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TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Mr [William] Thomas at the Earl of Oxford's, Dover Street, London; 13 Apr. 1736
Date13 April 1736
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSends Stephen Hawks' lease drafted by Mr York, which includes part of the Great Avenue from the canal to the river; writes that 'my Lord' [2nd Earl of Oxford] might like a covenants added allowing him to dig for brick earth, sand and gravel and forbidding the tenant from erecting new fences; reports the progress of work on the quick fences and ditches bounding the Avenue.

Writes that painting work on the ironwork in the Great Court is being carried out by Mr Newman's men; reports that 55 out of the earl's 164 sheep sent to Essex have drowned or otherwise died, while John Handley and Joseph Norman have also lost many of their's; mentions that George Tealby is at the Red Lyon in Cambridge and is still just alive; adds that Widow Steevens is also ill and is at the Tigar.
Termleases, Wimpole
building works, Wimpole, painting
livestock, sheep

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39358Hawks; Stephen (fl 1736); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1736
NA39144York; - (fl 1727-1736); Mr; attorney for 2nd Earl of Oxford; of Cambridgefl 1727-1736
NA39363Tealby; George (-1736); Mr; old servant at Wimpole-1736
NA39071Newman; Isaac (fl 1724-1736); Mr; painting contractor at Wimpolefl 1724-1736
NA39041Norman; Joseph (fl 1723-1736); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Arrington Cambridgeshirefl 1723-1736
NA39171Handley; John (fl 1727-1736); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1727-1736
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA39366Stevens; - (fl 1736); Mrs; widow staying at the Tiger Inn Arrington Cambridgeshirefl 1736
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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