File GTN 5/9/55 - Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft reply)

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GTN 5/9/55


Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft reply)


  • Jan 1823-Dec 1825 (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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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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From: The High Sheriff [Sir Edmund Bacon?] re Hundred Meeting held at Cromer and resolution signed by Suffield regarding writer's alleged 'mismanagement' of County Meeting, writer's own version, regret that county Meeting not supported, opinion of Archdeacon Bathurst on Hundred Meetings, refutes Suffield's criticisms, uproar at meeting at St. Andrew's Hall-petition carried, considers it much easier for Suffield to control a Hundred Meeting, criticizes Suffield's remarks that Norfolk property of no value as tenants unable to pay rent, so spreading theory of 'provincial if not national bankruptcy', thinks Suffield inconsistent as criticises Cobbett on same grounds. 27 Jan: Revd Theophilus Girdlestone (Baconsthorpe, Norfolk) re enclosed received from John Gay of Rainthorpe [Rainthorpe Hall, Tasburgh], found amongst Gay's father's papers. (25 April 1823) and enclosing will of Robert Harbord [Suffield's uncle] (14 April 1770), itemising bequests to family members and others incl. Sir George Chad: enclosed together:- 1) H. Fleming (London) requesting permission to 'adopt' Suffield's title as a 'frank' for new publication, (former Yarmouth elector) and 2) Suffield's reply allowing conditional use of his name in case he disagrees with content, setting out conditions on this, especially publication advocation of parliamentary reform: 3) Fleming re 'Weekly Express' and 'Bell's Weekly Messenger' and enclosing 1st number of 'Weekly Express' (14 May), a 'liberal' newspaper: April-May: 1823: John Nussey (London) expressing sympathy on Lady Suffield's death. 20 Sep 1824: George C. Vernon (at Hebburn Hall, Gateshead, N. Durham) re guardianship of children, son George's marriage [to Isabella Caroline Ellison, daughter of Cuthbert Ellison MP (Hebburn)], sentencing of criminals. 2 Nov: Revd Dixon Hoste (Tittleshall, Rougham, Norfolk) re writer's disapproval of men from Dereham Parish who applied for relief to Suffield, considers each magistrate should mind own district. 13 Nov [Bacon pp. 218-9]: 1824: Charles Tennyson [later Tennyson d'Eyncourt] MP [Park Street?] re Spring Guns Bill. 30 June; re Suffield's letter, failure of Bill in Commons, writer's opposition to Bill 'as it stood'. 30 June: John Wilks (London) expressing gratitude for Suffield's support for Equitable Loan Bank Company (enclosing board meeting account), for Bill to help company and for Suffield's overall parliamentary record: June: W. Hase (Saxthorpe) re financial losses, decision to do no further work for Suffield, i.e. - Vernon House veranda (20 Sept. 1825) and Suffield's reply (at Cromer) re Hase's breaking of contract on labour agreement. 22 Sept: Samuel Bamford (Middleton) re evaluation of books in Mechanics' Institute library. 20 Dec: 1825: also including:- Bacon's notes marked 'no.9 schedule 1823 to 1825'.

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


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