- 1622-1774 (Creation)
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1 parchment, 75 papers
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The Bishop of Ely is named as lord of Shipdham in the Nomina Villarum of 1316.
First court pf Sir Robert Gaudy held on 12 April 1621 [NRO, MC 2999/1].
Purchased by Lord Townshend from Sir John Castleton c 1704.
Wyrley Birch, Esq., is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.
Last transaction dated: 1883; lord of the manor: Wyrley Birch; Steward: Frederick W. Atkey [TNA, HMC 5/6].
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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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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 30 September 2010 (ACC 2010/178). Catalogued 10 December 2013 (IRP).
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Mainly steward's papers under the lordship of Lord Townshend, including verdicts, surrenders and acknowledgements, 1622, 1655, and 1703-1774. Includes some stray material.
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Number not used: MC 2999/11
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Created 25/03/2013 by Droip. Modified 28/02/2019 by Droab.