Document ReferencePl C 1/406
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 18 May 1723
Date18 May 1723
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that the bark from Cock Glode has sold for a high price, and that he hopes to make money from the place by cutting and selling in pieces rather than all at once; mentions that his father-in-law's death has forced him to forgo his trip to Stockwith, but adds that the ship's master will let him know when the timber for London can be loaded and sent off, and at that point he will draw up the timber account; discusses the cost of cutting cordwood in Mansfield Woods and adds that some men have been injured as it is dangerous work; reports the burial of Mr Thornhagh the elder who died at Osberton at the age of nearly 80; has instructed William Emerson to collect some rents as he is not there [at Wimpole] and as the labourers need to be paid.
Termwoods, Nottinghamshire
timber, sales of
timber, transportation of
rents, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39009Emerson; William (fl 1722-1725); Mr; deputy agent at Wimpolefl 1722-1725
NA39032Thornhaugh; John (1648-1723); Mr; the elder; MP of Fenton Nottinghamshire1648-1723
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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