File GTN 5/9/42 - Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies) dated Jan 1829-Nov 1829 and Nov 1830

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GTN 5/9/42


Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies) dated Jan 1829-Nov 1829 and Nov 1830


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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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Born 4 December 1779, first son of Henry Vernon, 3rd Baron Vernon and his wife Elizabeth Rebecca Anne. Married Frances Maria. Father to George John, 5th Baron Vernon in 1802, succeeded father in 1829, d 17 September 1837. Succeeded by George John (son).

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Signed Address of thanks from 'Middleton Inhabitants' to Suffield (Vernon House) on appointment of Revd James Archer as Rector of Middleton. 30 Jan [Bacon p. 279]: Lady Stafford [Frances Henrietta] (Costessey Hall) re Relief Bill [Catholic Emancipation - 1825], emphasises that Catholic laity and clergy hold different opinions, gratitude to parliament for passing of Catholic Emancipation Bill and to Duke of Wellington. 25 March [Bacon p. 281]: Dean-Christ Church, Oxford) re Harbord's [Edward V.] Oxford entry. 15 May [Bacon p. 282]: Lord Lyttelton [3rd Lord] (Hagley Hall, Worcs.) re 'election of children at Asylum', willing to vote for any child chosen by Suffield, writer's enjoyment of countryside - 'ruralising' compared to London life, 'Manchester affair' of Suffield, invitation to Hagley. 21 May [Bacon pp.282-3]: Marsham Elwin (Thurning, East Dereyham) re writer's acquisition of fee of land in Felmingham, willing to sell to Suffield, situated middle of Gunton Estate, land tax and rent. 23 May [Bacon p. 283]: sub-bundle:- 1) Henry Dugmore (Swaffham, Norfolk) requesting Suffield to act as Norfolk Cricket Club President for 1830, [Vice] Admiral [William] Windham's [formerly Lukin] subscription [Bacon p. 284]: 2) Suffield's reply expressing gratitude for Presidency offer. Aug [Bacon pp. 284-5]: sub-bundle:- 1) Suffield (Vernon House) to Lord Chancellor [1st Lord Lyndhurst] re reference for Revd James Brown [Chaplain-Norfolk County Gaol and Curate-St Andrew's, Norwich], his application for livings of Raithby or Winesby, Lincs., approval of Brown. 31 Aug: 2) Suffield (Vernon House) to Lord Chancellor re Brown. 31 Aug and 16 Nov 1830: Brown (Norwich) to Suffield re earlier notification of disposal of crown livings of Raithby and Winesby, gratitude for support of Suffield, Col. Sir John Wodehouse and Edmund Wodehouse, mentions Marsham Elwin's letter enclosed (not encl.), Bishop Henry Bathurst. 7 Sept; expressing gratitude to Suffield, enclosure, wish for Thoresway [Lincs.] appointment to add to present living, personal distress, family's financial problems, mentions Marsham Elwin. (9 Dec) and enclosing copy letter from Brown to Lord Chancellor re Thoresway (Crown) living. 9 Dec: A. Ogden expressing gratitude to Suffield for parcel sent to Middleton Mechanics Institute. 4 Nov: Lord Vernon [George Charles, 4th Lord] (London) re Suffield's re-valuation of his farms (crops and stock) on an 'entirely new system', rent arrears problem, currency fluctuations, Thrackston and promotion, Sir Robert Stopford. 19 Nov [Bacon pp. 287-8].

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