Document ReferencePl C 1/209
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstow[e], Nottinghamshire, to [E. Harley], 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, St James's, London; 29 Mar. 1727/8
Date29 March 1728
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas sent the earl another bill; reports that Birch is still the 'Remaining Disturber' there and hopes that the earl will soon convince Birch, and others by example, that he will not allow the rights and privileges of his estate to be violated; discusses the case of Widow Leeson, who is a bad tenant as she has not repaired her mill, despite having been given wood to do so; she has sold wood from her old building and parcelled out her farm to rent to others.

Points to the disadvantages to the poor who have rented from her; mentions that the Dean and the town have always been unhappy with her management of the mill; believes he would not be doing his duty if he let these tenants continue to make 'havoc' of the earl's estate; refers to the Jackson case and his allegedly improper sale of some land in Mansfield.

Letter dated 29 Mar. 1728.
Termdisputes, property
tenants, Nottinghamshire

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38894Birch; John (fl 1722-1729); Mr; attorney and tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1722-1729
NA38895Jackson; - (fl 1728); Mrfl 1728
NA38896Leeson; - (fl 1728); Mrs; widow; tenant of the 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1728
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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