Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 21 Feb 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Feb 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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I perceive by yrs of the 19th that Mr wise is out of pocket £30 upon Brumells acct for Mr Selbys annuity, I wish Mr Wise would let that £30 alone till Mr Brumells comes to Town, & I will see it p[ai]d, in case Mr Brumell dose not immediately pay it, Mr Brumell should have discharged all the annuity onely for one Year last past wch was the time that I took my business out of his hand, so acq[ain]t Mr Wise wth it, wth my Service to him, what Mr Wilkinson is in arrear I cannot well tell, he can informe you best, acqt Mr Cuthbertson that I have found a Survey of Seaton Delaval L[or]dship wch you may remember you got done, by an old Survey wch you found amongst some old writings in the old Tour, so shall have no occasion for another Survey, I perceive you have let Lyesdon for me for £160 p Ann[um] as also wlkin and Shepseys for me for one Year, at the old rent, I wond[e]r you got no advance of rent for these 2 farmes, as also that the ten[nan]ts should be so unreasonable In their demand for their ½ tyth, go upon the receipt of this letter & give my Service to my Sister Mitford & know whether Mr Wilkinson delivered her a let[e]r wth his own hands wch I Recd from her Son my Nephew B Mitford from the East Indies who I hear is an Extraordinaru Surcomestances, faile not to Send me a copy of the last pay, am af[rai]d shall be forced  to ord[e]r will Lowe to take up as much at interest mony of Mr Bacon for 6/m[onths] as I shall want to clear the pay wch I hope will not be much, considering H Tulip is a whole Year in arrear, wth the moneys in Mr Fenwicks hand, I can make no judgemt of the pay till you go to fallowf[iel]d & see all the Lead counted & weighed, for there is no relying of H Tulip being he is illettered poor fellow, let me know by the first post when you can Best go to fallowf[iel]d for you must make a journey their before I make a pay perhaps H Tulip may have moneys in his hand, over & above his rent, & then there will be no occasion to trouble Mr Bacon, know of the free porter James Clark who shipt the last lead & the price currt should be glad to hear you had made a good end wth Mr Errington & Mr Wise concerning Mr Selbys annuity I am   Yr Friend

Acqt me what the work people was to have per foth[e]r for working & smelting the dead heaps

Inquire what end Mr Brumell has made in his business & whether he is come home or not
James Mewburn (c.1680-1731) was the steward at Seaton Delaval Hall.  Date of next letter in book is 25th, so date of this letter must be between 19th and 25th. 22nd is used here, ie giving 3 days since the date of Mewburn’s letter

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