Document ReferencePl C 1/373
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 25 Feb. 1721/2
Date25 February 1722
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that old Mr and Mrs Waller of Arrington died within two days of each other; describes the family they have left and writes that the eldest son is 'a sensible Man'; will ascertain their debts and value their goods; refers to the position of John White who wishes to be a joint tenant with his sick mother Anne White in Arrington but who is being forced to live in Bassingbourn because 'they' will not give him a certificate; requests that Lord Harley intervene as 'a better Tenant canot be Had'.

Reports that a trapped hare has been found in Sowden Hills Ground, and passes on a request from William Gore as to the procedure for punishing the suspected poachers; adds that mutton and '26 lb of Bull' are being sent.

Dated 25 Feb. 1721/22.
Termestate business, Wimpole
tenants, Wimpole
crimes, poaching
Poor Law, residence certificates

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38993Waller; William (-1722); Mr; tenant of Lord Harley in Arrington Cambridgeshire-1722
NA38994Waller; - (-1722); Mrs; wife of William Waller of Arrington Cambridgeshire-1722
NA38995White; John (fl 1722-1729); Mr; son of Ann White of Arrington; of the parish of Bassingbourn Cambs.fl 1722-1729
NA38996White; Ann (fl 1722); Mrs; tenant of Lord Harley in Arrington Cambridgeshirefl 1722
NA38997Gore; William (-1735); Mr; gamekeeper at Wimpole-1735
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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