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TitleLetter from J. Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 21 Mar. 1724/5
Date21 March 1725
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that Mr Kimpton has promised to pay the £100, and that he insinuated that he might be forced to stay on another year as rumour had it that the farm had not been let; mentions that Mr Brown is likely to be engaged in dealing with Sir John Jennings for most of the week and will not be able to discuss Kingston Wood until Friday; writes that Mr Papworth has asked to be shown the farm when Mr Kimpton has left, but that he wishes the rent to be reduced.

Adds that it is Mr Brown's opinion that Kimpton should leave at Lady Day and that the farm be kept in hand if there is no tenant; thinks that applicants are being put off by the fact that Kimpton is still at the farm; sends the letter along with Charles Gunter who is to speak with the earl and to buy tallow for the candle-making; writes that the wine arrived without harm, and that Barbara wishes to know whether the carpet has come to London.

Letter dated 21 Mar. 1724/5.
Termtenants, Wimpole
estate business, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38985Brown; - (fl 1722-1725); Mr; steward and agent on the Wimpole estatefl 1722-1725
NA39020Papworth; Richard (fl 1723-1725); Mr; of Knapwell Cambridgeshirefl 1723-1725
NA38992Kimpton; Edward (fl 1722-1727); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Kingston Wood Cambridgeshirefl 1722-1727
NA39090Gunter; Charles (-1735); Mr; brewer candle and soap maker at Wimpole-1735
NA39078-; Barbara (fl 1724-1725); -; housemaid at Wimpolefl 1724-1725
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
NA69305Jennings; John (1664-1743); Sir; knighted 1704; commander in the Royal Navy; M.P.; brother of Edward Jennings of the Inner Temple1664-1743
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