Letters – George Allgood to John Ord – 11 Apr 1721

Document Type: Letters
Date: 11 Apr 1721
Correspondent: George Allgood
Recipient: John Ord
Archive Source: NRO 324/W3/18/1
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Cossin Ord,

	Upon enquiry again to day after the gentleman I told you of in my last who was concerned in my Lord Ossulstons Rent charge, a friend of his (in his absence) told me the Rent charge was £150 pounds and made to or intrest for one Mr Combes, a fine was proposed and Endeavoured for, but I doe not yet finde any is Levyed, As this Estate is of that great value its now let at, I think you need not be under any pain for your moneys; And the Loading the Estate with Charges where its soe valuable will be a great Ingredient of bringing the party to doe you sooner right by payment of it. And I should think upon second thoughts the serveing of Ejectments immediately wd by absolutely necessary, and if that Dose  does not work effectually than it is but to bring a Short Bill to have a discovery of Incumbrances since the estate is so considerable which I think will be your best way since your money cannot be in any danger

	I am to thank you for the copy of Mr Midfords will the Legatees of £300 to the daughters cannot affect or be any charge upon the reall estate and which you know must be paid out of the p.sonall estate & which as I am informed was very considerable, but how disposed of or what discovery you had from the Bill brought for that purpose I know not.

	The title in severall respects seems to be in the dark however I hope wee shall be able to secure what due to Sir William Blackett and Mr Cotesworths and all other p.sons <nist> demands the whole Estate being an ample security for what can be charged upon it. I was a stranger to Sr W B lending of any moneys (which I perceive has been of some considerable standing) till lately. And those sums advancd I am afraid more out of friendship more than upon due consideration of the title or security.

	I am to thank you likewise for the genrall Account of the yearly value of the Estate at £658 p ann tho as I desired it wd be wurth more for Sir William Blacketts benefit and Interest to have a true copy of the rental of the whole Estate and of the severall tenants names thereof and what they yeary pa in order to describe and ascertaine the saem the better since they are onely Genrally very loose by described in the Settlements and the Lands or farmes without any particular names soe think the names of the serval tenn.ts in whose poss[ess]ions they severally are you know are the best description the thing will bear. And I doubt not but upon Enquiry you may get a copy of old mr Midford Deed or appointment about the £1500 wch I am informed his Son Kitt Blackett has and was drawn by Mr Charles Clarke as well as his will. As these matters require Expedition I hope I shall be favoured with satisfactory answers upon ret.n I am your kinsman & faithfull servant

	George Allgood

11th April 1721

If you know of any Settemt made by Michaell Midford pray a Lyne. I have been told & assured oold Mr. Midford wd not joyne with him many and without him he could Doe nothing

Mr John Ord Attorney at Law Newcastle upon Tyne

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