Townshend Family Papers
- 1620-1806 (Creation)
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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 1 May 1997 (ACC 1997/16/JR/IM). List completed 19 August 1998.
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For a detailed account of the 1st and 2nd Viscounts see James M. Rosenheim ,The Townshends of Raynham, (Connecticut, 1989).
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Created 20/07/2001 by Droip. Modified 28/02/2019 by Catherine.Collins.