Letter – Ralph Grey to Robert Thorowgood – 18 Jan 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jan 1676
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Robert Thorowgood
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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Mr Robt Thorowgood 							Jan 18th


Yours of the 13th Came to hand wherein I perceive <wts> between Woodrow & self your stand in it is the <part> of shipes & debt is I shal by your order send the bill of sayle your brother is not come home; as for the disapointement he should have bought Kerseys Mr Forkchin & Mr Bland meet him & <stocking> with his grandfather in <wensedale> that is the disapoyntment your Bro: meets with which you desire to to be informed of & for your monyes when you gett it in it is at your disposall for Tho. desired his & the younger Childerin that which is in good hands may stand per their acc[ou]nt w[ha]t you allott them, Mr Bland doth account soe much as not due to him but of that our meeting will satisfie each party you write that I should discharge my conscience at to your mony I niver recd any, but my wife & cousin did ac[coun]t all between them & what hath ac[coun]ted will give account at meeting I shipt you in Mr Purt Ship 100 p[iece]s  Lead qt 130c:0qt:07lb at £11 15s per fother I doe place the lead to my wifes account as per your order at parting as for Oare I expect it in Every day 

all friends are well


Ra: Grey
No year given, but from the position in the letter book it is written in early 1676. Woodrow is mention in Margaret Grey’s deposition of 1 Jun 1680 (in Dukesfield documents) as having given a bond of £190.
The ink is very smeared in the first half of the letter, making transcription difficult.

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