Document ReferencePw A 252
TitleLetter from Sir Henry Capell, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 6 Nov. 1695
Date6 November 1695
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAcknowledges receipt of Portland's letter; says it is strange he [Capell] should not have more authority to 'prevent the two Mr Brodericks from naming my Ld Rumny [Romney] and my Ld Conesby [Coningsby]; thinks representations might be made about the two men on 'your side of the water'; comments on the difficulty of preventing personal matters from being brought into the House of Commons; refers to the reasons why personal matters were brought into the 18 Years Parliament, namely that the court was pursuing matters contrary to the public good; comments that proceedings against the Lord Chancellor [Sir Charles Porter] have been contrary to parliamentary methods; refers to opposition to the Habeas Corpus Bill; asks if he should send for his nephew [Lord Essex], commenting on his more recent behaviour.

The date on the letter is probably old style.
TermIrish affairs, parliament
Irish affairs, politics
parliamentary business, bills, Habeas Corpus Bill 1695 (Ireland)
disputes, political, Porter v Irish parliament 1695
family relationships

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29270Capell; Algernon (1670-1710); 2nd Earl of Essex; succ. 1683; styled Viscount Malden until 1683; Constable of the Tower of London 1706-101670-1710
NA30476Brodrick; Thomas (1654-1730); Mr; M.P. County Cork; privy councillor1654-1730
NA30477Brodrick; Alan (-1728); 1st Viscount Midleton; M.P. City of Cork; solicitor general of Ireland; cr. 1715-1728
NA30377Sydney; Henry (1641-1704); 1st Earl of Romney; styled Viscount Sydney of Shepey 1689-1694; modern spelling Sidney1641-1704
NA28984Coningsby; Thomas (1656-1729); 1st Earl of Coningsby; cr. 1719; cr. Baron Coningsby of Clanbrassil 16921656-1729
NA30110Porter; Charles (1631-1696); Sir; Irish Lord Chancellor; knighted 16861631-1696
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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