Letter – Henry Richmond to Christopher Johnson – 14 Mar 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Mar 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Christopher Johnson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Chris[tophe]r Johnson Attorney at Law

In Durham                                                                              Newcas[tle] 14th March 1766

Sir           I have such frequent Letters from London enquiring what is doing towards compleating the title of Woodcroft Copyhold, and when it may be expected to be completed; that I am obliged to trouble you with this, to request you will prosecute this business, or let me know where it now stops; that I may give some reason for the delay, or some conjecture when an end of it may be expected. I beg you will favour me with an answer hereto by the return of the post, or at furthest in a post or two, that I may give some sort of answer to the Letters I have received upon this subject. I should at the same time be glad that you would inform me what Fine is due to the Lord for this Estate according to the Custom of the Manor on the death of his Tenant and also on transfers or alienations of it.

P.S.   I shall be abroad most of next week; which I mention lest you should intend calling upon me for the Bishops Rent etc. I am etc       HR

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