Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 10 Apr 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Apr 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr William Alvey Darwin                                                Newcas[tle]  10th April 1764

Grays Inn London

Sir     Inclosed herewith you receive Copies of two Deeds of Sale, made by Sir John Fenwick of two messuages ; One of them in the Manor of Hexham and the other in the Manor of Anick grange [note in margin:] via Lilswood, in Hexham & over Bishopside in A[nic]k g[rang]e.  And also short state of a case relating thereto, upon which Councils Opinion is wanted.  You will by perusing the Grants of these Manors, which you have, be enabled to put this case in a better Form; and when that is done Sir Walter desires you will get Mr Wilbraham’s Opinion as soon as you can. For several Owners of Freehold Estates within these Manors, whose Ancestors purchased them ofSir John Fenwick the Lord of the said Manors, have of late pretended to work the Mines and to preserve the Game in such their Estates: though none of their deeds that I have seen are more favourable to such pretensions than the inclosed. 

The General point, we want to be satisfied about, is whether the Royalties will be deemed to be Conveyed by a Lord of a Manor on his Selling a Messuage, parcel of his Manor ; tho[ugh] in the Deeds of Sale no mention is made of Mines or any Royalties at all ?

P.S. I have by Sir Walter’s Order’s directed six Kitt’s of Salmon to be sent to you: they will be shipt in a day or two, and he will write you about them. I am etc                          H R

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