Document ReferenceOs C 177
TitleLetter from [C. Fitzwilliam], 5th Earl Fitzwilliam, Milton House, Northamptonshire, to J.E. Denison; 21 Apr. 1853
Date21 April 1853
Extent8 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he missed hearing Gladstone's [first budget] speech due to social engagements with the Winchilseas and Rodens but it is agreed Denison's report is accurate; believes deeper consideration of Gladstone's proposed alterations is needed; does not believe abolishing some customs duties will reduce collection costs; agrees with changes in income tax limits and its extension to Ireland; objects to changes in taxes on horses and carriages which he describes in detail; refers to 'socialism' of French Republicans; strongly objects to legacy tax which he believes Pitt introduced when desperate for money; believes it to be unfairly levied and lists numbers inheriting various titles as example; refers to taxation in France under Ancien Regime; comments on effect on entailed estates.
Termtaxation, 1853 budget
parliamentary business, speeches
political parties, Republicans

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA982Gladstone; William E. (1809-1898); P.M. 1868-74 1880-85 1886 1892-941809-1898
NA9467Gower; George G. Sutherland-Leveson- (1786-1861); 2nd Duke of Sutherland; succeeded 18331786-1861
NA6696Gower; Harriet E.G. Sutherland-Leveson- (1806-1868); Duchess of Sutherland; wife of 2nd Duke1806-1868
NA979Pitt; William (1759-1806); Mr; the younger; statesman1759-1806
NA9733Fitzwilliam; William (c.1720-1756); 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam; succ. as 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam (Irish Honours) 1728; advanced to English peerage as Lord Fitzwilliam and Baron Milton 1742; advanced to English viscounty and earldom as Viscount Milton and 1st Earl Fitzwilliam of Norborough 1746c.1720-1756
NA2694Manners; John J.R. (1818-1906); 7th Duke of Rutland; Conservative M.P.1818-1906
NA9734Manners; Charles C.J. (1815-1888); 6th Duke of Rutland1815-1888
NA9735Hatton; George W. Finch- (1791-1858); 9th Earl of Winchilsea; succeeded 1826; also 5th Earl of Nottingham1791-1858
NA9736Hatton; Fanny M. Finch- (-1909); Countess Winchilsea; née Royd Rice 3rd wife of 10th Earl-1909
NA9737Jocelyn; Robert (1788-1870); 3rd Earl of Roden; succeeded 18201788-1870
NA9738Jocelyn; Maria F.C. (1794-1861); Countess of Roden; née Stapleton 1st wife of 3rd Earl daughter of Thomas Lord le Despencer1794-1861
NA9739Wood; John (1790-1856); Mr; barrister chairman of boards of revenue 1838-561790-1856
NA9655Fitzwilliam; Charles W. Wentworth- (1786-1857); 5th Earl Fitzwilliam; 3rd Earl of 2nd creation; succ. 18331786-1857
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
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