Letter – Thomas Errington to Anna Radcliffe – 25 May 1722

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 May 1722
Correspondent: Thomas Errington
Recipient: Anna Radcliffe
Archive Source: PSAN Misc Vols
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May it please your Ladyshipe. 			Capheaton May the 25th: 1722. 

I haue the Honnr of yours of the 22d Instant, which is a great Satisfaction to me to heare that your Ladyshipe and the Childer are all in good health which god allmighty long continue, there is none of the Leases Signed by any of the Tennants as yett, there is noe doubt but they would haue been all Signed if times were as good now as they were two yeares Since, there is euery day greater Complaints for want of Trade and want of money, and Lands will fall as fast as euer they were aduanced for its not poseable Tennants can' hold out to pay Dear Rents and haue noe vend for either Come or Catle, I cannot say any more in this matter aboue but its but a mallancolly Story, as to mr Arthur Radclyffe its not in the power of any body liueing to perswade him to doe any thing for his Relations and for that Reason be must take his ownr Course, I have not Seen Admirall Delavale of late, but I hope before he goes out of the Countrey to London to waite vpon him, and discourse him in that affaire I mentioned to your Ladyshipe, and what pases in it shall lett you know, as to the Taxes I hope wee haue made Some Steps this yeare that will be of Some aduantage to my Lord, last Tuesday 22d: Instant the Comissionrs mett att Hexham being an Appeale day, there was fiue in number, vizt Mr. John Douglas, Capt Cotesworth, Mr. Robert Cotesforth, Mr. Geo: Ledgard, and Alderman ffenwick, the two last gentlemen I prevailed with to come from Newcastle where they liue, to Hexham that day and accordingly they did, and they all agreed vpon this footeing, that as nothing did appeare to them, but that your Ladyshipes Joynture was allowed to you, that was to be dubly Taxt, and all the other part of the Estate Singley Taxt, had Mr. Radburne Sent downe a Certificate from the Comissonrs of Inquirey, that your Ladyships Joynture was not as yett allowed you, it would haue been Single Taxt as well as the other part of the Estate, which the Comissionrs of the Land Tax wanted to See, Mr. Busby writt to Mr. Radburne three times pressingly to send downe Such a Certificate, but none comeing your Ladyships Joynture was Taxt duble, I can assure you that all those gentlemen aboue was very Ciuill and I hope the Rest all ouer this County will follow there Example, I am of that mind that Seuerall of the Tennants will Signe there Leases, I shall pay ffrancis wilson Tenn pounds as your Ladyshipe orders, it will be very Joyfull to me, to Receiue a letter from my Deare Lord and master, Mr. Charleton of Reds Mouth, who is Cheife Bayliffe in the manner of warke has gott a Conueyance of those Lands in that Mannor, Called Palmars Lands, taken in the name of one Graham in London from one Mr. Ceasar, Mr. Charleton has deliured me the Said Conueyance, and I haue giuen the same to mr John Aynsley to carry vp with him to London, who will be there in foureteen or Twenty dayes time, and your Ladyshipe please to write mr Rodbourne and appoint what protestant you thinke proper to haue the Conueyance made to from Graham of the Said Lands, mr Charleton is to haue noe money on this account, but a new Lease of Buteland farme which he now farmes for one and twenty yeares at the same Rent he now payes which is of £6l pr ann as I writt your Ladyshipe some time Since, and which you agreed to, he may haue Chapemen Enough for it, but it is most Conuenent for my Lord, mr Tuck who is now at London, and is Concernd for the Comissionrs of Enquiry, writt a letter to mr Busby not long Since, that they will not allow her to be an Exrs to either Coll: Radclyffe or mr ffrancis Radclyffe her two Brothers, and shee Cannot hold anything dureing her life, by Hows disableing act, this is my Lady Mary Radclyffe of Durham, which if soe, will be very hard, there is orders come downe from London, to sease of Horses and arms and Secure all disaffected persons to the Gouerment, there is a Camp at Hyde parke, and its talkt there is to be more Camps in other places for the Security of the kingdom, all this I supose your Ladyshipe has from the news papers from London, this famally are all well, and giues theire humble Seruice to your Ladyshipe and famally, I hope in a litle time to pay more money at Newcastle to be Returnd to mr Radburne, when I doe shall aduise him how much it is, as alsoe your Ladyshipe, whose most obedent Seruant I am, Tho: Errington.

A Madame La Comtesse De Darwent-water dans la Rue haute proche L'Eglise de la Chappell  A Bruxelles By Ostend
PSAN 3rd ser, Vol 7, (1915-6), pp.30-1

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