Document ReferencePl C 1/68
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], St James's, London; 30 July 1715
Date30 July 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks Harley for his protection but reports that Mr Cossen has also been arrested with bail set for £1600, which he and Mr Clay paid; argues he was targeted because he was so good a servant to Harley; asks that Harley immediately file special bail for Cossen; hopes to encourage Clay to continue supporting them; notes that the tenants are pleased that Harley does so much to support them; argues that the tenants took heart from Mr Clay and his [Wenman's] meeting with Thorpe; they were convinced of Harley's rights and were determined to encourage their neighbours against Thorpe; suggests that if tenants continue to be arrested wholesale, Harley will be able to file special bail all in one go; has paid Lord Clare £1000; assures Harley he will continue to serve him against the 'implacable' duchess.
Termdisputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
NA38773Clay; Jonathan (c.1685-1724); Mr; attorney of Mansfield; steward of the Manors of Clipstone and Mansfieldc.1685-1724
NA38741Thorpe; William (fl 1714-1716); Mr; agent to Edward Lord Harley; sometime working for the Duchess of Newcastlefl 1714-1716
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
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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