Document ReferencePl C 1/674
TitleLetter from William Wenman to William Thomas, Marylebone; 18 May 1730
Date18 May 1730
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWonders why he has been ignored by his Lord for six weeks after presenting his Nottinghamshire accounts; writes that he began working for Lord Oxford in 1711 and has worked hard ever since; recites that from 1711 until 'the Dutchess's Death I sufferd an unjust & implacable persecution from her Grace'.

Mentions that he has also struggled against another 'villanous attempt upon my character'; defends his accounts and points out that he has increased the rents while keeping down the burden of taxation and ensuring that the tenants are compliant; claims that none 'of my predecessors were kept at such a distance'.
Termaccounts, Nottinghamshire
occupations and professions, steward

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA38810Thomas; William (fl 1715-1742); Mr; steward for the 2nd Earl of Oxford's Marylebone estatefl 1715-1742
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