Document ReferencePw2 Hy 991
TitleLetter from 'S.O.', to [Robert Harley] 1st Earl of Oxford; n.d. [c.1711-1714]
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionConcerns a gentleman named Mr Kelly who believes that he 'has fair pretentions to a post in the government'; says that the Archbishop of York has already spoken to Queen Anne on Kelly's behalf; believes that the Archbishop would not have done so had he known the gentlemen better; comments that everyone who is intimate with Kelly thinks that he 'may prove troublesome'; says that Kelly is an 'intire lover of ye pretender'; suggests that Harley test Kelly by asking him to take the oath of allegiance to the house of Hanover; believes that Kelly would then end his requests for preferment; says that he has observed Kelly having covert meetings and is prepared to gather intelligence; mentions that Kelly has access to 'considerable summs' despite the destruction of his estate by fire.

This document is undated; the date provided is based on that of the bundle and the death date of Queen Anne.
Termcrimes, pro-Jacobite
patronage, denial of
intelligence, collection of
parliamentary business, oaths, allegiance to House of Hanover
royalty, succession

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA18922James Francis Edward Stuart (1688-1766); Prince of Wales; 'the Old Pretender'; son of James II; also known as Chevalier de St George1688-1766
NA29809Kelly; - (fl 1711-1714); Mr; accused of being a Jacobitefl 1711-1714
NA29810Sharp; John (1645-1714); Archbishop of York; Archbishop of York 1691-17141645-1714
NA29811Dawes; William (1671-1724); 3rd Baronet; Archbishop of York1671-1724
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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