Letter – Henry Richmond to Thomas Hugall – 2 Jun 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jun 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Hugall
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Hugall Attorney at Law in                                           Newcas[tle] 2nd  June 1764


Sir       You wrote to my Brother sometime ago for the form of a Letter of Attorney for Sir John Eden to surrender the piece of Ground which he intends for a burying place for Ninebanks chapel; Inclosed therefore you receive the dra[ught] of one, settled so as will best answer Sir John’s intentions, and the sooner it can be Executed and returned the better. For as the Arch Bishop of York is to be at Hexham on the 2nd of July, it is expected his Grace will go and consecrate the Ground ; provided it is then inclosed.

Stones can be got for building the Wall within half a yard of the foundation of the East part of

 it, and at the Depth of two feet or less from the surface; and as the getting them these will save the inhabitants of the Chapelry a very great expense in leading. They are desirous of Leave to win them there. The Ground is Sir John’s, and he has a right to work the Quarries for necessary buildings and reparations for his estate; but the further use thereof depends upon Sir W[alte]r Blackett, as Lord of the Manor. However in this case I dare say Sir Walter will not chuse they should meddle till Sir John or his Agents are acquainted of it; which is the Reason of my mentioning it to you.

The settler of Attorney should bear date before the 8th of last month; that the Surrender may be passed as at the Head Court held that day. And if Sir John Eden is in London it should be executed before some of the Agents there, such as Mr Hensel, Mr Darwin etc whose handwriting is known in the country; as it may be difficult otherwise to prove the Execution. I am etc                H R   

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