Letters – George Allgood to John Ord – 8 Apr 1721

Document Type: Letters
Date: 8 Apr 1721
Correspondent: George Allgood
Recipient: John Ord
Archive Source: NRO 324/W3/18/1
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Cossin Ord,

	I was in hopes by this post to have given you some further account about that affair of my Lord Ossulstons, but the Gentleman of the Law who was with me in that affair about Enquiring after the Estate and value and who I am <expt> to believe is concerned likewise & in Interest in the rent charge, is at p.sent out of town, but probably may returne after the holy days, a Fine was intended to have been levied and a dedimus to be sent down for that purpose but unless there was some further moneys advanced, I believe they would not be able to get that done, I shall make the best and speediest enquiry I can and give you an account

	My indisposition rather growing upon me than abateing I am not able to <faleagne> in businesse as I used to doe, and to make an End and Close some <inres> of moment am forced to imploy a Soll.r to take care of them, and has avoided being concerned in many troublesome suites, And when anything offers wherein I may be serviceable to my Cosin Ralph I will not forget him

	As my Lord of Ossulston has no pr’viledge or any protection as to his person I should think it were not amiss if you have any Bond for p.formance of the Covenants to bring an action upon it or if none to bring a citation of Debt upon the Covenant for non-payment of the mortgage moneys and Interest (wch you know you may doe instead of Covenant & is a better way) and being held to bail upon a spectiall <CaTos> will be the quickest way of comeing at Judgement wch may bring in both your principall and Interesr at least the Latter sooner than you Expect and will likewise Strengthn the Security and you may bring a short Bill of <Dis…. & serve …> [ illegible scribble added later to end of paragraph]

	I perceive Mr Trenchard and Sir Wm Wentworth are very pressing for their interest of their portions which is but reasonable should be paid and I believe £500 will Doe bothe (the first haveing had £100) And I perceive Mr Wilkinson is Straightened and out of Cash at present by payment of severall sumes this last year to Sir Wm Thomson and is likewise pressed about the £4000 due upon the late Sir Wm Blacketts [4 words inserted above here in difficult scribble:] <B…. in part of the> purchase of Kenton upon Mr Weargs death that Security falling into your hands as I perceive I hope you’l be content wth Interest till something can be gott done to purpose in Sr Wm Blackett’s affairs.

	Sr Wm was telling me the other day that there is a very considerable sume of moneys due upon the Security of Mr. Brummell’s Colliery and Mr Wright and Mr Speamans Bond and that the times of payment being long since past he said you had directions to get in the moneys or put the bond in Suite, abt wch he desires a line in answr what is done thereupon

	Those lettrs and papers abt Mr Midford with the copy of old Mr Midford’s Deed of Charge abt the £1500 (if any) and the Copy of his will withal speed will be very serviceable to Sir Wm. I have something to write to you further abt the <Couty> but must defer it till another post. I am Sr yr Cossin & faithful servt

	Geo Allgood

8th April 1721

For Mr John Ord Newcastle upon Tyne

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