Document ReferencePl C 38/8
TitleLetter from [John Lucas], London, to Mr [Thomas] Fox; 29 Dec. 1716
Date29 December 1716
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionReplies to Mr Fox's letters of 7 Oct. and 16 Dec.; castigates him for his 'frivolous excuses' for not paying his Grace [1st Duke of Portland] what is owed him in rent; disbelieves his assertion that he does not know what allowance to take; confronts him with proof of what allowances have already been taken, which are far in excess of what is usual; will not accept Fox's excuse that he must wait until a suit in Chancery is completed; demands payment before the next law term, and insists that whatever needs to be settled between Fox and 'Mr Duberry' must not delay the payment of the Duke's rents.

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Termestate business, Yorkshire
accounts, Yorkshire

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1044Bentinck; Henry (1682-1726); 1st Duke of Portland; 2nd Earl of Portland; cr. 1716; styled Viscount Woodstock 1689-17091682-1726
NA40742Dewbery; William (fl 1707-1716); Mr; receiver general of the 1st and 2nd Earls of Portlandfl 1707-1716
NA40443Lucas; John (fl 1714-1759); Mr; of the Inner Temple; agent to the Dukes of Portlandfl 1714-1759
NA40743Fox; Thomas (fl 1715-1719); Mr; collector of rents at Knaresboroughfl 1715-1719
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