Document ReferencePl C 1/97
TitleLetter from William Wenman, London to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimp[o]le, Cambridgeshire; 15 Nov. 1715
Date15 November 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas this week sent by the Mansfield Carrier the accoutrements for the 6 militia horse charged on Harley for his estate in Nottinghamshire; has written that the reason for Harley putting off the trial, at his own expense, was that he wanted to give the duchess another opportunity of considering the possibility of avoiding a damaging trial; does not yet know the success of this policy; has seen Mr Walter who has promised to serve the Harleys and act for them against the duchess; comments on the advice he has already given; has received the receipt for the £340 from the Duke [of Newcastle].
Termmilitia, provision of horses for
legal cases, Harley v Newcastle 1715

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38809Gibson; - (fl 1715); Mr; scrivenor of Lothburyfl 1715
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
NA28969Walter; Peter (c.1663-1746); Mr; M.P.; moneylender and agent for nobilityc.1663-1746
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
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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