Townshend of Raynham Inventory list

Identifier Sort ascending Title Level of description Date Digital object
BL/CS 1/15/1/1 Philip Case, Lynn, to [Lord Townshend]: details of Sigismund Trafford who lives in Sir Robert Walpole's house in Winch, 'a little upon the Tory' who may be too indolent to act; doubts if the three corporation men should be put in [for the commission of the peace] as the high steward is older than recipient. File 25 Mar 1739
BL/CS 1/15/1/2 Philip Case, Lynn, to Lord Townshend, Grosvenor Street, London: names prisoners from the Castle 'taken up stragling about the County' to be conveyed to ship of war at Yarmouth or collector of customs there; Mr Trafford accepts the honour, will ask the others File 14 Jul 1739
BL/CS 1/15/1/10 Colonel George Townshend, Cranmer, to Philip Case: thanks for giving a qualification to his brother, and criticizes arrangements of the latter for the Yarmouth election. File 10 Apr [1754]
BL/CS 1/15/1/18 Charles Townshend, Admiralty, to Philip Case: his appointment to the Admiralty board has enabled him to accede to the petitions of both Mr Hogg and Mr Allen [of King's Lynn]. File 30 May 1755
BL/CS 1/15/1/27 Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: Case has always prevailed upon him to postpone selling his reversionary interest in the estate in Flegg hundred; the delay has cost him money but is now determined to do so; if Case will not act for him, asks him to return all the papers; 'It is my misfortune to be looked on by the Herd of Men as one of very weak judgment' but is not the least disturbed by this. File 28 Apr 1759
BL/CS 1/15/1/29 Lord Townshend to Philip Case: debt of his brother Colonel Roger Townshend to Lynch. File 6 Jun 1759
BL/CS 1/15/1/30 Lord Townshend, Rabley, [Herts], to Philip Case: asks him to make enquiries about a freehold estate called Champney House which is to be sold. File 14 Aug 1759
BL/CS 1/15/1/45 Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: tenant Bale has not repaired his fences as instructed, and because he later spoke kindly to Bale, Case's brother [Townshend's agent Edward Case] appears to think he did not mean it. 'Your Brother gives me continual proofs that in his judgement my understanding is a very sorry one. But I am not the less conceited or the less pleased with the abilities Providence has endowed me with because He esteems them mean, pitifull and low.' File 12 May 1762
BL/CS 1/15/1/53-55 Letters from Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: purchase of Nuthall's estate at Aylsham for Mrs Walker [his mistress] without mentioning her name; she will settle it on Townshend after her decease 'which pray God avert'. File Jul 1762
BL/CS 1/15/1/57 Lord Townshend, Aylsham, to Philip Case: asks him to defer meeting at Raynham as he intends to stay at Aylsham to enjoy freedom from business, unless driven back by cold weather. File 12 Nov 1762
BL/CS 1/15/2/1/1-17 Correspondence between Philip Case, George, 4th viscount Townshend [later 1st marquess] and Edward Bacon, Bruton Street, about the death of the 3rd viscount on 14 March, his will, arrangements for the funeral, with letters from Lee Warner, Mr Coldham, James Jones, Lord Orford, executorship business, etc. File Mar-May 1764
BL/CS 1/15/2/2/1-13 Notes about Lord Townshend's funeral, bill from William Donne, surgeon, for medicines and attendance, notes of cash at Raynham, list of plate, servants' legacies and wages, orders by Lord Townshend including that Philip Case is to deliver the harpsichord and organ to Mrs Walker, it being her property. File Mar 1764
BL/CS 1/15/4 Correspondence of Philip Case and the 4th viscount, later 1st marquess Townshend Sub-sub-series 1768-1786
BL/CS 1/15/4/1-7 Correspondence between Philip Case, Lord Townshend and John Heaton about Case's loss of the stewardship of the Townshend manors, his handing over of the court books, and his attempt to get a receipt. File 1768
BL/CS 1/15/5/1-2 Schedules of the court books of Lord Townshend's manors File 1740-1752
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