Document ReferencePl C 27/18
TitleLetter from John Cleaver, Carburton, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 28 Apr. 1779
Date28 April 1779
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReturned from Chesterfield on Saturday and has been busy paying the bills and doing the accounts; has allowed the 'Navigators drive their Drift' far enough to get the coal in the next ground he viewed; would not let them go so far as to drain other people's coal, so as to get theirs and leave the duke's behind; refers to the cutting down of one of the duke's fences by Mr David Barns for Iron Stone; encloses (not present) an account of all the receivings together with an account of his expenditure and describes the income from the Newark rents; mentions his contact with Mr Brough and Mr Dakeynce; will await instructions about New Park; has heard that Mr Dakeyne is better; adds brief explanatory note about accounts.
Termmining, coal
rents, collection of
financial affairs, Portland

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA40376Dakeynce; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40382Barns; David (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40378Brough; Job (fl 1765-1779); Mr; solicitorfl 1765-1779
NA32355Cleaver; John (-1779); Mr; steward to 3rd Duke of Portland 1771-79-1779
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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