Document ReferencePl C 1/148
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimp[o]le, Cambridgeshire; 12 Aug. 1719. Imperfect
Date12 August 1719
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Mr Digby has laid claim to the manor of Mansfield Woodhouse, which has always been the property of 'my lady's' [Harley] ancestors; mentions that Digby is now erecting an encroachment on the 'wast', which should be paid for yearly; explains that, after the death of the late duke [of Newcastle], Digby did mention his claim to the duchess; she agreed to uphold it as long as he could provide proof of it, but nothing was done at this time; explains that the papers relating to the manor at Mansfield Woodhouse are all at Welbeck; discusses the suitability of Mr Levinz to enquire into this claim and advise Harley; mentions the arrears of some of the rents; in postscript, adds that this letter has been shown to Digby who thinks that Mr Levinz would be a good person to look into this matter.
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38844Levinz; William (1671-1747); Mr; MP for Retford 1702-06 and 1708-10 for Nottinghamshire 1710-22 and 1732-431671-1747
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
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
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
PL439/Mansfield Woodhouse/Nottinghamshire/England
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