Letters – George Allgood to John Ord – 9 Jun 1719

Document Type: Letters
Date: 9 Jun 1719
Correspondent: George Allgood
Recipient: John Ord
Archive Source: NRO 324/W3/18/1
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      When I answered yours I was not let into the whole secret about your raising the money to discharge the Debts of the leadmines wch in a great measure was discovered upon my treaty in adjusting the Differences <betwixt> Sr Wm Blackett and Sr Wm Thomson abt their bargain (wch I was a stranger to and declared ag[ains]t it) for £8800 in discharge of my Lady Blacketts £800 p ann rent charge

      Upon preparing a draft of the Mortgage between them Sr W.T. asking me some questions abt the raising a great sume of money at Newcastle to discharge these Debts (which came from Mr. Wilkinson) I told them (as justly I might) I knew nothing of it but he pressing the affair lead me to enquire the truth from Sr W B who then told me he had borrowed of you £9000 for these purposes and had given you Kenton & Weldon (my Ladys jointure Estate) Winlington Woodcroft & some other Lands not within the trust for Security Sr W T hinted as if he had not been well used abt the bargain but upon arguing the matter with him he seemed better satisfied upon my insisting that these Lands out of the trust Estate alone were of value sufficient to pay both the £8800 and £9000 I told him last night I understodd by Sr W B that your security for the money was Executed & the greatest part of the money paid upon which he said he would write to you to know the truth of the affair which I suppose he does this post and upon this information I expressed your £9000 Security in the Draft of the Mortgage and as I apprehend by the agreement between them and the tender of the Release from Sr W T and Lady the Joynture seemed to be discharged & the paym.t of the £8800 stands upon Sr W B Covenant. I doubt not but you have the Counterpart or at least a copy of Sr Wm Blackett the fathers jointure of the Kenton & Weldon Estates Mr Tho Davison & Mr Wm Ramsay Marchts were Trustees and by what I perceived the Joynture Deed is not well made in Law however as there is an ample fortune to pay every body with a great surplus I think Sir W T wise enough in comeing in after you, tho he seemed surprized that you <add> prior to him for these Lands out of the trust estate

      He has writ you this post to know what Lands you have in Mortgage for your money so now I have hinted this affair to you fully you know what answr to give to his Lre or to Mr Wilkinson applying himselfe to you by his direccon; I hope Sr W B may in a little time be in a Condicon to pay his Debts without selling much of his Estate (but this to your selfe) A Lyne in answr will very much oblige

      Sr your faithfull servt

      	Geo Allgood


9th June 1719	

For W T following your mortgage to be actually executed pray haste one part of the Ingrossmt of the Mortgage and Directed to your son all [word obscured] that it may be executed here by Sr Wm the Counter part you know may be Done at the [word obscured]
although recipient is not named it was clearly John Ord, given reference to the loan Ord was making to Blackett. First paragraph and postscript appear to have been added later in a different pen and slightly different hand

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