Document ReferencePl C 52/43
TitleCopy letter from [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland, Bulstrode, Buckinghamshire to [M. O'Brien] 1st Marquess of Thomond; 30 Aug. 1801
Date30 August 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks Thomond for his letter containing the Lord Lieutenant's answer to what Thomond had written to him as a result of Lord Rossmore's death; refers to comments he [the duke] made in his last letter; thinks that Thomond will be successful in his application [to be appointed to the vacancy in the Representative Peerage in Ireland], and that he probably will have no competitors; asks that Thomond keeps this confidential and only tells the Lord Lieutenant [Earl of Hardwicke] that he has had the strongest support in putting himself forward as a candidate; mentions that the Lord Lieutenant was right when he told Thomond that he heard nothing from the duke respecting Thomond's application to the first vacancy in the Representative Peerage; explains why this was the case; regrets that Thomond has been held in suspense so long.
TermIrish affairs, peerage

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA19687Cunninghame; Robert (c.1728-1801); 1st Baron Rossmore; Commander-in-Chief of British forces in Ireland 1793; created baron 1796; M.P. East Grinstead 1788-1789; proposed as parliamentary candidate for Stirling burghs 1752-1754c.1728-1801
NA37889Yorke; Philip (1757-1834); 3rd Earl of Hardwicke1757-1834
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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
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