Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 16 Apr 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Apr 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr William Alvey Darwin                          Newcastle  16 April  1765

Gray’s Inn London

Sir           Inclosed you receive William Claytons Bill on Robt Machell for four hundred and ninety five Pounds to enable you to pay Mr savages half year’s int[e]rest which will be due the 6th of next month. In the mean time please to place this bill to my Acco[un]t & advise the Receipt of it. Inclosed also you receive the Letter of Attorney executed by my Brother and me, to impower Mr Marmaduke Langdale of Temple Barr jointly with Mr Matt Lowthian to accept all such transfers as are or may at any time be made to us of any int[e]rest or share in the capital or joint stock of Consol : 4 p[er] cent[iu]m Annuities 1762 which you will please also to advise the receipt of.

Sir Walter proposes to set out for London on Thursday morning; He brings with him two bundles of writings relating to an Estate called Mollersteads which he has purchased with an intention of conveying it to the Governours of Queen Anns Bounty. He paid £1070 for it, But £70 of this purchase money is to remain a charge upon the Estate, as the purchase of an annuity of £2.10s.0d for the repairs of Whitley Chapel. The rest, to wit, £1000, I understand Sir Walter is to receive of the Governors on transfering the estate to them to be settled on the said chapel to the Bounty and the whole is to be secured upon this Estate. If Sir Walter should give this affair into your Hands you may get some further information from Mr. Chesters, Sollicitor to the said Governors, for I am not sufficient master of it, It having been chiefly transacted between Dr Sharp and Sir Walter. Only the £1000 I understand is to be paid Sir Walter on co[n]veying the Estate. There were two deeds executed relating to this affair and sent up to Mr Chesters the one dated the 8th and the other the 9th of Octo[be]r last, which will give you some insight into this affair; the first was a deed of severance of Whitley Chapel a foresaid from the Mother church of Hexham and the other a Grant of the patronage of that chapel to Sir Walter. This last deed after being executed by the Governors was to have been delivered to Sir Walter; so you will please to inquire about it & send it me; otherwise some doubts may arise hereafter to whom the advowson belongs. I am etc    Hen Richmond

£495          Newcastle 27th March 1765

Thirty five days after date Pay to Mr Henry Richmond or his order Four hundred & ninety five Pounds, Value received, & place it to Account as advised by Wm Clayton

To Mr Robert Machell Merchant in London


pay the contents to Mr William Alvey Darwin or Order, Value in Account Hen Richmond

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