Document ReferencePl F6
TitleMaterial relating to the trusts, settlements, will trusts etc. of the 4th Duke and Duchess of Portland and the 5th Duke of Portland; 1795-1910
Extent1489 items
Content DescriptionFor more detailed descriptions see sections Pl F6/1-10 below.

The future 4th Duke of Portland, then Marquess of Titchfield, married Henrietta Scott, the heiress of the Scotts of Balcomie, Fife. The material in this section relates to their marriage settlement (Pl F6/1), the 1814 resettlement (Pl F6/5) and the 1820 Estate Act (Pl F6/6), as well as to the wills and settlements of the Scott family (Pl F6/2), the management of the Scott estates in North Britain in the period immediately after the marriage - time of sales, purchases and consolidation (Pl F6/3), and litigation involving Henrietta and estates in Scotland (Pl F6/4). Pl F6/7 relates to the estate duties payable after the death of the 4th Duke (a copy of his will may be found at Pl L1/2/5/1).

The investments and loans (some to kin) made by the 4th and 5th Dukes are treated at Pl F6/8, and the will trusts and related affairs of the 5th Duke at Pl F6/9 (there is an overlap with material in Pl F10). Pl F6/10 is miscellaneous.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1102Bentinck; Henrietta Cavendish-Scott- (1774-1844); Duchess of Portland; née Scott; dau. of Major-General John Scott of Balcomie; wife of 4th Duke of Portland1774-1844
NA1045Bentinck; William H. Cavendish-Scott- (1768-1854); 4th Duke of Portland; styled Marquess of Titchfield 1768-18091768-1854
NA1035Scott; William J. Cavendish-Bentinck- (1800-1879); 5th Duke of Portland1800-1879
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