Document ReferencePl C 1/631
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street near St James's, London; 8 Mar. 1728/9
Date8 March 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to the kindness of Mr Levinz and of Mr Bennett of Nottingham in assisting him in his case against 'these villains', writing that Mr Levinz promises to be at Nottingham; discusses the increase in rent for John Marlow's farm; undertakes to make sure that the repairs are done before Marlow leaves.

Mentions 'Complaints of want...very great & Calamitous' among the people of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire; has heard that £10,000 p.a. is in the hands of the landlords; adds that he is to collect rents on the 19th and 21st and Mr Gace is to collect on the 25th and expects to have no problems as the earl's estate 'is in a better Condition than many others'.

Reports that there is a new fever sweeping the area which causes seizures and pains all over; writes that sweating and bleeding are being used to treat it; adds that Mr Gace has told him that in his area of Lincolnshire people are dying within 48 hours and that there is nothing anyone can do; writes that his family have suffered and also himself.

Letter dated 8 Mar. 1728.
Termmedical conditions, fever
medical conditions, epidemics
rents, Nottinghamshire
legal cases, Vernon 1729

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38844Levinz; William (1671-1747); Mr; MP for Retford 1702-06 and 1708-10 for Nottinghamshire 1710-22 and 1732-431671-1747
NA39232Bennett; - (fl 1729); Mr; of Nottinghamfl 1729
NA39033Marlow; John (fl 1723-1729); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Norton Nottinghamshirefl 1723-1729
NA39233Gace; Joseph (fl 1729-1733); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford at Newarkfl 1729-1733
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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