Document ReferencePw A 240/1-2
TitleLetter from Sir Henry Capell, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 27 May 1695
Date27 May 1695
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionSays he has received the king's [William III] commission and has been sworn his deputy [in Ireland]; thinks the army commissions should be received 'immediately from the King's owne Royall hand'; acknowledges receipt of Portland's letters; states that he will serve Lord Coningsby as he did his brother-in-law, whom he has recommended to be Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 'where he will sitt safe, and in noe hazard of being sumon'd'; refers to the recent death of the Bishop of Down, saying he has recommended Edward Walkington to succeed him; asks Portland to use any influence he has to this effect; says the people in Ireland are aware of the king's 'gracious intentions' towards them.

Has heard from Lord Shrewsbury that the king has signed warrants for the alterations he proposed, but will not send them until he has had further word; says he has written again for them; refers to the Earl of Essex and their 'Domesticks'; says he has heard from Vanhomrigh of the need to make 'severall amendments and alterations in the course and maner of my nephew's living'; hopes to be able to put things on a better footing.

The date of this letter is likely to be old style.
TermIrish affairs, government
appointments, ecclesiastical (Irish)
appointments, Irish
family relationships, Portland and Lord Essex

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA28984Coningsby; Thomas (1656-1729); 1st Earl of Coningsby; cr. 1719; cr. Baron Coningsby of Clanbrassil 16921656-1729
NA29270Capell; Algernon (1670-1710); 2nd Earl of Essex; succ. 1683; styled Viscount Malden until 1683; Constable of the Tower of London 1706-101670-1710
NA30470Vanhomrigh; Bartholomew (fl 1690-1695); -; commissioner of the Irish revenue; confidant of 1st Earl of Portland?fl 1690-1695
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
NA30472Foley; Samuel (-1695); Bishop of Down and Connor; appointed 1694-1695
NA30473Walkington; Edward (-1699); Bishop of Down and Connor; appointed 1695-1699
NA30467Capell; Henry (-1696); Baron Capell; cr. 1692; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland-1696
NA1043Bentinck; H. William (1649-1709); 1st Earl of Portland; diplomat and adviser of William of Orange; alias Hans Willem1649-1709
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