Document ReferencePw 2/537
TitleLetter from Ralph Gowland, Durham, to Margaret Holles, Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne; 14 Jun. 1715
Date14 June 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the duchess's decision to leave her Northumberland estate to Lady Spencer [Francis Howard née Spencer, dau. of 3rd Earl of Sunderland and wife of 4th Earl of Carlisle]; comments on the 'covetous tempers' of the Duke and Duchess of M[arlborough ?] and their disloyalty during the reign of King William.

Thanks the duchess for her good intention towards his son; mentions that Lord Scarborough obtained the post of distributor of stamps for his son-in-law, but has been unable to do the same for his son.

Describes a neighbouring attorney and his wife who pretend to be great Whigs, but are really Jacobites and papists, and assures her that Lord Scarborough and Sir Henry Liddell are trying to get him removed.

Requests that Captain Ogle be granted permission to take a few stones from Earsdon [?] Quarry in order to build a coldhouse
Termlegal business, wills, Margaret Duchess of Newcastle
Jacobites, suspected
religions, Roman Catholicism, attitudes towards
quarries, Northumberland
estate business, Northumberland

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38719Howard; Frances (-1742); Countess of Carlisle; née Spencer dau. of 3rd Earl of Sunderland; wife of 4th Earl of Carlisle-1742
NA18706Churchill; Sarah (1660-1744); Duchess of Marlborough; née Jennings; dau of Richard Jennings of Sandridge; m John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough 16781660-1744
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA23896Gowland; Ralph (-1728); Mr; agent of 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne and 2nd Earl of Oxford in Northumberland-1728
NA592Holles; Margaret (1661-1716); Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne; née Cavendish; dau. of 2nd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; m 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 16901661-1716
NA31218William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland; succeeded 1688; also Prince of Orange1650-1702
NA39393Liddell; Henry (-1723); 3rd Baronet; of Ravensworth Castle co. Durham-1723
NA29967Lumley; Richard (c.1650-1721); 1st Earl of Scarbrough; cr. 1690c.1650-1721
NA79566Ogle (fl 1715); Captain; of Northumberlandfl 1715
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