Document ReferencePl C 63/12
TitleCopy letter from Joseph Fletcher, Chatsworth, to Mr John Renshaw; 11 May 1792
Date11 May 1792
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRepeats the contents of a letter dated 31 Oct. 1791 relating to the Duke of Portland's rights over various lands in Sherwood Forest and in the manors of Mansfield and Edwinstowe [see Pl C 63/7 above]; explains that Mr Gould has been incapacitated through illness and has requested Mr Fletcher (as his predecessor as land agent at Welbeck) to answer the queries of the 'Commissioners for enquiring into the state and condition of the Forest and Land Revenues of the Crown'; states that the Duke of Portland and his predecessors have exercised their rights over Lindhurst Wood and Nomans Wood in the manors of Mansfield and Woodhouse, and over the Hays of Birkland and Billagh in the manor of Edwinstowe, for more than 100 years; offers in evidence for such claims legal cases dating back to the reign of King Charles II.

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
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA40023Fletcher; Joseph (fl 1771-1792); Mr; agent of 3rd Duke of Portland at Welbeckfl 1771-1792
NA41879Renshaw; John (fl 1791-1792); Mr; surveyor employed by the Land Revenue Officefl 1791-1792
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