Document ReferencePl C 1/516
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 29 Sep. 1726
Date29 September 1726
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that William Whirland of Meldreth has been prosecuted for killing a hare in Adams Ground at Wimpole; writes that Will Gore caught him and testified against him in front of Mr Nightingale; adds that Whirland is a gardener and voted for the earl and for Mr Pemberton; writes that Whirland has asked for clemency because on the occasion of the killing he was with Mr Keightley of Royston who had asked him to come out with him; mentions that Whirland has agreed to execute a bond payable on him re-offending and suggests that this should be sufficient deterrent.

Writes that Lady Pickering's nephew, Mr Faby and Peter Genoway have attempted to course with greyhounds near the house; remarks that Faby tampered with the water courses during the dry part of the summer 'and should have no such favour'; lists foodstuffs sent by the Orwel higler.
Termcrimes, poaching
estate business, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39127Whirland; William (fl 1726); Mr; gardener and poacher of Meldreth Cambridgeshirefl 1726
NA38997Gore; William (-1735); Mr; gamekeeper at Wimpole-1735
NA39110Nightingale; Edward (-1750); Mr; JP; of Kneesworth Cambridgeshire-1750
NA39128Keightley; - (fl 1726); Mr; of Royston Cambridgeshirefl 1726
NA39129Faby; - (fl 1726); Mrfl 1726
NA39130Genoway; Peter (fl 1726); Mrfl 1726
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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