Document ReferencePl C 1/686
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 31 Jan. 1730/1
Date31 January 1731
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports a meeting with Mr Hurrel about the tenant at Kingston Wood, who advised him to keep the tenant on while the crop is being sown; remarks on the number of untenanted farms in the area; reports the safe arrival of the elms for planting and of the horses; is to send William Nickels to London with a basket of fowl from Huntingdon; assumes that the usual charity will be distributed 'on my Ladys Birthday'.

Refers to the tenant Joseph Norman of Arrington who has asked for a new barn to be built in return for an increase in rent; writes that Sir George Downing has offered him an adjoining tenancy; asks that the earl approves the building of the barn; writes that Edward Dusal and 'Michael' are receiving treatment as Michael has a rash.

Letter dated 31 Jan. 1730/1.
Termdomestic affairs, provisions
tenants, Wimpole
medical conditions, rashes

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39103Hurrell; - (fl 1725-1734); Mr; of Cambridgeshirefl 1725-1734
NA39205Nickels; William (fl 1727-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpolefl 1727-1731
NA39041Norman; Joseph (fl 1723-1736); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Arrington Cambridgeshirefl 1723-1736
NA39051Downing; George (c.1685-1749); 3rd Baronet; MP of Gamlingay Park Cambridgeshire; founder of Downing College Cambridgec.1685-1749
NA39271Dusal; Edward (fl 1731-1733); Mr; servant at Wimpolefl 1731-1733
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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