Document ReferencePl C 1/443
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 26 Feb. 1723/4
Date26 February 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas arranged for John Bowron's clothes to be altered by the Royston tailor; feels Joseph Pluckrose's clothes do not matter so much as he is still growing; is sending clothes for Godfrey's boy to be altered in London, and also sends three turkeys and a veal; writes that he is supervising the setting of a post and rail fence 'between the Canal Fence and the Greenhouse Garden'; was marking oaks to be felled and saw Mr Kimpton, who promised to come and see him during the week; suggests rationing corn for some of the horses to save money.

Writes that the Wimpole teams are taking hedgewood to 'Whaddon Side' and that the hay has run out; adds that a new floor is being put into the 'Greatest Corn Chamber over the Stables'; mentions that the bark from 108 oaks has reached a higher price than last year; writes that William Jekins is refusing to marry the woman who claims to carry his child.

Letter dated 26 Feb. 1723/24.
Termestate business, Wimpole
domestic affairs, servants, clothing

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38991Bouron; John (fl 1722-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1722-1731
NA39064Pluckrose; Joseph (fl 1724); Mr; stable boy at Wimpolefl 1724
NA38992Kimpton; Edward (fl 1722-1727); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Kingston Wood Cambridgeshirefl 1722-1727
NA39030Jekins; William (fl 1723-1727); Mr; tenant on the Wimpole estatefl 1723-1727
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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