Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 26 Nov 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Nov 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir W[alte]r Blackett B[arone[t MP in                                  Newcas[tle] 26th November 1764

Half moon Street Piccadilly London

Hon[our]d Sir   Inclosed is Mr Collingwood’s dra[ugh]t of the appointment of Mr Ralph Heron to be Bailiff of Hexham, and also of the instrument he is to sign to allow Mr Ord to receive the salary and profits. If you approve of them, they can be engrossed by Mr Darwin on the proper stamps, for I find Mr Collingwood is not clear whether the high duty will not be necessary for the appointment, tho[ugh] Mr Ord’s was only on an eighteen penny stamp- Mr Collingwood says Mr & Mrs Rastal must sign the appointment so when you have executed please to let Mr Darwin send it to Mr Rastall with directions and request to forward it hither as soon as executed by them.

I cannot yet send the advertisement about Woodcroft for want of knowing the quantity of the copyhold part of it. For the survey takes no notice of a parcel of Land called Bitchburn in the abstract, and the close called Riding & said in the abstract to be 6 acres is by the survey made to contain 31acres.2roods.0perches; and what is become of another parcel mentioned in the abstract to have been formerly R[ober]t Roshton’s and to contain 26 acres I cannot find: perhaps Mr Darwin by looking into writings may learn something that may help us. & I shall get Mr Hunter to enquire of some of the old people in the Neighbourhood of that Estate. I am etc HR

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