Document ReferencePl C 1/57
TitleLetter from William Wenman to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], St James's, London; 2 July 1715. Imperfect
Date2 July 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSends the enclosed to give Harley an idea of the 'barbarous' actions of that 'Raskel' Farr; explains that Farr has been telling people that the reason he [Wenman] is pursuing the rents is to get money to save Harley's father [who was impeached for treason and imprisoned in the Tower 1715]; asks Harley to forgive him having to repeat this gossip; has written to Mr Dixon to recommend to his care both his [Wenman's] and Harley's tenants; emphasises that he will continue to serve Harley.

Postscript of letter is damaged, with text loss, leaving meaning obscure; apparently refers to Mr Walter and Mr Chappell's accounts.
Termrents, demands for
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA38740Chappell; Robert (fl 1714-1731); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1714-1731
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
NA38750Farr; Cornelius (fl 1700-1727); Mr; steward to Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Chesterfieldfl 1700-1727
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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