Ffolkes, Martin Browne, Sir, 1st Baronet (1749 -1821)
Martin ffolkes of Hillington in Norfolk, was the only son of William ffolkes, of Hillington, and his second wife Mary, only child of Sir William Browne M.D. of King's Lynn in Norfolk, and nephew of the Martin ffolkes who was President of the Royal Society. Educated at Eton College, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was admitted Fellow Commoner 21 June 1766, and matriculated at Easter 1767, he left Cambridge and entered Lincoln's Inn 2 December 1768. He called himself Martin Browne ffolkes after the death of his grandfather. He was created a baronet 26 May 1774, and married, 28 December 1777, Fanny, daughter and coheir of Sir John Turner, Baronet of Warham in Norfolk. They had a son, William John Henry Browne ffolkes, and two daughters. Martin ffolkes was Member of Parliament for King's Lynn from 1790 1821, Sheriff of Norfolk 1783 1784 and a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries. He was a Captain in the Norfolk Rangers in 1794 and a Major in 1804. Books from his library were sold in London in 1931.