File MC 1601/37, 862X8 - 'M.M.'

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MC 1601/37, 862X8




  • 25 May 1663 (Creation)

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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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Enclosing a copy of a letter to Howard from his auditor, Marryott (not present) which said that Sir Edward Walpole should tell an MP or the Speaker of the Commons that Walpole would not come through Thetford because he wanted to avoid M's 'sollicitation as to his enterteynement' and warning Horatio against Armiger who had reported that M. intended the effect of the plot against the papists. For rivalry between Townshend and Henry Howard and Townshend's involvement in Thetford's municipal disputes in the 1660s see The Townshends of Raynham by James M. Rosenheim pp.30-31.

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Created 20/07/2001 by Droip. Modified 03/01/2019 by Catherine.Collins.


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