Document ReferencePl C 52/115
TitleLetter from Colonel A. Lennox, 49 Charlotte Street, London to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 22 May 1801
Date22 May 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionIs writing on account of his son, Captain John Lennox of the 60th regiment, whose godfather is General Scott, the father of the Marchioness of Titchfield; explains that his son has been in the West Indies and Canada for 16 years, and has been on leave of absence for 6 months; now his son is ordered to rejoin his regiment, with a wife and 3 young children, and £250 in debt; mentions that in 1782 he [the writer] gave the government £386 which was not repaid; he also gave up his lucrative post at the foreign office for a badly paid secret service job; asks the duke to back his memorial to the King for the repayment of the £386, which would help his son considerably, as £270 of the money was his.

Endorsed in the hand of the 3rd Duke of Portland, 'same day answered wd not interfere'.
Termpatronage, financial

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41440Lennox; John (fl 1801); Captain; served in West Indies and Canada 1785fl 1801
NA20191Scott; John (1725-1775); Major-General; M.P Caithness 1754-61; Tain burghs 1761-68; Fifeshire 1768-751725-1775
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
NA41441Lennox; A. (fl 1801); Colonel; father of Captain John Lennoxfl 1801
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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