Letters – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 11 May 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 11 May 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Lancelot Allgood Esqr.                                     Newcastle  May 11th 1731


      Wm. Robson writes me that Thos. Anderson’s new kiln was burnt down yesterday with 27 Bowls of Oats, & that he begs your directions for the immediate recovering it, the walls are not damag’d, & of the slates will serve again, but all wood is distroy’d.

      Dodds & Atkinson the Kenton tenants have paid me £30 & there stock being now worth about £90 I have ventured to try them another year.

      Mr Blackett writes me, he will want 4 or £300 before he leaves the Town, I have acquainted him by this Post that I can meet with no bills here at present, under 30 days, & at one p[er] cent, so that I presume he will draw upon me for that sum, you have an abstract of his acco[un]t on the other side, Mr Ogle owes by his account £750 for Rent at Mayday last, he tells me he cannot at present pay any part of it.  

      Lead is now at £14 & sticks heavy upon hand at that price, I sold none since Lady day but 1000 pigs to Mr Bernardeau, which he has not yet taken away, wee have about 3000 p[ig]s at Bladon unsold & as much of Allenheads Lead in the way ready to bring in when the market demands it.

      I am glad to hear by Mr Bell that you have your health so well I wish your Lady the perfect recovery of hers  & am   etc      JR

                Mr Blacketts Acco[un]t  Dr.    


Mar 31   To cash                            £52.10. 0         

         To Lead acco[un]t                    2.    5    

May/June To cash                            235.10. 7                                            

<Aug>    Ditto                              177.18. 3           

         Extor for household goods Horses  2314.13.10                                                           

Nov,Dec  To cash                            400.15. 2 1/2 

Feb/Mar  To Ditto                           606. 9.11 1/2


May June To Ditto                           187.19. 6 1/2

         To Ditto pd. Wm. Robson,incl Rents 285. 4. 

Aug/Sep  To Cash                            506.10.11 3/4

         So farr passed by him & a note given to Extors.

Nov, Dec To cash                            948. 4. 8 1/2

         To Mr Mat: <Orell> for goods        39.17. 9 

         To cash pd Wm Robson on his acct   115. 0. 0 


Feb, Mar To cash                            338.17. 9 3/4

Aprl     Ditto                              241.11. 7

         Ditto pd. Robson to buy stock       40. 0. 0

May      To Cash                            134. 4. 3 3/4

                                Total     £6677.10.11 1/4                   

Per contra                           Cr.


Dec 24th By cash of Robt Colley               6. 7. 9 1/4    

By Do. at Sundry times of Cuthb[er]t Ogle 

  For Rent                                  660. 0. 0   


May 11th By Balance                        6011. 3.13 

                                Total     £6677.10.11 1/4

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