Document ReferencePl C 1/482
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 5 Feb. 1724/5
Date5 February 1725
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he has taken £2 from Markham and Angier for their taking wood from the grounds of Kingston Wood and explains that this is lenient but that Markham is still asking for mercy claiming that other people have done the same; is waiting for instructions to kill the best cattle which are getting fat in the Grange yard; expresses his great satisfaction at the news of the safe arrival of 'my good Lady' [Henrietta Countess of Oxford] and Lady Margaret [later Duchess of Portland] from 'the Bath'; adds that William Pluckrose is riding the 'one ey'd Pad' on Saturday.

Letter dated 5 Feb. 1724/5.
Termestate business, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39104Markham; - (fl 1725); Mr; tenant of Mr Kimpton in Kingston Cambridgeshirefl 1725
NA39102Angier; - (fl 1725); Mr; schoolmaster at Kingston in Cambridgeshirefl 1725
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA1079Bentinck; Margaret Cavendish (1715-1785); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish-Harley; dau. of 2nd Earl of Oxford; m 2nd Duke of Portland 17341715-1785
NA39047Pluckrose; William (fl 1724-1735); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1724-1735
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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