Document ReferencePl C 1/71
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], St James's, London; 13 Aug. 1715. Imperfect
Date13 August 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas seen the tenants in Mr Gace's collection; is sure none of them will refuse to pay their rents; has received only £100 from Mr Soresby since he came down £90 from Robin Banks; thinks they have received more than they own, as is sure that Farr has not received any for over a year; will come down again later as he thinks he can get more money from them, and is sure that the duchess will not be awarded the estate; encloses bills for repairs for Lyndhurst for winter 1713; while Harley is probably not liable for it all, suggests he pay it, as the poor keeper there has received nothing from the duchess; refers to a John [Forbells] who came to Wenman demanding forest wages, by the duchess's command; adds that he gets 2 or 3 claims like this a week.

Writes that Palmer has taken the hounds to the duchess at Welbeck; he cannot afford to keep them as the duchess has not paid him for 3 years; thinks it might be sensible for the duke to send him some money in return for his absolute obedience to Harley; provides some details of this arrangement; understands Mr Walter will soon be here to receive Lord Essex's rents; knows that some of Harley's tenants rent part of that estate and will probably ask Essex what they should do about the payment of their rents following the agreement between Harley and Lord Clare; would be glad of some venison from Clipstone; hopes Harley will allow him to come up in 3 weeks time.
Termrents, Nottinghamshire
disputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle
legal cases, Harley v Newcastle 1715
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38750Farr; Cornelius (fl 1700-1727); Mr; steward to Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Chesterfieldfl 1700-1727
NA38790Forbells; John (fl 1715); Mrfl 1715
NA38791Banks; Robin (fl 1715-1719); Mr; rent collector for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1715-1719
NA38755Soresby; William (fl 1714-1749); Mr; rent collector lessee and wood agent of 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1714-1749
NA38717Gace; - (fl 1713-1730); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1713-1730
NA38749Palmer; Charles (fl 1714-1723); Mr; keeper of Clipstone Parkfl 1714-1723
NA28969Walter; Peter (c.1663-1746); Mr; M.P.; moneylender and agent for nobilityc.1663-1746
NA18674Capell; William (1697-1743); 3rd Earl of Essex; Envoy and Ambassador to Turin 1731-17371697-1743
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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