Document ReferencePl C 1/617
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 14 Jul. 1728
Date14 July 1728
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that 'the Lincolnshire Man' has brought '7 dozn of Ruffs and Reeves', which he has not yet been paid for, and of which 16 have already died; wishes to know whether he may sell 40 of the 100 fat Wethers and buy in the same number of the thin variety; writes that the grass-cutting has been completed and that the mowers have cut the ears of 11 hares.

Mentions that he has given water from the cistern to Mr Jeffreys whose well is dry; adds that his living in Ashwel is a vicarage endowed with one-third of the great Tithes and all of the small; is upset to find that the horses have been damaging the bark of the trees in the Great Avenue; reports the death of one of the white cows; will send butter, pigeons and some things from the garden.
appointments, ecclesiastical
animals, horses
estate business, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39008Jeffreys; Francis (fl 1713-1731); -; Rector of Wimpole since 1713; Vicar of Ashwell Hertfordshire from 1728fl 1713-1731
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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