Document ReferencePl F9
TitlePapers concerning the financial, trust and testamentary affairs of the children of the 4th Duke of Portland (except his successor), chiefly those of Lady Harriet Bentinck; 1816-1907
Extent3488 items
Content DescriptionFor more detailed descriptions see sections Pl F9/1-11 below.

The greatest portion of the material in this section (Pl F9/4-9/7) concerns Lady Harriet Bentinck, the elder sister of the 5th Duke of Portland. It includes domestic accounts and material relating to her investments (much in mortgages linked to the development of the Ladbroke Grove area of London), as well as numerous drafts of her will (through which the rises and falls in favour of various nieces and nephews may be charted). A further group of papers concerns her niece and principal beneficiary, the Duchess of Sermoneta (Pl F9/9).

Smaller quantities of papers relate to her elder brother, the Marquess of Titchfield (d. 1824) (Pl F9/1), her younger brother Lord Henry (Pl F9/2), her sister Viscountess Ossington (generally known as Lady Charlotte Denison) (Pl F9/3), and the litigation with and concerning her sister Lady Mary Topham (whose unsuitable match caused attempts to be made to cut her off, not without a penny but with far fewer than her siblings) [see also bundle Pl L5/2]. Pl F9/10 contains miscellaneous items relating to the Howard de Walden family (descendants of the only child of the 4th Duke of Portland to leave issue); Pl F9/11 is a single document relating to Lord George Bentinck.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9416Bentinck; William H. Cavendish- (1796-1824); Marquess of Titchfield; eldest son of 4th Duke of Portland; styled Viscount Woodstock 1796-18091796-1824
NA37907Topham; Mary E. (1810-1874); Lady; née Bentinck; youngest child of 4th Duke of Portland; m Sir William Topham 18541810-1874
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
NA69758Bentinck; M. Harriet Cavendish-Scott- (1798-1882); Lady; dau. of 4th Duke of Portland; sometimes styled Harriet Margaret/Henrietta; used additional surname of Scott from 18791798-1882
NA9176Bentinck; W. Henry Cavendish- (1804-1870); Lord; M.P.; son of 4th Duke of Portland1804-1870
NA61168Caetani; Harriet G. (-1906); Duchessa di Sermoneta; née Ellis; dau. of 6th Baron Howard de Walden; niece and beneficiary of Lady Harriet Bentinck; wife of Michael Caetani Duca di Sermoneta-1906
NA70556Ellis; Frederick G. (1830-1899); 7th Baron Howard de Walden1830-1899
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