Document ReferencePl C 1/27
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Newcastle House, London; 5 Apr. 1714. Imperfect
Date5 April 1714
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he has just come from Lincolnshire and a letter he wrote to Mr Dixon explains that he has been carrying out the duke's business there; reports that he cannot describe in just one letter the problems he has had in trying to 'awaken' the agents and tenants from their 'lethargy and alienation'; discusses the progress made on the various accounts of agents; those of Mr Gace for Boston and Billingborough, he reports for example, are nearly completed; also gives details of the accounts of Mr Chappell, Mr Rotheram and Mr Bristowe; mentions how grateful he is to the Lord Treasurer [1st Earl of Oxford]; will come to London next week to see Mr Auditor, and then will return here; assures Harley he would go anywhere in order to serve him.
Termrents, non-payment of
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1146Harley; Edward (1664-1735); 2nd son of Sir Edward Harley1664-1735
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
NA38708Bristowe; Thomas (fl 1713-1719); Mr; agent to Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1719
NA38739Gace; Joseph (fl 1714-1717); Mr; steward of the Duke of Newcastle and Edward Lord Harley in Lincolnshirefl 1714-1717
NA38740Chappell; Robert (fl 1714-1731); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1714-1731
NA38742Rotheram; John (fl 1714-1719); Mr; agent to Edward Lord Harleyfl 1714-1719
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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