Document ReferencePw A 305/1-2
TitleLetter from Viscount Sydney [later 1st Earl of Romney] and Sir Thomas Coningsby [later 1st Earl of Coningsby], Dublin, Ireland, to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 4 Dec. 1690
Date4 December 1690
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to a letter they sent to Lord Nottingham 'about the business in which Serjeant Osborn is soe much concerned'; states they received the king's [William III] orders that the judge's decision [re. forfeitures??] should not be made known, but that it arrived too late; comments that before the king gives an absolute pardon, he should consider that there are 'some Protestants tho' not many who have deserved worse from their Majestys than any Roman Catholic'; says that some of the Protestants, because they expect to be pardoned, are sheltering 'vast quantityes of land belonging to Papists'; comments that it is possible to make the Irish 'friends to the government' and refers to the recent discovery of a plot; informs him that bread, biscuit and other provisions have been sent to the troops at Belturbet and Molongar?.

Says they have heard of reports regarding the recruits [army] and the provision of a hospital; comments that if the hospital goes ahead, every captain will send 'every souldiers whose head doeth but ake into the hospital because by soe doing his souldier will be maintained att the King's charge'; asks Portland to get two warrants signed, explaining what they are.
TermIrish affairs, rebellion
Irish affairs, land forfeitures
Irish affairs, religion
armies, British, provisions
hospitals, military, objections to
Physical Descriptionfragile

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA25973Finch; Daniel (1647-1730); 7th Earl of Winchilsea1647-1730
NA30505Osborn; - (fl 1690); Sergeant; involved in Irish affairsfl 1690
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
NA1043Bentinck; H. William (1649-1709); 1st Earl of Portland; diplomat and adviser of William of Orange; alias Hans Willem1649-1709
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