Letter – Henry Richmond to William Robson – 8 Jul 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jul 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Robson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr William Robson at                                Newcas[tle] 8th July 1765


Sir           I find by the Charletons of Welton that some alteration is intended to be made in the pews in Ovingham church; and that a notice has been read in the church for all who disagree to the alteration to appear at Durham to shew their reasons. Pray do you know any thing of this: if not, it would be proper to ask Sir Walter if he has ever been spoke to about it. For as he has the best pew in the church, as to the situation etc, and has a burial place in the North porch which it is supposed is to be covered with pews ans so made useless, care should be taken to have some Equivalent for these Rights before they are given up.

Mr Reynaldson has sent a doz[e]n old fishing nets which will be sent the next time the cart comes in.

I hear Ant[hon]y Hunter is taking advantage of his farm having taken 3 Lee crops off the field next to William Masons and off the field behind the house he has taken a Lee crop of oats and another of mustard and then after putting a little manure into it, without summer fallowing he has taken another crop of mustard off it. If this is true he is very unworthy of the indulgence Sir W[alte]r has given him as to payment of the rent. I am etc     HR 

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