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TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 11 Mar. 1724/5
Date11 March 1725
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionPasses on a request for orders about horse-breeding from John Bouron; heard rumours at Royston market that Mr Kimpton is to remain at the farm and that Mr Smith 'has taken a Malting of Mr Pedley att Potton'; refers to his account following the purchase of young trees by Mr Cole; mentions that the pipes moving water 'from the Canal Grove to the Fish ponds in the Park' are leaking and that water is draining out in an unsightly manner; thinks that the horses should be moved to Welbeck because of the lack of hay at Wimpole; encloses a letter from Mr Hayford [not present]

Letter dated 11 Mar. 1724/5.
Termanimals, horses
gardens, Wimpole, ponds

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38991Bouron; John (fl 1722-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1722-1731
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
NA39021Cole; - (fl 1723-1735); Mr; gardener at Wimpolefl 1723-1735
NA38964Hayford; - (fl 1721-1727); Mr; purchaser of woods from 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1721-1727
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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