Letter – Joshua Straker to Arthur Mowbray – 26 Feb 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Feb 1793
Correspondent: Joshua Straker
Recipient: Arthur Mowbray
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Arthur Mowbray Esqr Sherburn near Durham		Newcastle  26th Feby 1793

Sir	Mr Blackett desires me to inform to inform you that he will give you 8 Years Rent for a Renewal of the Lease of Redburn, according to the present Rent which is £40 per Ann[um] & which is not capable of being Let for more at this time, as the smoke of Rookhope Mill has corroded & quite eaten off the Swarth on a part of it.  Formerly the fine was for one Years Rent for putting in a Life & 4 Years Rent for 2 Lives which makes Mr B think the Terms now very high, he hopes that the Offer (on the otherside) will meet with your Approbation & will be glad to hear from you as soon as possible                                          I am etc     J.S

Rent per Ann[um]  40  -  -

Out Rent ded[uc]t  4  8  2

                  35 11 10

                     [x] 8

                 £284 14 8

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