Document ReferencePl C 1/251
TitleLetter from William Wenman to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], at Mr Morley's house at Gestingthorpe near Halstead, Essex; 17 Jul. 1716
Date17 July 1716
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHad sealed his last letter of the same date [Pl C 1/250] when Lord Harley's arrived; reiterates that his cause would be helped if he had the vouchers from his first account, which would prove his case against the Duchess [of Newcastle]; could call at Wimp[o]le for them on the 23rd, or suggests that they be sent to him at the White Lyon in Nottingham; writes that Lord Harley will be told more by Mr Lee's son when he arrives at Gestingthorpe; details various sums of money paid to Sir Robert Child on Lord Harley's account; reports that the balance at last Midsummer is £5 6s 8d; states that Robert Banks only paid £50; hopes to do more, but writes that the stress of defending himself against 'her Grace' is very great.
Termlegal cases, Duchess of Newcastle v William Wenman 1716
disputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle
accounts, Nottinghamshire

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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
NA38771Lee; - (fl 1715-1716); Mrfl 1715-1716
NA38748Child; Robert (fl 1714-1730); Sirfl 1714-1730
NA38762Banks; Robert (fl 1713-1716); Mrfl 1713-1716
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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