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Henry Bentinck

Also Known As: "Hendrik", "1716: 1e HERTOG & 2de GRAAF van Portland"
Birthplace: Titchfield, Hampshire, England
Death: July 04, 1726 (44)
Spanish Town, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
Place of Burial: London, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland and Lady Frances Villiers
Husband of Lady Elizabeth Bentinck, Duchess of Portland
Father of Sir William, 2nd Duke of Portland William Bentinck; Lady Anne Paul (Bentinck); William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland; Lady Isabella Monck; Lord George Bentinck and 1 other
Brother of Lady Mary Capell; Anne Margriet Margaretha Bentinck; Isabella Pierrepont and Frances Wilhelmina Bentinck
Half brother of Mary Darcy; Lady Elizabeth Ariana Bentinck; William von Bentinck, Reichsgraf; Harriet Hamilton; Charles John Bentinck and 3 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

May 17, 1682
Titchfield, Hampshire, England
Age 22
March 1, 1708
Age 25
March 1, 1709
Age 26
Age 30
December 27, 1715
Age 33
Age 35
July 4, 1726
Age 44
Spanish Town, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
London, England, UK