Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 22 Jul 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jul 1766
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] 22nd July 1766

Sir                    It is since what you say passed between us, that Sir Walter gave me a memorandum of a promise he made Col[one]l Clavering in the year 1759 that he would after the expiration of the 7 years, for which the allotm[en]t of Dotland Comon are to be tithe free, let the proprietors have them for three years longer at a small acknowledgement annually. But as to the allotments of Hexham Comon, Sir W[alte]r thinks it is sufficient that they have been tithe free for twelve years.

I have rece[eive]d the counterparts of the two leases to Sir Lanc[elo]t Allgood as to the rent of the coach house it may be charged next after Hexham Tolls; and as to the rent of the Leadmill it may be charged, as well as the Tithe of the Bush farm Allotment next after Keenley quarries.

Mr Hunter said nothing about the Incroachments when he was here. I am etc. HR

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