Letter – Henry Richmond to George Selby – 4 Jan 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jan 1774
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: George Selby
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr George Selby - Attorney at Law                                               Newcas 4 Janry 1774 

         In Alnwick


	I have sent you as you desired by the Alnwick Carrier a Copy of the Lease of Unthank Estate and of the Lease of the Colliery in Unthank & the Threap Ground and in the Township of East Ord adjoining & I hope you will be able from them and Mr Browns Plan which I have also sent to make out a Description of the Colliery to be conveyed to Mr Selby especially if you add to them the following particulars - I don’t believe what is now called Middle Ord contains any Coal but however if it does it was not intended that any Coal but what lies in the present Township of East Ord and which is let to Messrs Readheads should be sold & the Description which Mr Wm Brown gives of the Premises agrees with this - Namely “ that Ord Estate where the Colliery lies is bounded in the East by Scremerston & part of Berwick hill in the West by Unthank & the Threap ground and that the Coal goes out to the North and that he does not know the Lands that bounder on the South Side” - Also Mr Douglass who farmed the Colliery before the present Tenants took her told me some Years ago - That the part of the Colliery let to him & partners in East Ord lay under the Estates which Mr Selby had bought of Mr Kettleby & Mr Cooper & under no other part of Ord Manor. ”  As to other Mines than Coal Sir Walter is willing to convey in the Terms of the Old Deeds & in no other - The Mode of the Conveyance I hope will not need to differ much from which Mr Colld Forster had for his purchase under the same Title & which Mr Robt Forster Mr Iderton Mr Roddam Greenwich Hospital & others have been satisfied with & which Mr Coll Forster can inform you of

	The Description of the piece of Ground in East Ord Township is as follows - “One Cottage now in ruins adjoining the Town Street & a Garth behind the same & a Cottage at the East End of the Garth boundering on the Lands of Mr John Selby on the East & South Lands late James Grieve’s on the North & the Town Street on the West” which as I wrote you before Sir Walter Blackett is willing to let Mr Selby have at Thirty Pounds - I shall be glad of a Line from you of your receiving the particulars by the Carrier & am etc                        HR

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