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TitleLetter from William Wenman, Panton, Lincolnshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 17 Feb. 1713/14
Date17 February 1714
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionCongratulates Harley on the order about the Cavendish estate; thinks Nottingham and Mansfield will rejoice their freedom from sequestrators; believes Mr Gace and his son are the 'best Agents in England' and that they will all continue to give service to the Harleys.

Suggests Harley get the college leases and the crown lands renewed; cites example of Dr Firebrace at Trinity College, Cambridge, whose lease Mr Bentley will readily renew; explains that the old lease is in the custody of the duchess [of Newcastle]; refers also to a lease at Barton Ferry and the duchy lease of Bassetlaw 'ultra et citra Trentum', of which he gave Mr Auditor and Mr Dixon an account.

Gives considerable detail about a farm called 'Cawqueel' [Cawkwell], in Lincolnshire, bought by a man called Parker; thinks that the duchess [of Newcastle] may have the purchase deeds for it; reports that this Parker was a 'fat fellow' who 'bought a Butcher's Wife in Clare Markett'; is helping Gace with his accounts which are very long and have not been passed since 1711; discusses the effects of the law suit on the rents; will try to return to Nottinghamshire next week and will receive the duke's commands at Mansfield.

Letter dated 17 Feb. 1713.
Termrents, Nottinghamshire
estate business, Nottinghamshire
leases, Nottinghamshire
estate business, Lincolnshire
legal cases, Harley v Newcastle 1714

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA38745Firebrace; - (fl 1714); Dr; of Trinity College Cambridgefl 1714
NA38746Bentley; Richard (1662-1742); Dr; D.D.; scholar and critic; Master of Trinity College Cambridge 1700-17421662-1742
NA1146Harley; Edward (1664-1735); 2nd son of Sir Edward Harley1664-1735
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA38747Parker; - (fl 1714); Mr; purchaser of Cawkwell Farm Lincolnshirefl 1714
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
NA38739Gace; Joseph (fl 1714-1717); Mr; steward of the Duke of Newcastle and Edward Lord Harley in Lincolnshirefl 1714-1717
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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