Document ReferencePl C 1/385
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 27 Nov. 1722
Date27 November 1722
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he has sent 'One Doe, 1 Goose, 1 Turkey, Butter from the Dayry, and 2 fat Wethers'; reports that two men broke into a widow's house at Over and stole £150; adds that the men were labourers who had worked at Wimpole but who were not known to Cossen; writes that they were taken to Huntingdon and Cambridge gaols; names one of the men as Thomas Stretch, and suspects that Tag the Taylor is also involved.

Remainder of letter is damaged, with text loss.
Termdomestic affairs, provisions
crimes, burglary

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39011Stretch; Thomas (fl 1722); Mr; burglar; sometime workman at Wimpolefl 1722
NA39012Tag; - (fl 1722); Mr; 'the Taylor' of Cambridgeshire; suspected criminalfl 1722
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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