Document ReferencePl C 1/738
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Mr [William] Thomas at the Earl of Oxford's, Dover Street, London; 25 Mar. 1733
Date25 March 1733
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that Charles Gunter's fever has gone down and he thanks 'his Lordship' [2nd Earl of Oxford] for providing the care of Dr Sandys and for asking after him; has told Mr Merry what the earl wrote; apologises that Ned Dusal failed to let the earl know how 'the boy's head' was.

Blames the slow receipt of rents on the tenant's dislike of him [Cossen] for not granting their every request, and on the low prices and poverty of the area; mentions the arrangements for the appraisal at Kingston Wood whereby Mr Hurrell senior and Mr Butler of Bourn will be adjudicators for the earl and Mr Abbis will choose two others for himself.

Writes that Mr Cole's son and daughter are to take over William Lundys' house in Arrington; recommends that Lundys be allowed the various sums he asks to be allowed for money spent on improvements; states that Henry Waller's goods will not be sold for much and will not cover his arrears; reports that Captain Eversden's youngest daughter has eloped and married one of her father's servants.
Termestate business, distraints
marriage, elopement
tenants, Wimpole
medical conditions, fever

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39090Gunter; Charles (-1735); Mr; brewer candle and soap maker at Wimpole-1735
NA39186Sandys; - (fl 1727-1741); Dr; medical practitioner near Wimpolefl 1727-1741
NA39310Merry; - (fl 1733-1736); Mr; butcher for 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1733-1736
NA39271Dusal; Edward (fl 1731-1733); Mr; servant at Wimpolefl 1731-1733
NA39103Hurrell; - (fl 1725-1734); Mr; of Cambridgeshirefl 1725-1734
NA39314Butler; - (fl 1733-1734); Mr; of Bourn Cambridgeshirefl 1733-1734
NA39183Abbis; Thomas (fl 1727-1734); Mr; tenant of Kingston Wood Farm Cambridgeshirefl 1727-1734
NA39315Cole; - (fl 1733-1735); Mr; junior; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1733-1735
NA39056Lundys; William (fl 1724-1733); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1724-1733
NA39316Waller; Henry (fl 1733); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1733
NA39317Eversden; - (fl 1733); Miss; youngest daughter of Captain Eversden; eloped with a servantfl 1733
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
NA38810Thomas; William (fl 1715-1742); Mr; steward for the 2nd Earl of Oxford's Marylebone estatefl 1715-1742
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