Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 15 Oct 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Oct 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett Baro[ne]t at Wallington                                 Newca[stle] 15th Octor 1768

Hon[our]ed Sir

Inclosed is the paper which Mr Walton gave me about the Corn tithes of part of Wallington Lordship; which he says the Comissioners of Greenwich hospital intend to sue for. If it could be learnt that Dr Sharp receives Corn tithe from any part of his parish it might be argued that the Modus you pay him covers the Corn tithe of such farms, or parts of farms, as you pay him that Modus for. but if he has no Corn tithes then I doubt you will be abliged to pay for all but Rothley. And as to that Township I hope it can be proved to have belonged to the Cistercian Monks; & so to be exempt: about which I shall write to Mr Darwin as soon as he gets to London.

There was not a Sufficient Number of Subscribers at the Lunatic hospital on Thursday to make any order about lowering the board of the patients, from 5s a Week to 4s.

I met with Mr H. Wilkinson at Durham on Wednesday; and he promised to lay the Langtyhead Dispute before the Bishop this week – he says he has given over the business of an Attorney – but advises that, as Lord Darlington the Bishop and youself are all Tenants for Life, Endeavours should be used to settle this matter amicably, and thinks there will be no Difficulty in Effecting it. I am etc    HR

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