Letter – Ralph Grey – 3 Apr 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Apr 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newc[astle] Aprill the 3d 1674

Ho[noured] Sir

Yours of the 28 March came to hand ; wch I have shewed to my partners: and persuaded them that we should pay you the rent; provided you will secure us aganst Bowes; and Mr Mathews comes up to London now shall pay it; the money lying redy thare and take In our bonds; Bowes Vaine and Sanderson seales leasses of Ejectmente; but Consell is Cleare of oppnon that the Right is in Bowes and that he may Call hus in question for all the rent; he having maid hys yearly demands and Sealed leasses, his pattint take daite the 3d of King james; to Lynley and Starkey; and Sr Hen Vanes to the Kings Trusteys for <prence Hen’s> the 10 King James and confirmed the 3d King Charles; we shall desire as you write you will secure hus against Bowes title; for thare will be a tryall Next Assi[z]es; and lett hus know how to intrus Counsell the daite of your pattent and your tittle that we may timely defend ourselves pry lett me hear from you; how to manage this Business and you will very much ingaidge

Your Humble Sarvant

Ra Grey

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