Document ReferencePl C 1/452
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Essex; 9 Jun. 1724
Date9 June 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he has asked Mr Glover to speak to the tenants from which he collects rents, and to any tradesmen who might be favourable, about their voting in the coming county election; has spoken to Jabez Conder who thinks he might not vote because of the matter of conscience; mentions that Thomas Nixson had been spoken to by Sir George Downing, but that he too is not committing himself.

Writes that Samuel Denton and another have arrived from Nottinghamshire and have been shown the reservoir and what needs to be done to make the head; has also showed them the spot where another pond is proposed to be made which can be seen from the bowling green; adds that they agreed to move the soil at 5½d per cubic yard, and asked for wheel barrows, provisions for horses, and a room at the Grange; has paid the men £6 for their journey and for their present lodgings at the Tigar Inn.
Termbuilding works, Wimpole, reservoir
elections, Cambridgeshire 1724

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39062Glover; John (fl 1724-1739); Mr; steward of 2nd Earl of Oxford's estate in Cambridgeshirefl 1724-1739
NA39075Conder; Jabez (-1727); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshire-1727
NA39007Nixson; Thomas (fl 1722-1736); Mr; workman and tenant at Wimpolefl 1722-1736
NA39051Downing; George (c.1685-1749); 3rd Baronet; MP of Gamlingay Park Cambridgeshire; founder of Downing College Cambridgec.1685-1749
NA39073Denton; Samuel (fl 1724); Mr; engineer of Nottinghamshirefl 1724
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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