation as MP and stating that he 'never was of that ability in Parliament that the service of such a town as Yarmouth requires', 1767
pp. 24, 25
Edmund Cobb Hurry (1762-1808) Yarmouth
Lady Martha Jervis, 'Rocketts'. Subject as letter to William Alderson (above), (1796)
pp. 209, 210
Thomas Hurry jun. (1749-1828), Yarmouth
Earl St Vincent (1735-1823, admiral, formerly Sir John Jervis), Brest, Admiralty, and 'Rocketts', offering his protection to Hurry's Yarmouth friends, re support for his kinsman Thomas Jervis as parliamentary candidate for Yarmouth, and that Commissioner Cunningham 'will cease to be the champion of Mr Lacon, at Yarmouth, and of Mr Crickett at Ipswich', 1800, 1801, 1818
pp. 217-22
Henry Jodrell, (recorder of Yarmouth 1792-1813 and MP for Yarmouth 1796-1802)
Lieutenant General William Loftus. Re an application by Robert Cory in which Lord Ardern was concerned, 1799
pp 229, 230
Sir Edmund Lacon kt. and bart. (d.1820), Yarmouth
Lord Suffield (1st Baron, 1734-1810) Gunton (co. Norfolk). Re dispute over the payment of election expenses at Yarmouth following the election of his son the Hon. Edward Harbord (1781-1835, 3rd Baron Suffield). His son's interest was promoted by a coalition of local parties and expenses of £6,000 are mentioned. Suffield refers to an election petition which, if successful would entail 'the expenditure of so many thousands for the Honour and credit of a seat in Parliament for only a few Months', 1807
pp. 271, 272
John Reynolds (d 1799, mayor of Yarmouth 1781-82, 1784-85, a solicitor and Charles Townshend's political agent at Yarmouth)
William Fisher, (Yarmouth). Note asking to discuss a letter received from (Charles) Townshend, 1788
pp. 148, 149
Charles Townshend (1728-1810, MP for Yarmouth 1761-84, 1790-96, later 1st Baron Bayning), Stanhope Street, London, Caversham Park (co. Berkshire) and Honingham (co. Norfolk). Main topics are - objections to proposed duties on wine, Bill for preventing frauds in the importation of coals into Yarmouth by unfreemen, quartering of troops at Yarmouth and convoys for the mackarel fishery, advice to Yarmouth Corporation not to censure the late Ministry, having previously supported it, 1782, new tactics of Yarmouth Dissenters in applying direct to Ministers and the danger of 'the Dissenting arm'd Association under the Hurry's', the parliamentary reform movement which Townshend opposed, Lord Rodney's victory in 1782 and his receiving the freedom of Yarmouth, present of fish from Yarmouth Corporation to the Prince of Wales when at Raynham and invitation to him to visit Yarmouth, 1784, refusal of Robert Flatman's inn licence at the Yarmouth Sessions, appointments in the Customs at Yarmouth, Jodrell's candidature for recordership of Yarmouth ('of a quiet obliging disposition') and his parliamentary candidature in opposition to Sir John Jervis 'who had voted against the King's conscientious scruples', Reynolds hopes of obtaining the Clerkship of the Peace of Norfolk by Lord Townshend's influence, Lady Townshend's illness, and Charles Townshend's resignation as MP for Yarmouth in expectation of a peerage. Inc. letter of 1782 from Townshend's wife Annabella, 1782-1784, 1791-1796
pp. 32-202
George, 1st Marquess Townshend (1724-1807), Rainham (co. Norfolk)
Stating that the Prince of Wales did not intend visiting Yarmouth, 1784
pp. 132, 133
Sir John Wodehouse (1741-1834) Kimberley (co. Norfolk).
Accepting invitation to mayoral feast on Michaelmas Day and offering a buck, 1784
pp. 116, 117
James Sayers (d 1827, solicitor), Yarmouth
Sir Thomas Gooch (1745-1826) Benacre Hall (co. Suffolk). Requesting election account and thanking Sayer for his support for his son, 1806
pp. 265, 266
Sir Thomas Sherlock Gooch, (1767-1851) Re appointment of commissioners, inc. Mr Money, 1809
pp. 269, 270
Mr Windham (? William Windham 1750-1810, politician and diarist)
Lord Hawkesby (Robert, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, 1770-1828, statesman), stating that, on the strength of the judge's report, he cannot recommend the royal prerogative of mercy to be exercised on behalf of William Howes, 1807
pp. 263, 264
Sheriffs of London
Note from the Duke of Norfolk (Charles, 11th Duke, 1746-1815) that he would attend their commands at the House of Lords, 1808
pp. 281, 282
Recipient unknown
Henry Bathurst (1744-1837, bishop of Norwich), (?) Weston Park. Stating that he had quitted Norwich as his wife had been advised to spend the winter at Cheltenham, 1822
pp. 329, 330
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1845, philanthropist). Requesting books on criminal law, for vacation reading, nd
pp. 333, 334
Thomas William Coke, Holkham (co. Norfolk). Use of trefoil in place of clover and purchase of (?) merino ewes, 1815
pp. 299, 300
Edward Ellice (1781-1863, politician), London. Re application to the Post Office of his 'friends in Country', (after 1820)
pp. 301, 302
Earl of Gosford (? Arthur, 1st Earl, c 1742-1807). Stating that marriage will take place on Tuesday and he will be at Worlingham (co. Suffolk) the day after, (?1805)
pp. 325, 326
Earl Grey (Charles, 2nd Earl, 1764-1845, statesman), Holkham. Thanks for enquiry re health of his mother and family, 1813
pp. 233, 234
Lord Home, (Alexander, 10th Earl, 1769-1841) Bowhill (co. Fife) and Drumlanrig Castle (co. Dumfries). Re renewal of lease from the Bishop and description of the climate of Bowhill, 'a most beautiful Highland Place', 'the plains of Norfolk do not enjoy a finer Climate', 1816, 1817
pp. 305-308
Dr Stephen Lushington (1782-1873, civil lawyer, MP for Yarmouth 1806-8), All Souls, Oxford and Doctors Commons. Re appointment of Francis Dade as 3rd mate of the 'Calcutta' and apology for not answering invitation to mayoral feast at Yarmouth because he was travelling in 'the farther part of Scotland', 1807 and nd
pp. 274-78
Lord Suffield, Gunton (co. Norfolk). Delivery of two pipes of wine, 1799
pp. 241, 242
Charles Townshend (1725-67, MP for Yarmouth 1747-61, Chancellor of the Exchequer), Berkeley Square, London. Refusal of Mr Pelham to permit an exchange of offices in favour of the recipient's son, as against Treasury practice, 1752
pp. 28, 29
George Walpole (1758-1835, soldier). Re expected dissolution of Parliament and admission of his cousins Robert Walpole of Savile Row and his brother as freemen of Yarmouth, (? 1820)
pp. 317, 318

John Jervis; 1735-1823; Earl of St Vincent, admiral, politician