Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 11 May 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr John Bell at Mr Ellis’s in                                                Newcas[tle]    11th May  1764


Sir   I cannot find that Aydon shields has at any time been Copyhold, unless it has formerly had some other name or names than it has at present. However if the Hospital Agents attempt to work therein for Lead Ore I desire you will let me know it, & also that you will in the mean time inform me whether it is in Hexham or Anickgrange Manor and what are the members whereof  it consists: for I see there is a fee farm Rent paid for Aydon shields with its members. I should be glad if you could send me Copies of any antient grants or Deeds of Sale or Enfranchisement either by the Crown or the Fenwicks of any Estates in Hexham Manor. For it is necessary to have cases stated in as full and particular manner as possible and the opinion of the most able Council taken upon them: that Sir Walter may know what points are tenable & what not; I have already sent a case to London drawn out from such deeds & facts as I could collect; but any thing that you or Mr Ellis can furnish me shall be added.

I mentioned to the Arch deacon the same doubt about Churchwardens purchasing Lands that you make in your Letter to me But he thought it might easily be obviated in the case of Copyhold Lands.

I desire you will let me know whether any small tithes or Easter dues belong to the Curacy of Hexham; that, if any do, they may be properly taken Notice of in the intended Deed of Severance of the Chapel of Whitley from the said Curacy.

Pray ask Mr Ellis if he remembers any thing of a Dispute with one Mr Hall on refusing Toll: if he does, I should be glad to know something of the Case, & whether there was any Action commenced or how the matter was terminated; and how long it is ago. P.S.  The inclosed Letter I had from my Brother. I am etc                           H R

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