Document ReferencePl C 1/186
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 5 Mar. 1719
Date5 March 1719
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to Harley's command for the digging of clay this Winter for making tiles and bricks to repair Welbeck house, which is now done; needs further directions about the next stage of the work; mentions that Mr Monk, whom Mr Cossen tends to use in his absence, understands some of the procedure; comments that Harley's wood which the 'grange tenants' have stolen is valued at £7 or £8; mentions that they are all 'substantial men', and believes they should pay more than the balance in recompense for the crime;

reports that there are 2 encroachments made at Mansfield which may affect his mills; one is by the church and the other by a tenant of the Duke of Newcastle; gives details about both of these cases and the affect they may have on the productivity of the mills; asks for Harley's directions and emphasises the importance of making a swift decision; will send a bill to Harley at either London or Wimp[o]le at his command.
Termestate business, Welbeck
crimes, theft
estate business, boundaries
building works, Welbeck Abbey

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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
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
NA38766Monk; John (fl 1715-1735); Mr; deputy steward under William Wenmanfl 1715-1735
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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