Document ReferencePl C 1/708
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street near St James's, London; 26 May 1731
Date26 May 1731
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas paid £50 to Mr Hobart; writes that old Thomas Thornton has died after four months of helplessness; is sure the earl will not begrudge the slight overplus to his annuity spent in looking after him and on the funeral; reports Mr Neale's plans to build a corn mill in Mansfield Woodhouse on land given to his grandfather by Henry Duke of Newcastle.

Suspects from his recollection of the deed that he should not be allowed to build such a mill; suggests that Mr Thomas be asked to look into the matter; is thinking of taking the waters at Scarborough 'for a Cholick Disorder in my Stomach' and asks to be spared for about a month.
Termmedical treatments, taking the waters
mills, Nottinghamshire
estate business, Nottinghamshire

Click the links below to view related name indexes

Click the links below to view related place indexes

CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39014Thornton; Thomas (-1731); Mr; servant to Lady Harley; dismissed through old age-1731
NA39290Neale; John (1686-1749); Mr; the younger; son of John Neale of Mansfield Woodhouse; later of Eaton Bucks; buried at Tollerton Nottinghamshire1686-1749
NA38810Thomas; William (fl 1715-1742); Mr; steward for the 2nd Earl of Oxford's Marylebone estatefl 1715-1742
NA38885Hobart; Isaac (fl 1724-1742); Mr; steward for the Earl of Oxford's Derbyshire estates etc.fl 1724-1742
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
PL439/Mansfield Woodhouse/Nottinghamshire/England
Add to My Items