Document ReferencePl C 1/180
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstow[e], Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimp[o]le, Cambridgeshire; 4 Sept 1721
Date4 September 1721
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionMentions he only received Harley's letter by the last post as it was delayed in London; refers to the demand made on Harley on behalf of Mr Calton for 10 years augmentation to the vicarage of Worksop; believes this to have been voluntary from the late duke [of Newcastle] upon taking in Clumber Park; when the duke gave Mr Calton the living of Blore in Staffordshire, which he had until Harley gave it to the 'Dean's' nephew, the duke's inclination to the augmentation ceased, so does not think that Harley is obliged to pay it having never received any profits from the park; adds that he hopes by the end of the month to send Harley some bills via London, although mentions that the wool has sold so badly in the country that most of the Kirkby tenants have not yet sold theirs, and this is mainly how they pay their rents.
Termtrade, wool
trade, slump
religious affairs, vicarages
appointments, ecclesiastical

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38864Calton; - (fl 1721); holder of livings of Worksop and Blorefl 1721
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
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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