Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 15 Oct 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Oct 1765
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 Hexham                                                                    Newcas[tle] 15th Octo[be]r 1765

Sir            Inclosed I send you an answer, delivered me today by some of the Keenley people, to the terms offered them by S[i]r W[alte]r for a division of their Comon; copy of which terms I have also here inclosed you. Sir Walter desires you will consider of them and let me know what objections or observations occur to you upon this answer of theirs. In support of the 4th Article they say the copyholders of Keenley have always enjoyed a right of getting Limestones on this Common; which I did not suppose had been the case, as Sir Walter has built a kiln there for burning them for sale.

I hope to be at Allenheads pay and if you could without inconvenience in any respect, come thither on the 24th inst. [this month] we might take a view of the Comon the next day; or at least we could talk over the matter, and come to some judgement of what Sir W[alte]r ought to insist upon. They talk of giving Sir W[alte]r some Equivalent in money for his tithe barn as they say it is not practicable to lay his 1/16th contiguous to it. I am etc         Hen Richmond  

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