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TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 26 Jun. 1728
Date26 June 1728
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSends Samuel Jackson with a buck and with the key to the library; writes that he sent Mr Streke to meet Sir Mathew Decker and his Lady and three daughters at Royston; describes the route they took through the park to Wimpole; writes that Sir Mathew and his family were given a tour of the house and were very pleased, especially with the chapel and the library; adds that he did not want to see the gardens; lists the amounts of money given by Sir Mathew to various servants.

Writes that Mr Jeffreys and his family have arrived at the parsonage; mentions that he has heard that Mr Jeffreys is to take a benefice at Ashwell in Hertfordshire; suggests that the pad Monkey ought to be retired or destroyed because of his bad eyesight; adds that Mr Hurrell wishes to have the old pad Buckskins for his workmen.
Termanimals, horses
tourism, country houses
appointments, ecclesiastical

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39125Jackson; Samuel (-1736); Mr; servant at Wimpole-1736
NA39138Streke; - (fl 1727-1735); Mr; dog-keeper and gamekeeper at Wimpolefl 1727-1735
NA39008Jeffreys; Francis (fl 1713-1731); -; Rector of Wimpole since 1713; Vicar of Ashwell Hertfordshire from 1728fl 1713-1731
NA39103Hurrell; - (fl 1725-1734); Mr; of Cambridgeshirefl 1725-1734
NA19001Decker; Matthew (c.1679-1749); Baronet; M.P. and merchantc.1679-1749
NA39217Decker; Henrietta (c.1679-1759); Lady Decker; née Watkins; wife of Sir Matthew Deckerc.1679-1759
NA39218Fitzwilliam; Catherine (-1786); Viscountess Fitzwilliam; dau. of Sir Matthew Decker; wife of 6th Viscount Fitzwilliam of the Irish Peerage-1786
NA39219Talbot; Henrietta M. (-1747); Mrs; dau. of Sir Matthew Decker; 1st wife of the Hon. John Talbot-1747
NA39220Crofts; Mary (fl 1728); Mrs; dau. of Sir Matthew Decker; wife of William Crofts of Saxham Suffolkfl 1728
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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