Document ReferencePl C 1/602
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 26 Nov. 1727
Date26 November 1727
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to coursing in the Kingston Wood grounds involving Mr Bovey, and writes that Mr Nightingale has asked for permission to kill a hare; mentions that 'Old Frank the Gamekeeper has arrested Mr Thomas Godfrey for pay due to his Wife for Nursing his Brother'; refers to William Gore's dissatisfaction with the powder used to kill woodcocks; writes that Mr Brand is sending three collars of brawn, and suggests that some pork might be sent if required.

Also sends butter, a woodcock and a turkey 'of the black Breed'; discusses the timing of killing the heifer if the earl is to remain in London over Christmas, and how big to cut the pieces.
Termestate business, Wimpole
domestic affairs, provisions
food and drink, beef

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39208Bovey; - (fl 1727); Mrfl 1727
NA39110Nightingale; Edward (-1750); Mr; JP; of Kneesworth Cambridgeshire-1750
NA39209Godrey; Thomas (fl 1727); Mrfl 1727
NA38997Gore; William (-1735); Mr; gamekeeper at Wimpole-1735
NA39061Brand; - (fl 1724-1727); Mr; supplier of brawn to 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1724-1727
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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