Letter – Henry Richmond to Christopher Johnson – 9 Oct 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Oct 1765
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

Durham                                                                                 Newcas[tle] 9th Octo[be]r 1765

Sir        The rent of Redburn Estate has been advanced since the last renewal to £48 a year; but the Tenants are seen so much in arrear since their taking it, and complain so of the dearness of the farm, that I doubt Sir W[alte]r Blackett will not let it so well again however it is now let at £48 a year, if no better terms can be had we must submit to a renewal at that rate: only there is a rent of £4 a year paid out of it to the master, and the Landtax is £1.3s.6d a year, so that the neat rent is £42.16s.6d a year.

Inclosed are two certificates of Sir W[alte]rs & Geo[rge] Robson’s being alive: and the new Life to be added is John Blackett Es[q] the second son of S[i]r Edward Blackett of Matfen in the County of Northumberland Baronet, who is now about nine years of age. I should be glad to know whether you can find any surrender made by Fra[nci]s Jaques, as I wrote you the 2nd of Septem[be]r last. I am etc                                            HR

To all whom it may concern.

These are to certify that [i]r Walter Blackett of the parish of St Andrews in the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, Baronett, is now living. Witness our Hands this sixth of October 1765.

                              John Ellison Minister of St. Andrews

                              James Purdy

                              Tho[ma]s Rippon    Churchwardens

To all whom it may concern

These are to certify that George Robson of the parish of Croft in the County of York son of George Robson of the Heugh in the County of Northumberland is now living.

Witness our Hands this 5th Octo[be]r 1765

                                       Francis Milbanke  Minister of Croft.

                                       John Wetherell

                                       John Weighill      Churchwardens  Croft

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