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TitleLetter from William Wenman to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 21 Apr. 1718. Imperfect
Date21 April 1718
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Soresby is going to Staffordshire and will return what he can; has not heard from Robin Banks and so is to go and see him; discusses the progress of the Barlow case; believes Barlow was drawn into this crime by his father in law, James Moore, with the help of John Twybell and Harley's gamekeeper; Palmer had argued that the deer in question was killed in order to send it to Harley, but it turned out to be a bad one; reiterates that Barlow was Mr Neale's servant and so was disagreeable to Digby; explains why Digby dislikes him [Wenman]; argues that while in the time of the duchess, the game was destroyed by too much being killed, very strict care now ensures that this is not the case; describes the punishments for poachers; explains why he has fallen out with Palmer; reiterates his loyalty to the Harleys.
Termcrimes, poaching
game and game birds, regulation of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA592Holles; Margaret (1661-1716); Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne; née Cavendish; dau. of 2nd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; m 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 16901661-1716
NA38755Soresby; William (fl 1714-1749); Mr; rent collector lessee and wood agent of 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1714-1749
NA38791Banks; Robin (fl 1715-1719); Mr; rent collector for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1715-1719
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
NA38828Barlow; Ralph (fl 1718); Mrfl 1718
NA38829Moore; James (-1719); Mr; keeper of park at Welbeck-1719
NA38831Twybell; John (fl 1717-1724); Mr; rent collector for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1717-1724
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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