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TitleLetter from William Wenman, London to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 18 Oct. 1715. Imperfect
Date18 October 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses letter from Mr Soresby [not present]; writes of the fury of the duchess against those tenants who have paid their rent to Harley; explains that as the number of arrests are increasing, he can no longer afford to file special bail and argues that they need to find others to post bail for the tenants; encloses a letter of Mr Gace's in which he gives an account of his successful receipts [not present]; has written by this post to Mr Monk to send up the £250 Mr Gace paid him, which he will pay into Robert Child, so that Harley can draw on it for the £340; explains that what he wrote to Harley about the duke's account was only the form of the receipt the duke is to give; asks that they send him the account he left for their perusal at Wimpole.

Gives the names of those who were arrested at Chesterfield, for whom he and William Thomas filed special bail before Judge Tracey; gives the charges of the militia on Harley for Stafford, Derby and Nottinghamshire; subjoins the form of an order to Sir Robert Child to pay the duke £340.
Termfinancial affairs, Harley and Pelham
disputes, family, Harley family and Duchess of Newcastle
rents, Nottinghamshire
accounts, Nottinghamshire
militia, provision of horses for
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38810Thomas; William (fl 1715-1742); Mr; steward for the 2nd Earl of Oxford's Marylebone estatefl 1715-1742
NA38748Child; Robert (fl 1714-1730); Sirfl 1714-1730
NA38766Monk; John (fl 1715-1735); Mr; deputy steward under William Wenmanfl 1715-1735
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
NA38811Tracey; - (fl 1715-1719); Mr; judgefl 1715-1719
NA38717Gace; - (fl 1713-1730); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1713-1730
NA38755Soresby; William (fl 1714-1749); Mr; rent collector lessee and wood agent of 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1714-1749
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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