Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 7 Oct 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Oct 1767
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] 7th Octor 1767


Sir Walter Blackett has executed the Deeds relating to Mr Midford; which according to your Letter of 29 Augst last will be kept in Sir Wrs possession till the recovery you mention is suffered: which I suppose will enable Mr Midford to reconvey the Estate at Green Leighton back again; for it appears to me that at present Mr Midford has no power by these deeds to part with the Estate it being sold “To the use of him and the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully to be begotten and for default of such Issue to the right heirs of the Testator Michl Midford for ever” & I should be glad to have it explained whether and how the proposed recovery is to give Mr Midford an absolute power of the Estate so as to reinstate Sir Wr in it in as full and clear a manner as he was before the executing of these Deeds & Sir Wr desires to know whether his will must not be some how altered or reexecuted on Acco[un]t of this transaction.

You will let me know when it will be necessary for me to make the Affidavit about the Execution of these Deeds. I am etc    HR

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