Document ReferencePl C 1/798
TitleFragment of a letter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe [to Edward Harley, Lord Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 12 May n.y. [1720s]
Date12 May 1720-12 May 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionUndertakes to pay Thomas Thornton's annuity; has spoken to Mr Bannister about 'Dashwood's Decree in relation to Mr Thoroton'; has briefed Mr Morley about the business with Vernon and the encroachments and the newly built mills in the manor of Mansfield; mentions a meeting with the minister and churchwardens.

Remainder of letter is damaged, with text loss, leaving meaning obscure.

Recipient identified by comparison with other letters in the same series; addressed 'May it please your Lordship'.

Date reads '172' before being obscured by damage to the paper; probably dates from c.1723-c.1726 from other references to Thomas Thornton and the Vernon case in this series.
Termdisputes, property
financial affairs, annuities

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39014Thornton; Thomas (-1731); Mr; servant to Lady Harley; dismissed through old age-1731
NA38892Bannister; Edward (fl 1723-1729); Mr; attorney of the Templefl 1723-1729
NA39374Thoroton; - (fl 1720s); Mrfl 1720s
NA39375Dashwood; - (fl 1720s); Mrfl 1720s
NA38838Morley; John (1656-1732); Mr; of Halstead; land jobber; adviser to 2nd Earl of Oxford1656-1732
NA38872Vernon; Thomas (fl 1717-1729); Mr; tenant of the church in the manor of Mansfieldfl 1717-1729
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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