Letter – Henry Richmond to John Mann – 19 Dec 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Dec 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Mann
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
To Mr John Mann Attorney at Law in Durham                                               19 December 1761


I was sorry my Employm[en]t this morning wo[ul]d not allow me to wait upon you in Gateshead. But since my father saw you there we have enquired & cannot find any body in this Town well enough acquainted with Mr George Surtees of Mensforth to write to him about looking into his deeds relating to Sir George Tong, whose Estate you say he purchased: & therefore must request you will apply to him in such manner as you judge Likeliest to succeed. For it is very probable that the name of Sir George Tongs wife may be discovered f[ro]m some marriage Settlement, or will, that may be in his custody. And if the names of any of Sr. George’s children can also be learnt f[ro]m any of Mr Surtees’s purchase deeds, it will still make the matter clearer. I am etc             HR 

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467