Document ReferencePl C 1/51
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], [St James's, London]; 25 June 1715. Imperfect
Date25 June 1715
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionSends Harley £500 drawn on Sam Smith; has spoken to Mr Aslabie, asking him to tell the Cavendish tenants that they must pay Harley; suggested that he do it in such a way as to appear that he is not acting as an agent, but is merely advising them; explains that he has tried to encourage Aslabie to serve Harley; mentions that Aslabie consulted with Mr Walter about it who said that he could not advise Aslabie to serve Harley as he could not predict the consequences of such a move; Aslabie intends to talk with Walter about it again on Thursday.

Remainder of letter is damaged, with text loss, leaving meaning obscure; apparently continues to refer to business with Mr Aslabie, and seems to suggest that Harley should meet with Lord Clare to discuss their business; comments on their progress in collecting Gace's rents; mentions the opposition of Farr; explains that Mr Lee is to take charge of the matter concerning George Wenman's living in Staffordshire; describes the state of Mr Chappell's accounts; explains arrangements surrounding the lease for Mr Bristowe which has been agreed to by Will Clark, the tenant of Clipstone Warren.

For address see paper wrapper Pl C 1/51.
Termrents, disputes over
rents, non-payment of
rents, collection of
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38750Farr; Cornelius (fl 1700-1727); Mr; steward to Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Chesterfieldfl 1700-1727
NA38770Smith; Samuel (-1751); Mr; brother of Abel Smith; of Woodstreet and London-1751
NA28969Walter; Peter (c.1663-1746); Mr; M.P.; moneylender and agent for nobilityc.1663-1746
NA592Holles; Margaret (1661-1716); Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne; née Cavendish; dau. of 2nd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; m 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 16901661-1716
NA38765Clarke; William (fl 1715-1716); Mr; tenant of Clipstone Warrenfl 1715-1716
NA38724Aslabie; William (fl 1713-1715); Mr; agent for Lord Clarefl 1713-1715
NA38710Wenman; George (fl 1713-1730); -; brother of William Wenman; minister of Kingsley Staffordshirefl 1713-1730
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
NA38708Bristowe; Thomas (fl 1713-1719); Mr; agent to Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1719
NA38740Chappell; Robert (fl 1714-1731); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1714-1731
NA38771Lee; - (fl 1715-1716); Mrfl 1715-1716
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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