Document ReferencePl C 52/133
TitleLetter from [J. Parker] 2nd Baron Boringdon [later 1st Earl of Morley], Saltram, Devon to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 8 Apr. 1801
Date8 April 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInforms duke that he found the community peaceful when he arrived there; it appears to have been calm since the turmoil of the preceding Tuesday; knows the duke is aware of the events of that day and of the magistrates' dreadful conduct; explains that despite the lowering of the markets, the attitude of the lower orders appears to be good; believes that even if there is another riot, these people would resist the dock yard men who are most likely to cause a disturbance; describes how he sees the rebels and their situation now; argues that they will continue be disruptive as long as the control over them continues to be so weak; adds that Bastard has been very active, and thinks that it is his firm attitude that has led to the present more tranquil situation there.

For the duke's response to this letter see Pl C 52/32.
Termcivil disorder, Devon 1801

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41307Bastard; John P. (1756-1816); Colonel; lieutenant-colonel of E. Devonshire Militia 1783; MP for Devonshire 1784-18161756-1816
NA41333Parker; John (1772-1840); 1st Earl of Morley; also 2nd Baron Boringdon; cr. Earl of Morley and Viscount Boringdon of North Molton 18151772-1840
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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