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TitleLetter from William Wenman, London to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimp[o]le, Cambridgeshire; 13 Oct. 1715. Imperfect
Date13 October 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Mr Gibson, the scrivenor of Lothbury, on behalf of the Duke of Newcastle, met him [Wenman] and Mr Dixon to settle the account that remains between the duke and Harley; the main issue was about the conditions of the receipt the duke would give for the £340; Wenman subjoins a form for this receipt; explains that the duke has agreed to the form and gives some details about it; is glad that this business is reaching completion; asks Harley to send the bill for £340 either to him or to Dixon, as he [Wenman] has none of Harley's money at the moment having paid the post fine; describes the money that Harley has had from Palmer, Clay and Chappell; suggests that if Harley cannot get this money to Robert Child, that they stall Mr Gibson and wait until they have the Cottam rents in from Mr Gace;

Has paid the goldsmith £200 that he received from Mr Auditor as part of Harley's share to the present of Lord Cowper and gives some details of this; reports that the duchess has arrested one of the tenants in Robin Bank's collection; discusses arrangements for raising bail for this man and others in some detail; has heard that the duchess is to buy Lord Wharton's house.
Termfinancial affairs, Harley and Pelham
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1141Wharton; Thomas (1648-1715); 1st Marquess of Wharton; succ. as Baron Wharton 1696; cr. Earl 1706; cr. Marquess 17151648-1715
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
NA38749Palmer; Charles (fl 1714-1723); Mr; keeper of Clipstone Parkfl 1714-1723
NA28953Cowper; William (c.1665-1723); 1st Earl Cowper; barrister and Lord Chancellorc.1665-1723
NA38791Banks; Robin (fl 1715-1719); Mr; rent collector for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1715-1719
NA38748Child; Robert (fl 1714-1730); Sirfl 1714-1730
NA1146Harley; Edward (1664-1735); 2nd son of Sir Edward Harley1664-1735
NA38717Gace; - (fl 1713-1730); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1713-1730
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
NA38740Chappell; Robert (fl 1714-1731); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1714-1731
NA38809Gibson; - (fl 1715); Mr; scrivenor of Lothburyfl 1715
NA38773Clay; Jonathan (c.1685-1724); Mr; attorney of Mansfield; steward of the Manors of Clipstone and Mansfieldc.1685-1724
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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