File GTN 5/9/48 - Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies)

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GTN 5/9/48


Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies)


  • Aug-Sep 1821 (Creation)

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Born 16 October 1744. Educated at Winchester School, and at New College, Oxford. Degree in law 27 October 1768, and Doctor of Civil Law 5 June 1776. Canon of Christ Church, Keeper of the Great Seal, and Lord Chancellor. Prebend at Durham and Bishop of Norwich in 1805. Nominated 5 March 1805, consecrated 28 April 1805. Married Grace Coote, daughter of Revd Charles Coote. Son James amongst many children. Brother was Revd Charles Bathurst. Descended from Allen Lord Bathurst. Son of Benjamin Bathurst. Died 5 April 1837 aged 92 years.

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Born on 10 November 1781, in Albemarle Street, London.
Second son of Harbord Harbord, first Baron Suffield, and his wife, Mary, daughter and coheir of Sir Ralph Assheton, bt, of Middleton, Lancashire. Edward Harbord was born on 10 November 1781. He married Georgiana, daughter and co-heiress of George, second Lord Vernon, on 19 September 1809. She died on 30 September 1824. On 12 September 1826, Edward Harbord married Emily Harriott, youngest daughter of Evelyn Shipley, of Ettington Park, Warwickshire, and Longh Fea Castle, county Monaghan.
Edward Harbord was MP for Great Yarmouth (1806-12) and Shaftesbury (1820-1). He campaigned for better conditions in prisons, the abolition of slavery and the relaxation of game laws. Established Norfolk County Cricket Club.
He died on 6 July 1835, as a result of a fall on a horse.

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Enclosed together: from: 1) Henry Bathurst (Archdeacon of Norwich - North Creake, Burnham, Norfolk] re benefits from Suffield's elevation to peerage (5 Aug) and 2) Suffield's reply (Henbury House) in acknowledgement, awareness of new responsibility. 30 Aug: Suffield (Henbury House) to Col. Sir John Woodhouse resigning command of 1st Regiment of East Norfolk Local Militia Rifle Corps, also re refusal to take military post under present government. 25 Aug [Bacon pp. 141-2]: [James] Scholes (Stakehill) to Suffield (Henbury House) re widow's request for help to obtain son's discharge from regiment. 4 Sep: Charles Bowles (Recorder-Shaftesbury) to Suffield (Henbury House) incl. covering letter mentioning Aldermen [J.] Bennett and Hannen and Address from Shaftesbury inhabitants expressing gratitude. 8 Sep [Bacon pp. 146-7] and Suffield's reply expressing gratitude for Address and inviting Deputies to dinner. 9 Sep: John Jones (Shaftesbury) re meeting and Address by Bowles, disapproval of Bennett, Hannen and Gillingham of Lord Grosvenor's 'interest at your election', Queen's supporters' refusal to sign Address. 8 Sep [Bacon pp. 144-5]: T.W. Coke (Holkham Hall) re Suffield's wish to be appointed Chairman of the Quarter Sessions. 29 Sep [Bacon p. 149].

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Created 07/07/2009 by Droip. Modified 08/08/2019 by Droip.


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