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TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 6 Dec. 1718. Imperfect
Date6 December 1718
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionPresents information about the state of the wood on the Harley estates, so that Harley can answer Mr Vane's objections; comments on Vane's temper; explains in detail the state of the wood, the fallen trees, the leaning trees, and what has been cut down for various repairs; comments on Vane's progress on all this; assures Harley that he [Wenman] never received money for wood except for old fallen trees at Solkholme, cut down by the duchess before 1717; has sent Walter an account of the taxes to be taken from the rents at Haughton; wishes Harley would induce Vane to report what trees he had been informed were cut down and sold, as he [Wenman] is sure Vane is mistaken; adds that the Duke of Newcastle has sold about £1000 of wood, and thinks he should be more subject to Vane's enquiry than Harley for the Cavendish estates.
Termwoods, Nottinghamshire
timber, sales of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
NA38813Vane; - (fl 1715-1718); Mr; purchaser of wood from Welbeckfl 1715-1718
NA28969Walter; Peter (c.1663-1746); Mr; M.P.; moneylender and agent for nobilityc.1663-1746
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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