Document ReferencePl C 1/393
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 5 Mar. 1722/3
Date5 March 1723
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports a house fire at Meldreth which destroyed the building and some wheat, occasioned by servants being careless with a candle in the stable; writes that a calf, two pigs, a hare and some butter have been sent; has been busy noting the brickwork at Jabez Conder's new house; mentions John Bowron and some business to do with horses; adds that oats have been sown in the Avenue, and that the tenants have been engaged in bringing hedgewood, coal and faggots to the barn yard.

Letter dated 5 Mar. 1722/23.
Termfires, house
estate business, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38991Bouron; John (fl 1722-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1722-1731
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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