Document ReferenceNe C 33
TitleLetter in French from [H. de Ruvigny] 1st Earl of Galway, Dublin Castle, Ireland, to Lady Rachel Russell; 11 Jan. 1700/1
Date11 January 1701
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAcknowledges Lady Russell's letter of 22 December; discusses Lord Tavistock and aspirations for his development; states his intention of writing to the Cardinal's confidants concerning the 200 "pistoles" to know where to send them, or whether the money should be risked on horses; refers to Lord Tavistock's opinion of the Scottish monk as a rogue.

Reports that the King informed their Chancellor that he was happy with his [Galway's] service and did not wish him to retire; comments that he has written to the King requesting that he be allowed to do so as soon as possible but that in the meantime would use all his efforts to serve him well.

Refers to the memorandum given to her by Mr Carter and the fact that nothing but the most frivolous cause for complaint against him [Galway] could be found; refers to possibility that she will hear that a pamphlet spreading rumours during the last session of Parliament was reputedly written by Doctor Gorge and on his [Galway's] orders but denies that he had anything to do with it.

Makes reference to their confiscated possessions and likelihood of losing these; expresses his gratitude to Lord Hartington and is happy that he should be informed of his reasons.

Old style dating on letter.
Termfamily relationships, Lady Rachel Russell
royalty, loyalty to
resignations and dismissals

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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
NA18615Cavendish; William (c.1672-1729); 2nd Duke of Devonshire; succ. 1707; styled Lord Cavendish 1684; Marquess of Hartington 1694c.1672-1729
NA18614Bouillon; Emmanuel-Théodose de la Tour d'Auvergne (1643-1715); Cardinal1643-1715
NA18618Carter; - (fl 1699); Mrfl 1699
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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