Catalogue description Large bundle of estate correspondence consisting chiefly of letters to Leeke Okeover in...

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Details of D231M/E4456-4565
Reference: D231M/E4456-4565

Large bundle of estate correspondence consisting chiefly of letters to Leeke Okeover in the 1747-1750 period : 28 Mar 1737 P. Pullyn to Leeke Okeover regarding the disposal of a farm at Huntingfield, Suffolk : correspondence with Thomas Allsop the Leicestershire agent regarding estate affairs at Wyneswold, 1745 - 1749, including a letter 15 Nov 1749 reporting that the cattle at Wyneswold have distemper : 28 Jun 1747 William Stanley to Leeke Okeover regarding votes for Sir Walter Bagot and Mr Crewe (Staffordshire election) written at Ashenhurst : correspondence with Francis Higginbottom regarding a lead mine including a letter of 16 Jan 1748/9 in which Higginbottom states that he "hopes to raise a considerable quantity of ore" and a letter of 5 Oct 1749 in which it is state that the "miners rom Matlock are demanding their arrears" : 6 Feb 1748/9 F. Higginbottom to Leeke Okeover regarding the letting of Okeover Mill : 14 May 1748 Higginbottom to Leeke Okeover mentioning William Okeover's death : Apr 1749 Higginbottom to Leeke Okeover regarding the sewers at Hardwick, Norfolk : various correspondence in 1749 regarding Francis Higginbottom's marriage to Elizabeth Okeover, Leeke's sister and Leeke's opposition to it : two letters by Mrs Margaret Okeover, Leeke's wife, to Leeke Okeover while in exile on the Continent in 1751/1752 having fled the country to escape his bad debts - in the first letter, 20 Jan 1751/1752, addressed to Mr Scrimpshaw, the name Leeke Okeover used while in exile, she reports that £2020 has been raised by the sale of timber, that the horses and cattle at Okeover have all been sold and the deer reduced, that it is hoped to see the Norfolk estate, and in the second dated 1 Apr 1752 she reports that it has been suggested that Mr Fitzherbert should lease Okeover Hall for a year while Tissington is being repaired : 25 Dec 1753 letter enquiring regarding the purchase of the Huntingfield Suffolk estate : general correspondence with Christopher Tomlinson the steward at Okeover regarding estate affairs and with Thomas Leigh another of the agents 1753 : 25 December 1754 J Goodwin to Leeke Okeover regarding the conveyance of Bradley (Bradlow) Ash : one undated letter from Simon File, the builder, regarding rebuilding work done at Okeover Hall : 19 Nov 1759 John Chatterton to Leeke Okeover mentioning the repair of the Newhaven turnpike road : many letters with tradesmen regarding payment of debts and supply of goods.

Date: 1737-1756
Held by: Derbyshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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