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TitleLetter from John Cossen, Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 8 Jun. 1723
Date8 June 1723
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports the Barlow tenants' anger at the favour shown to Mr Watts over the woods on his land, and has accordingly ordered the wood to be cut and to be made into 'white cole'; mentions the workmen at Welbeck who have been very unsatisfactory; does not wish to go through the disruption of firing them and hiring others; suggests that those workmen who pay cottage rents to Mr Wenman could in future be told to pay them to Cossen, which would give him greater influence over their conduct; suggests that the trees at Cock Glode be dug up at the roots after the barking and gives reasons to do that rather than to let the trees 'spring' up again and be felled in 30 years.
Termwoods, Derbyshire
woods, Nottinghamshire
timber, felling of
domestic affairs, servants, Welbeck

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39031Watts; - (fl 1723); Mrfl 1723
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
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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