Document ReferencePl C 1/60
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Chesterfield, Derbyshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], St James's, London; 4 July 1715. Imperfect
Date4 July 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he has received the commands of Harley, while in the place where the 'whole nest of Rebells' against the Harleys' rights inhabit; is giving Mr Soresby all the help he can; reports that as the old bailiff [Swift] is defying Harley by not giving up the keys, they have ordered new locks for the jail; is satisfied that Harley will give immediate instructions to Mr Dixon that the offices be searched daily for any writs that may come against any of the agents or tenants at the suit of the duchess [of Newcastle]; mentions that Mr Gace is with him until the 'storme' blows over and he and Soresby send the Harley's their respects; adds that he has received a letter from Mr Aslabie referring to Wenman's conversation with Mr Walker at Mansfield; goes to Staffordshire tomorrow.

Lower half of letter is damaged, with text loss.
Termdisputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle
ConditionPartially indecipherable.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
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
NA38750Farr; Cornelius (fl 1700-1727); Mr; steward to Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Chesterfieldfl 1700-1727
NA38755Soresby; William (fl 1714-1749); Mr; rent collector lessee and wood agent of 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1714-1749
NA38724Aslabie; William (fl 1713-1715); Mr; agent for Lord Clarefl 1713-1715
NA38717Gace; - (fl 1713-1730); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1713-1730
NA38778Swift; George (fl 1715); Mr; bailifffl 1715
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
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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