Document ReferencePl C 1/485
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 18 Feb. 1724/5
Date18 February 1725
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionUndertakes to let the brewer know that there will be no more candle-making; writes that Mr Pridmore is on his way to Down Hall and will await the arrival of the circular sashes; reports a conversation with Mr Smith at Royston market and lists in detail the conditions on which he is prepared to take Kingston Wood; mentions that it means that Mr Smith would have 30 more acres of land under cultivation than Mr Kimpton has, but 'one 3d of the same to lye fallow every third year'.

Recommends Mr Smith as a tenant but writes that he would prefer him to take the farm for 15 or 21 years rather than nine; details the offer made by Cossen as to a barn and other buildings which Smith wants erected, and as to his other demands; has assured him that collecting the quit rents will be no problem, but writes that no agreement was reached; mentions the health of Mr Godfrey.

Letter dated 18 Feb. 1724/5.
Termleases, terms and conditions
estate business, Wimpole
building works, Down Hall

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39090Gunter; Charles (-1735); Mr; brewer candle and soap maker at Wimpole-1735
NA39098Smith; - (fl 1725); Mr; potential tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Kingston Cambridgeshirefl 1725
NA38970Godfrey; William (fl 1721-1725); deputy agent at Wimpolefl 1721-1725
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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