Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ward – 26 Oct 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Oct 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ward
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      Newby October 26 1715

Mr Ward

Sr. I Recd yours by Luke, am Consern’d should give you so much trouble, but at this time it cannot be helped, I could hartely have wished that you had not sent out a horse for Sockburn, for I am very positive that by act of parliament that the Estate is not liable, being under the value of five hundred pound p ann, am sure the leiutenance durst not trie it with me at law, I desire youl take care to get me bearor, or Bearors, & that they shall be obliged to Contribute to this last great charge, if you had not sent out a horse I could have compeld them with less trouble, being the Estate was not liable to set out a whole horse as for what concerns Gersby I hertely wish you health, & would give you leave, to wate of the Deputy Leiutenants at Northalerton, Enclosed I send you the two last orders I had, I do not well know the value of Bellinghams Estate at Worsall, but I believe it may be about two hundred & fifty pound p ann or there abouts, so I would have you to give in my Estate at Gersby three hundred pound p ann for I am very sure that no less then five hundred pound a year can be charged or liable to sett out a whole hor[s]e, to my own knowledge I know several Gentlemen of 1000 pound p ann and much more sett out but one horse I am myself is a fourth part Consern’d in the Lordship  of Winlington is in the bishoprick of Durham which is 16 hundred pound a year good rents, & was never more charged than for one horse, this I hope will give you full satisfaction, with my Service to you & yours I am

      Your assured Friend To Serve you

I have another order wch Mr Goullon got me at thirsk about three years agoe but have mislaid it but you may find it in the book I hope Mr Goullon will be at thirsk and will make all things very plain & be good assistant
Worsall & Girsby (Gersby) are adjacent estates. Winlington = Winlaton

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