Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1151
TitleLetter from William Van Heels [Huls], Whitehall, London, to [Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford]; 30 Jul. 1713
Date30 July 1713
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExpresses his joy at Oxford's recovery; reports that his agency has 'been disposed of' during Oxford's illness to Simon Stopur for £1300 with no regard to Oxford's intercession or his own rights; asks if the Queen and her Council are punishing him for 'Ld Portland's faults' and fining him a 'thousand guineas towards paying Lord Ashburnham's Commission'; requests that Oxford intercede as his patron; has represented his case to the Duke of Ormond as the 'Generall and Director in chief of all military matters'.

Adds in a post script that the death of Captain Colt may be a 'happy expedient to make good any loss' if supported by Oxford's favour.
Termpatronage, requests for
disputes, financial, William Van Huls v Crown
health, 1st Earl of Oxford
appointments, military

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1044Bentinck; Henry (1682-1726); 1st Duke of Portland; 2nd Earl of Portland; cr. 1716; styled Viscount Woodstock 1689-17091682-1726
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA12652Ashburnham; John (1687-1737); 1st Earl of Ashburnham1687-1737
NA29686Butler; James (1665-1745); 2nd Duke of Ormonde; succ. 1688; formerly styled Earl of Ossory; Jacobite; impeached and attainted 17151665-1745
NA29968Stopur; Simon (fl 1713); -; granted military agency rightfully belonging to William Van Heelsfl 1713
NA29969Colt; - (-1713); Captain-1713
NA29941Huls; Carel Willem van (fl 1663-1714); Dutch; diplomatic channel between 1st Earl of Oxford and Pensionary Heinsiusfl 1663-1714
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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