Document ReferencePw A 148
TitleLetter from James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon, to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 6 Jun. 1696
Date6 June 1696
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on the number of licences he has issued for hunting or shooting in the royal forests, in particular in Windsor, and names 'my Lord Keeper', Lord Romney, the Duke of Shrewsbury and the Duke of Northumberland as those who have received one; explains why he withdrew the Duke of Northumberland's licence; says there is now not one licence to hunt or shoot in the forest 'so yt if his Matys game does not increase it is not my faulte'; says he will do all in his power to preserve the king's forest.
Termgame and game birds
Crown lands, royal forests
sports, hunting
sports, shooting

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA30348Sidney; Henry (1641-1704); 1st Earl of Romney1641-1704
NA18622Talbot; Charles (1660-1718); 1st Duke of Shrewsbury; styled Lord Talbot; succ as 12th Earl of Shrewsbury 1668; created Duke of Shrewsbury 1694; son of the 11th Earl of Shrewsbury of the 2nd creation1660-1718
NA29607Fitzroy; George (1665-1716); 1st Duke of Northumberland; illegit. son of Charles II; cr. 1683; Baron Pontefract1665-1716
NA30349Bertie; James (1653-1699); 1st Earl of Abingdon; Lord Lt. Oxon and Chief Justice in Eyre s. of the Trent 1693-16971653-1699
NA1043Bentinck; H. William (1649-1709); 1st Earl of Portland; diplomat and adviser of William of Orange; alias Hans Willem1649-1709
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