Letter – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 8 Dec 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Dec 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Lanc Allgood Esqr			Newcastle 8 Dec 1730


      I have favour of the 1st inst. & shall pay your bill to Sr Jno Swinburn whenever he sends for the money. I observe what you mention as to Kenton, but am of Opinion that Mr Wilkinson has given Mr Blackett such a hate of the Colliery that when Sr Walter considers it he won’t be so eager about the purchase, tho it certainly is worth more to Mr Blackett than to any other. I am sorry to hear you have still so many Demands upon you in Town, especially now when Bills are not to be had, I fear shall be oblig’d to send most of the money you shall want by the Carrier. You have on the other side an accot of what money I have returned since Sir Wms death and also an accot of the Cash Debts & Stock of Lead as they at present stand for your governmt. I hope Ld Jerseys money & the Money upon Kenton will soon be pd in, for I forsee you will imediately have occasion enough for it, I shall be glad to be favoured with a Line how affairs stand wth Guys Extors & how you proceed in raising their Money. Mr Wilkinsons award is as formerly mentioned, there will be £2224 4s 2 ¾ to be paid on that acct at Lady Day next exclusive of Cuthbt Heron’s mony. I must let the Weardale people have 5 or £600 more before Xmass to keep them easy if possible & not withstanding that, I must fear the Consequence if a pay is not made them early in the spring, before wee shall get any lead now at the mills to market. I go tomorrow again amongst the tenants from whom I have small expectation, wth best respects &c from 	JR

		Pd Mr Clark by Mr Allgood viz 

1728 Sept 13 Sent him by the London carrier £1032 10  0

     Dec 21  Remitted him                   £ 300		            

                                             1332-10- 0

		Pd by Jos Richmond since Sr Wms death


Oct 30 In money & bills                £ 900  0  0


Apr 8  Petr Bernardeaus bill           £1024 16  7

May 23 Sent by the carrier             £ 707 13  5

    30   Do                            £ 500  0  0

Aug 2  Pd Mr Clark’s bill              £ 500  0  0

Sep 16 Gave Mr Clark 3 bills for       £1000  0  0

Nov 25 Petr Bernardeaus bill on Simonds£ 621 15  0

Dec 2  Wm Armorers bill on Jackson     £  64 15  0

Jan 2  Fenwick & Waters on Le Quesne   £ 150  0  0


Mar 31 Jos Watson on Cantillon         £ 321  4  8

May 23 Pd Mr Cooks bill for            £ 102 13  8

Jun 5  Sent 4 bills for                £1310 10  0

       Mr Clark rec’d of Mr Cook       £ 490 19  6 ¾

                                                    7964  8  1 ¾ 

                                                    9026-18  1 ¾ 

December 1st 1730

Debts owing for Lead abt        £3200

Lead at Markett 2000 ps vald at  2900

Cash in the Chest                2020

  To answer present demand               8120  0  0

At the milns 2000 bings 3400 ps val.d at 8000  0  0

  Owing to Weardale Groves  £5000

		To the milns       3500

		To Allenheads       700        9200

                            Short        1200

Rent in arrear about £600

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