Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 8 May 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 May 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To S[i]r Wr Blackett Bt MP in Halfmoon Street                                         Newcastle 8 May 1767

Piccadilly London

Hon[ou]r[e]d Sir

Inclosed is a particular of Kenton Estate as it stands at present. I was at Wallington with Mr Wm Brown on Monday last when he viewed Rothley Shield & Deanham Collieries: the former he says promises to be the best Colliery in that part of the Country but before a right judgement can be made some boreholes must be put down w[hi]ch he will order to be done directly by people can depend upon. As to Deanham Coll[ie]ry he has a bad opinion of her but he had not time then to digest what he had seen, but has promised soon to give his report in writing. Tuesday was the Rent day at Wallington when the tenants paid up pretty well except G Tweddle J Spearman F & J Dixon & one or two more. 

James Hills the Taylor was sent to the Lunatic hospital by Mr Robson in his own name & now the Treasurer asks me who is to pay for his board w[hi]ch comes to £2 12s 6d. I find Hexham Corn & hay tithes are let by Mr Wray & Mr Bell for 3 yrs at £102 a yr w[hi[ch is £32 a yr advance & the tithes of the Common are let for one yr at £120 a Year & the Tolls at £21 a Year for 3 Years. Mr Bacon of Adderstone is dead, his funeral was on Fryday last & you were invited to it as a Bearer. He has made a Will & left Mrs Bacon Ex[ecu]trix. Mr Heron was at Hexham when Your Letter came, but I sent Forster with one to him & inclosed is his answer.

ps I have sold 3000 p[iece]s of common Lead at £14 15s 0d p[er] fother. I am etc    HR

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