Document ReferencePw A 246
TitleLetter from Sir Henry Capell, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 28 Sep. 1695
Date28 September 1695
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that affairs in the Irish parliament are going on pretty well; is assured the king [William III] will be granted the £163,000 he has been promised; refers to 'heats' in parliament and states that 'the countinance and favor which the Irish Papists have had in this kingdome during the late governments here since 1690 has been another cause of the misery's of this kingdome'; informs him that yesterday the House formed itself into a Committee of the Whole House to consider 'the state of the nation'; says he did all he could to ensure Lords Romney and Coningsby would not be 'brought upon the stage'; refers to the strength of the Lord Chancellor's party in the House, explaining why this is the case.

The date of the letter is likely to be old style.
TermIrish affairs, parliament
parliamentary business, grants
Irish affairs, religion
religions, Roman Catholicism, attitudes towards

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA28984Coningsby; Thomas (1656-1729); 1st Earl of Coningsby; cr. 1719; cr. Baron Coningsby of Clanbrassil 16921656-1729
NA30348Sidney; Henry (1641-1704); 1st Earl of Romney1641-1704
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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