Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ord – 14 May 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 May 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ord
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir                                       						May 14

      I Recd. Yrs this morning, I perceive Sir Jno. Delavall is in a very great mistake or at least misunderstood my Servt. when Sir John sent to demand the Tythe Rent he told Sr. John that he would acqt me withal for he never pays money without my order’d him, so he acquainted me with it the next post and I ordered him to offer Sr. John the money but that I thought he would take no more than what I formerly used to Pay to the D. of Somerset.  and you’ll find in a little time that it would have been more his Advantage to have taken no more for that Tythe than formerly, As for delivering any writings that concern my wife’s Joynture no Council in England will advise me to it, being I have twelve thousand Eight hundred pounds, shortly due upon that Estate, besides the Accruing Intrest of £400 per Annum the whole Estate being my wife’s Joynture, and my daughter Blacket heir at Law So you or any Council may Judge whether any Court in England will oblidge me to deliver up any of these or Writings, I do not Speak without book, for I have very good authority for what I write, and as for what Sr. John pretends to the Tythes  am willing to referr it indifferently to the two Gentleman that we Fetched upon, and I believe they’ll Satisfy Sr John that tis unreasonable to request any Writings that Concern Seat[on] Lordship however if Sr John will pay whats due to me for my Daughters fortune.  I’ll willingly deliver up all the Writings that Concern <Seat. Del.> that Excepting my Wife’s Settlement wch is all that the Chancery would compell me to in case Sr Jno. Should pay her Fortune  pray give my humble Service to Sr Jno. and tell him he shall find nothing by me but what Shall be done with all the Civility imaginable, and I could have wishd he would not have made me pay more for the Tythe than what is paid to the D of Somerset however Shall be at Newcastle this Summer & I hope we shall make a friendly End of what Concerns us, pray show Sr. Jno. This Letr. And oblige me with a Line I am 

Yr ass[ure]d  Humble Servt.

Mr John Ord   Attorney at Law att his House for Newcastle  

I have had much adoe these two years past to prevail with my Lord Warrington not to have a Tryall at Barr for part of the Lands at Seat Delavall which is in Contest, I know he has taken advice upon it and I believe there must be a Tryall at last at the Barr upon that Acct. Shall Acqt. you more of it at meeting. 

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