Catalogue description Admiralty: Royal Greenwich Hospital: Secretary of State's Newsletters to Lord Derwentwater
|Title:||Admiralty: Royal Greenwich Hospital: Secretary of State's Newsletters to Lord Derwentwater|
Newsletters received at Dilston in Northumberland, the seat of Sir Francis Radcliffe (created Earl of Derwentwater in 1688), to whom many of the letters were addressed. They contain much political, parliamentary, foreign, and other news, and many of them are entered in the Calendar of State Papers Domestic.
For related State Papers see Division within SP
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Physical description:||4 bundle(s)|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
In 1688 Sir Francis Radclyffe, baronet, was created Baron Tyndale, Viscount Radclyffe and Langley and Earl of Derwentwater - one of only ten peers created by James II. In 1716, his grandson, James Radclyffe, third Earl of Derwentwater, was executed for treason and the Northern Estates were confiscated and subsequently granted to Greenwich Hospital.
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