Document ReferencePl C 1/64
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 16 July 1715. Imperfect
Date16 July 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses 2 letters from Mr Aslabie [Pl C 1/61-62]; Mr Gace informed him that Aslabie declared at Nottingham to John Sherwin and Mr Sweetaple that the agreement was broken and that Lord Clare would have the whole estate; thinks that the tenants will be astonished at this; reports that the duchess is still furious and Farr threatens everybody with writs, but has not yet done anything; despite being put off, hopes that Dixon and Lee will search the offices for writs; emphasises that if any of the tenants are neglected, he will lose all the credit he has built up with them.

Comments on the dedication of Soresby to Harley particularly against Farr; comments on Farr's ill manners toward the Harleys; explains that Soresby desires 2 commissions, the post of high steward for John Blayny and the post of sheriff for himself; lists old and new commissioners; has spoken to Mr Neale who is keen for Harley not to dispense with the livings of Cottam [Cotham] and Sibthorpe, as he hopes that his son may get out of his troubles; adds a request that the duke send him back the signed commissions for new gamekeepers.

Postscript of letter is damaged, with text loss, leaving meaning obscure; apparently refers to business with Mr Sharp and the Earl of Clare.
Termrents, disputes over
appointments, local government
appointments, estate
estate business, Harley
land, claims to
disputes, property

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
NA38771Lee; - (fl 1715-1716); Mrfl 1715-1716
NA38774Calton; Richard (fl 1715); Mr; deputy steward at Chesterfieldfl 1715
NA38755Soresby; William (fl 1714-1749); Mr; rent collector lessee and wood agent of 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1714-1749
NA38779Blayny; John (fl 1715); Mr; barristerfl 1715
NA38780Dickins; Samuel (fl 1715); Mr; bailiff of the hundredfl 1715
NA38781Thacker; Thomas (fl 1715); Mrfl 1715
NA38782Burke; Michael (fl 1715); Mrfl 1715
NA38783Carver; Marmaduke (fl 1715); Mrfl 1715
NA38784Dale; John (fl 1715); Mrfl 1715
NA38778Swift; George (fl 1715); Mr; bailifffl 1715
NA38754Neale; John (-1725); Mr; the elder; of Mansfield Woodhouse Nottinghamshire; Lord of the Manor of Tollerton Nottinghamshire-1725
NA38785Sherwin; John (fl 1715); Mrfl 1715
NA38786Sweetaple; - (fl 1715); Mrfl 1715
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
NA38724Aslabie; William (fl 1713-1715); Mr; agent for Lord Clarefl 1713-1715
NA38787Sharp; John (fl 1715); Mrfl 1715
NA38717Gace; - (fl 1713-1730); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1713-1730
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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