Document ReferencePl C 52/88
TitleLetter from [H. Grey], Countess of Stamford and Warrington, Enville [Hall], Staffordshire to her brother [W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 30 Jan. 1801
Date30 January 1802
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas shown 'Grooby' [5th Earl of Stamford, nickname taken from his courtesy title of Baron Grey of Groby] the duke's letter; writes that Grooby received the duke's letter of 24th November, and sent a copy to Mr John Pares; because Mrs Pares is ill, explains that Mr Pares could not wait on Grooby until 25 January; adds that Grooby has now sent the duke Pares's reasons for wishing to be excused from the office of sheriff; thanks the duke for his attention to Grooby, who believes that the duke will do all his can to help his friend; suggests that as John Pares's father and elder brother are living and most of the landed property is in their possession, it would be difficult for Pares to serve in that office with his brother as under-sheriff; offers congratulations for the 'happy escape' of the duke's grandchildren at Welbeck, which 'our sister' [Elizabeth Thynne] informed him of.
Termappointments, local government
local government, sheriffs

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA12000Thynne; Elizabeth Cavendish (1735-1825); Marchioness of Bath; née Cavendish elder dau. of 2nd Duke of Portland and m Thomas Thynne 1st Marquess of Bath 17591735-1825
NA22070Grey; George H. (1737-1819); 5th Earl of Stamford; succ. 1768; cr. Baron Delamere and Earl of Warrington 17961737-1819
NA41406Pares; John (1749-1833); Mr; sheriff of Leicestershire1749-1833
NA41407Pares; - (fl 1801); Mrs; wife of John Paresfl 1801
NA32403Grey; Henrietta Cavendish (1737-1827); Countess of Stamford; née Bentinck dau. of 2nd Duke of Portland; m 1763 5th Earl of Stamford1737-1827
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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