Letter – Henry Richmond to Joseph Hutchinson – 14 Dec 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Dec 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Joseph Hutchinson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Jos Hutchinson at Chillingham Castle                                         Newca[stle] 14 Decr 1767 

by Belford North.


I received your favour of the 9th instant and should be sorry that Mr Snowden should make a difficulty of paying you the sixteen pounds four shillings for Lord Tankerville’s proportion of the Years tithe rent due Mayd[a]y next. I gave him a particular Acco[un]t on the 30th Octor last, how that years rent was to be proportioned and paid by him; and told him that it was now as much incumbent upon him to pay each Gentleman his proportion according to the Acco[un]t. I gave him, as it was formerly upon him to pay Sir Walter singly. He asked me by whom the Land tax was to be allowed; I told him by each Gentleman according to the proportion of his rent. And This there cannot be any doubt of: as Lands Tithes etc are known by every purchaser to be liable to Land tax. Perhaps Mr Snowden reckons that only one half of this Tithe rent was payable at Martin[ma]s last, and that the other will not be due till Mayd[a]y next & this appears to be the Case by the Article; and he certainly would not have paid Sir Walter otherwise. If he should be obstinaate, no doubt Mr C. Forster will know how to bring him to Reason. P.S. The Years Land tax for the whole tithe is £2 0s 9d and his Lordships proportion of it is just 10s 0d.

I am etc    HR

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