Document ReferencePl C 1/573
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 25 Jun. 1727
Date25 June 1727
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that the freeholders 'in my old Circuit' are happy to support the earl's interest; adds that 'Mr Bromley and Mr Sheppherd have sent their Circular Lres in print to every Freeholder' and that Sir George Downing is offering a payment of 2 guineas per vote; writes that Cambridge was quiet and was not expecting any opposition to Sir John Cotton.

Mentions the hatching of some chicks; will not know about the partridges until William Gore returns; adds that Gore's wife is at Kingston Wood Farm and suspects this should not be allowed; has not received the list of servants at Dover Street and Down Hall from Mr Vaughan, as requested in order to make an entry at the Excise Office; will order no more tallow and will cease the production of candles 'unless they could be made to give a good Light with less Smoak'; reports that 100a. of land have been cleared of hay but that rain is hampering the clearing of the rest.

Writes that he has yet to ask 'Mr Jeffreys from Lambeth' about his vote, but that Jabez Conder has said 'he'l sell his Estate rather than vote against his Conscience'; adds that he has paid £30 to Mr Streeke for his year's work with the hounds.
Termelections, Cambridgeshire 1727

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA12294Bromley; Henry (1705-1755); Lord Montfort and Baron of Horseheath; High Steward of Cambridge1705-1755
NA39087Shepheard; Samuel (-1748); Mr; MP for Cambridgeshire 1724-47; of Exning Suffolk-1748
NA39051Downing; George (c.1685-1749); 3rd Baronet; MP of Gamlingay Park Cambridgeshire; founder of Downing College Cambridgec.1685-1749
NA39001Cotton; John Hinde (c.1688-1752); 3rd Baronet Cotton of Landwade; succ. 1713; MP Cambridge 1708-22 and 1727-41, Cambridgeshire 1722-27, and Marlborough 1741-52c.1688-1752
NA38997Gore; William (-1735); Mr; gamekeeper at Wimpole-1735
NA39059Vaughan; - (-1729); Mr; servant to 2nd Earl of Oxford-1729
NA39008Jeffreys; Francis (fl 1713-1731); -; Rector of Wimpole since 1713; Vicar of Ashwell Hertfordshire from 1728fl 1713-1731
NA39075Conder; Jabez (-1727); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshire-1727
NA39138Streke; - (fl 1727-1735); Mr; dog-keeper and gamekeeper at Wimpolefl 1727-1735
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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