Document ReferencePl C 1/8
TitleLetter from William Wenman, London; 29 Sept. 1713. Imperfect
Date29 September 1713
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEnquires after his health; reports that the Duchess [of Newcastle] has taken Lord Lansdowne's house in St James's Street, which he believes is to be a 'Convent of Hippites', as Lady Campbell and Mrs Frankly have sent all their furniture there; hopes for a reconciliation between the duke and Lord and Lady [Harley]; has heard Lord P. is making proposals for Lady Frances, but does not know whether this is true or not; refers to preparations at Newcastle House; mentions that he has a little book given to Lord Harley, which gives an account of Wenman's 'Old Master's [3rd Duke of Newcastle's] estate, to allow Harley to be more speedily informed; mentions his pleasure at seeing 'my Lady' [Henrietta Cavendish-Holles, Lady Harley] blessed with a 'real husband' [Edward, Lord Harley].
Termsocial news
disputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle
marriage, Edward Harley and Henrietta Cavendish-Holles 1713
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38718Frankly; - (fl 1713); Mrsfl 1713
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA29687Granville; George (1667-1735); Baron Lansdowne; cr. 1711; imprisoned in Tower on suspicion of Jacobitism 1715-17171667-1735
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
NA38719Howard; Frances (-1742); Countess of Carlisle; née Spencer dau. of 3rd Earl of Sunderland; wife of 4th Earl of Carlisle-1742
NA38720Campbell; - (fl 1713); Lady Campbellfl 1713
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
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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