Document ReferencePl C 27/67
TitleLetter from Sir Francis Basset [later 1st Baron de Dunstanville], Tehidy Park, Cornwall to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 26 Nov. 1787
Date26 November 1787
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDoes not think that Mr Fox would have become involved in the living of Landulph if he had known his [Basset's] pretensions; explains it is worth £200 a year and was more valuable to him than to Lord Spencer; refers to his request of the duke to recommend Mr Dillon to one of the bishops; discusses patronage; explains that what he had meant was that as bishops often have small livings to dispose of, it might have been possible to get one for his friend; mentions that he himself is a 'considerable patron'; admits that a living in the diocese of St David's will not do, but adds that Dr Warren, who he thinks is Bishop of St David's [sic], promised him (at Lord North's recommendation) a living for a Welsh friend, but appears to have forgotten about it; asks that the duke mention Mr Dillon to the Bishop of Bristol.
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA977North; Frederick (1732-1792); 2nd Earl of Guilford; better known as Lord North1732-1792
NA9714Spencer; George J. (1758-1834); 2nd Earl Spencer; M.P. home secretary 1806-71758-1834
NA40426Wilson; Christopher (c.1714-1792); Bishop of Bristol; bishop from 1783c.1714-1792
NA40427Dillon; - (fl 1789); Mrfl 1789
NA11771Fox; Charles James (1749-1806); Mr; statesman1749-1806
NA12242Warren; John (1730-1800); Bishop of Bangor; DD; rector of Teversham Cambridgeshire 1761-681730-1800
NA11398Basset; Francis (1757-1835); Baron Basset; M.P. Penryn 1780-17961757-1835
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
PL37676/St David's/Pembrokeshire/Wales
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