Document ReferencePl C 1/752
TitleLetter to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Bulstrode, Buckinghamshire; 28 Dec. 1734
Date28 December 1734
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for his last letter; is touched that 'the D & her Grace' [the Duke and Duchess of Portland] have accepted the small gift; reports that Miss Western and her husband are to be prosecuted under 'the Statute of the 4 & 5 Phil. & Mar.', so that the husband can expect five years in prison and the fortune will pass to the next of kin during their lives; refers to a letter received from Alderman Nutting; has heard from Crump that everyone at Bulstrode is well; is glad that 'my Lady' [Henrietta Countess of Oxford] likes Bath; sends greetings from Mr Dahl.

Writer unidentified; letter unsigned.
Termsocial news

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1079Bentinck; Margaret Cavendish (1715-1785); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish-Harley; dau. of 2nd Earl of Oxford; m 2nd Duke of Portland 17341715-1785
NA1046Bentinck; William (1709-1762); 2nd Duke of Portland1709-1762
NA39330Western; - (fl 1734); Miss; subject of a scandalfl 1734
NA39065Nutting; Thomas (fl 1724-1735); Mr; mayor and alderman of Cambridgefl 1724-1735
NA39331Crump; - (fl 1734); -; servantfl 1734
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA39332Dahl; - (fl 1734); Mrfl 1734
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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