Document ReferencePl C 1/539
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 7 Feb. 1726/7
Date7 February 1727
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports the arrest of Mr Kimpton and his imprisonment in Cambridge gaol; expects Mr York to tell the earl all the details; writes that Flora the Italian greyhound has been found dead in suspicious circumstances; mentions that the painters have done good work on the ceilings of the Hall Chapel and the Little Dining Room; is confident that the ceilings in other rooms can be improved without much disturbance; explains that 'one of Newmans men learn'd the Plaisters Trade'; adds that the hay in the park has all been eaten by the deer; will send meat, butter and pears by the Royston waggon; writes that there has been a spate of lamb-killing by dogs, including Mr Hubbert's dog which has killed 26.

Letter dated 7 Feb. 1726/7.
Termjustice, arrests
building works, Wimpole, ceilings
building works, Wimpole, painting
animals, dogs
domestic affairs, provisions

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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
NA39144York; - (fl 1727-1736); Mr; attorney for 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Cambridgefl 1727-1736
NA39080Hubbert; - (fl 1724-1734); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1724-1734
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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