Document ReferenceNe C 30
TitleLetter in French from [H. de Ruvigny] 1st Earl of Galway, Dublin Castle, Ireland, to Lady Rachel Russell; 26 Dec. 1699
Date26 December 1699
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on arrival in good health of Lord Tavistock; reports that the Lord Chancellor of Ireland informs him the King will not permit him [Galway] to retire; states that he will write to inform him that despite his inclinations he will not do so at present, but will request that he be allowed to do so as soon as appropriate; notes his affection for the King and his desire to do nothing that would displease him; notes the Chancellor's additional comments that the King is very pleased with him [Galway] and states that if Parliament withdraws the grants, he will ask for something else if there is anything else to be given; refers to his own patience and need for few honours.

Additional comments in English on withdrawal of grants and the King's ability to give something further.
Termfamily relationships, Lady Rachel Russell
royalty, loyalty to
appointments, royal

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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
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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