Document ReferencePl C 1/123
TitleLetter from Mr William Wenman to [E. Harley], Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, St James's, London; 26 July 1718
Date26 July 1718
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for his letter relating to Palmer's misfortune; requests Harley's immediate directions, as has estimated that it will cost at least £50 to repair the ruins of the house; has paid Palmer £70 of the wages he is due; gives an explanation of the other money due to Palmer, including a legacy from the late Duke [of Newcastle], and a debt from the Duchess [of Newcastle] for keeping her hounds; mentions Mr Bristowe's accounts and the direction he [Wenman] has had from Mr Auditor [Edward Harley] and Mr Dixon; hopes that these sums of money will help save Palmer; believes the fire was started by some ashes being blown by the wind from the dunghill to the thatch of the stable; mentions the help that Digby will offer Palmer; has received £170 from Mr Gace and Mr Chappell and so sends Harley a bill for £420.
Termbuilding works, houses, repairs
financial affairs, Harley
fires, Clipstone
animals, dogs

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA488Holles; John (1662-1711); 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 1694, 1st Duke of second creation; also 4th Earl of Clare1662-1711
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
NA1146Harley; Edward (1664-1735); 2nd son of Sir Edward Harley1664-1735
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
NA38740Chappell; Robert (fl 1714-1731); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1714-1731
NA38830Palmer; - (fl 1718); Mrfl 1718
NA38708Bristowe; Thomas (fl 1713-1719); Mr; agent to Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1719
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
NA38717Gace; - (fl 1713-1730); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1713-1730
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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