Document ReferencePw D/47
TitleLetter from J. Berkeley [later 5th Baron Berkeley of Stratton?], London to William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland; 4 Jan. 1733
Date4 January 1733
Content DescriptionConcerns the marriage being arranged between William Count Bentinck, and the Countess Charlotte Sophie von Aldenburg.

Sends New Year greetings to the duke and Mr Flower; refers to an account from Holland about Mr Bentinck's match, who has an inheritance worth £9,000 per year and an allience with a Prince of the Empire by her mother's side; discusses his Aunt Portland's satisfaction at seeing her son marry so well [Jane Martha Bentinck, dowager Duchess of Portland].

Encloses a poem based on a petition to Lord Falmouth by a voter at Tregony described as 'a piece of Cornish Wit' [not present]

Date: Letter is dated 4 January 1732 [old style].
Termmarriage, William Bentinck and Charlotte S. von Aldenburg
marriage, Bentinck family

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA61484Berkeley; John (c.1697-1773); 5th Baron Berkeley of Strattonc.1697-1773
NA30266Bentinck; Jane Martha (1672-1751); Countess of Portland; née Temple; 2nd wife of 1st Earl of Portland m 1700; formerly widow of 3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton1672-1751
NA102Bentinck; William (1704-1774); 1st Count Bentinck; son of 1st Earl of Portland by his second wife; Lord of Rhoon and Pendrecht, Netherlands, and Terrington St Clements, Norfolk1704-1774
NA95Bentinck; Charlotte S. (1715-1800); Countess Bentinck; dau. of Anton II Count of Aldenburg; m. 1733 William 1st Count Bentinck1715-1800
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