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TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 17 Jan. 1724/5
Date17 January 1725
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he has been to Kingston Wood with Mr Smith; they met Mr Kimpton there who said to Mr Smith that 'he hop'd he was not come to take his Farme over his Head', but then demanded that the rent be reduced; writes that Mr Smith has made certain requests about terms and conditions, but cannot be serious about taking the farm until he knows that Kimpton is definitely going to leave; lists the goods for candle-making requested from Mr Huddle in Panton Street, and mentions that the Grange is to be used for the business; writes that Mr Brand only has one collar of brawn and that there will be no more unless the animals are killed especially for the purpose.

Letter dated 17 Jan. 1724/5.
Termtenants, Wimpole
industry, candle-making

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38992Kimpton; Edward (fl 1722-1727); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Kingston Wood Cambridgeshirefl 1722-1727
NA39098Smith; - (fl 1725); Mr; potential tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Kingston Cambridgeshirefl 1725
NA39099Huddle; - (fl 1725); Mr; tallow chandler of Panton Street Londonfl 1725
NA39061Brand; - (fl 1724-1727); Mr; supplier of brawn to 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1724-1727
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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