Document ReferencePw A 298/1-2
TitleLetter from Sir Thomas Coningsby [later 1st Earl of Coningsby], Dublin, Ireland, to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 21 Sep. 1690
Date21 September 1690
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to the fact that he is 'often troublesome to yr Lordp considering ye world of business' and also refers to his correspondence with Lord Nottingham; has heard that Sarsfield intends to take desperate action; intelligence reports have told of their 'misery and wants'; concludes that they must inevitably starve or give up; refers to the sending of officers and prisoners to Drogheda? and says they have asked the mayor and aldermen to make a return of the papists in the city [Dublin], both inhabitants and inmates; states that they will quarter soldiers with those considered to be most dangerous; this will prevent them taking up arms and holding 'private caballs'; refers to the intention to have the oath of allegiance taken.

Refers to a captain who escaped out of the castle about a week ago in women's clothes; says a committee has been formed of the mayor, several eminent citizens and the sheriffs of the four neighbouring counties to settle the 'method and rates of cariages'; informs him that the quartering of the armies is in hand and refers to the willingness to provide the soldiers with all provisions; comments on the assizes at Meath.
Termsieges, Sarsfield 1690
armies, British in Ireland
armies, troops, quartering of
Irish affairs, general
oaths, Oath of Allegiance (Ireland)
courts, Assizes, Meath

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA25973Finch; Daniel (1647-1730); 7th Earl of Winchilsea1647-1730
NA28984Coningsby; Thomas (1656-1729); 1st Earl of Coningsby; cr. 1719; cr. Baron Coningsby of Clanbrassil 16921656-1729
NA1043Bentinck; H. William (1649-1709); 1st Earl of Portland; diplomat and adviser of William of Orange; alias Hans Willem1649-1709
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