Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 13 Feb 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Feb 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett Baro[ne]t MP in                                     Newcas[tle] 13th Febr[uar]y 1765

Half moon street Piccadilly London

Hon[ou]rd Sir        Inclosed are two Letters from Mr Robson; the one contains the number of acres he proposes to add to Slater’s farm from either Thomas Masons or Anth[on]y Hunter’s; with his valuation of the same, so as may be shewn to a purchaser. The other contains his opinion how much you may give in case others do not bid enough.

I should think the addition ought rather to be from Mason’s than from Hunter’s farm; because Slater’s and Mason’s farm’s were formerly called South Shields, and there is a modus of £0.10s.0.d a year paid for the corn tithe of both. But Hunter’s farm, which is half of Fenwick Town, pays corn tithe in kind. Besides the Vicar has the sweepage of three Acres in the former, in lieu of hay tithe: & but a modus of 0s.10d for the hay tithe of the latter. These are all the outgoings of these farms, except the Landtax. I am etc Hen Richmond 

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