Letter – John Bell to John Bearl – 8 May 1833

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 May 1833
Correspondent: John Bell
Recipient: John Bearl
Archive Source: NRO 672 A 31 38
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Scott v. Surtees


      I recd. your Letter with the Statemt. of Facts, & have taken some pains to obtain from Mr Isaac Hunter what further Information he cod. give me.  You will see by the minutes in red ink on the Margin what further he has been able to recollect.  It is different from his former statement, but still serves to shew that Mrs Hunter his Step Mother has not had what she was intitled to.

      It really seems to me that Mr A Surtees has had more to do with the late Mr Isaac Hunters affairs than his late Father Mr Rob. Surtees the Trustee for whom he seems principally to have acted and ought to give some accot. of them.

      I enquired of a Daur of the late Mr Morrison as to the time he purchased the share of Alston Brewery.  She thinks it wod. be aft. the year 1800, or 1801. – Mr Isaac Hunter says the Purchase Money was 1500l.

      Mr Isaac Hunter seems anxious that his Name shod. not be mentioned as the person given any Information in these affairs.  I told him I wod. take care to state the Circumstance. 

      I hope you will receive the Parcel in time  I cod. not send it sooner.  Mr Hunter requiring time to recollect himself – 

      I am, Sir, your obed Servt. Jno. Bell.

MOH 8th May 1833.  To Jno. Bearl Esqr.

[Marginal notes in red ink referred to:]

Messrs. Surtees & Purvis it is believed were Solr. for Mr Beaumont as well as for Mr Robt. Surtees on the Conveyce. of Steel Hall, but q. if Mr Walter <Heron> if then living was not Mr Beaumont’s Trustee Solr.  

Mr Is Hunter says 1000l. was due to Col. Beaumont at his Father’s decease, and that he Isaac gave his Note for that Sum  The Note was afterwards returned to him.  He supposes Mr Surtees must have pd. off the Debt of 1000l. 

Mr. Hunters share of Alston Brewry sold to Mr Morrison for 1500l. abt. the year 1800 – 50l. a yr pd. by Mr Morrison to Mrs Hunter out of this share for her life.

Is: Hunter now says Mr A. Surtees pd. him at NCastle 3285.6s.4d and says he shd. have had 1007l. more wh was due to him but cd. not get it without filing a Bill which he did not like to do.

Both Robt. & Cath Hunter died after their Father – 

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