Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 4 Apr 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Apr 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Darwin Greys Inn


Sir        I received your’s inclosing me a copy of the advertisement for the sale of Woodcroft and a part of Fenwick Estates; which I shall get inserted in our next Saturdays papers: as to the particular you have left with the Master, and of which you have sent me a copy, it appears to be very proper; only with respect to Woodcroft Copyhold Mr Johnson said the fine to the Lord on the Death of the Tenant was 6s.8d as I mentioned in my Letter to Sir Walter of the 26th ult[imate]; he said further that he expected to have this matter all settled on or before the 10th of this month. But why he has had occasion for Sir William’s will from York, when he had the probate of it from you, I cannot guess. And with respect to your saying in the said particular that the whole 150 acres of Fenwick is tithe free, I am not very certain about that; being afraid that in the projected separation of this Estate Mr Robson has intermixed tithe free & titheable ground together. But I have written to him about it and when I hear from him you shall know, as also when I hear from Mr Johnson. I am etc   HR
Undated, but lies in sequence between letters of 4th and 6th April 1766

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