Document ReferencePl C 1/658
TitleLetter from William Wenman, Edwinstowe, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street near St James's, London; 7 Jun. 1729
Date7 June 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWarns the earl that Mr Page is to present him with a petition from the 'best' people of Mansfield asking for permission to build a workhouse; adds that the proposed spot is near the Bull Inn on the Nottingham road; supports their proposal; states that the number of poor people is increasing and that the workhouse method is already being tried in Nottingham; hopes that Lady Margarett has recovered 'from that fatal Distemper'.
TermPoor Law, workhouses
medical conditions, ill heath, Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38886Page; - (fl 1729-1730); Mr; brother-in-law of William Whiteheadfl 1729-1730
NA1079Bentinck; Margaret Cavendish (1715-1785); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish-Harley; dau. of 2nd Earl of Oxford; m 2nd Duke of Portland 17341715-1785
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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