Document ReferencePl C 1/632
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Nottingham, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street near St James's, London; 17 Mar. 1728/9
Date17 March 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionIs in Nottingham for the Assizes and the trial between Birch and the earl's tenant Sales; reports a meeting held the previous night at which Mr Levinz was present; fears that a non-suit might occur for want a deed of Assart, suspecting that the Exemplification of the Forest Claim will not suffice as proof of the earl's ownership.

Reports the jury's unanimous verdict against 'the Villaines' in their case against him [Wenman]; adds that Mr Bennett is intending to call on the earl; refers to Ben Wilcocks' £20; hopes to send his account for £400 since he has spoken to Mr Smith.

Letter dated 17 Mar. 1728/9.
Termlegal cases, land disputes
legal cases, Birch v Wenman 1729
legal cases, Birch v Sales 1729
accounts, Nottinghamshire

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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
NA38897Sales; Thomas (fl 1728-1729); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1728-1729
NA38903Wilcocks; Benjamin (1705-); Mr; father in law of Thomas Isatt; agent on the Nottinghamshire estates1705-
NA38770Smith; Samuel (-1751); Mr; brother of Abel Smith; of Woodstreet and London-1751
NA38894Birch; John (fl 1722-1729); Mr; attorney and tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1722-1729
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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