Document ReferencePl C 1/54
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], St James's, London; 27 June 1715. Imperfect
Date27 June 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionUnderstands that Mr Farr has written to the tenants of the Cavendish estate and the new purchases telling them, in a threatening manner, not to pay their rents to Harley; is amazed at this as from a man already facing prosecution; explains, however, that he has lost no time and is determined to make examples of some tenants, particularly of those in the new purchases, who look for any excuse not to pay their rents; has 'stirred' in the Dean's parish and hopes to soon send Harley £500; Mr Clay, an attorney who has been most useful to Wenman, is coming to London and brings some papers to Harley referring to Mr John Mason; reiterates his loyalty to Lord and Lady Harley.
Termrents, non-payment of
disputes, property
land, disputes over
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38772Mason; John (fl 1714); Mrfl 1714
NA38750Farr; Cornelius (fl 1700-1727); Mr; steward to Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Chesterfieldfl 1700-1727
NA38773Clay; Jonathan (c.1685-1724); Mr; attorney of Mansfield; steward of the Manors of Clipstone and Mansfieldc.1685-1724
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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