Document ReferencePl C 1/746
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Mr [William] Thomas at the Earl of Oxford's, Dover Street, London; 25 Jul. 1734
Date25 July 1734
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that James Peck's reaction on reading the letter from Mr Thomas was that the price he was being offered for the barley was too little, but that 'my Lord' [2nd Earl of Oxford] could do what he liked; has ordered the crop to be cut when it is ready; writes that the grass and hay at Wimpole are being cut and that the crops at Norman's farm and at Kingston Wood will be brought in tomorrow.

Has asked [Samuel] Jackson to bring back 100 Cornish slates from Mr Reed in Bore Street, St Giles's; adds that the brewing of small beer is about to start again under Robert Pate; reports that following a robbery the son of Mr Butler of Bourn has disappeared and Mr Butler has provided a bond for him to appear at the Assizes.
Termagriculture, harvest
crimes, robbery
building works, Wimpole, roofing

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39323Peck; James (fl 1734-1735); Mr; distrained tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1734-1735
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA39125Jackson; Samuel (-1736); Mr; servant at Wimpole-1736
NA39326Reed; - (fl 1734); Mr; slate-merchant of Bore Street St Giles Londonfl 1734
NA39313Pate; Robert (fl 1733-1739); Mr; bailiff at Wimpolefl 1733-1739
NA39314Butler; - (fl 1733-1734); Mr; of Bourn Cambridgeshirefl 1733-1734
NA39327Butler; - (fl 1734); Mr; son of Mr Butler of Bourn Cambridgeshirefl 1734
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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