Townshend Papers

Scope and Content

A contemporary copy of the petition of Roger Townesend, or Townshend, concerning payment of revenue from the possession of the Earl of Arundel, c.1595, together with a quietus for the Hon. Roger Townshend, Receiver General of Customs, 1760.

Acquisition Information

Rylands accession no. R82713. Purchased by the John Rylands Library from James Fairhurst of Oldham for £35 in February 1939, along with the Townshend Papers, English MSS 938-941.