Aireborough Historical Society

1829 Marquis Of Hastings Gift Rawdon

Marquis Of Hastings Gift
Date February 1829
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
W020     Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling
    "The most noble the Marquis of Hastings who came of age on the fourth inst. transmitted the sum of £10 to his tenant on the Rawden estate, requesting that the Minister, Rev. A Ibbotson should assist in the distribution of the money to the poor of that township, which has been done accordingley.
     We understand that the bounty of the noble donor was very judiciously applied and was received by the partakers of it with great thankfulness".

Further information by Christine Lovedale
Francis Rawdon (1754- 1826 ) became the first Marquis of Hastings, it is presumably his son, the 2nd Marquis of Hastings which this article refers to. The title became extinct in 1868, the 4th Marquis had lost all his wealth paying off gambling debts and left no heir.

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