Letter – Edward Blackett to Albert Silvertop – 1 Jul 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jul 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Albert Silvertop
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Mr Silvertop								1 July 1714

      I perceive by yors of the 29, that Mr Crowley does not agree to the perticulars I sent you, of his rent am very positive it is right, & my nephew Blackets Steward receives the very same rent from him, I also perceive that Mr John Robinson makes no use of the Lime Kill, it is his own fault, I believe he tooke it for a term of years but am not positive, in a little time Shall send you a Coppy of Mrs Sarah Robinsons Lease wch her late Husband tooke some Years before he died, (* & also a copy of Mr Ambrose Crowleys Lease for his Lands wch I believe is expired & cannot come by the Lease, by reason my Son is from home, but shall send you the Copy in a short time*)

      as for the out rents theirs one pd to old Mr Selby, who lives in London wch <is 19l> Half Yearly, wch Mr Brumell constantly charged in his acct, though I perceive some few years past it has not been pd, though he has promised he will Immediately discharge it there is a Small Yearly rent pd betwixt us to the B[is]h[o]p wch was likewise in Arrear, but my Servt discharged it in full abt 14 days agoe, as for the assessmts I finde in Mr Brumels last acct to Cash Charged for the 2d & 3d paymts of the Royall aid assess for anno 1713 upon his sd ¼ pt of the Lands & Collery 2L-1s-3d, wch is all the assessmts I finde pd out of the Lordship, I desire you’l not fail to goe to Richard Nixon & Robt Proctors, & acqut 
them positively that unless they make me speedy satisfaction, for the damage they have done, in cutting of my wood in their farmes, Shall order writs to be sent for them & shall make them Examples, pray read that part of my Letter to them for I will certainly be as good as my word, in making these two Knaves Examples,

      when you have a little time, pray vew the <wood>in Winlaton Lordship, & to the best of yor Judgement give a valuation of it to

	Yor Assured Friend

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