Letter – Henry Richmond to Edward Fairless – 24 Sep 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Sep 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Edward Fairless
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Edward Fairless Attorney at Law

In B[isho]p Auckland                                                           Newcas[tle] 24th September 1765

Sir      In answer to your Letter desiring to know upon what terms Sir W[alter] Blackett will agree to a division of Keenley Comon. I am to acquaint you, that He expects a sixteenth part to be allotted him as Lord of the Manor, and that the same be laid in one plot, contiguous to his tithe barn. That the allotments be liable to tithe from the time of the division. That all mines and minerals & also the Limestone Quarries be reserved to him: with Liberty to work the same, without payment for damage. That in case any allotments shall be sold and separated from the old Inclosures a small Rent shall then be payable to the Lord for the same, and the Copyhold rent be reserved intire and unbroken; but nothing to be paid while the Allotments are held along with the old Inclosures & that he be allowed to name a Commissioner. I am etc   HR

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