Letter – Henry Richmond to John Mann – 12 Dec 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Dec 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Mann
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr John Mann Attorney at Law in Durham                            Newcastle 12th December 1761


I have been desired to make Enquiry after Sir George Tong of Denton in the County of Durham, & shall be obliged to you if you can get me any information about him, his wife or children; especially the name of his wife & whose Daughter she was. I do not know how you are to obtain this unless you have some old people living in Durham that remember anything of the Family. Or you can meet with any will of the said Sir George’s in the Registry Office, or any Marriage Births or Burials of the Family in the Registers of the parish in wch Denton is. but I cannot tell you in what parish it lyes. The search should be made f[ro]m about the year 1590 to 1656 inclusive. The charge for any Expence you are at in making this search & for your trouble in it I shall pay you, for Sir Wr. Blackett by whose directions it is made. P.S. I shall be obliged to you for an answer as soon as you can conveniently. I am told that a son of the s[ai]d Sr. George Tongs was parson of Brancepeth   I am etc    HR

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