Document ReferencePl C 13/8/1-2
TitleLetter from Rev. Thomas L. O'Beirne [later Bishop of Meath], Temple Michael, Longford, Ireland to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 30 Apr. 1793
Date30 April 1793
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionHas received the duke's letter and believes it was delayed by Sir William Newco[m]men; is glad at the duke's reaction to the 'event that has taken place', pertaining to Lady Charlotte; mentions he has written to the duchess, who he hopes received his letter kindly; realises how distressed the duchess must be over the matter.

Writes that he has not heard from Ponsonby since he left for Kilkenny; describes in some detail the moves Ponsonby made for reform; agrees that something had to be done to ameliorate the political situation in Ireland and prevent insurrection; describes in considerable detail the policies put forward in Ireland, particularly with reference to the catholics; discusses their political rights; explains how civil disorder has been decreasing in Ireland; mentions the success of the militia; will write to Ponsonby in the next post; mentions he is preparing a sermon which his friends have asked him to make public.
Termpolitics, Irish
religions, Roman Catholicism, Irish
political reform, Ireland
civil disorder, Ireland 1793
Irish affairs, civil disorder

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NA35752Forbes; George (1760-1837); 1st Baron Granard; succ. 6th Earl of Granard Ireland 1780; cr. Baron U.K. 18061760-1837
NA37147Tandy; James Napper (1740-1803); Mr; United Irishman; hero of 'The Wearing of the Green'1740-1803
NA33187Forbes; John (1714-1796); Admiral1714-1796
NA40101Daly; Denis Bowes (c.1745-1821); Mr; member of Irish parliament; MP for Galway and County Galwayc.1745-1821
NA34219Grattan; Henry (1746-1820); Mr; statesman1746-1820
NA1080Bentinck; Dorothy (1750-1794); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish; dau. of 4th Duke of Devonshire; m 3rd Duke of Portland 17661750-1794
NA33274Greville; Charlotte Cavendish (1775-1862); Lady; née Bentinck dau. of 3rd Duke of Portland; m 1793 Charles Greville1775-1862
NA40124Gleadowe; William Newcomen (c.1740-1807); 1st Baronet; MP for County Longford 1801-1802c.1740-1807
NA35751O'Beirne; Thomas L. (c.1748-1823); Bishop of Meath; chaplain to Lord Fitzwilliam 1794; Bishop of Ossory 1795-98c.1748-1823
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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