Document ReferencePl C 27/5
TitleLetter from Mr John Cleaver, Carburton, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland, Burlington House, London; 10 Feb. 1779
Date10 February 1779
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas been visited by Mr Groves before he left for London, who wanted his opinion on a farm of the Duke of Newcastle which he was thinking of settling his family in; adds that Groves did not want to 'slight' the service he had done for the duke (of Portland), but only that things had not worked out in this service as well as he had hoped; has discovered that the farm is not 'engaged'; mentions the plight of the duke's tenant at Lindhurst; comments on his enclosure of a draft of a colliery lease [not present] to Mr Thornley, drawn up according to other recent colliery leases; hopes all is well with Admiral Keppel.
Termdomestic affairs, servants
leases, mining

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA40347Groves; John (fl 1779); Mr; servantfl 1779
NA968Clinton; Henry F.C. Pelham- (1720-1794); 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also styled 9th Earl of Lincoln from 1730; born Clinton, but assumed Pelham-Clinton in 1768 as 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1720-1794
NA40348Thornley; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA11753Keppel; Augustus (1725-1786); Viscount Keppel; cr. 17821725-1786
NA32355Cleaver; John (-1779); Mr; steward to 3rd Duke of Portland 1771-79-1779
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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