Document ReferencePl C 63/10
TitleLetter from Charles Middleton, James Call and John Goodyear, Land Revenue Office, Scotland Yard, to [William H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck 3rd] Duke of Portland; 31 Oct. 1791
Date31 October 1791
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionWriters explain that they have been appointed as 'Commissioners for enquiring into the state and condition of the Woods Forests and Land Revenues of the Crown'; they have received a letter from a surveyor Mr Renshaw, written by Mr William Gould of Welbeck referring to the Duke's claim to certain rights in the woods of Birkland and Bilhay [Bilhagh] in Sherwood Forest, and in the manors of Mansfield and Edwinstowe; requests further information from the Duke's agent in respect of claims to Birkland, Bilhay, Noman's Wood alias Forsworn Wood, and Lindhurst Wood, which they believed was all Crown property.

See Pl E12/13/1/4/40 for copy and Pl E12/13/1 series passim for related material.
Termestate business, forest rights

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41878Commissioners of Woods Forests and Land Revenues ( Great Britain)
NA34289Gould; William (1739-fl 1795); Mr; agent to the Dukes of Portland and Devonshire1739-fl 1795
NA41879Renshaw; John (fl 1791-1792); Mr; surveyor employed by the Land Revenue Officefl 1791-1792
NA41880Middleton; Charles (fl 1791); Mrfl 1791
NA41881Call; James (fl 1791); Mrfl 1791
NA41882Goodyear; John (fl 1791); Mrfl 1791
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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