Letter – Henry Richmond to Thomas Maughan – 16 Oct 1760

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Oct 1760
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Maughan
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Thomas Maughan at Newhouse Newcastle 16th Oct 1760


Mr James Hopper of Black Hedley has wrote a letter to Sir Wr Blackett and Mr Bacon complaining of the damage done by the cuts made thro' his brother's out pasture and meadow ground at Wolfcleugh to convey water to the engine at the p[ar]tnersp Grove. Sir Wr and Mr Bacon desire you and Mr Wharton will acquaint them that they are willing to make such satisfaction as will be awarded them by two indifferent persons one to be chosen by Messrs Hoppers and the other by Sir Wr and Mr Bacon for any spoil of ground in such Inclosures as are antient, But that they can pay nothing for damage done to the fells or Wastes, or to any modern inclosures such as I suppose their out pasture to be, and this I apprehend has always been the custom in your part of the country and Sir Wr and Mr Bacon will not introduce any new ones. You now know I suppose that the Bishop has declared for Mr Shaftoe so that with his Ldsps agents I hope you will be able to make all the votes in Weardale. I desire you will let us have another list next week or as soon as you can of what you and thay have done. PS In such list I desire you will mention their freeholds and where they live. Pray let me know what sort of tenure Mr Hoppers Estate is of, whether freehold, copyhold, lease for lives or for years.

I am &c H Richmond

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