Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 29 Jun 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jun 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] 29th June 1764


Sir I have wrote to Mr Westgarth to discharge John Stobbart from winning Limestones and burning lime on Keenley Leazes; and if that will not do then to take the Limestones or Lime from him and sell them or convert them to any use he sees proper : in order to prevent his future Practices ; as to the Tresspass he has committed already I shall acquaint Sir W[alte]r Blackett of them & take his directions : pray cannot such an Action of Tresspass be tried at your Head Courts, as well as else where?

I should be very glad if at your leisure you would send me a list of such of the Estates in Hexham Manor as are Freehold and another of such as are Copyhold and the Rents that each of  them pay to the Lord annually.it will be necessary to send me the particular Estates in each Grieves[hi]p distinguished into freehold and copyhold. For I want to compare the present Roll with an old one which I have met with. P.S. Pray is Keenley Leazes a common or is it inclosed Ground? Sir Walter desires you will send the List as soon as you can with convenience.

He is for bringing an action against Stobbart; in wch case we shall want proof of his workings etc. But there may be Time enough for this after we hear from Mr Westgarth. I am etc   HR  

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