Letter – Henry Rodbourne to Anne Webb – 20 Jan 1724

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Jan 1724
Correspondent: Henry Rodbourne
Recipient: Anne Webb
Archive Source: PSAN Misc Vols
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Madam 						London the 20th of Janry 1723 

Pursuant to yo'r La'pps comands I haue here inclosed Extracts from mine, and the Stewards acco'ts of all the particulars of moneys p'd & returned to my late Dear Ladys order and use, but how and upon what acco't applyed, I am wholly ignorant : however I hope these particulars may be Some help towards the due examinacon and adjust'g the private Anuall acco't your La'pp menconed, for if the Severall extraordinary Sums applyed to the use of my Deare Lord & Lady Ann be fully & truely entered, I humbly conceive, 'twill not be difficult to adjust the proper Anuall allowances for their boarde, Servants &c: those Anuall gross Sums (I alwayes thought) might haue appeared more properly in my Cash acco't belonging to my Lord, and So transferr'd to her La'pps particular acco't from whence the paym'ts & remittances from time to time, might haue issued, as her La'pps occasions had required, and I believe may yett w'th Some addiconall care & trouble, be put into the method I proposed as above, by Setting off these Sev'all payments, in part of my Ladyes Joynture, Anuall allowance for my Lord, Lady Ann's interest &c: w'ch last to be kept in a separate acco't as particularized & menconed in yo'r La'pp's last, and I humbly propose itt as the most proper & ready method for Sr: John's future acco't of those affaires. I meane, that my Lords Anuall allowance for boarde, Servants, expences, &c: be paid quarterly to Sr: John's owne acco't, and all remittances be made from itt only, & not from my Lords acco't as formerly. If I do not explaine my Selfe so fully as I ought, I humbly request your La'pp will be pleased to lett me know. Your La'pp will finde in the inclosed particular a Sum of money paid to the late Lady Gascoine & £50 to Mrs: fforstcr by my late Ladyes particular ord'rs in writeing : but whether in repaym't of moneys borrowed is not express'd. the new tax is not fix'd as yett in many parts of this Kingdom, but I do not finde L'd Gage's news proves true, or that any part will be remitted of this Yeare : 'tho' they assure us itt will never be imposed againe. and only 2s /£ the Land tax for the ensueing yeare. I haue this moment the honour of a Letter from Sr: John dated the 12th of this month N.S. w'th a Note upon Mr: Wright for £200 w'ch Shall be placed to Sr: Johns acco't & haue p'd both bills for £150 & £200. my two last of the 3d & 10th of this mo. O.S. I hope are since arrived ; & therefore Shall not repeate the contents, only ye Comm'res haveing altered their resolucon Sitt generally once a weeke, w'ch obliges me to be very cautious. I am forced to attend thorn, till I haue their Answer to my Memoriall, tho 1 I am convinced they'll never part w'th lid of the money they haue wrongfully rec'd from the Estate. I also haue been obliged to complaine of the purchaser of Whenby, who refuses to pay his Share of the rentcharge apportioned to Mr Rookc & Lady Dowager unless they will give him Separate acquittances, and the said rentcharge being vested in Trustees, renders the method almost impracticable ; besides Mr: Rooke Stormes & Sweares he'll not receive itt in parcells, but in one iutire Sum quarterly by my hand as heretofore, and thereupon hath ordered an Attorney to make a distress on the Ten'ts of Whenby forthwith, So that wee are like to haue Some delay in the payment of Lady Dowag'r w'ch I feare for circumstances will not admitt of 'till matters are Setled or that I haue Sir John's direccon ; therefore in order to keep that Lady quiet, I'll venture to pay the next Quarter, w'ch becomes due the 1st of ffebruary next, humbly desireing direccon therein as Speedily as possible. I beseech God Almighty to grant Sr: John your La'pp & all your dearest family perfect health & am with intire Duty & Submifsion  Madam Yo'r La'pps most faithfull & most obedient Servant 

Hen: Rod bourne. 

The 17th I had a Letter from Tichborne & all are well there. I request this may present my humble duty to Sr: John. As I am writeing haue receiv'd a parcell of Lace in a pacquett from the Secretary's Office & am Sending itt to Mr: Tulbot as ordered. 

For The Hono rable the Lady Webb att Brussells
PSAN 3rd ser, Vol 7, (1915-6), pp.95-6

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