Document ReferencePl C 1/764
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 21 Sep. 1735
Date21 September 1735
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that the widow of William Gore is 'distracted' and has to be kept chained up at the dog kennels; adds that she and her two children will end up charged to the parish; suggests that it would be a good thing for the parish if she was taken off 'into Bedlam or other Mad House'; mentions the late Mr Warren's bill which his executors are pressing for him to pay; wishes to know the earl's wishes in the matter.

Has not had any undertakings from the tenants that they will pay their arrears on the appointed day; details Mr Peck's arrears for the Wimpole Farm and Kingston Wood Farm; thinks the hackneys are likely to be better off at Wimpole than at Welbeck; suggests that the cart horses be gelded and put out to grass to save money on their feed.
Termmedical conditions, mental illness
rents, arrears of
animals, horses

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39343Gore; - (fl 1735); Mrs; widow of William Gorefl 1735
NA39072Warren; - (fl 1724); Mr; ironworker at Wimpole; died before 1735fl 1724
NA39323Peck; James (fl 1734-1735); Mr; distrained tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1734-1735
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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