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TitleLetter from William Wenman, East Retford [Retford], Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, St James's, London; 8 Oct. 1726
Date8 October 1726
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionIs glad that the £500 bill on Sam Smith arrived safely and hopes the £250 he is about to send on does too; refers in some detail to the Vernon affair; does not think that Mr Whitehead has omitted anything; explains how Vernon's lawyers have deceived Mr Bannister; transcribes a paragraph from a letter Mr Bannister wrote to Whitehead by the last post, which describes the content of his [Bannister's] meeting with Mr Gill, Mr Lowther's agent; explains how Bannister's letter has affected his actions.

Has met with Mr Brockhill, the minister who serves in the earl's donatives of Cottam [Cotham] and Sibthorpe; explains that the Archbishop of York has told Brockhill that he immediately needs a nomination from the earl for a license or he will be suspended; does not know of any precedent for this; draws a parallel with the earl's donative of Marylebone and asks for his directions.
Termreligious affairs, preaching licences
patronage, ecclesiastical

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38770Smith; Samuel (-1751); Mr; brother of Abel Smith; of Woodstreet and London-1751
NA38889Brockhill; - (fl 1726); Mr; minister for Cottam and Sibthorpefl 1726
NA38890Lowther; - (fl 1726); Mrfl 1726
NA38891Gill; - (fl 1726); Mr; agent to Mr Lowtherfl 1726
NA38887Whitehead; William (fl 1726-1730); Mr; attorneyfl 1726-1730
NA38892Bannister; Edward (fl 1723-1729); Mr; attorney of the Templefl 1723-1729
NA38872Vernon; Thomas (fl 1717-1729); Mr; tenant of the church in the manor of Mansfieldfl 1717-1729
NA38893Blackburne; Lancelot (1658-1743); Archbishop of York1658-1743
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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