Document ReferencePl C 1/408
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 27 May 1723
Date27 May 1723
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that Mr Francis Knight has requested a great deal of wood for mending the 'Iron works of Clypston Forge and Kirkby Furnace' and that the amount should be accounted for at one guinea per ton; adds that Francis Knight is to call on Lord Harley in London and will mention his dissatisfaction with the year's provision of cordwood; supposes that he will ask for financial assistance in gathering the cordwood from disparate places; mentions that Mr Knight's cordwood in Derbyshire is to go to Mr Hayford.

Explains a delay in timber transportation from Stockwith due to the ship needing repair; reports that he has extracted payment from two 'offenders' who have been removing wood from Deadmans Grove, which money shall be paid to those who were helpful in their capture; mentions the news that Lord Harley has restored Joshua Haslam to his former position as wood tender and gamekeeper at Barlow and Brampton.
Termwoods, Derbyshire
timber, transportation of
building works, iron works, repairs
crimes, theft
employment, restoration of
occupations and professions, woodsman

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38968Knight; Francis (fl 1721-1723); Mr; Lord Harley's agent at Clipstone Nottinghamshirefl 1721-1723
NA38965Knight; Richard (fl 1720-1726); Mr; of Herefordshire Esq.; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Carburton Forge etc.fl 1720-1726
NA38964Hayford; - (fl 1721-1727); Mr; purchaser of woods from 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1721-1727
NA38959Haslam; Joshua (fl 1721-1723); Mr; woodsman and gamekeeper at Barlow woods Derbyshirefl 1721-1723
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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