Document ReferencePl C 1/706
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 9 May 1731
Date9 May 1731
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReminds the earl that a baker called John Bangley of Caxton bought some wood from Kingston Wood in 1721 but left without paying and could not be found; writes that he has now been discovered living on Little Queen Street in Bloomsberry; urges the earl to follow up his debt of £3 13s 4d.

Mentions that 'Old Rachel of Arrington' has died; describes how her neighbour found her collapsed on the floor and got her into bed where she recovered for a while; writes that he himself passed by and gave her some money upon which she prayed for the earl and countess and her neighbours but died that afternoon; sends butter and things from the garden and proposes to send veal and mutton later.
Termwoods, Cambridgeshire
domestic affairs, provisions

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39288Bangley; John (fl 1721-1731); Mr; baker of Caxton Cambs. and later of Little Queen Street Bloomsburyfl 1721-1731
NA39289-; Rachel (-1731); -; of Arrington Cambridgeshire-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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