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A draft of the greater part of Thomas Martin's History of Thetford, Written in about 1750 by T. Martin

MS. Gough Norfolk 17
Held at the Weston Library

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A draft of the greater part of Thomas Martin's History of Thetford (posthumously printed in 1779). The first 16 or 17 chapters correspond to those printed: the rest is chiefly documents. At fol. 3 is a short paper about Fotheringhay: and fols. 123-161 are part of a draft of a long petition relating to the Seymour property which (apparently) descended to lady Elizabeth Seymour (d. 1696/7), daughter of Henry lord Beauchamp, and wife of Thomas Bruce earl of Ailesbury.


  • Creation: Written in about 1750 by T. Martin


163 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Gough Norfolk 17

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 18073

Custodial History

The introduction to the printed History (see above) shows that this volume was owned by mr. John Worth of Diss in 1774, and by Thomas Hunt a bookseller of Harleston in 1775, from whom Gough purchased it.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 8 5/8 in.

Repository Details

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