Document ReferencePl C 1/715
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Down Hall; 1 Jul. 1731
Date1 July 1731
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionLists outgoings of £50 for the Royston Land Tax, £30 for Mr Jeffrey's quarter, £38 for purchasing wheat from Mr Abbis the Kingston Wood tenant who has gout and cannot get to the market, and £60 paid by Joseph Norman to the earl; writes that the next priority is to collect enough rents to pay the labourers in the garden and elsewhere.

Mentions that Samuel Jackson is on his way with veal, mutton, butter, pigeons and things from the garden; refers to 'the misfortune reported of Mr Jeffrey's Son'.

On the second folio:

List of horses at Wimpole, being 12 general horses and 7 horses used by specified employees.
Termdomestic affairs, provisions
animals, horses
accounts, 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
NA39297Jeffreys; - (fl 1731); Mr; son of Francis Jeffreysfl 1731
NA39183Abbis; Thomas (fl 1727-1734); Mr; tenant of Kingston Wood Farm Cambridgeshirefl 1727-1734
NA39041Norman; Joseph (fl 1723-1736); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Arrington Cambridgeshirefl 1723-1736
NA39125Jackson; Samuel (-1736); Mr; servant at Wimpole-1736
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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