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Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 10 Mar 1674

Newc[astle] March the 10 1673 Mr Wigfald Sir Yours of the 3d March wth the Inclosed bill of Exch[ange] for £100 of Mr Roddam w[hi]ch was accepted and will be paid at day; I had much adoe to prevaile wth my Cossen Briggs to Lett you have 200 p[eice]s of [lead]; it being sould at that tyme for £11 10s & £11: 5s I have beene wth Mr Wm Sanderson; who will take in it; but he wil bait [abate] nothing of 12d per pigg If he goe for London, he waits for a Letter this poast from the East

Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 13 Mar 1674

Newc[astle] Mrch the 13 1673 Mr Geo Potts Sir This at present is to aquant you that Mr Dye is gone downe to sayle being Load[ed]; he could not stay for Cole bornes Coles the Tynes being frozen above that the Keeles Could not gett up; but he Lead [?loaded] on wth Teme and Towns Shaore both good Coles, he saith his ship is Leakey; that he dar not venture for france; pray retorne a Certificate for my fitter I bound for hym in the Custome House; and the bond 40s for Every Chal[de]r of cole

Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 15 Mar 1674

Newcastell March the 15th 73 Mr Gorge Pott: Sir your of the 10th Currant came in due tyme; in my Last I sent youe Mr Dyes acct of [h]is Coles and Cash; the ballance forty sex pounds and Mr Drings Bill of five pounds I had sent you but that my man is out of towne: but the next shall send it; I have according to your order, rec’d of Mr Ambrose Barnes fifty one pounds for w[hi]ch I have drawne myselfe bill of exchange of you; at 3 dayes sight; I am sorry Mr Dye should deale soe w[hi]ch

Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 16 Mar 1674

Mr Wigfall this his at present is to intreat the faver from you as to pay to my coussin Ms Cathrine Briggs wht monys she hath occasion for to discharge her Scholdeing [schooling?] and other necsaryes w[hi]ch I hope will not eccede one hundred p[eices] of Lead accounts to shall remitt wth thanke. my Coussin is at hackny Scole but you will heare of hir at Mr Sayrs at the the golden Lyon in Aldergate Streat; my coussin Briggs b[e]ing sicke and weake desirs his sisters Company; there is soe much

Letter – Ralph Grey to John Allen – 17 Mar 1674

Newc[astle] March the 17th 1673 Mr John Allen I am sorry or your sad losse; as for the 13 pounds eight shill[ings] 9d it is Ready[,] Charge when you Will but for the other you meantion In your Letter I am Not free: for your unkle and I was discarsing of it; that I was noe way Concerned till the ship Came In heare to take In hur Loading of Coles wch I was willing to venture alonge wth you as I writ your unckle up to London; and If you come here shall venture two Loading to doe you a Cur

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 17 Mar 1674

Newc[astle] March the 17 1673/4 Mr Wm Peacoke Sir This at present is to aquant you; that I have in the owners Love of Newc[astle] Wm Leaike m[aste]r the 200 p[ie]ces of Lead: you bought of Cossin Briggs and Leike the M[ast]er is to have 10 <sdivers> A piece fraite; I am to meat the M[ast]er this morning to sine a bill of Loading; wch I shall wth the acct of Cha[rges] send you per next; after <cleared> thay <seized> of the Lead and maed me macke A poast Entrye; or Else I had

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 21 Mar 1674

Newc[astle] March 31 73/4 Mr Peackoke Sr Yours of the 24 Curant Recd; wherin you take Notice of 200 p[iece]s shipt In Wm Leake, you thinke 10 st[ive]rs per pigg to dear; he promises you should pay noe more then others; he hath a great quantity In; he is sayled and have Left my Letter: I have sent you Inclosd your acct and thare Rest deue to you upon Bill £56 12s w[hi]ch pray writ If you will have Lead shipt for it; at prices curant wch is £13 per fo[ther] or as you plese to order: th

Letter – Ralph Grey – 3 Apr 1674

Newc[astle] Aprill the 3d 1674 Ho[noured] Sir Yours of the 28 March came to hand ; wch I have shewed to my partners: and persuaded them that we should pay you the rent; provided you will secure us aganst Bowes; and Mr Mathews comes up to London now shall pay it; the money lying redy thare and take In our bonds; Bowes Vaine and Sanderson seales leasses of Ejectmente; but Consell is Cleare of oppnon that the Right is in Bowes and that he may Call hus in question for all the rent; he havi

Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 3 Apr 1674

Newc[astle] Aprill the 3d 1674 Mr Wigfald Yours of the 28th mrch came in due tyme; for w[hi]ch and your great care and paines and advice to my Cos[sin] Briggs I send you many thanks; and this poast I have write hur the death of hur mother; I Recd a letter Last post from hur; she Intre[a]ts you to pay Mr Sayers what moneys she have had of hime and then she will have the Lesse to Read; for I perceve she is not good at telling of money; I beseech you Lett her want for noe Money, and I sha

Letter – Thomas Wentworth to Matthew Wentworth – 4 Apr 1674

Brother My cozen Wentworth desires upon the sight hereof you will you will repaire to Sir Francis Burdett and receive of him for my cozen[s] use the sume of 136l [£136] due to him at or before this time upon accompt and when you have received it, make up that money out of what is due to me 206l [£206] and goe forthw[i]th to my cozen Kampden and paye it to her as a debt due to her from my cozen Wentworth and tell her that upon the receipt of her letter I repaired to Mr Wilkinson according to

Letter – Ralph Grey to Randolph Richardson – 7 Apr 1674

Newc[astle] Aprill 7th 74 Mr Richerson Sir Yours of the 2d curant came to hand for w[hi]ch I thanke you and for your advice of Hopps I had writ to you Erre this but the death of My Cossin Briggs prevented mee; I gave you Creditt upon the Lead Acct for £153 w[hi]ch is the ballance of our acct <In shoope> w[hi]ch pray send me A recait In full; and then that I may upon recit of that send send for a parcell upon the New Acct; pray be plesed to draw the Lead Acct Anew; and put the su

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Webb – 7 Apr 1674

Newc[astle] Aprill the 7th 1674 Alder[man]:Webb I gave Mr Wm Peacoke Credit in his acct for the £130 he p[ai]d you; I had Eare this writ you as to youer acct but that the death of my Cossin Briggs and his mother prevented me: pray If you will abait me noe more send me down A realease in full of all Accts that I may then begin anew againe wth you. performing your promis to use me as well as Your Nighors I have Intreated wth a partner to Manadge the traid for I have Concarns that hynder

Letter – Ralph Grey – 7 Apr 1674

Newc[astle] Aprill the 07 1674 Right Honble This at present is to aquante you that Last parcell of sugar you sent me q[uanti]t[y] 3 <cwt> weight is <is bath browne>; and must you send it at 58s per <cwt> and i was profered for 50s as good[:] I hope you will maike an abatemnt; Mr Hills Affirms the £100 is paid w[hi]ch pray writ mee I have Allowed hym the £60 and for the £40 Mr Burford he saith hath paid it. I hope Mr Goulds bill of £20 is paid w[hi]ch he assures me

Letter – Ralph Grey – 11 Apr 1674

Newcastle Aprill the 11th 1674 Sr. Yours of the 4th curante came to safge hande where in I pceve Mr Harissons bill of exchang will not be pd wthout you have the bond; wch I have sent you heare inclossed; his bond for fifty seaven £; and bill for tre pounds wich pray received & place it to acct; and let me receved a line or two in answeare of the receipt; and for goods I shall order when I heare of the receipt of this; I am troubled they should put us to this trouble for money pd hea

Letter – Ralph Grey to Hayward – 11 Apr 1674

New[castle] Aprill the 11 1674 Mr Hayward, Yrs of the 4th Aprill came to saife hand whearin you desired to be informed in the coale traide. Coles is sould for nine shill[ing]s wch last wint[e]r was bought for 6s; but those that follow the traide make there p[ro]visions in the winter from the ii of No; till the 2d of febr; for then the colyers is nessessitated but is there now ; the charge is as followeth; for coles is nine shill per chald[ron] & eight chald will maike out 15 chal

Letter – John Mowbray to William Blackett – 12 Apr 1674

<?Auih> Duxfeild April 12th 1674 Honered Sir: I Recd youres of the 11th att <prof> and shall obsairve the contentes thare of <&> shall writ Will Steele to <give thenantes> notish thatt you will tak the advintage of the forfiture butt let me knowe whether I shall <Recve> aney of that which is behind if thay ofer itt <seing> thay mist the Day Apointed I sopose thay are very pour pepall that hath not paid so ar to be pited/ I bought one parshall of Land cal

