Document ReferencePl C 27/23
TitleLetter from John Cleaver, Carburton, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 23 May 1779
Date23 May 1779
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to the details concerning Mr Nicolson's money; describes the standing of the Gringley account and what is due to the Duke of Devonshire; gives account of amount of money paid in wages; believes there is enough stone at Welbeck to build the walls that the duke wanted, and has suggested Mr Laccock go to Mr Mellishes' to ensure that the duke has as good a wall as he; refers to a Barn wall at Clipstone that was done for a similar price; has indicated to Mr Speechley and Mr Laccock to start the foundations; will explain the accounts in more detail to the duke if necessary.
Termestate business, Nottinghamshire
financial affairs, Portland

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA40383Speechly; William (1733-1819); Mr; gardener to the 3rd Duke of Portland; author of several works on horticulture1733-1819
NA40370Nicolson; John (fl 1779-1785); Mr; agent for the Duke of Portland's Cumberland estatesfl 1779-1785
NA40375Laccock; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA11894Cavendish; William (1748-1811); 5th Duke of Devonshire; succ. 1764; styled Marquess of Hartington until 17641748-1811
NA40384Mellish; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 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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