The Francis North papers contains
letters and documents reflecting the family and household matters of Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford (1637-1685) and his
father Dudley North, 4th Baron North (1602-1677). Also contains materials pertaining to the estate affairs of Sir Thomas Pope,
3rd Earl of Down from 1631 to 1633. The material in this collection dates from 1595 to 1763, with the bulk from 1630 to 1680.
Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford, British lawyer and statesman. Solicitor-General (1671), Attorney General (1673), Chief
Justice (1675), Lord Keeper of the Great Seal (1682); knighted in 1671 and created Baron Guilford (1683). In 1668 North had
helped with the settlement of the estate of Sir Thomas Pope, 3rd Earl Downe
99 items in 2 boxes.
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