Document ReferencePl C 1/342
TitleLetter from John Cossen to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; c. 1 May 1721
Date1 May 1721
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDescribes a meeting with the two Mr Hayfords, Mr Simpson and others over the terms for a sale of coppice woods in Derbyshire; writes that Mr Morley advised him to proceed with the sale, which he has done; requests that articles be drawn up and adds that Mr Hayford recommends Mr Wright, the steward of the Bolsover Court; suggests that the acre should be measured at 160 perches; discusses other points in 'the enclosed' [not present]; asks to be sent the articles for the previous sale of the woods for comparison.

Date given is date of postmark; year estimated from its being found with other letters from 1721.
Termwoods, sales of
woods, Derbyshire

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38964Hayford; - (fl 1721-1727); Mr; purchaser of woods from 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1721-1727
NA38975Simpson; - (fl 1721); Mrfl 1721
NA38838Morley; John (1656-1732); Mr; of Halstead; land jobber; adviser to 2nd Earl of Oxford1656-1732
NA38976Wright; - (fl 1721); Mr; steward of the manor of Bolsoverfl 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
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