Letter – Henry Richmond to George Silvertop – 19 Jul 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jul 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: George Silvertop
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   George Silvertop Esqr.  at  Minsteracres                                    Newcas.   19th  July 1771

Sir      Your Tenant of Crook Oak keeps possession of a Field that was an Incroachment on Bulbeck Comon, but which is now allotted to Sir Walter Blackett for his Leasehold Estate at Crook Oak  -  And Mr Hunter of Dukesfield says you told him it should be given up if Sir Walter would lay his Title to that Leasehold Estate before Mr Fawcett  -  with Submission, Sir Walter need not go further for the Allotment than the Authority of the Award: But without urging that point I acquaint you that Mr Fawcett has been shewn what he says is Sufficient to ascertain Sir Walters Title to 999 Years in the Estate you are Questioning.     I am etc    HR

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