Document ReferenceNe C 26
TitleLetter in French from [H. de Ruvigny] 1st Earl of Galway, Dublin Castle, Ireland, to Lady Rachel Russell; 24 Mar. 1698/9
Date24 March 1699
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to possessions in which they have a joint interest and to formalities in connection with these; states that Lady Russell, being naturalised in France, has an absolute right to the possessions of his father should he not be in a position to enjoy these himself; notes she also has a claim to his mother's possessions through her will, but observes that wills have little validity in France; refers to her intention of allowing him to enjoy these possessions during his lifetime; states his view that steps they are taking will achieve nothing but agrees, against his judgement, to go along with it if it is felt necessary in the interests of safeguarding their rights in some future and more favourable time.

Refers to a letter received from Lord Tavistock; notes the high opinion he holds of him and his temptation, were he not prevented by his office, to join him in travelling, not in France, but throughout the rest of the world.

Refers to the new Duke of Bolton who believes his presence is necessary in England although the King wishes him to remain there.

Old style dating on letter
Termfamily relationships, Lady Rachel Russell
estate business, Ruvigny
appointments, Irish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18591Russell; Wriothesley (1680-1711); 2nd Duke of Bedford; styled Marquess of Tavistock 1694-1700; son of Lord William and Lady Rachel Russell1680-1711
NA15019Powlett; Charles (1661-1722); 2nd Duke of Bolton; acc. 16981661-1722
NA973Ruvigny; Henry Massue de (1648-1720); 1st Earl of Galway; succ. as 2nd Marquis de Ruvigny 1689; cr. 4th Viscount Galway 1692; cr. 1st Earl of Galway 1697; commanded troops in Portugal and Spain 1704-17101648-1720
NA18590Russell; Rachel (c.1636-1723); Lady; née Wriothesley; 2nd dau. of 4th Earl of Southampton; m 1stly Lord Francis Vaughan, m 2ndly Lord William Russell 1669c.1636-1723
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