Document ReferencePl C 1/664
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 17 Aug. 1729
Date17 August 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas told Thomas Kettlewell to go to Down Hall with the horses, has asked the gamekeeper to kill a buck, and has ordered Samuel Jackson to go with the venison to Dover Street; reports that the corn harvest is good.

Writes that the shepherd William Day of Caldecot was at the harvest at Kingston Fields and his dog killed a hare; he gave it to the minister Mr Lee but was reported by 'Frank' and brought before Mr Eversden who ordered him to pay a fine; states that Mr Day is a freeholder and has always voted for the earl's interest; transcribes a letter sent by him [Cossen] to Mr Eversden:

States that the killing of the hare was done by accident rather than deliberately; asks that the constable does not enforce the payment of the fine until word has arrived from 'my Lord'.
Termcrimes, hare-killing
agriculture, harvest
domestic affairs, provisions

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39024Kettlewell; Thomas (fl 1723-1735); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1723-1735
NA39125Jackson; Samuel (-1736); Mr; servant at Wimpole-1736
NA39254Day; William (fl 1729); Mr; shepherd of Caldecot Cambridgeshirefl 1729
NA39070Lee; - (fl 1724-1729); Mr; parson at Kingston Cambridgeshirefl 1724-1729
NA39255Eversden; - (fl 1729-1734); Mr; JP in Cambridgeshirefl 1729-1734
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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