Letter – Henry Richmond to Collingwood Forster – 28 Apr 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Apr 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Collingwood Forster
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Collingwd Forster Esq in Alnwick                                                   Newca[stle] 28 April 1768


I find Capt[ai]n Roddam & the other Gentlemen, who bought the Tithe of their Estates in the parish of Ilderton of Sir Walter Blackett & were to enter at Mayd[a]y 1767 & receive their proportions of the Year’s rent due Mayd[a]y 1768 of Messrs Snowdens, refuse to allow their Share of the Land tax for that Year; alledging to the Tenants, that Sir Walter must do it. This I cannot think reasonable neither do I remember that it was mentioned or understood so – on the Contrary as Land tax is chargeable on the Landlord, I should suppose these purchasers must pay it for the Year in question as well as for future Years. But as you were concerned for all the parties in the Conveyance I beg the favour of your opinion on this point & shall conduct myself according to it. I am etc    HR

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