File MC 1171/3-15, 807X7 - Letters to Lord Townshend

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MC 1171/3-15, 807X7


Letters to Lord Townshend


  • 1747 (Creation)

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13 letters

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Born 11 July 1700. Son of Charles, 2nd Viscount, and Elizabeth Pelham. Father of George, 1st Marquis. Lord Townshend bore the title of Baron Townshend of Lynn[e] before inheriting his father's viscountcy in 1738. Died 12 March 1764 at Raynham. MP for Great Yarmouth, 1722-1723; Lord of the Bedchamber to George I, 1723-1727; Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, 1730-1738.

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Sir Roger Townshend, Knight 1484; Sir John Townshend, Knight at Cadiz 1596, Sir Horatio 1st Viscount Townshend created Baron Townshend of Lynn Regis 1661, Charles 2nd Viscount Townshend Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1709, 3rd Viscount Townshend appointed Lord of the Bedchamber 1723, George 1st Marquess Townshend Lord lieutenant of Ireland, High Steward of Tamworth, Yarmouth and Norwich 1767-1772, George 2nd Marquess Townshend created Earl of Leicester 1784, George Ferrers 3rd Marquess Townshend 1778-1858, John 4th Marquess Townshend 1798-1825, John James Dudley Stuart 6th Marquess Townshend Mayor of King's Lynn 1928. At Raynham Hall.

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About the Norfolk election.

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