Document ReferencePl C 1/77
TitleLetter from Rev. William Royse to William Wenman, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire; 5 Sept. 1715, with reply. Imperfect.
Date5 September 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses in some detail the potential employment of a new incumbent for Cottam [Cotham] and Sibthorpe; explains his unhappiness at this nomination; discusses his close association with Lord and Lady Harley and the duchess [of Newcastle]; expresses his long-term loyalty to them.

Reply from William Wenman explains that the clergymen who has been nominated by Lord and Lady Harley is the son of a gentleman to whom the Harleys are under obligation; writes that as Lady Harley had procured for Royse a better preferment and as he has left the area, it had been thought that there was no problem in appointing this other clergyman to the post in Nottinghamshire; hopes that this business has not disaffected Royse.

Much of letter is damaged, with text loss.
Termappointments, ecclesiastical
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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
NA38798Royse; William (fl 1715); Rev.fl 1715
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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