Document ReferencePl C 1/278
TitlePetition from John Leadbeater to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford] and Lady Henrietta Harley; n.d. [1716]
Date1716 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains that he ran up arrears on his farm in Norton because of the destruction of his crops, his need to take care of his wife and five children, and the expense of the rent; states that he is now imprisoned for his arrears and cannot afford bail; asks for help.

Remainder of petition is damaged, with text loss.

Date estimated from its being found with other letters dated 1716.
Termrents, arrears of
punishments, imprisonment

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38931Leadbeater; John (fl 1716); Mr; tenant of Lord Harley in Norton in Nottinghamshirefl 1716
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
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