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was chosen a Member of Parliament for Thetford in Norfolk, and was usually their Representative 'till his Death. In January 1671, he was sworn one of the Clerks of the Council in Ordinary, and knighted.
He was then sent Plenipotentiary to the Treaties of Cologn, Nimeguen, and Ryswick: When he returned Home from Nimeguen, in September 1674, he was made a Privy Counsellor, and one of the Principal Secretaries of State, and continued in both those Employments 'till February 1678. In the Year 1696, he was again sworn a Privy Counsellor, and continued so 'till his Death, which happened October 3, 1701, at the Age of 70 Years, and some few Weeks. He had been likewise President of the Royal Society, and a great Benefactor to Queen's College, the Place of his Education, to which he left at his Death, not only his Library, which consisted of a choice Collection of Books, but also a Legacy of 6000l, as he did 6000l. more to the School at Rochester for the Encouragement of Navigation; 2000l. to the Town of Thetford, where he was usually elected Member of Parliament; 2000l. more to Christ Church Hospital, and 300l. to that of St. Bartholomew's, of both which he was a Governor.
  seats of the nobility and gentry
The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of this County are
Drumburgh Castle and
Greystock-Castle, both Seats of his Grace Edward Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Hereditary Earl Marshall and first Duke of England, after the Princes of the Royal Family. He marry'd a Daughter of Edward Blount, Esq; of Blagden in Devonshire, and his Lady Arabella, the Daughter of Sir John Guise, Bart. of Rencomb in Gloucestershire. Another of whose Daughters is marry'd to his Grace's Brother, the Hon. Philip Howard, Esq;
Cockermouth-Castle, belonging to his Grace Charles Seymour, Duke of Somerset, Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter, who marry'd, for his first Lady, Catharine, sole Heiress of the Family of the Piercys, Earls of Northumberland, by whom he had this Estate with other large Possessions; his present Duchess is Daughter of the
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button -- "Greystock Castle" -- Greystoke Castle
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