Document ReferencePl C 1/377
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 28 May 1722
Date28 May 1722
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates the amount of cordwood cut at Welbeck and in Mansfield Woods; requests that Lord Harley write to Mr Knight to urge him to complete the task quickly; writes that he has suggested to Mr Morley that the 'coopers wares, sawn wares and all other the down wood', and other timber as specified, be sold to Mr Porter and Mr Johnson; reports that he has dismissed Haslam from his position in the Derbyshire woods and attempted to dismiss him from his post as gamekeeper; explains that Haslam refused to surrender his warrant without a 'more special order' and until Mr Soresby came back to Derbyshire; remarks 'tis certain he deserve no favor'; writes that constant heavy rain is ruining the roads and hampering the transport of the timber; reports that he has stopped the tenants from taking fence wood for their own use.

Adds that an agreement has been made by 'the Linacre tenant' to pay compensation for 'damage done by his Cattle in the Coppice Woods'; reports that Mr Morley has ordered the fence around the orchard and stable yard at Welbeck to be re-made.
Termwoods, Derbyshire
timber, sales of
timber, transportation of
employment, dismissal from

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38838Morley; John (1656-1732); Mr; of Halstead; land jobber; adviser to 2nd Earl of Oxford1656-1732
NA38998Johnson; - (fl 1722-1724); Mr; purchaser of wood from Lord Harleyfl 1722-1724
NA38965Knight; Richard (fl 1720-1726); Mr; of Herefordshire Esq.; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Carburton Forge etc.fl 1720-1726
NA38869Porter; Richard (fl 1721-1728); Mr; chapman at Welbeck woodsfl 1721-1728
NA38959Haslam; Joshua (fl 1721-1723); Mr; woodsman and gamekeeper at Barlow woods Derbyshirefl 1721-1723
NA38755Soresby; William (fl 1714-1749); Mr; rent collector lessee and wood agent of 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1714-1749
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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