Document ReferencePl C 1/410
TitleLetter [from John Cossen], Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 19 Jun. 1723
Date19 June 1723
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the prospects for the arable crops in Nottinghamshire this year; reports that parts of the pail fences at Welbeck have been mended; mentions another fence around 'the Licorish Garden' which is in urgent need of repair; adds that the timber in the Riding House roof has rotted because there weren't enough tiles; provides an account of trees to be felled, and promises to bring a more detailed account to be looked at alongside Mr Percival's estimate; writes that his ten-year old son John has died of smallpox and 'purples'.

Postscript: received Lord Harley's letter too late to prevent wood-cutting at Cock Glode; will leave the wood 'to spring agen' but advocates grubbing it all up and letting the land.

Writer identified by the signature 'J.C.'.
Termparks, Welbeck
estate business, fence-building
death, children
timber, felling of
agriculture, crops
medical conditions, smallpox

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38961Percival; - (fl 1721-1723); Mr; agent connected with Lord Harley's woodsfl 1721-1723
NA39035Cossen; John (c.1713-1723); second son of John Cossenc.1713-1723
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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