Document ReferencePl C 1/473
TitleDraft letter [from Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford] to [John] Cossen; n.d. [c.1724]
Date1724 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSends instructions from 'your Lady' [Henrietta, Lady Harley]; wishes him to dismiss Thomas Thornton from her service; stresses that it is because of his great age and is to allow him to spend his last years in peace as a reward for his years of devoted service; allows him an annuity of £8 to be paid quarterly, and a payment of £5 for a suit of clothes.

Writer identified by context and handwriting.

Date estimated by comparison with other letters in this series and by its being found with other letters from 1724.
Termdomestic affairs, servants, old age
employment, retirement from

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA39014Thornton; Thomas (-1731); Mr; servant to Lady Harley; dismissed through old age-1731
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
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