Document ReferencePw A 303/1-2
TitleLetter from Sir Thomas Coningsby [later 1st Earl of Coningsby], Dublin, Ireland, to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 26 Oct. 1690
Date26 October 1690
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionReferring to the recent parliamentary grant, says that about one third of Roman Catholic estates in Ireland are in the province of Connaught, which is 'intirely under ye enemy'; comments on the sum that can potentially be raised by the sale of land and questions how many people will be prepared to make purchases; observes that there is 'little difference between giving noe mony and giving it upon such uncertain funds'; says the king [William III] should send letters regarding the land he intends to grant in Ireland; asks Portland to use his influence with the king in obtaining two farms 'of noe great value' for him [Coningsby], referring to the circumstances of each; comments that if Portland thinks of having any estate in Ireland, Lord Clanricarde's is much the finest.
Termparliamentary business, grants
Irish affairs, rebellion
Irish affairs, land forfeitures
royalty, favour
Physical DescriptionIn some places handwriting is extremely feint.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1083William III (1650-1702); King of England Scotland and Ireland1650-1702
NA30504Bourke; Richard (-c.1704); 8th Earl of Clanricarde; succ. 1687-c.1704
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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