Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 16 Mar 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Mar 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richard Wilson Esq[uire]                                  Newcastle 16th March 1765

In Leeds Yorkshire  

Sir        Inclosed is Bell Cookson & Cos bill on Vere Glyn & Hallifax for One hundred and five pounds two shillings: One hundred pounds of which is the Arrears of rent due to you from Jos King and partners at Mayday last and the rest is the int[e]r[es]t of a hundred pounds for a year and eight days. And I beg you will favour me with advice of the receipt of this Bill by the return of the post.

Mr Cramlington one of Mr Kings undertenants, is inclined to build upon his farm which was J. Forsters; and wants to win the stones in the quarry in the field No. 57 in the plan, and wch has been much wrought for the turnpike road. To his doing this I suppose you will have no objection. But he wants also to win about 1200 fother more for buildings for the use of a colliery that he and Mr Beaumont have in the neighbourhood and for so many as he shall get for this purpose he is willing to pay you two pence half penny a fother; which is as much as is usually paid. He desires an answer as soon as you can.

Dr Brown’s demand for the tithe of public Gardens, of Turnips and potatoes and of agistment is a thing his predecessors never claimed; but for which he is for fileing his Bill directly, tho[ugh] I find he does not mean to include your Tenants as parties. The first of these articles I suppose he will recover, as also the tithe of potatoes and turnips when served for sale, or eaten upon the Ground by barren cattle or sheep or even by cattle or sheep fattened thereby for sale, tho[ugh] such cattle or sheep may within the year have produced him tithe of calves, wool or lamb. He claims also Agistment tithe for all Horses that are depastured within his parish, whether saddle or Coach Horses except so far as they are used in husbandry. How far he will succeed in this attempt you can best judge. Another point that he insists upon is that a modus for petty tithes will not cover potatoes and turnips, whether sever’d or eaten on the Ground as these are inventions since the commencement of moduses. 

Your part of Kenton pays only a modus for hay tithe; Sir Walter Blacketts part pays a modus for both hay and petty tithes.

I find the value of a pint of wine will not purchase the deeds I mentioned to you in my last Letter. I am etc  Hen  Richmond.

No 13367 £105.2.0           Newcastle 16th March 1765

Thirty days after date Pay to the order of Mr Henry Richmond One hundred & five pounds two shillings. Value received. For Bell Cookson Carr Airey Avery & Self   Jos Saint

To Messrs Vere Glyn & Hallifax London 

Pay the contents to Richard Wilson Esq[uire] or order Value in Account  Hen Richmond

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