Document ReferencePl C 1/470
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 11 Aug. 1724
Date11 August 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses a letter [not present] and apologises for not sending it in his previous correspondence, as stated; writes that Mr Bridgman passed on the earl's letter; agrees that the mud from the great pond ought to be moved this autumn; explains that it is impossible for the earl's teams to do the work as they are already so busy in ploughing and carting elsewhere about the house; suggests that the Nottinghamshire men be employed again but adds that no decisions ought to be taken until the Wimpole workmen come back to the reservoir; mentions that there has been difficulty in finding anyone suitable to be church clerk; has recommended the waggoner Robert Kirby of Orwel, approved of by Mr Jeffreys, who is now awaiting the earl's consent.

It is still undecided who is to be curate although Mr Rutterforth has recommended a Mr Johnson; gives account of boardwages to be paid to James Kelly; writes that he asked William Emerson to help supervise the work at the reservoir in place of the ill Robert Astin, without success; adds that Mark the postilion claims that the earl was to pay for a pair of boots.
Termestate business, Wimpole
building works, Wimpole, reservoir
building works, Wimpole, ponds
gardens, Wimpole, ponds
appointments, ecclesiastical

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38958Bridgeman; Charles (-1738); Mr; landscapist-1738
NA39093Kirby; Robert (fl 1724); Mr; waggoner for 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Orwell Cambridgeshirefl 1724
NA39008Jeffreys; Francis (fl 1713-1731); -; Rector of Wimpole since 1713; Vicar of Ashwell Hertfordshire from 1728fl 1713-1731
NA39094Rutterforth; - (fl 1724); Mr; minister of Papworth in Cambridgeshirefl 1724
NA39095Johnson; - (fl 1724); Mr; proposed curate for Wimpole parish Cambridgeshirefl 1724
NA39028Kelly; James (fl 1723-1724); Mr; servant at Wimpolefl 1723-1724
NA39009Emerson; William (fl 1722-1725); Mr; deputy agent at Wimpolefl 1722-1725
NA39096Astin; Robert (fl 1724); Mr; servant at Wimpolefl 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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