Document ReferencePl C 1/431
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 23 Jan. 1723/4
Date23 January 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he has sent the stable boys and Mr Godfrey's boy to the tailor in Royston, and has told Thomas Thornton and John Bowron to send their measurements to the tailor so that better-fitting livery can be made; reports a meeting with Thomas Eversden about Baldrick's children; states that there was a bare-knuckle fight at the Tigar Inn between Mr Holden and William Merry, and Holden won a guinea; writes that there was also a fight between Will Lundys and one of Mr Kimpton's sons.

Letter dated 23 Jan. 1723/24.
Termdomestic affairs, servants, clothing
sports, bare-knuckle fighting

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39014Thornton; Thomas (-1731); Mr; servant to Lady Harley; dismissed through old age-1731
NA38991Bouron; John (fl 1722-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1722-1731
NA39053Eversden; Thomas (fl 1724); Mr; JP in Cambridgeshire?fl 1724
NA39054Holden; - (fl 1724); Mr; 'Mr Gill's Spark'; of Cambridgeshirefl 1724
NA39055Merry; William (fl 1724); Mr; son of Mr Merry the butcher; of Cambridgeshirefl 1724
NA39056Lundys; William (fl 1724-1733); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1724-1733
NA39057Kimpton; - (fl 1724); Mr; son of Edward Kimpton; butcher of Gamlingay Cambridgeshirefl 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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