File GTN 5/9/33 - Letters to Lord Suffield

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GTN 5/9/33


Letters to Lord Suffield


  • Jul 1827-Nov 1830 (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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From: Henry Bathurst [Bishop of Norwich] re religion, support for Suffield, [W.H.] Windham. 1 Oct 1827: Col. Sir John Wodehouse (Lord Lt. of Norfolk-Kimberley Hall) re Address sent to Lord Lansdowne concerning removal of Assizes from Thetford to Norwich. 22 Oct 1827 [Bacon p.261]: re enclosed resolution of North Walsham vestry meeting concerning agricultural labourers' distress and possible relief measures, writer's opinions (27 Nov) and enclosing printed resolution signed by Revd W.F. Wilkinson (26 Nov 1830): William Allen ('near London') re 'Philanthropic Magazine' enclosed (not encl.) with suggestions for helping agricultural labourers: A. Ogden (Middleton Lodge) re Middleton sarsenett [silk lining] weavers and wage rates, formation of trade union, wage reduction, local farmers' support for strike action. 3 Dec 1827: Theophilus Smith (Steward/Agent-Middleton Hall) re enclosed (not incl.) resolutions taken at meeting. 6 Dec 1827: also including: sub-bundle:- 1) Printed list of subscribers to Cross Keys Bridge and Embankment, including Lord Suffield, Duke of Portland, Lord Orford, Earl Brownlow, Lord Wodehouse, Lord Cavendish Bentinck, Dowager Lady Suffield, T.W. Coke. Dec 1826: 2) Printed letter re meeting of Cross Keys Bridge Company, signed by Frederick Lane, clerk. 25 July 1827: also including - Bacon's notes marked 'no.11 schedule 1828'.

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Arranged by Richard Mackenzie Bacon

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


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