Letters – Joseph Richmond to Richard Wilson – 4 Dec 1759

Document Type: Letters
Date: 4 Dec 1759
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/1
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To Rich..d Wilson Esq at Leeds 					Newc 4th Dec 1759


The Ponteland turnpike peple having wro[ugh]t the quarry in Lowthians farm have opened ano[the]r place in Wm Kings farm adjoining the bounder hedge between Kenton and Newbegin.  I am offered £5 a year for the Quarry by a mason who agrees to pay all damage that may be done the tenants and I have this day got a person of judgement to view the quarry who will try the nature of the stone and will let me know in a few days w[ha]t rent she deserves.  But if no more than £5 a year can be got it will be better than to let them be ledd away to the turnpike for nothing    I find the Newbegin ten[ant]s to have a way thro' Wm Kings farm for both horses and carriages which he says he allows in consideration of his having a liberty to lead his limestone thro' Newbegin estate     As this may in time occasion some dispute between Ld Carlisle and you I desire your directions whether I am not to require some acknowledgement    

	If you incline now to take a bond of your ten[ant]s for the £300 rent due 1st Nov last the land tax and other articles mentioned in my last lre may stand over till the next 1/2 years rent becomes due       PS when Sir Wr is done with getting any stones out of Jos Kings quarry I will let you know the quantity and what value can be put on them

	I am &c  JR

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