William Townshend (MP)
Townshend was the third son of Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, and his first wife the Hon. Elizabeth Pelham. Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend, Thomas Townshend and Roger Townshend were his brothers and George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, and Charles Townshend his nephews. He was elected to the House of Commons for Great Yarmouth in 1723, a seat he held until his death. He lived at Honingham Hall in Norfolk.
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- Lee, Sidney, ed. (1899). "Townshend, Charles (1674-1738)". Dictionary of National Biography 57. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
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With: Horatio Walpole 1723–1734
Sir Edward Walpole 1734–1738
Sir Edward Walpole