Document ReferencePl C 1/392
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 28 Feb. 1722/3
Date28 February 1723
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he has discovered that the Caxton postboy has not been picking up letters at the Tygar; encloses a plan of the proposed repairs [not present]; explains how the new placement of the gateway in relation to the brewhouse will isolate the brewhouse and prove less expensive; reports the death of [illegible] Smith of Boxworth, chief constable for Papworth hundred; recommends Mr Richard Papworth of Knapwell for his replacement, and requests that he write to Sir John Hynd Cotton on his behalf.

Letter dated 28 Feb. 1722/23.
Termbuilding works, inns
buildings, public houses, Cambridgeshire
patronage, requests for
appointments, local government

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39019Smith; - (-1723); Mr; chief constable for Papworth hundred; of Boxworth-1723
NA39020Papworth; Richard (fl 1723-1725); Mr; of Knapwell Cambridgeshirefl 1723-1725
NA39001Cotton; John Hinde (c.1688-1752); 3rd Baronet Cotton of Landwade; succ. 1713; MP Cambridge 1708-22 and 1727-41, Cambridgeshire 1722-27, and Marlborough 1741-52c.1688-1752
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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