File MC 184/5/1, 646X6 - Papers re appointments as steward or bailiff of the Duchy

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MC 184/5/1, 646X6

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Papers re appointments as steward or bailiff of the Duchy

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  • 1607-1689 (Creation)

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(1611-1793)

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Earl of Buckinghamshire from 1746. John Hobart, the second Earl, ambassador to Russia and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, died in 1793 and the estate then passed to his daughter Caroline who married William Assheton, 2nd Lord Suffield (d 1821), and on her death in 1850 it came to her great-nephew William, 8th Marquess of Lothian, who died in 1870. The Blickling estate remained in the family until the death of Philip Henry, 11th Marquess of Lothian, in 1940 who left Blickling Hall and its contents to the National Trust.

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Covenant by Sir Henry Hobart, attorney general, to permit William Neve, gent., and Thomas Mabbes, gent., to exercise the office of bailiff of the Duchy of Lancaster in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire, leased for terms of 17 plus 21 years by the Crown in 1607 to John Trench, Esq., together with the leets of Spixworth, Norfolk, and Otley, Suffolk, 1611.
Receipt from Trench to Hobart for £900 part of £1,700 for leases of the bailiwick purchased by Hobart of Trench, 1611 (1 paper).
Appointment by Hobart, now Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas, of Richard Kyrby, gent., and Christopher Kyrby scrivener as his deputies to exercise said office of bailiff within the County of Norfolk, 1614.
Covenant between Sir Henry Hobart, Lord Chief Justice and Chancellor to the Prince, and Thomas Bigge, gent., following the appointment by the former of the latter for term of five years as his deputy to execute the office of bailiwick of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Hundreds of Gallow, Brothercross, Smithdon and North Greenhoe, 1620. With bond for performance of covenants by Bigge.
Appointment by Sir John Hobart of Robert Hengate, gent., as his deputy within the County of Suffolk, 1626.
Assignment from Endimion Porter, Esq., to Sir John Hobart of lease of 1626 of the bailiwick of the Duchy of Lancaster in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, the term of 21 years to commence on the expiration of Trench's term, 1631.
Covenant between Sir John Hobart and John Shovell, gent., following the appointment of the latter as deputy for the Hundreds of North Greenhoe, Smithdon and Brothercross for one year, 1646.
Appointment by the executors of Sir John Hobart of John Wightman, gent., as deputy for the Hundreds of South and North Erpingham, 1647.
Covenant between the executors of Sir John Hobart and John Leigh, gent., following his appointment as deputy for the Hundreds of Gallow, Smithdon and Brothercross for term of one year, 1650.
Covenant between the surviving executor of Sir John Hobart and Henry Humboston, sen., gent., following his appointment as deputy for the term of three years for the Hundreds of North Greenhoe, Gallow, Smithdon and Brothercross, 1657.
Letters Patent of Charles II granting during pleasure to Henry Hobart, knight, the stewardship of the Duchy of Lancaster in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire, excepting the stewardships of the Honour of Clare and of the manors or towns of Clare, Hundon and Sudbury, Suffolk, of the manors or domains of Soham and Bassingbourne, Cambs., and of the manor of domain of Mildenhall, Suffolk, 1681. Duchy seal.
Letters Patent of William and Mary granting the office of steward of the Duchy of Lancaster in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to Sir Henry Hobart, 1689. With seal.

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Created 15/11/2004 by Droip. Modified 19/08/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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