Document ReferencePl C 1/388
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 27 Jan. 1722/3
Date27 January 1723
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that John Bowron has set off for Welbeck according to his orders; explains that timber is cheap at the moment and that he has not been able to sell wood from Elsom's Grove for a good price; refers to a meeting between Mr Pickering and the tenants and mentions Thomas Thornton who has been at the Tygar, and 'Thorntons old measures'; encloses details of a proposed new cistern [not present] and explains what needs to be done; writes that he had intended to fell some trees on the east side of the avenue for the repairs to the Tygar, but has started on the bottom of the avenue according to instructions; mentions the death of William Baldrick, whose rent had been settled, and who leaves a wife and four sons.

Letter dated 27 Jan. 1722/23.
Termtimber, felling of
parks, Wimpole
timber, sales of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38991Bouron; John (fl 1722-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1722-1731
NA39013Pickering; - (fl 1723); Mrfl 1723
NA39014Thornton; Thomas (-1731); Mr; servant to Lady Harley; dismissed through old age-1731
NA39015Baldrick; William (-1723); Mr; tenant of Lord Harley at Wimpole-1723
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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