Letter – Henry Richmond to Seymour & Widdrington – 20 Mar 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Mar 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Seymour & Widdrington
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Messrs Seymour & Widdrington at Mrs Place’s                          Newca[stle] 20th March 1768


On the other Side you have Mr Wm Charleton’s Resignation of Birtley Colliery; he being now satisfied, from the late Mr Robson’s Acco[un]ts wherein the Receipts and payments for this Colliery from 5 April 1761 are all charged to Sir Walter Blackett, that Mr Robson contracted for the Lease of this Colliery only as Agent for Sir Walter. I was present when he was ordered to do so: and Sir Walter is willing to abide by the Contract if his Grace will please to confirm it by Lease against the next Audit; or the Audit following. I am etc    HR

1768 March 16th I do this Day resign all the Right Title and Interest which I have or may be intitled unto, in the Colliery and Coalmines in the Manor or Lordship of Birtley in the County of Northumberland to Sir Walter Blackett; as I am now satisfied that Mr Wm Robson of Wallington took this Colliery of Lord Northumberland for Sir Walter for the Term of Twentyone Years from the 5th April 1761. As Witness my Hand       Wm Charleton

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