Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 26 Apr 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Apr 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Darwin Grey’s Inn London                                                       Newca[stle] 26th April 1768


Inclosed I send you Jonan Sorsbie’s bill on Freeman & Stainbanks for £500 & my bill on Plumb & Browne for £445 3s 4d which I desire you will place to my Acco[un]t & advise me of the receipt of. These bills with the £8 6s 8d which I make the balance of our Acco[un]t will enable you to pay the following Articles; to wit, £495 to Mr Savage for half a Year’s int[e]r[es]t due 6th of next month - £333 for the quarterly payments to 30th June next - £62 10s 0d to Mr Trevelyan for his qua[rte]rs rentcharge due Ladyd[a]y last - £42 to Mrs Isab Sorsbie of Love Lane E[as]tCheap, Wid[o]w of Ald[erma]n Sorsbie late of this Town for two Year’s Allowance due Christmas last & £21 to Mrs Ann Eden of the same place wid[o]w of Ald[erma]n Eden late of this Town for a year’s Allowance due Mich[aelma]s last. I have wrote to Mrs Sorsbie & her daughter Mrs Eden to call upon You for their Money. You will please to make all these receipts in my Name & when you send them I will give you Credit for them & advise you accordingly.

I have not yet heard any thing from Mr Wilson of Leeds;  but if you find the Mortgagees will not wait for their int[e]r[es]t you may pay it them out of then £495 intended as above for Mr Savage; and on your advising me I will send you a bill to replace it. but Sir Wr does not think they will be so hasty.

Lawyer Wilson of this Town abides by his opinion, as to the Conveyance of Hexham E[as]t Ferry boat, of which I sent you a Copy. Sir Walter says you must give six months Notice to Mrs Idle’s Representatives to take in their Money unless they will take £4 p[er]Centum. Sir Walter has ordered Fifteen pounds a Year to be paid to Elizth Atkinson of Hull in quar[ter]ly paym[en]ts being an Addition of two pounds a year. I shall write to Mr Blayds to pay it & draw upon you from time to time – the first payment will be due on the 12th July next. I am etc    HR

                                                                                                  Newcastle 30th March 1768    £500

Forty days after date Pay Mr Henry Richmond or order Five hundred pounds, the value in Acco[un]t with Sir Walter Blackett, place the same to Acco[un]t as by advice from Jonathan Sorsbie

To Messrs Freeman & Stainbanks In London

Pay the Contents to Mr Wm Alvey Darwin or Order value in Acco[un]t     Hen Richmond

                                                                                                Newcastle 26th April 1768  £445.3.4

Twenty days after date pay Mr William Alvey Darwin or order, the sum of Four hundred & forty five pounds three shillings & four pence value in Acco[un]t & place the same to Account as by Advice from  Hen Richmond

To Messrs Plumb & Browne Goldsmiths Foster Lane London

To Messrs Plumb & Browne Goldsmiths Foster Lane London           Newca[stle] 26th April 1768


I have drawn a Bill upon You for Four hundred & forty five pounds three shillings & fou pence payable to Mr William Alvey Darwin or order Twenty Days after this Date, which I desire you will accept & when paid place to Account with Sir Walter Blackett. I am etc    HR

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