Document ReferenceBK 6/1/3/11
TitleLetter in French from Captain John Bentinck, Portsmouth, to Count William Bentinck; 30 Jul 1759
Date30 July 1759
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionLetter is marked 'No 36 1759'. Capt Bentinck is in Portsmouth readying to sail to Le Havre to join a convoy of ships under Capt Wheeler, which is intent on capturing 'flat-bottomed boats'. He reports that his ship is currently in some disarray and he cannot find his papers.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA98Bentinck; John A. (1737-1775); Count Bentinck; captain; grandson of 1st Earl of Portland; son of William 1st Count Bentinck1737-1775
NA102Bentinck; William (1704-1774); 1st Count Bentinck; son of 1st Earl of Portland by his second wife; Lord of Rhoon and Pendrecht, Netherlands, and Terrington St Clements, Norfolk1704-1774
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