Letters – Joseph Richmond to Christopher Denton – 8 Jun 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 8 Jun 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Christopher Denton
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr. Denton                             Newcastle the 8 June 1733

D[ea]r Sr.

I received yours of the 26 inst with Mr Mansells Receipt, & copy of Storyes deed, & in between I here with send you your bill on me to Baron Hylton for £300. Also a copy of  <Se[r]geant> [ie. barrister] Winners brief in Story’s case tryed here in 1708, when a verdict was obtained in Favour of Sir Wm. Blackett, & tho the case may be hard upon Storys Family yet it’s the Oppinion of our best Councell here, that let him proceed by bill as soon as he pleases the court of Chancery will not <serve> him; for you will observe that the estate charged with that annuity was <seized> long before the consideration money was borrowed, & therefore could be no security for it, Sr. Wm. Blackett when he purchased knew nothing of that pretended Incumbrance, for he had Walkers <Estate> for a Collaterall Security against all the demands upon Wallington, Hexham &c wch are all particularly Expressed in the Deed, but this is not mentioned at all. Neither was it ever demanded till upwards of 20 years after Sir Wm purchased, Therefore what I wrote you before that Walkers Estate is Engaged for Storys demand was a mistake. You may, if you think proper to proceed Mr Blackett & ye Gentlemn concerned for him will defend the suit in the best manner they can, I fancy the Cause must have been in the Common Pleas, <dy.> you will find it Recorded there Mich.s 7 Regince, I am &c  JR 

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