Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 22 Jul 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jul 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Darwin Greys Inn London                                                          Newca[stle] 22d July 1768


In answer to your Letter to Sir Walter, about Hexham East Ferry Boat, he bids me acquaint you that he thinks there is no other Way of proceeding in this business than what is prescribed in Mr Wilsons opinion dated 28 Decr last which I sent you a Copy of in my Letter of 15 March last; & which is for the parties who are not under Coverture to Surrender by Letter of Attorney, according to the Custom of the Manor; and for those that are married to covenant together with their Husbands and the Trustees in the Settlement, that Sir Walter shall have peaceable Enjoyment. Sir Walter is willing to accept this Sort of Title, but only thinks that a Clause may be added, that, if any of the married Ladies come within 20 miles or So of Hexham they shall Surrender also.

Mr Wilson of Leeds now writes me that Mr Child has communicated the deed which Mr Banks wanted a Sight of, and that Mr Banks will forthwith send down the dra[ugh]t of the Conveyance. He adds that he will write immediately to Mr Price about the £7000.

Inclosed is Bell, Cookson & Cos bill on Glyn & Hallifax for one hundred & Fifty four pounds on Acco[un]t of the quarterly payments you are to make on Sr Wr Blackett’s Account in London between the 30th June last & 30th Septemr next for w[hi]ch Bill you will please to send me the usual receipt to be a voucher to my Account with Sir Walter. I am etc    HR

£154 Newcastle Bank 22d July 1768

Thirty days after date Pay to the order of Mr Henry Richmond One hundred & Fifty four pounds Value received. For Bell, Cookson, Carr, Airey & Self. Jos Saint

To Messrs Glyn & Hallifax London No 22127

Pay the Contents to Mr Wm Alvey Darwin or order value in Account Hen Richmond

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