Francis North 1673-1729
Francis NORTH, 2nd Baron Guilford 1673-1729
Born in London, son of Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford and Frances Pope. Succeeded as 2nd Baron in 1685. Attended Winchester College. Matriculated at Trinity College, Oxford in 1689; MA 1690. Lord-lieutenant of Essex 1703-5.Privy counsellor 1712; First Lord of Trade 1713-14. Married 1. Elizabeth Greville; 2.Alicia Brownlow. Cousin of Dudleya North, Katherine North, Montague North, and William, Lord North and Grey.
Inscriptions in editions of Cicero (1684) and Caesar (1678) at Trinity College, Oxford Q.12.18-19, Q.12.20, record them as gifts to the college from North ‘primi ordinis com[m]ensalis’.
He used an engraved armorial bookplate dated 1703 (‘The Right Honble. Francis North, Baron of Guilford’): Franks 22012; *84 (another impression).
Nineteen books containing his bookplate owned by John Byrom are now in Chetham's Library. Other examples: Cambridge University Library, Rel.d.63.2; Corpus Christi College Cambridge, Parker Library C.6.9; Christ Church, Oxford, Wd.8.22 (which came into the bequest of William Wake); Jesus College Cambridge, Malthus L.2.41-42; Magdalen College Oxford, 888.01 POL (HIS) 1609 (fol.) (bearing earlier presentation inscription from Isaac Casaubon toWilliam Camden); New College Oxford, BT3.204.8; New York Public Library, 3-MAD+(Sandrart, J.).
- The Peerage (derived from Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage)
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.