The Resource Signet Office and Colonial Office records, 1636-1637
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- Singet Office and Colonial Office records, 1636-1637, concerning the efforts of Henry, Lord Maltravers to obtain a patent to land in Virginia to be called Norfolk County. The first item is two entries in an entry book of letters issued under the Signet Office. They are dated 5 July 1636 and 11 April 1637, and are from Charles I to the governor of Virginia. The other item is an unfinished draft of the 11 April 1637 letter as filed in the Colonial Office records. Included also is a cover letter of S. C. Ratcliffe, London, England, to the British Consolate in Norfolk, Virginia, dated 11 February 1937, which provides some explanation of the two items
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- Henry Frederick Howard, Lord Maltravers, was born 15 August 1608, to Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel (1586-1646) and Lady Alathea Talbot. He was elected MP for Arundel, Essex, in 1628, and became a privy councillor of Ireland in 1634. He was raised to the House of Lords as Baron Mowbray and Maltravers in 1640. Maltravers sided with King Charles I (1600-1649) during the English Civil War. He became the Earl of Arundel upon his father's death in 1652. Howard married Lady Elizabeth Stuart 7 March 1626 and they had twelve children. Howard died 17 April 1652.
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