Document ReferencePl C 52/159
TitleLetter from [T.A. Southwell] 3rd Viscount Southwell, 50 Margaret Street, London to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 4 June 1801
Date4 June 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites to solicit the duke's help for his brother, recently wounded in Egypt; explains his attachment to his brother, who lost a leg when fighting for his country at the age of 22; explains that his injury meant leaving the army, from which he may have made money from in the future, and having to subsist on the poor income of a younger son; outlines his brother's career, in the Irish brigade, in the volunteer yeomanry corps during the Irish rebellion, in Holland and finally in Egypt where his leg was amputated after being hit by a cannon ball; asks that the duke write to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to see if he has any position suitable for his disabled brother; adds that he and his family have always supported the ministerial candidates in elections in Limerick and have never before asked for a favour.
Termoccupations and professions, military
employment, requests for
medical treatments, amputation

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41488Southwell; Charles (1779-1851); Sir; brother of 3rd Viscount Southwell; officer in the army; KCH1779-1851
NA41489Southwell; Thomas A. (1777-1860); 3rd Viscount Southwell1777-1860
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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