Document ReferencePl C 1/744
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Mr [William] Thomas at the Earl of Oxford's, Dover Street, London; 2 Jun. 1734
Date2 June 1734
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionPasses on an apology from Mr Hall the maltster to 'My Lord' [2nd Earl of Oxford] for requesting payment of his bill; writes that Hall explains that no-one is able to pay anything in the area, but that he hopes they may be able to soon; hopes to meet up with Mr Hurrell and Mr Abbis at Kingston Wood to complete the business; refers to monetary business between Mr Peck and Mr Masthil.

Mentions that the grain crop at Kingston Wood is very large; writes that he has paid the garden account to Mr Cole and has paid some rent to Trinity College; remarks that 'the mason work at the Church Gate excepting the Coronet is almost done'; hopes for the happiness of Lady Margaret and the Duke of Portland on their forthcoming marriage and writes that 'they will have Riches enough'.
Termaccounts, Wimpole
estate business, Wimpole
building works, Wimpole, church gate
marriage, 2nd Duke of Portland

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39322Hall; - (fl 1734); Mr; maltster for 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1734
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA39103Hurrell; - (fl 1725-1734); Mr; of Cambridgeshirefl 1725-1734
NA39183Abbis; Thomas (fl 1727-1734); Mr; tenant of Kingston Wood Farm Cambridgeshirefl 1727-1734
NA39323Peck; James (fl 1734-1735); Mr; distrained tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1734-1735
NA39324Masthil; Thomas (fl 1734); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1734
NA39021Cole; - (fl 1723-1735); Mr; gardener at Wimpolefl 1723-1735
NA1079Bentinck; Margaret Cavendish (1715-1785); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish-Harley; dau. of 2nd Earl of Oxford; m 2nd Duke of Portland 17341715-1785
NA1046Bentinck; William (1709-1762); 2nd Duke of Portland1709-1762
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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