Erasmus Norwich 1668-1720

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Sir Erasmus NORWICH, 3rd bart 1668-1720

Biographical Note

Born at Brampton Ash, Northamptonshire, son of Sir Roger Norwich, 2nd bart and Catherine (Shuckburgh). Succeeded to his father’s estates in 1691. Married (1) Annabella Savage; (2) Jane Adams. Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1704-5.


He used an armorial bookplate: Franks 22057; *167 (another impression).

His will makes no reference to books, and the content and disposition of his library are not yet established.

In 1697 he owned a manuscript copy of Henry Manwayring’s Sea-mans Dictionary.


  • Cokayne, G.E. Complete baronetage. Exeter, 1900-9.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
  • Manwaring, G.E. and W.G. Perrin, eds. The life and works of Sir Henry Mainwaring 2 (1922), p. 82.