Document ReferencePl C 1/248
TitleLetter from William Wenman to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimpole, Cambridgeshire; 21 Jun. 1716
Date21 June 1716
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for Mr Banks' venison warrant; Mr Banks' father reports that his nephew Robert will pay some money while he is in town; the legal business with the Duchess [of Newcastle] is preventing a meeting with Lord Harley; reports that Mr Dixon has filed a bill in Chancery in his [Wenman's] name and explains the reasoning behind this; mentions that the case is about Cavendish rents received by him [Wenman] and paid to Lord Harley; requests the voucher for £10 paid to Mr Wickham the attorney in 1713, in connection with a suit involving Mr Gace; adds that there are vital papers at Wimple which will imminently be needed for his defence if the Duchess gets a trial at the next assizes in Nottingham.

Writes that Charles Palmer's wife is seeking medical attention in town from Dr Heathcote; explains that they are in a financial predicament as they are owed money by the Duchess; Mrs Palmer asks Lord Harley for £20 out of her husband's wages.
Termlegal cases, Duchess of Newcastle v William Wenman 1716
disputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle
charity, requests for

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA592Holles; Margaret (1661-1716); Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne; née Cavendish; dau. of 2nd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; m 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 16901661-1716
NA38825Banks; - (fl 1716); Mrfl 1716
NA38825Banks; - (fl 1716); Mrfl 1716
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
NA38739Gace; Joseph (fl 1714-1717); Mr; steward of the Duke of Newcastle and Edward Lord Harley in Lincolnshirefl 1714-1717
NA38814Palmer; - (fl 1716); Mr; seniorfl 1716
NA38909Heathcote; - (fl 1716); Dr; William Wenman's doctorfl 1716
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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