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TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street near St James's, London; 10 Aug. 1730
Date10 August 1730
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas left a warrant for a buck for Bishop Sterne at his house as he had gone to York races; mentions that he has spoken to the Bishop about his house at Cockglode the lease of which he was rumoured to be selling; writes that the Bishop said he had not decided but would give the earl first refusal if he did; adds that the Bishop's family are at the house to escape from the smallpox at Aram.

Will call on Mr Porter when he returns to the Park; refers to rumours that Palmer ploughed some of the park and paid tithes to Mr Neale when he was working for the earl, and mentions the views of the Gainsborough attorney Mr Hatton on this.

Reports the death of Mr Green who had leased the Mansfield tithes for four years; writes that his son has not paid yet although last week was the time to do so; lists the price of barley, wheat and rye to illustrate the hardships suffered by the tenants; adds that the tenant of Clipston Warren owes £60.
Termestate business, Nottinghamshire
gifts, venison
tithes, Mansfield
economic affairs, food prices

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39257Sterne; John (1660-1745); Bishop of Clogher; DD; Vice-Chancellor of Dublin University1660-1745
NA39258Porter; - (fl 1730); Mrfl 1730
NA38749Palmer; Charles (fl 1714-1723); Mr; keeper of Clipstone Parkfl 1714-1723
NA39259Neale; - (fl 1720s); Mrfl 1720s
NA39260Hatton; - (fl 1730); Mr; attorney of Gainsboroughfl 1730
NA39261Green; - (-1730); Mr; lessee of the Mansfield tithes-1730
NA39262Green; - (fl 1730); Mr; junior; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 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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