File GTN 5/9/63 - Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies)

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GTN 5/9/63


Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies)


  • Feb-Dec 1830 (Creation)

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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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From: Revd J. Brown (Norwich) re poaching and its cause, prisoner's accounts, receivers' network. 1 Feb; re present state of prison discipline, problems caused by accommodating influx of rioters, writer's talks with rioters, criticism of farmers' attitudes and actions - 'at bottom of all the mischief' and against 'peasantry' and 'landlords', rents and tithes, Thoresby (Lincs.) living. 14 Dec: Lord Dacre (Chesterfield Street) re Suffield's address to Quarter Sessions, condition of poor, agricultural distress, parish allotments [Bacon p. 308] re Suffield's charge, writer's illness, George IV and 'Mrs Kent' [Bacon pp. 308-9]: March-May : James Temple (Bradfield, Norfolk) expressing gratitude to Suffield for help with Antingham School. 13 April: enclosed together:- 1) G. Mason (Committee Secretary-Norfolk foxhunting club-East Dereham, Norfolk) re possible membership of Suffield [Bacon p. 311]: 2) Suffield's reply re preservation of foxes in Gunton area, reasons for opposition [Bacon p. 311]: April: Sir George Walpole (Larlingford, Norfolk) re Suffield's 'charge' [to March Quarter Sessions], Poor Law. 6 June [Bacon p. 309]: H. Townsend (College of Arms) re arms to be flown on yacht, Suffield's armorial bearings. 17 June: John Fleming [?] re Suffield's 'charge', writer's Bill on agricultural distress in Commons, old fellow Etonians, allotments for poor. 25 June: Edmund Wodehouse (Thorpe Market, Norfolk) re candidacy of Sir William Folkes. 28 July [Bacon p. 313]: Suffield to T.W. Coke re Swanton Mills bridge, Aylsham to Dereham Turnpike, third County newspaper, why opposed, next meeting of parliament and its interference with shooting. 8 Sept: Lord Ribblesdale (Gisburn Park, Yorks., W.R.) to J. Spencer Stanhope re possibility of cattle-cross with Suffield's cattle. 14 Nov [Bacon p. 286]: Lord Melbourne (Home Office) re Suffield's letter, approval of action taken, Suffield's responsibility for arms issued by Ordnance Dept. 6 Dec [Bacon p. 332]: G. Pellew re rioting of agricultural labourers, gratitude to Suffield, garrison, arms, locations of trouble. 8 Dec [Bacon pp. 331-2]: Printed circular (29 Nov) signed by William Postle re wages, reduction of rents, tithes and Suffield's reply to Postle (King's Arms, North Walsham) re enclosure, agricultural labourers' wages, tenants' rents. 13 Dec [Bacon p. 333].

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