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Townshend, John Villiers Stuart, fifth Marquess Townshendlocked

  • F. M. L. Thompson


Townshend, John Villiers Stuart, fifth Marquess Townshend (1831–1899), social reformer, was born at Brighton, Sussex, on 10 April 1831, the elder son of John Townshend, fourth Marquess Townshend (1798–1863), who had served in the Royal Navy and sat as Liberal MP for Tamworth...

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