Document ReferencePl C 1/716
TitleLetter [from John Cossen], Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Down Hall; 7 Jul. 1731
Date7 July 1731
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports a conversation with Mr Say the minister of Hatley who has come to an arrangement about the composition tithes with Sir George Downing; has not heard Mr Jeffreys say anything about the composition tithes of Wimpole; mentions that Robert Hayes of Cumberton has expressed an interest in taking on John Norman's farm as long as a granary is built; believes him to be respectable.

Refers to the high surcharge ordered by the new excise officer on the soap made at Wimpole; adds that Charles [Gunter] will have to swear to the weight in front of Justices of the Peace who will then grant an Order.

Writer identified by context and handwriting.
Termtithes, Cambridgeshire
tenants, Wimpole
taxation, excise

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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
NA39298Say; William (1696-1751); Rev.; Rector of East Hatley Cambs 1722; of Hatley St George 17461696-1751
NA39051Downing; George (c.1685-1749); 3rd Baronet; MP of Gamlingay Park Cambridgeshire; founder of Downing College Cambridgec.1685-1749
NA39299Hayes; Robert (fl 1731); Mr; prospective tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshire; of Cumbertonfl 1731
NA39140Norman; John (fl 1727-1735); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1727-1735
NA39090Gunter; Charles (-1735); Mr; brewer candle and soap maker at Wimpole-1735
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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