Item MS-2-52, OS Box 11, Folder 1 - Bond from George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of Halifax, to James Wooley for securing an annuity of £100

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Bond from George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of Halifax, to James Wooley for securing an annuity of £100

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MS-2-52, OS Box 11, Folder 1

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George Montagu-Dunk was the 2nd Earl of Halifax, succeeding his father in 1739. Born in 1716, he was educated at Eton College and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was married in 1741 to Anne Richards (d. 1753), who had inherited a great fortune from Sir Thomas Dunk, whose name George Montagu took.

From 1749 to 1761 he served as president of the Board of Trade. It was during his tenure in this position that he helped to found Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, which was named after him. He entered the Cabinet in 1757, was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1761, and also served as First Lord of the Admiralty.

Montagu-Dunk left office in July 1765, returning to the Cabinet as Lord Privy Seal under his nephew, Lord North, in January 1770. He passed away in 1771, having recently been restored to his former position of Secretary of State.

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The item was accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1971. Prior to that, the item was in the custody of E.N. Rhodes.

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Item is a signed and sealed bond dated 1760 from the Earl of Halifax (George Montagu-Dunk) to James Wooley for securing an annuity of £100 during the life of the Earl of Halifax.

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Preferred citation: Bond from George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of Halifax, to James Wooley for securing an annuity of £100 , MS-2-52, SF Box 18, Folder 34, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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This documents was formerly in SF Box 18, Folder 34

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