Document ReferencePl F2
TitleSettlements, wills, mortgages, financial papers and litigation relating to the 'paternal' estates of the Dukes of Portland; 1690-1751
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Content DescriptionFor more detailed descriptions see sections Pl F2/1-7 below.

The seven sections into which this is divided are: Pl F2/1, 1st Earl of Portland and his widow; Pl F2/2, 2nd Earl/1st Duke of Portland; Pl F2/3, Buckinghamshire mortgages by the 1st Duke; Pl F2/4, 2nd Duke of Portland; Pl F2/5, younger children of 1st Duke of Portland; Pl F2/6, South Sea Bubble and other financial/trust affairs of the 1st Duke of Portland; Pl F2/7, wills and financial affairs of 1st Duke of Portland and his widow.

The material illustrates the steep fall from grace financially of the Bentincks, assisted by a disastrous involvement in the South Sea Bubble but clearly underway before then (see the schedule of debts in Pl F2/2/20).
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