Document ReferencePl C 52/137
TitleLetter from H[enry] Penruddocke Wyndham, Salisbury, Wiltshire to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 18 Oct. 1801
Date18 October 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that John Newton and his father in law Thomas Bush (the High Sheriff for Wiltshire) were both nominated for that office last year; Bush wanted the position expecting that his son in law, 24 and new to the clothing industry, would hereafter be excused from serving as sheriff; therefore, requests that the name of John Newton of Bradford [-on-Avon] be omitted from the lists of nominees as it is unusual for 2 of the same family to be appointed to 'that expensive tho' honourable office' in a short period of time.
Termappointments, local government
local government, sheriffs

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41465Newton; John (fl 1801); Mr; of Bradford-on-Avonfl 1801
NA41466Bush; Thomas (fl 1801); Mr; high sheriff of Wiltshirefl 1801
NA41467Wyndham; Henry Penruddocke (1736-1819); Mr; topographer; MP1736-1819
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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