File MC 7/399, 395X7 - Lord Leicester (George, later 2nd Marquis Townshend, 1755-1811).

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MC 7/399, 395X7


Lord Leicester (George, later 2nd Marquis Townshend, 1755-1811).


  • 1793 (Creation)

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Born 18 April 1753. Son of George, 1st Marquis, and Charlotte Compton. Succeeded his mother as Lord Ferrers and Lord Compton, 1770, and summoned to the House of Lords as Lord Ferrers in 1774. Created Earl of Leicester in 1784 and 2nd Marquis Townshend of Raynham in 1787. President of the Society of Antiquaries, 1784-1811. Died 27 July 1811.

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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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