Document ReferencePl C 1/331
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 13 Mar. 1720/1
Date13 March 1721
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas been delivering cordwood at Welbeck and will do the same at Mansfield Woodhouse; is drawing up an account of the fallen timber in Mansfield Woods and believes that and the cordwood to be worth more than first thought; fears that Mr Percival is to go to Yorkshire when he is needed to assess the cordwood in Derbyshire.

Is waiting for instructions as to the park fence; mentions Mr Wenman's desire to move the fence and to improve the roadway; adds that the business with the wood will keep him in Nottinghamshire until the 27th, when he will travel to Wimp[o]le for the rent-collecting; reports that Carburton Forge must be rebuilt; adds that the Duke of Norfolk's surveyor Mr Stanley is buying some fallen wood and dead trees from Cowclose Wood.

Letter dated 13 Mar. 1720/21.
Termwoods, Nottinghamshire
parks, Welbeck
timber, Nottinghamshire

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38961Percival; - (fl 1721-1723); Mr; agent connected with Lord Harley's woodsfl 1721-1723
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA38963Stanley; - (fl 1721); Mr; surveyor to the Duke of Norfolkfl 1721
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
PL439/Mansfield Woodhouse/Nottinghamshire/England
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