Document ReferencePl C 1/9
TitleLetter from William Wenman to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [2nd Earl of Oxford]; 1 Oct. 1713. Imperfect
Date1 October 1713
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to Mr Haines's account, which he has audited and sent to Harley for his approval; has examined Haine's last accounts together with the evidence of Child's books; will have Haines sign a duplicate account; explains the consequences of the account being made when the Duchess [of Newcastle] was guardian; refers to the large amount of money the [1st] duke [of Newcastle] spent on repairing tenants' houses, and explains why; mentions that Mr Gilbert, a tenant, has asked for money to repair his house; Wenman sees this as an 'extraordinary' request but not disproportionate to what the duke offered other tenants; mentions that he has found Mr Hubbert's account 'a paper of errors'; gives details about the conveyance Mr Foley has taken of a house in Aldborough at the order of Mr Auditor Harley.
Termbuilding works, houses, repairs
accounts, Harley
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13972Child and Company; bankers
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
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
NA38721Haines; - (fl 1713-1716); Mr; agent of Lord Harley at Keysoe Bedfordshirefl 1713-1716
NA1146Harley; Edward (1664-1735); 2nd son of Sir Edward Harley1664-1735
NA38722Foley; - (fl 1713); Mrfl 1713
NA38723Gilbert; - (fl 1713); Mr; tenant of Lord Harleyfl 1713
NA38707Hubbert; William (fl 1710-1715); Mr; agent to Edward Lord Harleyfl 1710-1715
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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