Document ReferencePl C 1/405
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 11 May 1723
Date11 May 1723
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas been in the Derbyshire woods but has returned and arranged to meet Mr Hayford in two weeks time; writes that there are 12 men employed at Welbeck in tree-felling and a further 10 engaged in barking some old and decayed trees; mentions that the corn is doing extremely well this year; specifies that 200 cords have been cut at Welbeck and more than 400 at Mansfield Woods since August 1722; writes that the remainder of the timber will be sent to London now that the ship has come back to Stockwith; mentions that he plans to cut wood in Cock Glode Spring 'for springing agen the wood there'; adds that Mr Richard Knight has been in Mansfield.
Termtimber, Nottinghamshire
woods, Welbeck
woods, Nottinghamshire
timber, felling of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38964Hayford; - (fl 1721-1727); Mr; purchaser of woods from 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1721-1727
NA38965Knight; Richard (fl 1720-1726); Mr; of Herefordshire Esq.; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Carburton Forge etc.fl 1720-1726
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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