Letter – John Bell to John Fonblanque – 1 Mar 1833

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Mar 1833
Correspondent: John Bell
Recipient: John Fonblanque
Archive Source: NRO 672 A 31 38
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      Since I last wrote to you on the subject of Mr Scott’s affair respecting which you were enquiring of me, I have had an opportunity of seeing the Deeds of Conveyance of the Estate late Mr Hunter’s to Mr Beaumont.  The Lease and Release are dated 11 & 12 Janry. 1805.  The amount of Purchase Money is stated to be £9718.15s.10d. and appears to have been paid to the parties after named, viz: £605 to John Huntley & Henry Richmond; £616.17s.9d. to Benjamin Brunton and Robert Robson £930 to Henry Tulip, Wm. Bates & Robt. Robson, who appear to have had charges by way of Mortgage to the amount of those sums, and the Remainder of the Purchase Money £7536.18s.1d. has been paid to Robert Surtees, who is since deceased.

      I have an opportunity of sending this letter to my Brothers & hope the facts herein stated may be of use to you – I am, Sir, your obedt. Servt. Jno. Bell

Manor Office, Hexham, 1st March 1833

Jno. Fontplanque Esq: Temple 

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