Letters – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 15 Aug 1732

Document Type: Letters
Date: 15 Aug 1732
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Allgood				Newcastle 15th Augt 1732


      An Agreement was clos'd yesterday w[i]th Bp on the terms within mentioned, & an article drawn accordingly, being the best bargain could become at with him, because he had about departed from every thing he had promis'd to stand to before, possitively denyed the Term of <...> years agreed on for the Rent, & also what was concluded about <B/Risby> grove, I must own I was so much staggerd at the unexpected usage from a Bp, that I could not readily persuade myself to <treat> any further, & if I had not had Mr Blacketts positive orders to finish the Affair in the best manner I could, I would have left it still undone, & have  trusted to providence, rather than submitted to a man who has so bad a memory. 

      The Leases are to be signed in a fortnights time , I desire therefore you will let me know by the first Return of the Post if the Trustees are to be made Lessees, & if so, how will you have the same worded, for I promised Whitaker to send him full Instructions by Frydays Post, Mr Blackett saw the Agreement this morning just going to Wallington, & tho he may, he has no great Reasons to be Pleasd w[i]th it, I do not know yet what life he will joyn w[i]th his own in the Lands, he says he will let me know on Thursday, I have not time to transcribe you a Copy of the agree[men]t at present, so w[i]th best respects to Mrs Allgood & remain           

      Yours etc J.R.


Mr Blackett's Life in the Moor ma.s Lease         900.0.0   

Renewing Barb. Sanderson's Lease for 21 Years

Adding two Lifes in Kilhope & Welhope             200.0.0

Adding one Life in Lintsgarth & changing another   21.0.0


£350 rent for the Lot for 7 Years	

£315 rent for the <tythe> for 7 Years 

     If the Bp [Bishop] live so long

P.S.  I doubt shall be greatly straitned to raise the fines

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