Letter – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 29 Dec 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Dec 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr. Allgood			Newcastle 29th Decem 1730


      Inclosed is Mr Reay’s bill on Mr Wm Shalton for one hundred and eighty pounds wch please to own the Receipt of. On Saturday last I sent by Farrar the London Carrier a Box directed for you containing 1060 ¼ oz of Silver Bullion as the other side & have debited you for the same at 5s 10d pr Oz, that being the price Mr Cook agreed to pay I thought it best to send it to you, as the tidiest way for your turning it into specie, it will be in town the 9 Janry, The Carriage is pd here, On Saturday next Crabtree will be here, who being the only Carrier I dare Venter any Money by, shall by him compleat your Order, I am glad to find by your Lre of the 22nd that you are the best bidder for Kenton, if it be true, what I am told, that the Estate contains about 700 Acres it will be no dear Purchase, being most of it very good improveable ground I hope there will be no further advance for I’ve been told Mr Ord should declare of Mr. Rid<leys> bid for that Estate he would not advance 6d. On the other side you have the present Rentall. Robertson the Surveyr has delivered me a Survey of Harwood & a Plan of all Wallington Lordsp within is a Copy of his bill wch he desires you will Ordr the paymt of. I observe from his draught of Harwood that he has taken it in a straight Line from Hung Cross to Moorside wch gives to Elsdon abt 300 acres of ground that by our boundr Book belongs to Harwood & the Elsdoners are drawing their Marsh Dike accordingly, pray are wee to oppose it, or has it been settled so by the Commissioners. I have given Mrs Watson a 1 Guinea as you orderd & spoke to severall of the heads of the Fraternity in her behalf who gave me little hopes that any thing can be got done for her.  She tells me herself she’s satisfied I will be to no purpose to desire it, however as Thursday is the day of their chooseing a new Mastr I will make all the Intrest I can to procure her the allowance of a <Rom> & fireing, With the Wishes of the season,	I am		JR

      Newcastle, Decembr 22d 1730

Sr, Twenty Eight days after date pay to Mr Jos Richmond or ordr One hundred & eighty pds value Recd & place to accot as advised by	H. Reay

To Mr Hatton Mercht near the Custom House in London


247 / 379 ¼ / 434 Allowd 1 oz for glass &cu

1060 ¼ at 5s10d £309.4.9 ½ 

A Rentall of the Westside of Kenton  a yrs Rent

  Wm Dodds                           £ 80.0.0

  Abm Akenside                       £ 52.0.0

  James Atkinson                     £ 30.0.0

  Robt French                        £ 20.0.0

  Tho Wanlas                         £ 34.0.0

  Widdw Dixon                        £ 30.0.0


Mr Byers I am told has been offer’d 

by Mr Peck for wt he has in 

his own hands                        £ 40.0.0


I need not acquaint you wth the buildings you know they are Inconvenient & bad enough

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