Document ReferencePl C 52/173
TitleLetter from [P. Yorke] 3rd Earl of Hardwicke, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland to W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 16 Aug. 1801. Imperfect
Date16 August 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains that Thomond cannot be appointed to the vacancy in the Representation of the Irish peerage; comments that the first application was from Lord Charleville, whom he approved because of his unrewarded support of the Union, because Lord Cornwallis wanted to put him on the original list, and because Parliament have recently accepted from him a seat in Parliament for Carlow, for which Mr Ormsby has been brought in; gives his opinion on the motivation behind the only other application made before the vacancy, from Lord Mountnorris; explains that Abbot and Addington support Charleville and Lord Clare has expressed his approval; adds that he has explained to Thomond that the vacancy was filled before he received any information about his [Thomond's] application; adds that Thomond will probably get the next vacancy.

Headed 'Private and secret'
TermIrish affairs, representative peerage
ConditionUnfit for production
Fragile and very faint; partially indecipherable.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11332Cornwallis; Charles (1738-1805); 1st Marquess Cornwallis1738-1805
NA15088FitzGibbon; John (1748-1802); 1st Earl of Clare; cr.17951748-1802
NA35754O'Bryen; Murrough (1726-1808); 1st Marquess of Thomond; succ. as 5th Earl of Inchiquin in Irish peerage 1777; cr. Marquess of Thomond in Irish peerage 1800; cr. Baron Thomond of Taplow in U.K. peerage 18011726-1808
NA8609Addington; Henry (1757-1844); 1st Viscount Sidmouth; Speaker of the House of Commons 1789-1801; PM 1801-04; cr. viscount in 18051757-1844
NA9433Abbot; Charles (1757-1829); 1st Baron Colchester; Speaker of House of Commons 1802-161757-1829
NA913Bury; Charles W. (1764-1835); 1st Earl of Charleville1764-1835
NA41514Annesley; Arthur (1744-1816); 1st Earl of Mountnorris; also 9th Viscount Valentia1744-1816
NA41515Ormsby; Charles Montague (1767-1818); Mr; MP for Carlow 1801-061767-1818
NA37889Yorke; Philip (1757-1834); 3rd Earl of Hardwicke1757-1834
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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