Document ReferencePl C 1/751
TitleLetter to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Bulstrode, Buckinghamshire; 24 Dec. 1734
Date24 December 1734
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHopes the earl has arrived safely, that the family are well and that the pregnancy of 'my Lady Dss' [Margaret Duchess of Portland] is going well; expresses his best wishes for the season and for the coming years; reports the burial in the new burial ground at 'Marybone' of John Mynatt; writes that his wife 'made a great Noise' both at the graveside and at the earl's house; was told that the earl had discharged her; adds that the subscription for Marybone Chapel is about £40 p.a. and that Mr Grove has begun taking morning prayers there.

Writer unidentified; letter unsigned.
Termbuildings, churches, Marylebone Chapel

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1079Bentinck; Margaret Cavendish (1715-1785); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish-Harley; dau. of 2nd Earl of Oxford; m 2nd Duke of Portland 17341715-1785
NA39328Mynatt; John (-1734); Mr; buried at Marylebone-1734
NA39329Grove; - (fl 1734); Mr; clergyman at Marylebone chapelfl 1734
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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