Document ReferencePl C 1/338
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Norton, [to Edward Harley, Lord Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 15 Apr. 1721
Date15 April 1721
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that the time has come for Mr Chester of Cockenhatch to be paid £100 for the 50 oak trees; has asked Mr Godfrey to employ William Radford to measure the trees and keep an account; encloses a copy letter to Mr Chester [Pl C 1/339]; mentions that the Dean of Wells is building a coach-house and has asked for wood.

Adds that Mr Wenman has authorised 5 tons of wood for repairs to Mr Shepperd's farm and 4 tons for Thomas Stevenson's, both in Kirkby; points out that Kirkby has many old houses in bad repair and that if Lord Harley continues to allow timber, a large potential value from Mansfield Woods will be lost; refers to Mr Hayford's bid for the Derbyshire woods; suggests times for the 'falls' in the woods; requests instructions as to felling oak trees in Kingston Wood.

Recipient identified by context; addressed 'Your Honor'.
Termtimber, sales of
building works, houses, repairs

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38969Chester; - (fl 1721); Mr; tree seller of Cockenhatchfl 1721
NA38970Godfrey; William (fl 1721-1725); deputy agent at Wimpolefl 1721-1725
NA38971Radford; William (fl 1721-1723); Mr; agent connected with Lord Harley's woodsfl 1721-1723
NA38852Brailsford; Matthew (-1733); Dr; Dean of Wells 1713; Rector of Hollingbourne in Kent 1694-1733-1733
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA38972Shepperd; - (fl 1721); Mr; tenant of Lord Harley in Kirkby-in-Ashfieldfl 1721
NA38973Stevenson; Thomas (fl 1721); Mr; tenant of Lord Harley in Kirkby-in-Ashfieldfl 1721
NA38964Hayford; - (fl 1721-1727); Mr; purchaser of woods from 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1721-1727
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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