Document ReferencePl C 1/435
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 2 Feb. 1723/4
Date2 February 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas heard from Mr Vaughan that Mr Gray is coming to fix the engine; has told Thomas Thornton 'his Ladys comands' which he took with good grace admitting 'his great and many faults of lying abroad and neglect of business' and thanking Lord and Lady Harley for their kindness; undertakes to provide him with clothes [livery] and adds that he [Thornton] wishes to go to Nottinghamshire; accounts for the £23 15/- paid to Mr Brand for brawn; mentions that he saw Mr Kimpton who was very drunk and who said he would be coming to London and would pay the money there; suggests that they should 'humour him so as to hold another year til the Crop be inn'd'.

Requests instructions so that he might talk to Mr Brown about a new barn; has paid Mr Wortham; discusses Mr Wortham's finances and adds that Mr Wortham expressed his sorrow at having annoyed Lord Harley by his remarks about the lateness of the payment; has ordered John Elsom to make iron grates to catch the embers so that they do not go to waste.

Letter dated 2 Feb. 1723/24.
Termestate business, Wimpole
accounts, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39059Vaughan; - (-1729); Mr; servant to 2nd Earl of Oxford-1729
NA39060Gray; - (fl 1724); Mr; engine-menderfl 1724
NA39014Thornton; Thomas (-1731); Mr; servant to Lady Harley; dismissed through old age-1731
NA39061Brand; - (fl 1724-1727); Mr; supplier of brawn to 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1724-1727
NA38992Kimpton; Edward (fl 1722-1727); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Kingston Wood Cambridgeshirefl 1722-1727
NA38985Brown; - (fl 1722-1725); Mr; steward and agent on the Wimpole estatefl 1722-1725
NA39049Wortham; - (fl 1724); Mr; tallow chandler for Lord Harley in Cambridgeshirefl 1724
NA39016Elsom; John (-1738); Mr; farrier and ironworker at Wimpole-1738
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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