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TitleLetter from William Wenman, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire to William Dixon, Lincoln's Inn, London; 30 July 1715
Date30 July 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks Dixon for his attention to his [Wenman's] brother; reports that John Cossen was arrested by the duchess last Thursday and was held for £1600 bail; explains that he and Mr Clay bailed him out, and does not doubt that Mr Auditor will file a special bail; wants to show how well Lord Harley's agents are supported in the hope of encouraging Mr Clay to go on helping them; gives his observations in some detail on the account Dixon sent him between Lord Harley and Lord Clare; with regard to the discharge, refers Dixon to Mr Gace's accounts; comments on what Mr Chappell wants and adds that he will consult with him about the new purchases.

Postscript of letter is damaged, with text loss; appears to say, however, that he [Wenman] has had an answer from Sir Robert Child and that their accounts agree with one another.
Termdisputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1146Harley; Edward (1664-1735); 2nd son of Sir Edward Harley1664-1735
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
NA38740Chappell; Robert (fl 1714-1731); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1714-1731
NA38773Clay; Jonathan (c.1685-1724); Mr; attorney of Mansfield; steward of the Manors of Clipstone and Mansfieldc.1685-1724
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA38748Child; Robert (fl 1714-1730); Sirfl 1714-1730
NA38748Child; Robert (fl 1714-1730); Sirfl 1714-1730
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
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
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
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