Document ReferencePl C 1/461
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 5 Jul. 1724
Date5 July 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he has given money to Mr Cole for flower pots; mentions a tenant called John Pawson of Clypston in Nottinghamshire who has got into arrears and who has apparently been forced to sell some land and personal estate to Mr Wenman; will arrest Mr Pawson for debt if the money has not been paid; is awaiting instructions as to the roofing at Jekins' house; mentions that straw is expensive and tiles would be better.

Reports that the weather has hampered the haymaking; writes that the stony ground by the reservoir has caused some ploughs to break; is finding it hard to get enough money to pay all the men because of the amount of arrears; remarks that Mr Newman is to finish the painting work in about two weeks but is still unsure as to whether the dining room is to be done; adds that Mr Warren is mending the jack.
Termestate business, Wimpole
building works, Wimpole, painting
rents, arrears of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39021Cole; - (fl 1723-1735); Mr; gardener at Wimpolefl 1723-1735
NA39085Pawson; John (fl 1724); Mr; tenant of Clipstone Warren Nottinghamshirefl 1724
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA39071Newman; Isaac (fl 1724-1736); Mr; painting contractor at Wimpolefl 1724-1736
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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