Document ReferencePl C 1/353
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 20 May 1721
Date20 May 1721
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHad understood that only the existing cut cordwood in Derbyshire was to be reserved, a state of affairs which would raise Lord Harley's prestige and lead to more agreements with other people; hopes that the bargain with Mr Heyford will not be lost over this point; warns that the agreement with Mr Knight could lose affect Lord Harley's standing in the area.

Postscript: explains how Mansfield Woods were looked after in the time of Henry Duke of Newcastle; is willing to have the 'Dun Horse' sold for a good price; gives details of a book owned by a local farmer called 'Da Bartas, his Divine Weeks & Workes', printed by Joshua Silvester in London in 1633.
Termwoods, Derbyshire
woods, Nottinghamshire
publications, books, 'Divine Weeks and Works of Da Bartas'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
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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