Document ReferencePl C 1/447
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 14 Mar. 1723/4
Date14 March 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he journeyed alone because Thomas Thornton was unwell; has heard from Mr Hayford that he has paid the money for the cordwood and that an indemnity deed for such is with Mr Wright the attorney; thinks that 'There is some exceedings comitted by Mr Johnson and Partners in Welbeck Park and Grounds', but acknowledges his ignorance of the agreement.

Adds that 14 trees at Stockwith which were part of the agreement with Mr Timbrel have also be sold to Mr Johnson; suggests that Lord Harley alert Mr Timbrel to the fact that this was done in error; writes that Mr Morley ought to be instructed to sell the spring wood at Cock Glode which has been lying there for months and which is being damaged by the elements.

Letter dated 14 Mar. 1723/24.
Termwoods, Nottinghamshire
woods, sales of
woods, Welbeck
timber, Nottinghamshire

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39014Thornton; Thomas (-1731); Mr; servant to Lady Harley; dismissed through old age-1731
NA38964Hayford; - (fl 1721-1727); Mr; purchaser of woods from 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1721-1727
NA38998Johnson; - (fl 1722-1724); Mr; purchaser of wood from Lord Harleyfl 1722-1724
NA39037Timbrel; - (fl 1723-1724); Mr; purchaser of timber from Lord Harleyfl 1723-1724
NA38838Morley; John (1656-1732); Mr; of Halstead; land jobber; adviser to 2nd Earl of Oxford1656-1732
NA39067Wright; - (fl 1724-1729); Mr; attorney of Sheffieldfl 1724-1729
NA38965Knight; Richard (fl 1720-1726); Mr; of Herefordshire Esq.; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Carburton Forge etc.fl 1720-1726
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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