Document ReferencePl C 52/57
TitleLetter from [W.H.C. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck] Marquess of Titchfield [later 4th Duke of Portland], Welbeck, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 20 Oct. 1801
Date20 October 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas heard from Lord Newark saying that Evelyn returned to Thoresby from his regiment very ill; Newark asked him to call there; reports that he went at once and had a private conversation with Lord Newark; reports Newark's conversation which was concerned with a vacancy in the representation in the county in the event of Evelyn's death; writes that Newark discussed the possibility of his son Charles being put forward, but feared opposition from Savile, Foljambe and Col. Eyre.

Explains that, despite his objections, Newark pushed him for his opinion which was that Col. Eyre was unlikely to oppose Charles due to his financial position; thinks that they [he and the duke] need to decide where they stand on this matter; describes the ill health of Evelyn in Scotland, but hopes he will pull through; will send the duke's letter to Boothby; mentions the proliferation of acorns there.
Termmedical conditions, fever
medical conditions, diarrhoea
estate business, Nottinghamshire
medical conditions, 'bloody flux'
local affairs, Nottinghamshire

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41355Boothby; - (fl 1801); Majorfl 1801
NA36010Radcliffe; John (1738-1783); Mr; M.P. for St Albans 1768-831738-1783
NA41359Foljambe; - (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA1662Pierrepont; Charles (1737-1816); 1st Earl Manvers; born Charles Medows; assumed surname Pierrepont upon succ. to the estates of his uncle the 2nd Duke of Kingston 1788; cr. Baron Pierrepont and Viscount Newark 1796; cr. Earl Manvers 1806; M.P. Notts 1778-17961737-1816
NA8312Pierrepont; Charles Herbert (1778-1860); 2nd Earl Manvers; succ. 18161778-1860
NA41360Savile; - (fl 1801); -fl 1801
NA8616Eyre; Anthony H. (1757-1836); Lieutenant-Colonel; MP of Grove Nottinghamshire1757-1836
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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