Document ReferencePl C 1/58
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire to William Dixon, Lincoln's Inn, London; 2 July 1715. Imperfect
Date2 July 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThe duchess [of Newcastle] has arrived in the county in the 'greatest rage imaginable' and threatens the agents of Lord Harley and also those tenants who have paid their rents to Harley; believes Mr Farr has sent for writs for some of them; reports that Mr Bristowe has been arrested and asks that Dixon inform Lord Clare and Lord Harley; will stand by and bail out those loyal tenants who have paid Lord Harley their rents; fears that he himself might be arrested, although does not think that the duchess has any cause to act against him, as he has always conducted his business with her correctly; mentions Mr Neale's friendship; reiterates his need for Dixon's help and thanks him for his friendship; asks him to respond by the next post; adds that has promised to support Mr Chappell; asks he search for any writs against agents.
Termrents, disputes over
disputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA38754Neale; John (-1725); Mr; the elder; of Mansfield Woodhouse Nottinghamshire; Lord of the Manor of Tollerton Nottinghamshire-1725
NA38750Farr; Cornelius (fl 1700-1727); Mr; steward to Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Chesterfieldfl 1700-1727
NA38708Bristowe; Thomas (fl 1713-1719); Mr; agent to Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1719
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
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