Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 8 Jul 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jul 1766
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 at Wallington                  Newcas[tle] 8th July 1766

Hon[ou]rd Sir       Inclosed is a copy of Mr Smiths Letter to Mr William Brown concerning the present state of Unthank Colliery.

Mr Leeke says you have given him St John Lee & St Oswald, and that I am to send you the form of a presentation for them, which accordingly is here inclosed, and if Dr Sharp thinks it right you will please to return it, that it may be ingrossed upon Stamp paper before you sign it. And if the Dr can tell what sort of stamp should be made use of in the case, it would be a satisfaction; for I do not find anybody here clear about it- Mr Fawcet thinks it should be an 18d stamp. P.S. inclosed is a petition, which must be signed by the Churchwardens and overseers in behalf of Hills the Taylor; and when it is returned I will present it to the committee. I have sent your Letter to Mr Douglass. I am etc HR 

To the most Reverend Father in God Robert by divine providence Lord Archbishop of York, primate of England & Metropolitan

Whereas the perpetual curacies of St John Lee and St Oswald in the County of Northumberland and diocess of York are now void by the death of Alexander Stokoe the last incumbent of them & Do of right belong to my nomination: These are to certify your Grace that I do nominate The Reverend Brian Leeke, Master of Arts, to the curacies aforesaid, requesting your Grace to grant him your Licence for serving the said cures- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the        day of           in the year of our Lord 1766.

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