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TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 13 Jul. 1731
Date13 July 1731
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas asked the tenants not to sell hay to Lady Pickering, suspecting that because of its rarity it will become very expensive in the winter; reports that Mr Chesther of Cockenhithe, from whom Cossen had bought timber, died after a long illness and after tiring himself at bowls; adds that Sir George Downing's tenant Joshua Conder has died of a consumption and that William Ratford's boy has died 'of a violent Pain in his Head'.

Reports the marriage of Mr Davies of Stow to a knight's daughter from Kent worth £2500; is to meet with Mr Hurrell to discuss selling Mr Hubbert's crop; writes that it is better to cover the shed with lead than to tile it.

Refers to the view over the Park from the Hall door which he [Cossen] had improved a few years ago by cutting trees so that distant hills could be seen, upon one of which was a mill; states that by a random chance another mill has been built at the other end of the view, which looks so good that it could have been planned; requests that he might improve the view even more by cutting down a few trees to frame the view of the second mill.
Termparks, Wimpole
gardens, landscape gardening, Wimpole
estate business, Wimpole
social news

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38983Pickering; Grace (-1733); Lady Pickering; née Sylvester of Barbados; wife of Henry 2nd Baronet of Whaddon Cambridgeshire-1733
NA39301Chesther; - (-1731); Mr; of Cockenhithe-1731
NA39302Conder; Joshua (-1731); Mr; tenant of Sir George Downing in Cambridgeshire-1731
NA39252Davies; - (fl 1729-1731); Mr; of Stow near Wimpolefl 1729-1731
NA39103Hurrell; - (fl 1725-1734); Mr; of Cambridgeshirefl 1725-1734
NA39080Hubbert; - (fl 1724-1734); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1724-1734
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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