Fonds MC 252 - Privy Council letter concerning Schismatics at Wood Norton

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MC 252


Privy Council letter concerning Schismatics at Wood Norton


  • 1665 (Creation)

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18 February 1609-9 December 1674.

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Baptised 16 December 1630 at Stiffkey. 2nd son of Sir Roger (d 1637) and Mary. Created Baron Townshend of Lynn Regis, 1661. 1st Viscount Townshend of Raynham, 1682. Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, 15 August 1661-25 February 1675/76; Vice-Admiral of Norfolk, 1662-1676; High Steward of Lynn, 1664-1684; Colonel of a regiment of foot, 13 June 1667. Buried 10 December 1687 at East Raynham. Father of Charles, 2nd Viscount.

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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 28 December 1989 (MS 22973).

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