Document ReferencePl C 52/49/1-2
TitleLetter from [W.H.C. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck] Marquess of Titchfield [later 4th Duke of Portland], Welbeck, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 12 Sept. 1801
Date12 September 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionBelatedly thanks the duke for his letter; is afraid that he cannot sell his property for any other purpose than paying back his debt to Lord Downe and Mr Canning; believes, however, that the 'acquisition' would be very desirable; refers to his letter to the duke sent from Scarborough which suggested how the duke's position might be relieved; argues that the Nottinghamshire estate is valuable enough to shoulder some of the expenses, and explains in detail how more revenue can be raised; suggestions include looking at the rents of estates that have not been regulated for over 20 years and investigating how 2 estates in Mansfield could yield more money; as Mr Gould is not there, cannot be very specific, but has been accurate and thinks that preparations should be made without delay; will send an estimate of the park fencing.
Termestate business, Nottinghamshire
debts, 3rd Duke of Portland

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41352Gould; - (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA33734Dawnay; John C. Burton- (1764-1832); 5th Viscount Downe1764-1832
NA1101Canning; George (1770-1827); Mr; statesman; Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer 18271770-1827
NA1045Bentinck; William H. Cavendish-Scott- (1768-1854); 4th Duke of Portland; styled Marquess of Titchfield 1768-18091768-1854
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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