Document ReferencePl C 27/8
TitleLetter from John Cleaver, Carburton, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 27 Feb. 1779
Date27 February 1779
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas heard from Mrs Groves that Mr Groves would be happy to stay in the duke's service if he could live in the country, even if he was on a lower wage; writes down copy of letter he intends to send to Mr Groves (on same sheet of paper), in which he comments on the duke's high opinion of Groves, asks Groves to consider staying and suggests that he talk to the duke himself.

In continuing his letter to duke, comments on the financial plight of his tenant at Lindhurst, but does not think that they can do anything to help him; regrets that there were no 'rejoicings' for Admiral Keppel; thinks that Sir William Boothby, Colonel Litchfield and others might prevent it; reports that he [Cleaver] is going to Chesterfield soon to see about Mr Thornley's colliery and the Ironstone; admits he knows little of the business, but will ensure that he will not commit himself to anything without the duke's approval; adds that he has seen Mr Mason and understands no decision has been reached about the farm for Mr Groves; has heard that the Iron Stone quarry has opened and is a 'good one'.
Termminerals, ironstone
mining, Nottinghamshire
domestic affairs, servants

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11421Boothby; William (1721-1787); 4th Baronet; major-general; of Cropredy Oxfordshire and Mansfield Woodhouse Nottinghamshire1721-1787
NA40348Thornley; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40351Mason; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40352Litchfield; - (fl 1779); Colonelfl 1779
NA11753Keppel; Augustus (1725-1786); Viscount Keppel; cr. 17821725-1786
NA40347Groves; John (fl 1779); Mr; servantfl 1779
NA40353Groves; - (fl 1779); Mrsfl 1779
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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