Letter – Joseph Richmond to Christopher Johnson – 5 Feb 1760

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Feb 1760
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Christopher Johnson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Chris Johnson attorney at Law in Durham					5th Febry 1760


	Sir Wr Blackett desires George Robson son of George Robson of the Heugh in N.oland aged 16 years may be put into the lease of Redburn and enclosed is a certificate of Sir Wr being alive as you desired.  And I hope by this time you have the certificate of General Howards being living as you said you wo[ul]d write to your agent in London to apply for it.  So I hope you will get this lease executed by Dr Gregory as soon as you can.

	I shall be glad to see you here, to settle matters with Mr Featherston  PS John Philipson who was a life in Lintzgarth held under the Bishop being dead, Sir Wr names the above mentioned George Robson to be put in the room of Phillipson. The Estate is let to John Harrison for 10£ a yr out of wch the Bshps rent is to be deducted.  As Mr Halhead is not in the country, I do not know who to apply to in this affair, I desire therefore you will apply to the proper person to get this lease renewed.  I am &c     JR

Copy of the certificate mentioned in the above letter above

To the Revd Dr Gregory Ma[ste]r of Sherburn hospital in the County of Durham

These are to certify that Sir Wr Blackett Bt of the parish of St And[rew]s in the town of Newcastle upon Tyne is now living.

		Witness our hand this 27th January 1760

			John Ellison Minister of St Andrews

			Thomas Harle  Church warden

			Matt Laidler  Church warden

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