Document ReferencePl C 1/26
TitleCopy case to counsel drawn up for [Thomas] Bristowe with letter from William Wenman and copy letter from [H. Harley] Countess of Oxford to [Thomas] Bristowe; 10 Mar. 1713/14. Imperfect
Date10 March 1714
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionAsks for Bristowe's legal opinion on various details concerning the rights and conduct of a steward employed as receiver of rents for a widow in right of her only daughter.

Subjoined letter from William Wenman explains that although he already thinks he knows the answers to the above questions, he needs Bristowe's opinion; thanks him for all his hospitality; asks that he have his clerk prepare the accounts so that he [Wenman] might audit them.

In copy letter to Mr Bristowe, the Countess of Oxford expresses her pleasure at Bristowe's recovery; knows that Bristowe will execute his duty to her and Lord Oxford faithfully as he has done before; writes that she is aware that harassment from their 'adversaries' agents is causing him some trouble and so wishes to raise his salary.

Some of letter is damaged, with text loss.

Letter dated 10 Mar. 1713.
Termoccupations and professions, steward
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA38708Bristowe; Thomas (fl 1713-1719); Mr; agent to Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1719
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