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TitleLetter [from William Wenman], London, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimpole, Cambridgeshire; 21 Sep. 1716
Date21 September 1716
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains his hasty departure from the country on account of his wife's serious illness, from which she may not recover; writes that the agents of 'her Grace' [Margaret Duchess of Newcastle] have brought suits against Staffordshire tenants; adds that a bill for £500 has been paid to Sir Robert Child, and that he has brought another bill for £200.

Writer identified by context and handwriting.
Termlegal cases, Duchess of Newcastle 1716
disputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle
accounts, Nottinghamshire
medical conditions, ill health, Mrs Wenman

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38916Wenman; Ellen (fl 1716-1754); Mrs; wife of William Wenmanfl 1716-1754
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
NA38748Child; Robert (fl 1714-1730); Sirfl 1714-1730
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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