Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 15 Jun 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jun 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
To Mr John Bell at Mr Ellis’s in                                     Newcas[tle]   15th June 1764


Sir       By a Letter which I rec[eive]d last post from Mr Hugall I find that Sir John Eden’s Letter of Attorney for Surrendering the piece of Ground to Dr Sharp in trust for a Burying place for Ninebanks chapel is executed ; and that his Steward Mr Hubbuck will call upon you & prove the Execution of it on Monday next about Noon; of wch I have acquainted Dr Sharp, that he may at the same time, or as soon as is convenient to him, come & be admitted. If it is necessary for him to be admitted at the same Time the surrender is passed, you had better send a person on purpose to Hartburn with a Letter of Attorney for him to execute to some proper person in Hexham.

As to winning stones for the wall, Mr Hugall says directions are given to Mr Hubbuck to see if there is any place within Sir John’s Estate at Ninebanks where they can be won and if there be any such at no great distance in which such stones can be wrought without much prejudice to the Land, he says, Sir John will make no Objection to Grant Leave to work there. This answer of Mr Hugalls and Mr Fawcett’s Opinion, of which, I have inclosed you a Copy, rather nonplusses me. But you will consult Mr Ellis whether he remembers upon any occasions or in any instances that the Quarries have ever been wrought by the Lord’s within inclosed Copyhold Estates: for you Mr Fawcett rests it all upon the custom of the manor. Dukesfield pay will be on Wednesday next so pray let me know on Sunday what sum you can furnish and how much of it in Silver. I am etc                                                            H R

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467