File GTN 5/9/16 - Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord (including draft replies)

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GTN 5/9/16

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Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord (including draft replies)

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  • Aug 1810-Dec 1817 (Creation)

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(1744-1837)

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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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(1781-1835)

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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: [J] Erskine (London) re reference for coachman, William Benham, seeking stable job. 16 Nov 1810: Harbord (at Hill St.) to [?] Churchill (Grosvenor Street) re attendance at Fisheries Bill Committee and unwillingness to support Churchill on this, Lord Walpole also opposed. 7 April 1811: Churchill's reply re misunderstanding by Harbord , not being asked to support cause that he (Harbord) does not support, mentions Lord Walpole. 7 April 1811: re Fisheries Bill, Harbord opposed? 8 April 1811: Suffield [2nd Lord] re Mrs Harbord's birthday, executors' meeting re father's will. 12 Dec 1811: (at Blickling) expressing need for family affairs to go to Chancery and for executors' meeting. 13 Jan 1812: re Sir George Chad and executors' meeting, Chancery. 19 Jan 1812: re bill to build navigable canal from Wayford Bridge to Antingham, committee, benefits, canal's extension to Antingham, new home. 14 March 1812: Sir George Chad (Thursford Hall, Norfolk) to Harbord (Coulson's Hotel, Bond Street) re writer's being granted power of attorney by Suffield for sale of stock, complications, hopes Harbord will enter Commons, family matters. 22 Feb 1812 [Bacon p. 41): re illness of Harbord's son 'little Edward' [?], writer's supposed resentment of Suffield retracted. 22 Feb 1812: Thomas Lockwood (Dan y Graig, Swansea) to Harbord (Came House, Dorchester, Dorset) re Briton Ferry Estate and late Lord Vernon's (George, 2nd Lord) leases. 8 Jan 1813: W. Churchill (Agent-Wimborne, E. Dorset) to Harbord (at Came House) re West Lodge, Bloxworth, Hants. and hunting. 3 Jan 1814; re Harbord's declining West Lodge as tenant 'we are all anxious to keep you among us', cold weather. 14 Jan 1814: Harbord (Vernon House) to Lord Orford [Horatio, 3rd Lord Walpole of Wolterton, 5th Lord Walpole of Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford 11] re tenancy of Islington House, son ill, staying in London. 20 Feb 1814: S. Humphreys (Chester) to Harbord (Vernon House) re claims of John Robotham on property. March 1814: Richard Prichard (Langham Parsonage, Norfolk) to Harbord (Vernon House) re Oxford University parliamentary candidate, Lord Vernon's patronage, mentions [?] Wyndham (neighbour), application for [?] Bathurst (not incumbent). 3 June 1814: H.A. Broughton (Solicitor-Marlborough Sreet) to Harbord (at Albion House, Ramsgate, Kent) re Lord Vernon's estate, Harbord executor, including copy letter from Henry Smith (Gwernllwynchwith, [W. Glam.] (10 Aug). 22 Aug 1814; re [Sir Samuel] Romilly 'retained', Harbord's counsel for life. 11 May 1815; re court case, Lord Ellenborough's support of Harbord's cause [?], likely result in favour of leases, tenants' test case, Mr Justice Bailley. 31 Oct 1816: Printed circular from Co. Sir John Wodehouse (Grand Jury Chamber) to Harbord (at Ramsgate) re proposal to erect statue to Nelson. Oct 1814: sub-bundle:- 1) Lord Jersey [5th Earl) to C.B. Wollaston re title deeds of Briton Ferry Estate (June 1814): 2) Jersey (Berkley Sreet) to Harbord re Harbord's possible purchase of Briton Ferry Estate: 3) Harbord's reply (Vernon House) rejecting offer: 4) Jersey's reply (at Newmarket, W. Suffolk) re Briton Ferry Estate: 23-25 April 1815: J.G. Harris to Harbord (Uddens House, Ringwood, Hants.) re Uddens cellar wine and cost, writer's appointment as Deputy Judge Advocate to the Forces; (at Army Headquarters, Paris) re Harbord's renting of Uddens, events in France; re wine, Paris balls given by Duke [of Wellington] and Lady Castlereagh, review of English Army and French National Guard, King's Tuileries speech, other Paris events; re wine accounts and wine shares, Marshall Ney, Treaty of Chaumont, King and Ministry: Aug-Nov 1815: A. Buckton (London) to Habord (Uddens House) re repair of seal. 7 Aug 1815: James White (Ringwood) to Harbord [Uddens House] re Harbord's laboratory experiments and problems; re writer's invention for blowing fires in iron foundries and enclosing diagram: Aug 1815: William Hawes (Strand) to Harbord (Mudeford, Christchurch, Hants.) re cost of game-keepers' bugles, request for game. 3 Oct 1815: Revd Edward T.S. Hornby (Warrington, S.W. Lancs) to Harbord (at Blickling) re his recommending Revd Joshua Horton (sic) [Horchoyd, Yorks.?] to Middleton living in gift of [Dowager] Lady Suffield, request for Harbord's support, Horton family, Harbord's former kindness to writer. Jan 1816: Lord Ilchester [3rd Earl] (Melbury Park, Dorset) re writer's buying Portland sheep for Harbord. 11 Sept 1816: H. Baring (Ringwood) to Harbord (Henbury House) re shooting wager. 17 Dec 1816: Robert Evans (Everton, S.W. Lancs.) to Harbord (Henbury House) re writer's wife's death, pupils sent home due to typhus, question of Harbord's 'renewing parliamentary interest'. 29 Dec 1817: also including:- Dr Edward Jenner to [H] Collins (copy letter) re smallpox vaccination. 25 Aug 1810: Pamphlet on Cowes Yacht Club, list of names incl. C.A. Pelham. 1814: Leaflet on 'Game Preserves Scheme' sent to Suffield [2nd Lord]. April 1816: Leaflet entitled 'Dunkin's patent anglometer'. nd.

Marked '1810 to 1817 no. 6 examined and scheduled by R.M. Bacon'.

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Arranged by Richard Mackenzie Bacon

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GTN 5/9/16/11-12 had been attached due to the melting of two seals together. They have since been seperated by a conservator.

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

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