Document ReferencePl C 1/111
TitleLetter from William Wenman to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimp[o]le, Cambridgeshire; 12 Jan 1715/16. Imperfect
Date12 January 1716
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains why he has not been carrying out his business as well as he would like; has spoken to Mr Dixon with relation to Mr Colson's remarks about the wood; refers in some detail to the sale of fallen wood.

Lower half of letter is damaged, with text loss, leaving meaning obscure; apparently, Wenman refers to having £100 from Mr Soresby and £100 from his [Wenman's] own collections which he will pay in to Sir Robert Child for Harley's use as soon as possible; mentions a dispute between Mr Palmer and Mr Neale's forge men; comments on Mr Neale's opinion as to the decay of the Clipstone Park fence; argues that Mr Colson knows how much it is going to cost to repair it; thinks this will be a good use of money when the inheritance is sorted out.

Letter dated 12 Jan. 1715.
Termestate business, Nottinghamshire
estate business, fence-building

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38748Child; Robert (fl 1714-1730); Sirfl 1714-1730
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
NA38755Soresby; William (fl 1714-1749); Mr; rent collector lessee and wood agent of 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1714-1749
NA38754Neale; John (-1725); Mr; the elder; of Mansfield Woodhouse Nottinghamshire; Lord of the Manor of Tollerton Nottinghamshire-1725
NA38749Palmer; Charles (fl 1714-1723); Mr; keeper of Clipstone Parkfl 1714-1723
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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