Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 16 Jun 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jun 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett B[arone]t at                                      Newcas[tle] 16 June 1764


Hon[our]d Sir             Sir John Eden has executed the Letter of Attorney for Surrendering the piece of Ground for Ninebanks Chapel Yard; but by Reason of an Entail it is now apprehended, by Mr Hugall his Attorney, that there will be a necessity for suffering a recovery. And that will prevent matters being adjusted against the Arch B[isho]p’s coming, & will occasion the Consecration being performed by Commission probably at a greater expense.

Sir John demurs about allowing you as Lord to grant the winning stones in his inclosed Copyhold Estate;but is willing to grant leave himself. Mr Fawcet, whose opinion I have taken and inclosed a Copy of, thinks the general Law of Copyholds is against the Lord’s working the Quarries in inclosed Copyholds; except the Custom of the Manor authorises him so to do. Mr Bell made no Doubt of your right to work these Quarries, but I have now wrote to him to consult Mr Ellis whether such Right has ever been exercised and the Custom established.

The pack of Malmsey Jack which Mr Bell wrote for is come; it should have contained 6 doz[e]n of quarts but three of the Bottles were broke by the Carrier.

I go to Dukesfield on Tuesday and the pay is on Wednesday the amount of the pay bill is £2851.11s.3 ¾ d. I am etc                                             H R

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