Document ReferencePw F 7188
TitleLetter from J. Nicolson, Hawkesdale [Hall, Cumberland] to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 18 Jul 1773
Date18 July 1773
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains that an advert has appeared in a Belfast newspaper asking four or five hundred families to move to Whitehaven where they will live rent free for 3 years; expresses his opinion that this is a deliberate attempt by Sir James Lowther to outnumber the freeholders of Cumberland.
Termpublications, newspapers, Belfast
disputes, legal, Portland v Lowther 1773
politics, local, Cumberland
bribery and corruption

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1050Lowther; James (1736-1802); Earl of Lonsdale1736-1802
NA35730Nicolson; Joseph (fl 1767-1777); Mr; of Hawkesdale Hall; agent of the 3rd Duke of Portland in Cumberland; author of a history of Westmorland and Cumberlandfl 1767-1777
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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