Document ReferencePl C 1/437
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 7 Feb. 1723/4
Date7 February 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionIs to order the 'Leather Pipes belonging the great Engine' to be oiled as per Mr Gray's instructions; reports that he has dismissed Francis Hutchins from his job as butcher since discovering that he had stabled his horse in the house next to the slaughterhouse and fed it hay belonging to Lord Harley; mentions the tardy payment of rents by the tenants; writes that part of the 'piling' at the fish pond has broken; hopes that Mr Kimpton will pay £150 to Lord Harley; mentions John Bowron's remarks on the health of the horses; is awaiting orders before going to Nottinghamshire.

Letter dated 7 Feb. 1723/24.
Termestate business, Wimpole
employment, dismissal from

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39060Gray; - (fl 1724); Mr; engine-menderfl 1724
NA39063Hutchins; Francis (fl 1724); Mr; butcher for Lord Harley in Cambridgeshirefl 1724
NA38992Kimpton; Edward (fl 1722-1727); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Kingston Wood Cambridgeshirefl 1722-1727
NA38991Bouron; John (fl 1722-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1722-1731
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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