Document ReferencePw A 1334
TitleLetter from Henry, Viscount Sydney of Shepey [later 1st Earl of Romney], Dublin [Ireland], to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 4 Dec. 1690
Date4 December 1690
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays this will be a short letter as he and Mr Cunisby [Coningsby?] have written a long one about their affairs; expresses the hope that if Lt. Gen. Douglas does not do his duty he will 'never be imploy'd again'; gives his opinion on various others including Kirk, Sir John Lanier and Lord Lisburn; refers to the Bishop of Meath, who made everybody pray for the Prince of Wales, and so thinks he will never be forgiven and therefore will not act as he should; states that if the king [William III] approves it he will appoint Mr Foxon as captain of the guards; comments that Mr Fuller has too good an opinion of himself; informs him Mr Grady thinks he will be successful in his negotiations, and has no fear of being suspected.
TermIrish affairs, general
appointments, military
armies, officers, conduct of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA28984Coningsby; Thomas (1656-1729); 1st Earl of Coningsby; cr. 1719; cr. Baron Coningsby of Clanbrassil 16921656-1729
NA30609Douglas; James (fl 1689-1690); Lieutenant General; active in Irelandfl 1689-1690
NA31243Kirke; Percy (1646-1691); Lieutenant General; served under the Duke of Monmouth in France; present at Sedgmoor 1685; relieved Derry 16891646-1691
NA31244Lanier; John (-1692); Sir; military commander; knighted 1688-1692
NA31245Dopping; Anthony (1643-1697); Bishop of Meath; Bishop from 1682; previously Bishop of Kildare1643-1697
NA30506Loftus; Adam (-1691); 1st Viscount Lisburn; cr. 1686-1691
NA31246Foxon; - (fl 1690); -; wished to be appointed Captain of the Guardsfl 1690
NA30653Fuller; William (1670-c.1717); impostor; accompanied Mary of Modena to France; employed by her in Ireland and England; showed 'Jacobite' letters to William III1670-c.1717
NA31238Grady; - (fl 1690); Mr; involved in negotiations re Irish affairsfl 1690
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA30377Sydney; Henry (1641-1704); 1st Earl of Romney; styled Viscount Sydney of Shepey 1689-1694; modern spelling Sidney1641-1704
NA1043Bentinck; H. William (1649-1709); 1st Earl of Portland; diplomat and adviser of William of Orange; alias Hans Willem1649-1709
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