Letter – Joseph Richmond to Armorer – 9 Jun 1734

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jun 1734
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Armorer
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr <Armorer> 						Newcastle 9th June 1734


Yesterday Mr Bulman was here, & showed Mr Steele & me, a Division Deed made in 1619

of the Ground & Royalty in Dispute between Morton, & Unthank executed by the then top Gentlemen in the County w[hi]ch wee look upon to be a good Deed, & for further Satisfaction he is willing to have it laid before any Council. It appears thereby, that Unthank is Intitaled to two fifths &  Morton to three fifths of the Colliery in Dispute, but that sinking of Shafts to the Coal, is to be at equall charge between them, & if either party refuse to work the other may proceed & take the whole profitts, so that in our Opinion its advisable to joyn in working that Coll[ie]ry till further Ordered. As to the herbage – one third is set to Unthank, & two thirds to Morton w[hi]ch somewhat exceeds the Division of the Coll[ie]ry in favour of Morton. I desire you will give my service to your Father, & tell him I desire the Remainder of Mr Ogles Arrears w[hi]ch shall be got in by him may be paid to me. I am

	Yrs etc J R

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