Robert Thompson Gurdon esq.
Rev. Edward Gurdon (died July 31st, 1883)
Mrs. Frederica Gurdon (died b. 1883); wife of the above ?
Brampton Gurdon, Esq., (1797-1851).
Hon. Mrs. Henrietta Gurdon (died 28 May 1880; wife of the above)
Brampton Gurdon, esq. M.P. for Sudbury, died 1669.
Philip Bertram Gurdon, b. 1940, s. 1964, m. is the 3rd Baron Cranworth (Whitaker's Almanack, 1966)
-------- and a few more of the same name, who may possibly be related to the above:
Gurdon Mrs Catherine, Bear's Farm, Hingham (Kelly's & White's 1883)
J Gurdon L.R.C.P. Edin Hopton; Medical Officer to the GuardiansNorthwold district Thetford Union (Kelly's 1883)
Note: The title of Baron Cranworth had been formerly held by The Right Hon. Robert Monsey Rolfe, Lord Cranworth, who was born in Cranworth Rectory in 1790, the only son of a former rector, the Rev. Edmund Rolfe, who was first cousin to Admiral Lord Nelson. He was educated at Winchester and at Trinity College, Cambridge; was 17th wrangler in 1812; was called to the bar in 1816; became King's Counsel in 1832; Solicitor-General in 1834; a Baron of the Exchequer in 1839; a Lord Commissioner of the Great Seal, Vice-Chancellor, and member of the Privy Council in 1850; and Lord Chancellor in 1852. He was M.P. for Penrhyn from 1832 till 1839, received his knighthood in 1835, and was raised to the peerage in 1850. (White's 1883); he dying without issue the title became extinct. (Kelly's 1883)
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