Document ReferencePl C 1/691
TitleReport and letter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe; 21 Feb. 1730/1
Date21 February 1731
Extent1 f
Content Description'The Case of William Potter Tenant under the Earl of Oxford at Sloswicks Farm near Welbeck': abstract of lease dated 7 Mar. 1717 [/18] to John and George Hancock of Welbeck; note that William Potter married George Hancock's widow; statement that the rent was paid up to Michaelmas 1727 and was then increased on the orders of Mr Morley.

States that William Potter has disputed the rent increase although a valuable barn has been built for him; adds that Potter claims that damage has been occasioned by 'Mr Porter & the Wood Contractors'; [rest of paragraph obscured by damage to the paper]; states that Potter is in debt but is sober and industrious; adds that the farm is in the parish of Worksop and pays tithes at £4 p.a. and a hay tithe of 10 shillings.

Appended letter addressed to 'Sir':

Refers to Kirkby and writes that he has 'endeavour'd to restore the Antient Names of the Grounds'; mentions that Potter has not been to see him although he asked him to at Mansfield market; has assured him of the kindness of 'my Lord' and has told him he has not given enough notice and cannot leave until Lady Day 1732.

Letter dated 21 Feb. 1730.
Termtenants, Welbeck
rents, Welbeck

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39269Potter; William (fl 1730-1731); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Sloswicks Farm Welbeckfl 1730-1731
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
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