Letter – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 3 Jan 1731

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jan 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Lancelot Allgood Esq			Newcastle 3rd Janry 1730


I received not your Lre [letter] of the 28th ult. till last Post, & then open. agreeable thereto you have on the other side, the content & Rentall of Mr. Blacketts part of Kenton, wth. my thoughts as you require them, of what I judge to be the utmost value of that Estate wch. if they will give it, I should think more eligible to accept of, than to pay an unreasonable price for the Lilburn upon accot. of the Colliery, wch. is mostly wrought out on that side, Mr. Richd. Hodgson has <bought> 1000 ps [pieces] Lead on accot. of the Paris East India Company, for wch. I am to have his bill on Mr Pr. Cavalier Mt. [merchant] & their Agent in London, the person that Mr. Wise used to draw on, please to enquire into the present character & circumstances of that Gentleman, & whether he will ansr. Mr. Hodgsons draught for I am not willing to do the Lead till I have your ansr., wch. if possible I beg may be by Return of the Post. Last Post brot. you Mr. Abrm. Dixons bill on Msrs. Burwood & Still in Mark Lane for £100 dated the 1 inst. at 10 days date if it should not become safe to hand, you will please imediately to stop paymt. If Mr. Ridleys bill be not punctualy paid its very ill usage for it is in paymt. for the Lead delivered him in Septr. 1729, by Mr. Blackett & Your joint Orders, so you will judge how our Affairs will admit of dealing wt. it. Mr. Blenkinsop will pay Mr. Midfords bill abt.  Candlemass when he receives the Rents of Ford Estate, & says cannot pay it before. I am


                            A.R.P.  Yearly Rent

Robt. Todds. Farm         128.3.7   £110. 0.0

Dodds & Atkinson          130.1.2    110. 0.0

Ra: Burn                   30.2.1     33.10.0		

Wm. Horsley                29.2.20    31.10.0

Wm. Selby                 124.0.17   100. 0.0

Thos. Allen                77.1.12    71. 0.0

Geo: Hall                  54.3.29    58. 0.0

The Stone close untenanted  7.1.00    12. 0.0

The Orchd. abt.<4 or 2>     2.0.0      4. 0.0

                          584.3.08  £530. 0.0 at 25 yrs purchase £13250.0.0

   3 Cottages houses                   5. 0.0 at 16                  50.0.0

   The new Stables wch. cost abt £200      at Do.                   160.0.0

   The So. Hall… Old                  6l   at 10                     60.0.0

   The 1/2 of the Colliery, I think woud be dearly bought for      4000.0.0 


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