File MC 50/110, 726X3 - Poll book for 1768 King's Lynn election between candidates the Hon. Thomas Walpole, Sir John Turner and Crisp Molineux, giving occupation/status of voters.

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MC 50/110, 726X3

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Poll book for 1768 King's Lynn election between candidates the Hon. Thomas Walpole, Sir John Turner and Crisp Molineux, giving occupation/status of voters.

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  • 1768, 1771 (Creation)

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(1730-1792)

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Son of Charles Laval Molineux of St Kitts by Margaret, daughter of Colonel Joseph Crisp of St Kitts. Baptized 7 September 1730. Settled in England, 1754, and purchased Garboldisham estate soon after that. He contested a King's Lynn Parliamentary election in 1768, in opposition to Sir John Turner, but was defeated. However, he served as MP for Castle Rising, 1771-4 and King's Lynn, 1774-90. Opposed the abolition of the slave trade. Died St Kitts, 4 December 1792.

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Sir Martin Folkes' name on cover. Added, caricature of Sir William Browne M.D. signed T.O., 1771, copy of caricature of Martin Folkes (1690-1754) and index of voters' names by Hamond.

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BL/KL 4/2 and KL/C 34/20

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