Document ReferencePw2 Hy 902
TitleLetter from James Bourke, to [Robert Harley] 1st Earl of Oxford; 1 Apr. 1712
Date1 April 1712
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAsks the earl to look at his case; says that his grandfather forfeited his lands in Ireland in 1641 for 'taking up arms for King Charles the first and K[ing] Charles the second against the usurper Oliver Cromwell'; states that the 'small benevolence' granted by King Charles after the Restoration has been lost in the 'late revolution'; reports that the Duke of Ormond and Lord Lansdowne are assisting him in attempts to find a place in the army; asks that Oxford add his voice to their campaign.
Termestate business, lands, forfeiture of
patronage, requests for
wars, English Civil War

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7566Charles I (1600-1649); King of England Scotland and Ireland; (succeeded 1625)1600-1649
NA13004Charles II (1630-1685); King of England Scotland and Ireland; acc. 16491630-1685
NA29686Butler; James (1665-1745); 2nd Duke of Ormonde; succ. 1688; formerly styled Earl of Ossory; Jacobite; impeached and attainted 17151665-1745
NA29687Granville; George (1667-1735); Baron Lansdowne; cr. 1711; imprisoned in Tower on suspicion of Jacobitism 1715-17171667-1735
NA647Cromwell; Oliver (1599-1658); Lord Protector1599-1658
NA29688Bourke; James (fl 1712)fl 1712
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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