Document ReferencePl C 1/86
TitleLetter from William Wenman, London to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 1 Oct. 1715
Date1 October 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionMr Auditor has ordered Mr Terrey to pay £200 on Harley's account for Mr Guilliam, the goldsmith, for the present for Lord Cowper; Mr Auditor wanted Harley to be informed of this before it was paid, and of the part the Duke of Newcastle has played in this matter; has heard that the goldsmith had received £400 from the duke, and that he had often unsuccessfully attended the duke for more money; notes that Mr Waller has not been able to find out any more; advises Harley to pay the £200, as with the £200 he has already paid, his share will be the same as the duke's; will await his commands.

Refers to the forthcoming case with the duchess, which he thinks she will lose; stresses the need, however, for all possible preparation; has heard from Walter and thinks his 'hint' important; wanted to meet Mr Haines at Wimpole on Thursday, but Mr Dixon thinks he ahould stay and look after affairs there with Mr Auditor following the latest attack from the duchess.
Termlegal cases, Harley v Newcastle 1715
disputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle
accounts, Harley

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA28969Walter; Peter (c.1663-1746); Mr; M.P.; moneylender and agent for nobilityc.1663-1746
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
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
NA1146Harley; Edward (1664-1735); 2nd son of Sir Edward Harley1664-1735
NA38721Haines; - (fl 1713-1716); Mr; agent of Lord Harley at Keysoe Bedfordshirefl 1713-1716
NA38806Guilliam; - (fl 1715); Mr; goldsmithfl 1715
NA38807Terrey; - (fl 1715); Mrfl 1715
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
NA28953Cowper; William (c.1665-1723); 1st Earl Cowper; barrister and Lord Chancellorc.1665-1723
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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