Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Farrers & Atkinson – 26 Mar 1790

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Mar 1790
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Farrers & Atkinson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 4
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Messrs Farrers & Atkinson                                                       Newcastle   March 26th 1790

    Chancery Lane  London

Gentn	I rece[iv]ed your letter of the 22d inst & observe the Contents  The purchase of Longwitton Estate was made by the late Sir Walter Blackett & £13900 of the Money was paid before his death; as to there having been any alteration made in the Deeds after his death I cannot give you any possitive information of but I shall send you by the London Waggon on Wednesday next a Box directed for you containing the Deeds as per the enclosed Accot wch are all that I have in my possession relating to that estate  I have wrote to Sir John Trevelyan’s Steward that in case he should have any that he must send them to me, in wch case they shall be put in the Box & sent you.  The Mortg[age] to Sir Frans Blake for £9100 was paid off the 31st Decemr 1777,  The Mortg[age] in 1776 to the Mr Fenwick & myself was (as I have understood) in the first instance for some indemnification  to Sir W Blackett in case that Mrs Swinburn had a Child by Mr Swinburn (she being at that time upwards of 50 Years of Age) & in the next place that a Sum might remain on the Estates for a few years, it being then not convenient to Sir Wr Blackett to pay the whole Sum.

	Sweethope & Hawick was a purchase made by the late Sir W Blackett & was not included in the Mortg[ag]es to Sir Walter Blount, neither is it intended that it shall be in the Mortg[ag]e proposed _ Whitridge, as part of the Longwitton Estate, was Mortg[ag[ed by Mr Swinburn to the late Mr Snow Clayton for £2000 wch Mort[g[ag]e was continued on the estate & notice has been given for the paying it off _ You will see by the Deeds etc Conveyances that the 1/20 part (that you take notice of) of the Longwitton Estate is paid for & regularly Convey’d 

	The Notice given to Mrs Swinburn was dated 22d inst to pay off the remainder of the Mortg[age] of £5000 on the 22d Septemr & I observe that Lady Blounts Mortg[age] is to be paid off on the 13th Augt next, I have given you all the information in my power respecting these Estates & if that should not be sufficient I would recommend it to you to make application to Mr Heron who is concern’d for Sir J Trevelyan in his Law business

                                                                                                    I am etc  J.E.B

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