Document ReferencePl C 1/96
TitleLetter from William Wenman, London to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimp[o]le, Cambridgeshire; 5 Nov. 1715. Imperfect
Date5 November 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas received Harley's commands and has met with Mr Dixon about the forthcoming trial; gives various opinions of counsel about the trial; Dixon has spoken to Sir Thomas Powys who has argues that it would be a disservice to the Harley to have the trial put off to the Trinity term; writes that Mr Dixon intends to write to Harley and may explain things better; comments on his loyalty to the Harleys and his opinion of the duchess's attempt to delay the trial coming to court; describes what he has agreed for the arms, charged to Harley, for the militia of Nottinghamshire.
Termmilitia, provision of horses for
legal cases, Harley v Newcastle 1715
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA24643Powys; Thomas (1649-1719); Sir; judge; knighted 16861649-1719
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
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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