Document ReferencePl C 1/471
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 16 Aug. 1724
Date16 August 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports the instructions he has given Charles Gunter the new brewer; writes that he discovered James Kelly removing some items of his from a cupboard in the bakehouse and from the old pantry; mentions that they had an altercation over the key to the bakehouse which Kelly claimed he had bought and for which he had never been reimbursed; writes that Kelly refused to give back the key, upon which he [Cossen] took off the lock and insisted he take that too; remarks that Kelly was seen in the Tigar that evening with people who were 'part of the Cause of his Misfortune in loosing Yr Honors service'; work is continuing at the reservoir; has sent the pistols from his room with William Pluckrose.
Termemployment, dismissal from

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39090Gunter; Charles (-1735); Mr; brewer candle and soap maker at Wimpole-1735
NA39028Kelly; James (fl 1723-1724); Mr; servant at Wimpolefl 1723-1724
NA39047Pluckrose; William (fl 1724-1735); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1724-1735
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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