Document ReferenceNe C 12065/1-2
TitleLetter from [Henry P.F. Pelham-Clinton] Earl of Lincoln [later 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne], Whitehall Place, Whitehall, London, to Sir Robert Peel; 20 Feb. 1845
Date20 February 1845
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses a paper indicating those who have held the stewardship of Bromfield and Yale since the reign of Edward VI; says that Lord Westminster [2nd Marquess] owns the minerals under the 'whole extent of this lordship, the waste above belonging to the Crown'; comments that the Crown and Lord Westminster have an 'identity of interest' in preventing any further encroachments on this land; says Lord Westminster has promised to resist such encroachments should he be made steward; discusses the claim of Sir Watkin Wynn to the stewardship; doubts the validity of the appointment of Lord Westminster [1st Marquess] by Lord Duncannon; asks Peel to whom he wishes the appointment to be granted; suggests that if he chooses Lord Westminster he deal with the situation himself, as head of the government.

Letter marked 'Private'.

Enclosure at Ne C 12065/3.
Termgovernment business, Office of Woods and Forests, stewardships
mineral rights, Lordship of Denbigh and Bromfield-Yale manor
Crown estates, stewardships, Lordship of Denbigh and Bromfield-Yale manor

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6537Grosvenor; Richard (1795-1869); 2nd Marquess of Westminster1795-1869
NA9717Ponsonby; John W. (1781-1847); 4th Earl of Bessborough; Viscount Duncannon Home secretary 1834-51781-1847
NA17473Wynn; Watkin Williams- (1772-1840); 5th Baronet; M.P. Denbighshire 1796-1840; steward of Lordship of Denbigh and Bromfield-Yale Manor1772-1840
NA17474Grosvenor; Robert (1767-1845); 1st Marquess of Westminster; cr. 1831; also 2nd Earl Grosvenor1767-1845
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
NA1860Peel; Robert (1788-1850); 2nd Baronet; Prime Minister 1841-18461788-1850
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