Document ReferencePl C 1/637
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street near St James's, London, with postscript by his wife; 24 Mar. 1728/9
Date24 March 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses a bill for £300 drawn by Mr Abell Smith on Mr Samuel Smith [not present]; reports that Birch's case was called first at the Assizes, but that Birch claimed his witnesses had not arrived although some of them were there; writes that Judge Reynolds allowed Birch to postpone the case as long as he paid for the witnesses' costs, so that Wenman and the others were forced to wait until the very end.

Adds that on Wenman's victory, he reminded the judge of Birch's promise, and he had to promise again to pay the money; undertakes to make sure that Mr Whitehead sends his bill of costs to Mr Bannister as soon as possible, so that Birch can be forced to pay what he owes; refers to the stress under which he has been on account of the case; is going to Newark.

Letter dated 24 Mar. 1728/9.

Postscript [written by Mrs Wenman]:

Writes that her husband has been 'taken very Ill of a Feaver' and will not be able to go to Newark; reassures the earl that he will send his bill by Mr Monk.
Termlegal cases, Birch v Sales 1729
legal cases, Birch v Wenman 1729
legal business, bills
medical conditions, fever

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38876Smith; Abel (-1756); Mr; brother of Samuel Smith; of Nottingham and East Stoke-1756
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
NA39236Reynolds; - (fl 1729); Mr; judge at the Nottinghamshire Assizesfl 1729
NA38887Whitehead; William (fl 1726-1730); Mr; attorneyfl 1726-1730
NA38892Bannister; Edward (fl 1723-1729); Mr; attorney of the Templefl 1723-1729
NA38766Monk; John (fl 1715-1735); Mr; deputy steward under William Wenmanfl 1715-1735
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA38916Wenman; Ellen (fl 1716-1754); Mrs; wife of William Wenmanfl 1716-1754
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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