Document ReferencePl C 1/78
TitlePetition from Nottinghamshire gentlemen to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 14 Sept. 1715
Date14 September 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHaving heard that Harley was about to let Clipstone warren in Sherwood forest, thought it their duty to tell Harley that the late Duke of Newcastle agreed that as soon as the lease expired to destroy the warren for the benefit of hunting; on the basis of this, Sir George Savile agreed to destroy his own large warren on the forest at Hemsley, which he has done; do not believe that Harley was aware of this agreement.

Bottom of petition is damaged, with text loss, obscuring the signatures; names that are decipherable include J. Banks, J. Neale and Mr Digby.
Termestate business, Clipstone
rabbit warrens, destruction of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA488Holles; John (1662-1711); 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 1694, 1st Duke of second creation; also 4th Earl of Clare1662-1711
NA38799Savile; George (c.1678-1743); 7th Baronet; sheriff of Nottinghamshire 1706-07; MP for Yorkshire 1728-34c.1678-1743
NA38756Banks; Joseph (fl 1713-1715); Mrfl 1713-1715
NA38754Neale; John (-1725); Mr; the elder; of Mansfield Woodhouse Nottinghamshire; Lord of the Manor of Tollerton Nottinghamshire-1725
NA38788Digby; John (1668-1728); Ranger of the Deer at Clipstone Park 1707-?, Verderer of Sherwood forest 1709-?, MP for Newark 1705-8 and East Retford 1713-221668-1728
NA38800Nottinghamshire, Gentlemen of
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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