Document ReferencePl C 1/115
TitleLetter from William Wenman to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 29 Mar. 1718
Date29 March 1718
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the money he has taken in, what he will pay to Sir Robert Child for Harley's use by 10 April, and the amount Mr Gace should return; has met Mr Digby at Clipston[e] Park who proposed taking in about 40 acres of lawns into the park; Wenman feared that this would be too great an expense to grant without the consent of Harley; discusses the affair of one of Harley's deer killed at Welbeck by Barlow; explains that Barlow is the son in law of James Moore, the keeper at Welbeck, who is the most at fault in this matter; Barlow is also Mr Neale's servant; believes that Barlow should be the object of any prosecution.

Mentions the many applications to Harley for the destruction of the game; suggests that Harley's tenants do not be put to 'any unnecessary Change and trouble' by Palmer; mentions his own loyalty to Harley; explains about the 26 leaning trees and windfalls presently at Welbeck; mentions his business with Mr Vane and his agent Turner.
Termcrimes, poaching
estate business, emparkment
estate business, Nottinghamshire

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38828Barlow; Ralph (fl 1718); Mrfl 1718
NA38754Neale; John (-1725); Mr; the elder; of Mansfield Woodhouse Nottinghamshire; Lord of the Manor of Tollerton Nottinghamshire-1725
NA38829Moore; James (-1719); Mr; keeper of park at Welbeck-1719
NA38748Child; Robert (fl 1714-1730); Sirfl 1714-1730
NA38717Gace; - (fl 1713-1730); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1713-1730
NA38813Vane; - (fl 1715-1718); Mr; purchaser of wood from Welbeckfl 1715-1718
NA29715Turner; - (fl 1718); Colonel; requested patronage from Francis Wrightfl 1718
NA38788Digby; John (1668-1728); Ranger of the Deer at Clipstone Park 1707-?, Verderer of Sherwood forest 1709-?, MP for Newark 1705-8 and East Retford 1713-221668-1728
NA38830Palmer; - (fl 1718); Mrfl 1718
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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