Document ReferencePl C 63/8
TitleLetter from John Powell; n.d. [1774-1778]
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to legal proceedings in Chancery started in 1761 by the late [2nd] Duke of Portland; the dispute related to a legacy owed by the executrix of Lord George Bentinck to the Duke; writes that costs incurred by Lord Digby should have been paid by the present [3rd] Duke a number of years previously; explains that the bill was erroneously charged to the account of Earl Ferrers (the owner of estates mortgaged to Lord Digby); requests payment of the sum to himself as executor of Henry [Fox], Lord Holland.

Date estimated from internal evidence; possibly 1778 because part of an '8' can be seen on the damaged edge of the paper.

See sections Pl F3/3 and Pl F5/9 for mortgages and litigations involving Powell, the Portlands and the Fox and Digby families.
Termfinancial affairs, legacies
legal cases, Portland v Bentinck 1761

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1046Bentinck; William (1709-1762); 2nd Duke of Portland1709-1762
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA33919Bentinck; George (1715-1759); Lord; son of 1st Duke of Portland1715-1759
NA41872Digby; Henry (1731-1793); 1st Earl Digby; 7th Baron Digby 1757-17901731-1793
NA11899Fox; Henry (1705-1774); 1st Baron Holland; Paymaster General 1757-17651705-1774
NA41874Powell; John (-1783); Mr; of the Pay Office Whitehall-1783
NA36165Shirley; Washington (1722-1778); 5th Earl Ferrers; succ. 1760; Vice-Admiral1722-1778
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