Document ReferencePl C 1/629
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 2 Mar. 1728/9
Date2 March 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionMentions enclosures relating to John Bouron's pay and Mr Johnson's health [not present]; writes that both Mr Johnson and Thomas Kettlewell are to come to London; mentions an unfounded rumour that Sir George Downing was to buy Shingay and Wendy; adds that Mr Revel the elder of Shingay has died; reports that he is thinking of planting more grass on the Wimpole side of the Great Avenue and by the Bason.

Remainder of letter is damaged, with text loss, leaving meaning obscure.

Letter dated 2 Mar. 1728/9.
Termestate business, Wimpole
parks, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38991Bouron; John (fl 1722-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1722-1731
NA39230Johnson; - (fl 1729); Mrfl 1729
NA39024Kettlewell; Thomas (fl 1723-1735); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1723-1735
NA39051Downing; George (c.1685-1749); 3rd Baronet; MP of Gamlingay Park Cambridgeshire; founder of Downing College Cambridgec.1685-1749
NA39231Revel; - (-1729); Mr; the elder of Shingay Cambridgeshire-1729
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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