Letter – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 10 Nov 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Nov 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Allgood


      I have received your Lres of the 30 ulto & 2nd inst & send you inclos’d two Bills for the Sum of one Hundred & twelve Po[un]ds 6s 8d as below, being all I can at present meet with, they will become due nearly at the same time with Mrs Blacketts annuity, if you please to pay her out of this money & send me her Receipt & taken in my name, I shall then debit your private acco.t only for the £12 6s 8d and to Mr. Cooks Money, if you please to let me know how you finds his Ball[ance]: stands, I shall either draw a bill on him or send you my Receipt to give him, wch you shall direct, & it will be so much pd you towards Mr Herons money. I am assured Mr Wilkinson has no thought of giving Interest for the time past but Having I think gain’d upon him for time of paymt till Midds[umme]r next, do believe he will award intrest from Xmass next except for the Omissions, wch Indeed ought to be immediately paid, he has required J: Armstrongs answr in writeing to 9 severall articles, as within, to wch he has given him a very direct & punctuall answer, but nevertheless from Mr Wilkinson discourse I gather he will give the full Ball, if not some allowance for the law charges, that Mr Mowbray &c have been at, I am Indeavouring to get the Lease of Langty Head grove d[elivere]d in, but I doubt shall not prevaiel Mr Reay his to pay me his Ball of about £2300 for lead bought by Mr Coulson on the 10 Dec[embe]r when I have acquainted him I must have it for Weardale pay. Tho I presume you will respite that Pay till you have come into the Country, I must own I could wish it were made before Xmas, both the Silence the Country & to get in Money wch our Lead Merch[ant]s on such an occasion think themselves under a necessity to pay. The trade between Mr Reay & Ma. Coulson I’m afraid won’t go on as formerly, their loss is I doubt repairable. There was no offer made Mr Blackett of Mr Coulsons gown but on the <other> hand great care was taken to get Mr Sorsbie speedily elected, least Mr Blackett should by his Interest wch I think he would have done, had it been only to find out his price. I have pd Mr Blackett & laid out on his Accot since 29 Sept 1729 upwards of £2100 the accot of wch I have delivered Him to examin & sign, but can not yet get done . He tells me he will Sett a time to do it before he leaves the Country, he has had £100 this day and says will want Bills for £200 before he leaves the North, pray give what Direction you think necessary for my governmt in this affair.

      Alex is now here & tells me all is well at Rideing, this Post brings Mrs Allgood & you each a Lre from Hence. The Box mentioned in your last is here & shall forward it on Saturday by the Carrier.	I am	Sr	yours 	&c	JR

Nico Warron on Wm Astell Esq due 13th inst for £ 62 6 8

Ben Kirkhup on Mr Cha Murray due 26th inst     £ 50 0 0

                                               £112 6 8

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467