|Document Reference||Pl C 1/733|
|Title||Letter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to William Thomas, addressed to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 8 Feb. 1732/3|
|Date||8 February 1733|
|Content Description||Has received letters from Thomas and from Mr Cuttle; will send details of the poor recipients of 'my Lords Charity' by the next post; writes that Mr York was with him and some servants when they distrained Mr Abbis's goods from Kingston Wood and took his sheep to Wimpole; when orders were given to milk the cows so that they could be driven away Mr Abbis began to cry and agreed to give a bill of sale for payment of his arrears and his next rent.|
States that he has now left the farm but his servants are continuing to tend the crops; the sale will take place on Lady Day; adds that Joseph Pain has viewed Mrs Baron's farm and that he has not spoken with him about Kingston Wood for a while.
Describes the conditions on which James Coale of Caldecot would agree to take Waller's farm and the offer which he [Cossen] made in return; adds that there was no agreement; suspects that he is playing Cossen off against Captain Hagar who has also offered him a tenancy; gives details of the state of health of 11 servants and neighbours.
Letter dated 8 Feb. 1732/3.
|estate business, distraints|
|rents, arrears of|
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|Code||PersonName||Dates of existence|
|NA39113||Cuttle; Godfrey (fl 1725-1736); Mr; servant to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Dover Street||fl 1725-1736|
|NA39144||York; - (fl 1727-1736); Mr; attorney for 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Cambridge||fl 1727-1736|
|NA39183||Abbis; Thomas (fl 1727-1734); Mr; tenant of Kingston Wood Farm Cambridgeshire||fl 1727-1734|
|NA39308||Pain; Joseph (fl 1733); Mr; potential tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshire||fl 1733|
|NA39309||Cole; James (fl 1733); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshire||fl 1733|
|NA39176||Hagar; - (fl 1727-1733); Captain; landowner in Cambridgeshire||fl 1727-1733|
|NA38705||Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpole||fl 1713-1738|
|NA38810||Thomas; William (fl 1715-1742); Mr; steward for the 2nd Earl of Oxford's Marylebone estate||fl 1715-1742|