Document ReferencePl C 1/638
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe [to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 26 Mar. 1729
Date26 March 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that his fit 'held me 6 hours in Violent Burning'; has taken some bark for it and has been told to keep taking it for a week; had put the fits down to tiredness and stress brought on by attending 'to yor Lo'ps affaires against such a Sett of Villaines'; encloses a bill on Mr Samuel Smith for £500 [not present], got from Mr Gace; expects to send £150 or £200 collected by himself the following week.

Will save some money for Mr Winn's chief rent and discusses how Mr Winn will account for it; intends to send full details 'of Birch's Roguery' in relation to the tenant Sales when he is well; discusses the characters of Mr Athorp of Nottingham and Clay of Chesterfield who were the earl's counsel in the matter; adds that Birch's lawyers Mr Danvers and Mr Cuthbert have expressed their disgust at his behaviour.

Refers to 'the Villainous attempt upon myself' and asks that the earl writes to Mr Levinz in order to receive his description of the affair; lists the witnesses called by Birch, and the members of the Grand Jury.

Recipient identified by comparison with other letters in the same series; addressed 'My Lord'.
Termlegal cases, Birch v Sales 1729
legal cases, Birch v Wenman 1729
accounts, Nottinghamshire
medical conditions, fits

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38770Smith; Samuel (-1751); Mr; brother of Abel Smith; of Woodstreet and London-1751
NA38717Gace; - (fl 1713-1730); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1713-1730
NA38851Winn; Rowland (fl 1719-1730); Mr; recipient of a fee farm rent from Norton Nottinghamshirefl 1719-1730
NA38897Sales; Thomas (fl 1728-1729); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1728-1729
NA39237Athorp; - (fl 1729); Mr; attorney of Nottinghamfl 1729
NA39238Clay; Cecil (fl 1725-1729); Mr; attorney of Chesterfieldfl 1725-1729
NA38894Birch; John (fl 1722-1729); Mr; attorney and tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1722-1729
NA39239Danvers; - (fl 1729); Mr; attorneyfl 1729
NA39240Cuthbert; - (fl 1729); Mr; attorneyfl 1729
NA38844Levinz; William (1671-1747); Mr; MP for Retford 1702-06 and 1708-10 for Nottinghamshire 1710-22 and 1732-431671-1747
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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