Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 14 Dec 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Dec 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richard Wilson Esq at                                            Newcas[tle] 14th Decem[be]r 1764 


Sir      Inclosed are two parts of my Acco[un]t of your half year’s rent of west Kenton estate due Mayday last: One of which I have signed and the other I desire you will please to sign & return me and also that you will advise me of Joseph Kings bill on Henton Brown & son for two hundred & seventy eight pounds one shilling & sixpence which I here inclose you for the balance of the said Acco[un]t. As to the arrear of the £100 and int[e]r[es]t he shewed me your Letter giving him to Candlemas for the payment of it. Inclosed also is Miss Headlam’s receipt for nine Pounds for her half Year’s int[e]rest.

Dr Brown, Vicar of Gosforth has demanded of Mr King tithe of turnips and potatoes and agistm[en]t. The modus of 8s.4d which you pay him is expressed to be a modus for hay tithe only - you will please to give directions how Mr King is to conduct himself.

Inclosed are abstarcts of two deeds that were shewn me lately by a shoemaker in this Town who expected that one of them was the deed for which the reward of £100 was offered some years ago. I satisfied him of the contrary. But if you think they are worth your having I believe they may be got for a trifle.

Please to seal and direct your Letter to me and then inclose it in a cover directed to Sir W[alte]r Blackett B[arone]t MP in Newcastle upon Tyne and write Free under the word Tyne and it will be a mark to prevent its travelling further.

I wish you the compliments of the ensuing season. I am etc Hen Richmond

£278.1.6                                                   Newcastle Decem[be]r 12th 1764

Twenty five days after date pay to Henry Richmond or Order Two hundred and Seventy Eight Pounds one Shilling and sixpence value received as advised by.

                                                                                                                           Jos. King

To Henton Brown & Son, Bankers in London                    

Pay the contents to Richard Wilson Esq or order value In Acco[un]t  Hen Richmond     

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