Document ReferencePw D/9
TitleLetter from John Lucas to William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland, Bulstrode, Buckinghamshire; 19 Dec. 1740
Date19 December 1740
Content DescriptionConcerns the future of the Titchfield Estate, and how it is to be divided between the Portland and Beaufort sides of the family (Lots A and B); feels that if the duke intends to allow this old seat of his family to fall into ruins and be pulled down and the materials be sold off, and parkland ploughed up, then it should be done by the Duke of Beaufort because it was the birthplace of both their mothers [Elizabeth and Rachel Noel, daughters of the 2nd Earl of Gainsborough].

Reminds the duke that the Dukes of Leeds and Beaufort will be removing half of the furniture soon, and that it will be a great expense if he only uses the house once a year.

Provides an account of the yearly outgoings of 'Lot A'.
Termestate business, Titchfield (Hampshire)
financial affairs, inheritances, Portland family
estate business, accounts

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA40443Lucas; John (fl 1714-1759); Mr; of the Inner Temple; agent to the Dukes of Portlandfl 1714-1759
NA1088Scudamore; Henry Somerset- (1707-1746); 3rd Duke of Beaufort; succ. 1714; assumed name Scudamore 17301707-1746
NA11806Osborne; Thomas (1713-1789); 4th Duke of Leeds1713-1789
NA31126Bentinck; Elizabeth (-1737); Duchess of Portland; née Noel; dau. of 2nd Earl of Gainsborough; m 1st Duke of Portland 1704-1737
NA30539Somerset; Rachel (-1709); Duchess of Beaufort; née Noel; daughter of 2nd Earl of Gainsborough; m 2nd Duke of Beaufort 1706; sister-in-law of 1st Duke of Portland-1709
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