Document ReferencePl C 1/428
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 15 Jan. 1723/4
Date15 January 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas heard of Lord Harley's safe arrival at London from William Pluckrose and John Knipes who brought the horses back; reports that he spent a night at the Red Lyon in Cambridge the previous week paying bills and cash to various people; mentions that Messrs Timbrel and Phillips have been staking out the ground for the new buildings at Kings College, and that he will hear from them about the timber when he is back in Nottinghamshire; has paid the servants' boardwages, but adds that Thomas Thornton has gone back to the Tigar Inn; wishes to know how much Mr Twibell has paid John Knipes so that he can pay him the rest the following week.

Letter dated 15 Jan. 1723/24.
Termaccounts, Harley
building works, Kings College Cambridge

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39047Pluckrose; William (fl 1724-1735); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1724-1735
NA39048Knipes; John (fl 1724-1729); Mr; saddler at Wimpolefl 1724-1729
NA39037Timbrel; - (fl 1723-1724); Mr; purchaser of timber from Lord Harleyfl 1723-1724
NA39039Phillips; - (fl 1723-1724); Mr; purchaser of timber from Lord Harleyfl 1723-1724
NA39014Thornton; Thomas (-1731); Mr; servant to Lady Harley; dismissed through old age-1731
NA38831Twybell; John (fl 1717-1724); Mr; rent collector for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1717-1724
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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