File BL/DX 2/1/2/1-66 - Letters to Thomas Dixon, attorney at law, Islington, from Thomas Francis, Chancery Lane, with some from his clerk, J. Gibson.

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BL/DX 2/1/2/1-66

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Letters to Thomas Dixon, attorney at law, Islington, from Thomas Francis, Chancery Lane, with some from his clerk, J. Gibson.

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  • 1749-1764 (Creation)

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(fl 1749-1764)

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Lord Coleraine died in 1749 leaving his estates to his illegitimate daughter, Henrietta du Plessis who was born in Italy in 1745. A lengthy lawsuit ensued and Thomas Francis was appointed receiver. Gout frequently prevented him from coming to Norfolk and Thomas Dixon, attorney at law, Islington, continued to act as steward. Chancery Lane.

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(fl 1749-1764)

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Lord Coleraine died in 1749 leaving his estates to his illegitimate daughter, Henrietta du Plessis who was born in Italy in 1745. A lengthy lawsuit ensued and Thomas Francis was appointed receiver. Gout frequently prevented him from coming to Norfolk and Dixon continued to act as steward.

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The letters mainly discuss tenants and non-payment of rents, but also the purchase by Dixon of some chairs in London in 1760, thought by Bradfer-Lawrence to be from Chippendale. Dates are 1749, 1754-1764. Some undated.

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Formerly BL IIIb, BL VIIId/misc.

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