Letter – Ralph Grey to Randolph Richardson – 17 Apr 1674

ditto Mr Randolph Richardson, Praye send me p the first one bag of your fine hops <pack Br…> wee have but a retale <..ad> if we <…> lose our Custom its hard for to bring it again. Lead here is £13 p fother Corne ryseth wheat at 7s6d p last Rye 6s barley 4s oats 2s6d this whats needful from your Ra Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 17 Apr 1674

Ditto Mr William Peacoke Yours of the 7th Aprill recd wherein you take notice of my not mentioning Mr <Jobs> going for Amsterdam which was omitted your <positive> order was to shipe it for Amsterdam if I had acted contrarey to your ordering I hope your <Lead> is sould er this to a good price when your bill of £50 cums shall paye it . you question the [pression] which never was questioned befor I have recd of Mr Thomas Cotesworth £100 p Anum for shiping of Lead

Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 17 Apr 1674

Newcastle: Aprill the 17 1674 Mr George Potts Yours of the 11th curante came to saife hand, whare you writ of your Br[other] Sam <Janses> comeing out of Zealande. I have sent to Shields to inquire for hime when he comes in, Mr Bengemen Doncasters <comdin> who I intend to lead with Colebourne coles next weake as fast a they can be ledd for thare is no cole of the staiths that some must lye this 3 weaks befor they <obload> but the wind is out of way lying northeast this

Letter – Ralph Grey to Matthew Shepherd – 17 Apr 1674

Ditto Mr Shipheard Sr This is to intreat you for to send me per the first <half> of fine broune suger about 44s per cwt. 1 barrel of fine pouder suger at 3£, 1 barell purged suger about 36s per cwt I hope you have recd Mr Harresons bond for £57 and his bill for £3 which praye advise me of the rec[eip]t of them . not else but that I am yours Ra: Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Webb – 17 Apr 1674

Aprill the 17 : 1674 Alderman Webb, Yours of the 11th came to hand with your discharge in full od acct if you w[ou]ld take care to send me good goods and as cheap as any for we have but a retale trade and one p[ar]cel of bad goods wld losse our custom which is not easily recovred. These things considred you shall have my custome: My Lord Maior hath used me kindly since I dealt with him praye send me per the first 1 <H> of the best damaske pruns [prunes], 1 barrol of the finest cu

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 1 May 1674

Newcastle May the 1 1674 Mr Hester. Sr Mr John Hill hath beene out this last storme and hath lost some of his Ancker and Cables, hath lost a quant[it]ye of Coles over bord, lost his boute and is Come in heare; I thought it safe to get his brother Hen: Hill to <joine> with him in a New bond that this bill of exchange for ane £150 <..> should be p[ai]d fourth of June wch I send you heare inclosed; upon Mr Wm Nutt<..> Merchant in London; wchpray get it exepted; I thou

Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 1 May 1674

Newc[astle] May the first 1674 Mr Geo Pott. Sr This at p[re]sent is to acco[m]pany on Benj Doncaster acct for Coles and moneys to £28=10s Coles Is very scarse now; that some hath waited 1 mo[nth] for thare Loading; heare is such great Raine that wee can gett noe Coles Lead; for Mr Dye he Loads at Setton Pear wth Sr Ra Delavals; we hear nothing of yo[ur] Brother as yet; hear hath bene sore wether to the Norward 3 shipps Lost; I have sent Mr Doncasters Bill of Exchange to Mr Wigfald

Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 1 May 1674

May the 1st : 1674 Mr Wigfald. Yrs of the 16 Aprl came to hand wch I had Answd Erre this but that my occasions called me out of towne; I hope the providence is saifly Arived wth the Lead; She hath bene out in these Laite stormes where in sundry was lost; I have sent you the acct Inclosed and a bill of Exchange of Mr Geo Potts the <Grett Sayle> maker for £28=10s wch pray Recv and furnish my Cossen Briggs with what money she wants and I shall Ether ord[e]r it up; or Charge a bil

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Webb – 8 May 1674

Newc[astle] May the 8 1674 Alderman Yours of the 23d Ap wth the goods shipd In the Lyly John Collam M[aste]r Came to hand I desire you now ship 2 Bar[rel]ls Rason <…> one 5 ft bar[re]l of <malligor> and 2 dusson of yr best Nutmegs and the price of goods – R Grey
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