Document ReferencePl C 1/761
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Mr [William] Thomas at the Earl of Oxford's, Dover Street, London; 2 Sep. 1735
Date2 September 1735
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas asked Mr York to draw up a draft lease for William Pluckrose's tenement which will be sent on when ready; reports that the gamekeeper William Gore has died after being blind for a few days; writes that no nurses could be found for him, even those who had had smallpox, so his old mother cared for him; writes that he had a wife and two small children; transcribes an account of the costs of the burial; adds that he was in debt and 'my Lord' [2nd Earl of Oxford] has often been known to bear the cost of funerals; intends to call in the rents on 2 October.

Letter dated August in error: postmark reads '3 SE'.
Termdomestic affairs, servants, death of
medical conditions, smallpox

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39144York; - (fl 1727-1736); Mr; attorney for 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Cambridgefl 1727-1736
NA38997Gore; William (-1735); Mr; gamekeeper at Wimpole-1735
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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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