File MC 3409/4, 1070X3 - Packet labelled 'Letters relating to Felbrigg Hall'

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MC 3409/4, 1070X3


Packet labelled 'Letters relating to Felbrigg Hall'


  • 1824, 1833 (Creation)

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30 March 1802-22 December 1854. The son of William Lukin Windham. Was the MP for East Norfolk in 1832–1835. Lived at Felbrigg Hall.

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The manor was owned successively by the Felbrigg, Windham and, from 1862, Ketton families. In the mid-sixteenth century, the owners of the manors of Erpingham, Colby, Banningham, Felbrigg, Aylmerton, (Sir Edmond Wyndham holds all but the first of these manors), pay rents to Hanworth manor. \r\nWilliam Windham is named as lord of the manor in the Inclosure Award of 1823 [NRO, C/Sca 2/112].\r\nWilliam Howe Windham, Esq. of Felbrigg Hall, is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845). \r\nLast transaction dated: 1887; lord of the manor: Robert William Ketton; Steward: J.B. Coaks [TNA, HMC 5/6]. \r\nFor further history of the manor to the early eighteenth century, see F. Blomefield, 'An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk' (11 vols, London, 1805-10).\r\n

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At Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk

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20 September 1768-12 January 1833. Born at Felbrigg. Changed his name to Windham in 1824. Lukin was a vice admiral in the Napoleonic wars.

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Letter, William Lukin, Felbrigg (later William Lukin Windham) to an unidentified tenant of land adjoining Felbrigg Park regarding purchase of an estate at Aylmerton and Lukin's determination never to give more than a fair price for his correspondent's or Mr Banyer's estates, 26 Apr 1824.
Two letters on the last illness and death of William Lukin Windham, from his son, William Howe Windham, to 'Phipps' (Viscount Ennismore, Convamore, Fermoy, Ireland) and to W.H. Windham's sister, Dorothy (also at Viscount Ennismore's, Convamore, Fermoy, Ireland), 14 and 16 Jan 1833.
William Lukin inherited the Felbrigg Estate on 5 May 1824. William Howe Windham's sister, Maria Augusta, married William Hare, Lord Ennismore in 1831.

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Created 03/01/2018 by Drojr. Modified 10/01/2019 by Catherine.Collins.


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