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TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimpole, Cambridgeshire; 6 Sep. 1717
Date6 September 1717
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas let 'the Eddyth Grass' at Welbeck for six months to John Greenwood, at 2s 6d per acre; writes that Mr Morley has suggested dividing this land into farms; suggests that some of the tenants might take the lands into their own farms and thus save Lord Harley the cost of building farmhouses; refers to what Mr Vane has said about his agreement with Lord Harley over the windfall trees; writes that although Mr Banks has bills for over £2,000 he has not paid any; promises to produce an abstract of Mr Banks' account along with accounts of the other receivers.

Intends to draw up leases for the tenants which will ensure some order after the confusions in the Duke's time; refers to a 'Combination among the Forge Masters'; mentions a wedding present of game, and apologises for not asking permission first; adds that Palmer is to send a stag and that some fowl may also be found for Lord Harley.
Termestate business, Nottinghamshire
domestic affairs, provisions

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38883Greenwood; John (fl 1717-1730); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Welbeckfl 1717-1730
NA38838Morley; John (1656-1732); Mr; of Halstead; land jobber; adviser to 2nd Earl of Oxford1656-1732
NA38813Vane; - (fl 1715-1718); Mr; purchaser of wood from Welbeckfl 1715-1718
NA38937Banks; - (fl 1717); Mrfl 1717
NA38749Palmer; Charles (fl 1714-1723); Mr; keeper of Clipstone Parkfl 1714-1723
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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