Document ReferencePw A 306/1
TitleLetter from Sir Thomas Coningsby [later 1st Earl of Coningsby], Dublin, Ireland, to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland; 14 Dec. 1690
Date14 December 1690
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to the king's [William III] command that Lord Sydney 'come over'; thinks that Ireland will 'suffer extremely' as a result; informs him that on hearing the news they immediately called a council to discuss how the government should be supported until Sir Charles Porter arrived; comments on his high opinion of Sydney and their working relationship, observing 'we never differ'd in any one thing'; says the man who is now coming [Porter] is an entire stranger to him, but he has heard that he is a very violent man; expresses his uneasiness at the situation.

Pw A 306/2-3 was originally miscatalogued as being the end of this letter.
TermIrish affairs, government
appointments, Irish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA30377Sydney; Henry (1641-1704); 1st Earl of Romney; styled Viscount Sydney of Shepey 1689-1694; modern spelling Sidney1641-1704
NA30110Porter; Charles (1631-1696); Sir; Irish Lord Chancellor; knighted 16861631-1696
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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