Document ReferencePl C 1/56
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], St James's, London; 29 June 1715. Imperfect
Date29 June 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses a bill for £500 on Mr Samuel Smith which he hopes arrives safely; finds many tenants in Kirkby who have become insolvent, and fears that this will affect the arrears and whether they can hold onto their fixtures or not; will try to get good tenants in the place of bad ones, but emphasises that some are so badly rack-rented that it is difficult to get good tenants to pay the present rent; thinks that continuing with poor tenants and getting no rent will be more of a loss to Lord and Lady Harley than making abatements.
Termtenants, problems with
rents, Nottinghamshire
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38770Smith; Samuel (-1751); Mr; brother of Abel Smith; of Woodstreet and London-1751
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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