BROWNE FFOLKES, Sir Martin, 1st bt. (1749-1821), of Hillington, King's Lynn, Norf.
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Family and Educationb. 21 May 1749,1 o.s. of William Folkes, barrister, of Hillington and 2nd w. Mary, da. and h. of Sir William Browne, MD, pres. RCP, of King’s Lynn. educ. Eton 1758-66; Emmanuel, Camb. 1766; L. Inn 1768. m. 28 Dec. 1775, Fanny, da. and coh. of Sir John Turner, 3rd bt.†, of Warham, 2s. (1 d.v.p.) 3da. (1 d.v.p.). suc. fa. 1773; cr. bt. 26 May 1774; styled himself Browne Ffolkes on d. in 1774 of grandfa. Sir William Browne. d. 11 Dec. 1821.
Sheriff, Norf. 1783-4; capt. Norf. rangers 1794, maj. 1805.
Browne Ffolkes, an independent Norfolk gentleman and lawyer whose politics were unknown to Charles James Fox† in 1803, could generally be counted upon to support the Whigs. ‘Not being a party man’, he did not sign the requisition to Tierney as opposition Commons leader, and from 1818 his attendance was increasingly interrupted by gout. No votes were recorded for him in th