Document ReferencePl C 1/449
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 17 May 1724
Date17 May 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to Lord Harley's arrival in London and to sending cases from Royston; has negotiated for the purchase of a new boat for the fish pond and can get one made new out of oak, capable of carrying four or five men, for £3 10/-; asks to be told whether this is to be allowed; discusses building a 'head' on the proposed reservoir and details its dimensions and the cost; mentions that Mr Bendysh has sold his estate at Orwell to Mr Roberts who was related to the late Earl of Radnor; adds that the new parson of Kingston, Mr Lee, took part in the 'Perambulation' with the villagers.
Termbuilding works, Wimpole, reservoir
estate business, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39068Bendysh; - (fl 1724-1731); Mr; of Cambridgeshirefl 1724-1731
NA39069Roberts; - (fl 1724); Mr; purchaser of an estate at Orwell Cambridgeshirefl 1724
NA39070Lee; - (fl 1724-1729); Mr; parson at Kingston Cambridgeshirefl 1724-1729
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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