Document ReferencePl C 1/303
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimpole, Cambridgeshire; 4 Oct. 1717
Date4 October 1717
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he missed Mr Walter as he was with Robin Banks and did not know he had come; refers to the good work on Clipston Park fence, which Palmer believed will last 7 or 8 years; adds that any escaping deer are liable to be taken by the gamekeepers in the adjoining forest who 'are not much your Friends'; offers to make sure the remainder is mended more cheaply; reports on the progress of the leading work on the work at Welbeck and states that the rooms should be inhabitable in about a week; is going today to help Mr Soresby with his accounts, and will call in on the Court Leet at Mansfield on the way; is awaiting instructions as to payment of the £675 'for the Dukes yeares interest'.
Termaccounts, Nottinghamshire
estate business, Clipstone
estate business, fence-building
building works, Welbeck Abbey

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA28969Walter; Peter (c.1663-1746); Mr; M.P.; moneylender and agent for nobilityc.1663-1746
NA38791Banks; Robin (fl 1715-1719); Mr; rent collector for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1715-1719
NA38749Palmer; Charles (fl 1714-1723); Mr; keeper of Clipstone Parkfl 1714-1723
NA38755Soresby; William (fl 1714-1749); Mr; rent collector lessee and wood agent of 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1714-1749
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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