File MC 3243/73 - Norfolk Election pamphlets, and squibs including material attacking William Henry Coke of Holkham

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MC 3243/73


Norfolk Election pamphlets, and squibs including material attacking William Henry Coke of Holkham


  • 1804-1835 (Creation)

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(13th century-20th century)

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At Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk

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The only son of William and Sarah.

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(13th century-21st century)

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The family owned land in Norfolk from the 13th century. Sir Edward Coke (1549-1633), Lord Chief Justice, added to the Norfolk estates, inherited Suffolk property and purchased estates in Bucks., Dorset, London, Oxon. and Somerset. The family also acquired property in Derbyshire and Lancashire through marriages of Sir Edward Coke's sons. Non-Norfolk estates were sold c 1750-1820. The family seat is at Holkham Hall, Holkham.

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Coke's influence over elections was gradually resisted and although he was able to keep his seat as county member he was no longer to secure the election of a fellow whig as his partner.
MC 3243/73/1 Song intended to be sung at the presentation of the Norfolk Vase to Thomas William Coke Esq., 23 July 1804
MC 3243/73/2 Song Sung at Lynn, the 23rd of July 1804 being the day appointed by the Norfolk Agriculturists, to demonstrate their gratitude to, and esteem for the most liberal landlord and laudable patron, T. W. Coke Esq., printed by Pigge, Lynn; verso: direction to Mrs Money, Rainham, Norfolk, 23 July 1804
MC 3243/73/3 Proclamation by 'Thomas William [Coke], Perpetual Dictator': printed by Bacon, Cockey Lane, Norwich, c 1806
MC 3243/73/4 Norfolk Election, Resolution at a meeting of the Friends of the Rt Hon W. Windham and T. W. Coke Esq held at the Queen's Head in Holborn, to appoint a Committee to manage their election, so far as relates to votes resident in London, Westminster and Vicinity, printed in Norwich, by Stevenson & Matchett, 1806
MC 3243/73/5 Mr Coke's Influence, Extract from the speech of the late Rt Hon Wm. Windham, on return of that Gentleman with Mr Coke in 1806, printed by Barker, Dereham Barker, c 1806
MC 3243/73/6 'Song. Sons of Norfolk blithe and free, fill your glasses brimmers, Spite of my good lord Castlereagh, Our County sends no Trimmers' [Astley and Coke have naught to fear, etc.] nd
MC 3243/73/7 Poem: To Tommy Tyrannical [i.e. Coke], against the candidature of Roger Le Flatt [Edward Roger Pratt]; printed by John Berry, Bethel Street, nd [1817]
MC 3243/73/8 Poem: Wodehouse and Loyalty, nd [? 1820s]
MC 3243/73/9 Extract from the Standard of Saturday October 16th 1830. 'Mr Coke, of Norfolk is charged with having pronounced the following atrocious and most false libel on the Father of his Present Majesty ... This scandalous offence was not committed in the corner but at the Mayor's Feast, at Lynn, on the 29th ult; printed by Berry, Chettleburgh's Court, 1830
MC 3243/73/10 'The H[o]lk[ha]m Tragedy', Shakespearean skit about losses by T.W. Coke's candidates in 1835 election; printed by Sloman, Great Yarmouth, nd [1835].

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Lots 1687-1693, 1695-1698

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