Document ReferencePl C 1/283
TitleLetter [from Aaron Jeffreys] to William Wenman, East Street, Red Lyon Fields, London; 6 Mar. 1716/7
Date6 March 1717
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that 'I am alive but extreamly full of trouble by reason of the proceedings that is in the present Duke of Newcastle against me for espousing both the Lady's interest'; states that he had spent much time and money in improving his land at Gamston, but that following a visit by Mr Brister [Bristowe] he is to be thrown off the premises within three weeks; the news has greatly upset his wife, and he does not know what to do.

Asks if Lord Harley might allow him to move some of his cattle into Clipston or Welbeck Park; thanks him for the money which he received from Mr Monk; adds that it is the only salary he has had for a number of years; asks if any positions can be recommended for his sons, and asks if he knows anyone who could intervene with the Duke of Newcastle on his behalf.

Writer identified by comparison with other letters in this series.

Letter dated 6 Mar. 1716/17.
Termpatronage, requests for
tenants, eviction
disputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
NA38766Monk; John (fl 1715-1735); Mr; deputy steward under William Wenmanfl 1715-1735
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA38708Bristowe; Thomas (fl 1713-1719); Mr; agent to Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1719
NA38935Jeffreys; Aaron (fl 1717-1727); Mr; of Gamston Nottinghamshirefl 1717-1727
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
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