Letter – Henry Richmond to Christopher Johnson – 9 Feb 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Feb 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Christopher Johnson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Christ[ophe]r Johnson Attorney at Law

In Durham                                                                      Newcas[tle] 9th Febr[ua]ry 1766

Sir         In answer to your Letter of the 6th inst[an]t Mrs Marg[are]t Widdrington of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne Widow of Henry Widdrington late of Colepark in the County of Northumberland Esq[uir]e deceased can prove that Sir W[ilia]m Blackett late of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne died on or about the 25th September 1728. But if you should think it better to have the Register of his Burial I can obtain a copy of it at any time, as he was buried in this Town and can make an affidavit of the truth thereof. Mrs Widdrington can also prove that Major Allgood of Brandon in the said County of Northumberland Gentleman Ex[ecu]tor of the said Sir Will[ia]m Blackett survived Lanc[elo]t Allgood Charles Clark & Ab[raha]m Dixon and that he is since dead and has left Mary now the wife  of the Rev[eren]d Mr William Rastal his only child and heir at Law.

Mrs Widdrington is now in this Town and the sooner her affidavit is taken the better as I do not recollect at present any one person hereabout that can so well prove all these particulars as herself. I am etc                     HR   

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