Document ReferencePl C 1/256
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Mansfield, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 16 Aug. 1716
Date16 August 1716
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionLetter is being brought by 'young' Charles Palmer, along with 'the fattest Stag in this Country', from Clipston Park; refers to the bad winter which has decimated the deer population at Welbeck; has asked the tenants to pay their Michaelmas rents next week, but anticipates trouble from 'her Grace' [Margaret Duchess of Newcastle]; requests that Mr Digby and Brigadeer Sutton be asked to help him out; has allowed Sir Gervase Clifton a venison warrant; asks if he might also allow Mr Soresby a buck.

Recipient identified by context; addressed 'My Lord'.
Termgame and game birds, venison warrants
animals, deer
estate business, Nottinghamshire
disputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle

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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
NA38788Digby; John (1668-1728); Ranger of the Deer at Clipstone Park 1707-?, Verderer of Sherwood forest 1709-?, MP for Newark 1705-8 and East Retford 1713-221668-1728
NA27265Sutton; Richard (1674-1737); Mr; M.P. Newark 1708-10 and 1712-371674-1737
NA38918Palmer; Charles (fl 1716); Mr; the youngerfl 1716
NA38755Soresby; William (fl 1714-1749); Mr; rent collector lessee and wood agent of 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1714-1749
NA180Clifton; Gervase (1587-1666); 1st Baronet; cr. 1661; M.P.1587-1666
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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