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Henry Bentinck, 1st Duke of Portland

Also Known As: "Hendrik", "1716: 1e HERTOG & 2de GRAAF van Portland"
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Birthplace: Titchfield, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Jamaica
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland and Frances Villiers
Husband of Elizabeth Noel, Duchess of Portland
Father of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland; Anne Bentinck; George Bentinck; Isabella Bentinck; Amalia Catharina Bentinck and 2 others
Brother of Lady Mary Capell, (Bentinck); Anne Margriet Bentinck; Isabella Bentinck and Frances Wilhelmina Bentinck
Half brother of Elizabeth Adriana Egerton; William von Bentinck, Reichsgraf; Lady Barbara Bentinck; Henrietta Bentinck; Charles John Bentinck and 2 others

Occupation: Gouverneur van Jamaica
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About Henry Bentinck, 1st Duke of Portland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Bentinck,_1st_Duke_of_Portland Henry Bentinck, 1st Duke of Portland (17 March 1682 – 4 July 1726), styled Viscount Woodstock from 1689 until 1709, was a British politician and colonial statesman.

Bentinck was the second, but eldest surviving, son of William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland. On 9 June 1704, he married Lady Elizabeth Noel daughter of Wriothesley Baptist Noel, 2nd Earl of Gainsborough and Catherine Greville at Chiswick and their seven children included:

   * William Bentinck, Viscount Woodstock, later Marquess of Titchfield, later 2nd Duke of Portland (1709–1762)
   * Lord George (1715–1759), soldier.
   * Lady Anne (d. 1749), married Col. Daniel Paul.
   * Lady Amelia Catharina (d. 1756), married Jacob van Wassenaer, Heer van Hazerswoude-Waddingsveen.
   * Lady Isabella (d. 1783), married Henry Monck.

In 1705, Bentinck entered Parliament as MP for Southampton and held the seat until 1708, when he was returned for Hampshire. In 1709, he left the Commons for the Lords after inheriting his father's earldom, was appointed Colonel of the 1st Troop of Horse Guards a year later and elevated in the Peerage as Marquess of Titchfield and Duke of Portland in 1716. In 1719 he was one of main subscribers in the Royal Academy of Music (1719), a corporation that produced baroque opera on stage.

In 1721, Portland accepted the post of Governor of Jamaica, which was a not a very prestigious post, but accepted by him nonetheless after losing a huge amount of money in the South Sea Bubble the previous year. He died in office in 1726 at Spanish Town and his body was returned to England for burial.

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Henry Bentinck, 1st Duke of Portland's Timeline

1682
May 17, 1682
Titchfield, Hampshire, England
1704
June 9, 1704
Age 22
Chiswick, England, UK
1705
1705
Age 22
1709
March 1, 1709
Age 26
March 1, 1709
Age 26
1715
December 27, 1715
Age 33
1718
1718
Age 35
1726
July 4, 1726
Age 44
Jamaica
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