Edward Townshend

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The Hon Edward Townshend, D.D. (25 October 1719 Raynham, Norfolk - 27 January 1765 Bath) was an Anglican dean in the eighteenth century. [1]

The son of Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend [2] he was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. [3] He was ordained in 1743. Townshend became Rector of Pulham in 1745; and of Oakley in 1748. He was Deputy Clerk of the Closet from 1746 until his appointment as Dean of Norwich in 1761. [4]


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