Document ReferencePl C 1/332
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 16 Mar. 1720/1
Date16 March 1721
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains the proposed alterations to the roadway between the Duke of Norfolk's park and Welbeck Park; states that the diversion of the fence is opposed by the tenants who would have more difficulty in getting up the hill; mentions that the problem could be eased for about £10 and emphasises that the removal of the fence will make Welbeck Park 'much more beautiful and Grand'.

Writes that Mr Percival's two estimate books should arrive with this letter; adds that Mr Percival will inspect Crow Wood in Derbyshire and Cowclose Wood in Welbeck on his return; reports that the Earl of Holderness's steward has offered only £8 per acre for the Derbyshire woods, but that Mr Hayford the younger has offered £15; would prefer to sell to Mr Hayford if Mr Knight and the other gentlemen who recommended the woods to the Earl do not object.

Letter dated 16 Mar. 1720/21.
Termtimber, sales of
woods, Derbyshire
parks, Welbeck

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38961Percival; - (fl 1721-1723); Mr; agent connected with Lord Harley's woodsfl 1721-1723
NA38964Hayford; - (fl 1721-1727); Mr; purchaser of woods from 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1721-1727
NA38965Knight; Richard (fl 1720-1726); Mr; of Herefordshire Esq.; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Carburton Forge etc.fl 1720-1726
NA38966Darcy; Robert (1681-1722); 3rd Earl of Holdernesse1681-1722
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
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