|Content Description||Begins with details of general expenses due to William Mason from the duke; entries are made chronologically, giving some details concerning the payment, and recording the amount owed; the following places are mentioned: Haughton, Haughton Park, Martin, Worksop, [Clumber Park], Hardwick, Retford, Carburton, Bevercotes, Nickerbush, and Newark; there are references to tithes at Clumber Park, subscriptions, and land tax, for example.|
There are then details of payments relating to specific categories: bills of Mr Marson; the bills of Will[ia]m Padley, such as those concerning the fencing of Haughton Park; Bothamsall enclosure; Walesby Warren enclosure; Hardwick enclosure; Normanton enclosure; Haughton Grounds and Decoy; Clumber Park; Lound Hall fences; Elkesley enclosure; Martin plantations and fences; fencing in Mr Ormond's Farm at Gamston; Farleys plantation and Bevercotes Park; Gamston wood and the Common plantation; Schoolhouse Close plantation; Nickerbush Wood; building at Farleys and at Apleyhead; disbursements on roads; and expenses for receiving rents.
At the end of the volume, there is a record of receipts, listed chronologically; the overall balance for the year 1785 is £5,386.18.8 3/4.
The volume has been examined and signed by John Jackson, dated 22 June 1789, and signed by the duke himself.
There are no pages numbers in the volume, so specific references cannot be given.