Letter – Ralph Grey – 30 Jan 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Jan 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      NewC[astle] Jan 30th 1673

Honerd Sir 

Yors of the 17 Curante came to saife hand with the Inclosed to Mr Baites; w[hi]ch was carfull <d..d>; and this post I will give you ann acct of Tempus Rayne; I wish I may be servisable to you or yours If you Hon[ou]r mee with your Comands in this plase; yor Noat of my sonns Charge I Read; and find you have Wronge yorselfe for you make yor selfe Debtor £5:5s:11d and there Is but In your hands: £3: 5s: 11d w[hi]ch place to Acct I Rejoice to hear frome soe good a hand; that Wm Grey Will prove a good boy; he shall Want no InCorigment; I have 2 others I wish wear with you; when your more Serious bussines will permit bestow one Lyne upon Yor most Humble Servant

R Grey
Michael Blackett wrote to Mr Tempest Raine in the 1670s and Tempest Raine was a witness to James Briggs’ will of 1668. (see elsewhere in Dukesfield documents).

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