Document ReferencePl C 1/403
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Grantham, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 4 May 1723
Date4 May 1723
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionIs writing to Mr Godfrey and William Ratford concerning Lord Harley's business and has left money with Mr Godfrey to pay for certain expenses; has spoken to Mr Emerson in person; refers to Lord Harley's donation of Bibles and Common Prayer Books for the poor of Wimpole and Arrington; has paid £28 4s 2½d to Mr Gill and heartily approves of his four year old strong beer; has inspected Jekin's house and has ordered him to take down the ramshackle eastern end and to clear some room for the erection of a new building; writes that the new building will have 'clay walls and Brick underpinning and a Thatch'd Roof'.
Termestate business, Wimpole
building works, houses, rebuilding
charity, donations of religious books

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38970Godfrey; William (fl 1721-1725); deputy agent at Wimpolefl 1721-1725
NA38971Radford; William (fl 1721-1723); Mr; agent connected with Lord Harley's woodsfl 1721-1723
NA39009Emerson; William (fl 1722-1725); Mr; deputy agent at Wimpolefl 1722-1725
NA39029Gill; - (fl 1723); Mr; brewer for Wimpolefl 1723
NA39030Jekins; William (fl 1723-1727); Mr; tenant on the Wimpole estatefl 1723-1727
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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