Document ReferencePl C 52/174
TitleDraft letter from [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland, Bulstrode, Buckinghamshire to [P. Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; 21 Aug. 1801. Imperfect and partially indecipherable
Date21 August 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that Hardwicke knows the reasons why it was felt that Thomond should have the support of government in his application for the vacancy in the Representative Peerage of Ireland; explains why he must argue this case on Thomond's behalf; feels that if Lord Charleville (who has only recently been made a peer) or any other peer were acquainted with the details they would withdraw their pretensions in favour of the Marquess of Thomond; explains, in some detail, why he did not give Hardwicke the full facts of Thomond's case before the decision was made; sincerely apologises for his omission.

Originally enclosed with Pl C 52/173 in wrapper Pl C 52/175.
TermIrish affairs, representative peerage

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA913Bury; Charles W. (1764-1835); 1st Earl of Charleville1764-1835
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
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA37889Yorke; Philip (1757-1834); 3rd Earl of Hardwicke1757-1834
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