Letter – John Lawson to John Erasmus Blackett – 28 Jul 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Jul 1792
Correspondent: John Lawson
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: WYAS BEA C3 B16 7
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July 28. 1792

John E. Blackett Esqr.



      I have recd. a letter from Mr. Nichos. Wescomb of Longford Grove near Maldon, Essex, in which he requests that I do wait on you with his Compts. and inform you, That in right of his Wife Lucy, the Grand Daughter & Heir of Eliz: Marshall (The second Sister of Sir Willm. Blackett, & one of the Coheirs of the said Sir Willm. Blackett, He claims one undivided Third Part of the Estate, of which under his Will, Sir Walter & the late Sir Thos. Blackett took Estates for Life. _ That you will see Mrs. Wescomb’s Claim acknowledged in the Act of Parliament of 1774 for settling the Claims of the Respective Lords of the Manors of Hexham & Blanchland. _ Mr. Wescomb also desires you will send him a particular <Accot.> or Rental of the Estates, and thinks that it will be necessary to take Attornment of the Tenants (at least the Principal ones) for one undivided Third Part, which he desires me to do, & that I may lose no time in transacting this business. I therefore take the liberty of requesting that you will let me know when it will be convenient for you, & I shall wait on you at Newcastle on this business.

      I am Sir Your most Obedt. Servt. 

      John Lawson

Longhirst July 28th 1792

Noted as a copy, and evidently the letter referred to in JEB’s letter to Skelton of 30th July. The handwriting appears to be that of JEB’s clerk Joshua Straker

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