Document ReferencePl C 1/197
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, St James's, London; 6 Apr. 1728. Imperfect
Date6 April 1728
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas received the earl's commands; gives considerable detail about the land that Brigadier Sutton rents at Lindhurst; explains the conditions of Sutton's present lease; comments on the lease suggested by 2 inhabitants of a neighbouring estate to the late duke [of Newcastle]; describes what they might offer the brigadier and remarks on the merits of ensuring that tenant pay for their own repairs; comments on the availability and price of wood for the brigadier.

Adds that he [Wenman] is going to the funeral of Will Tunstall today who died the Thursday before and is buried at the expense of Lord Scarsdale; asks the earl's permission to have a small memorial to Tunstall; explains that Dr Cox and Dr Standfast will write the epitaph.
Termleases, Lindhurst
leases, terms and conditions
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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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
NA38859Tunstall; William (-1728); Mr-1728
NA38879Cox; - (fl 1728); Mr; physicianfl 1728
NA38880Standfast; - (fl 1728); Mr; divinefl 1728
NA29783Leke; Nicholas (c.1682-1736); 4th Earl of Scarsdale; suspected pro-Jacobite imprisoned in Tower 1716c.1682-1736
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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