Document ReferencePl C 1/214
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edw[insto]w[e], Nottinghamshire to William Thomas; 31 Jan. 1729/30
Date31 January 1730
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that some years ago when Mr Ashcroft, the Earl of Oxford's curate at Mansfield Woodhouse, was very ill, he asked the earl to bestow the living on his brother [George Wenman]; now Mr Ashcroft is dangerously ill asks for Thomas's favour in recommending his brother; the curacy is worth £40 a year paid by the earl himself out of the lease of the 'great and small tythes' held from the Dean of Lincoln.

Since his brother requires no induction he will not have to leave the living he now holds in the moorlands of Staffordshire under the earl's patronage; if he gets the position they will be nearer to each other; promises [George] will be totally loyal to the earl; asks Thomas to remind the earl about the drafts of the leases to Norton tenants for Welbeck Carr.

Letter dated January 31st 1729/30.
Termappointments, ecclesiastical

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38899Ashcroft; - (fl 1730); Mr; curate at Mansfield Woodhouse-1741
NA38878Gee; Edward (-1730); Rev.; Dean of Lincoln-1730
NA38710Wenman; George (fl 1713-1730); -; brother of William Wenman; minister of Kingsley Staffordshirefl 1713-1730
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA38810Thomas; William (fl 1715-1742); Mr; steward for the 2nd Earl of Oxford's Marylebone estatefl 1715-1742
PL439/Mansfield Woodhouse/Nottinghamshire/England
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