Document ReferencePl F10
TitleMaterial relating to the investments, financial affairs and settlements etc. of the 6th and 7th Dukes of Portland, the Duke of Portland's Advisory Board and the Welbeck Estates Co., Ltd; 1889-1939
Extent6612 items and 7 bundles
Content DescriptionFor more detailed descriptions see sections Pl F10/1-12 below.

This is a rather disparate section. Settlements and related material of the 6th Duke (Pl F10/1) are followed by his Income Tax affairs, particularly regarding the Welbeck Stud (Pl F10/2), and the affairs of Kingsclere Racing Stables Ltd (Pl F10/3), in which he had a large financial interest. The Sutherland and Caithness Handmade Carpets Association Ltd (owned with the Duke of Sutherland) is an example of philanthropic investment in the north of Scotland (Pl F10/4). More serious investments, at home and abroad (Pl F10/5 and Pl F10/6) are followed by loans and mortgages (Pl F10/7), many to indigent relations, former employees and other persons connected with the Duke, and on less than commercial terms.

The Duke of Portland's Advisory Board, audit papers and the Welbeck Estates Company Ltd (Pl F10/8-Pl F10/10) form a further block. A settlement and a few other papers of the future 7th Duke (Pl F10/11) and a miscellaneous bundle conclude the section.

For petitions to the courts for expenditure of settled funds/expenditure by the 6th Duke of Portland as tenant for life allowed to be charged to settled funds in connection with estate improvements, see Pl E12/14 in connection with the Welbeck estate (and Pl E12/15 for Welbeck Abbey). See Pl E1/10 for general estate improvements.
Termfinancial affairs, 6th Duke of Portland

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA715Bentinck; William J.A.C.J. Cavendish- (1857-1943); 6th Duke of Portland; succ. 18791857-1943
NA25443Bentinck; William A.H. Cavendish- (1893-1977); 7th Duke of Portland; styled Marquess of Titchfield 1893-1943; known as 'Chopper'1893-1977
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