Document ReferencePl C 1/687
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, to William Thomas Esq.; 8 Feb. 1730/1
Date8 February 1731
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionMentions the low price of corn which is making the rents come in very slowly; has been in Kirkby and has discovered some tenants in dire straits; has asked these tenants to leave at Lady Day 1732 if they cannot borrow any money; encloses something, referring to tenants at will being bad tenants [not present]; requests that the tenants be allowed the taxes, which will encourage them to work harder.

Describes various differences he has discovered between the town map and the enclosure map of Kirkby, and suspects that the map from his Lord's survey book was not copied entirely correctly by Mr Saunders; asks to see the accompanying terrier.

Mentions that Will Potter intends to leave the Sloswicks Farm in Welbeck unless the rent is reduced; agrees that it is too high and fears that no other tenant will be found especially in view of the large number of untenanted farms in the area; recommends Mr Thorpe as gamekeeper of Mansfield manor.

Letter dated 8 Feb. 1730/1.
Termoccupations and professions, gamekeeper
tenants, poverty of
rents, Nottinghamshire
estate business, surveying

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39151Saunders; - (fl 1727-1731); Mr; surveyor to 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1727-1731
NA39269Potter; William (fl 1730-1731); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Sloswicks Farm Welbeckfl 1730-1731
NA39272Thorpe; - (fl 1731); Mr; prospective gamekeeper of Mansfield manorfl 1731
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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