Letter – Henry Richmond to Thomas Maughan – 21 Jan 1762

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jan 1762
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Maughan
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Thos. Maughan at Newhouse in Weardale                                          21st January 1762


I have just now rec[eiv]ed your Lre of the 18th inst & think you are right as to the points wch are proper to be refered. However it will be better to have Mr Harrisons opinion joined with yours & reduced into writing for Sir Walters Satisfaction. I am sorry they have not yet got the ore bro[ugh]t back; however as the weather will not, you say permit them to do it now, it must be left to you to give them such further time as you think reasonable & will not prejudice the working of Lingybrow Grove; for Sir Wr ought not to be restrained much longer f[ro]m sending away the ore f[ro]m that Grove. But you are a very good judge of this point. Therefore as soon as the ore is sent back proceed to the reference upon such points as you & Mr Harrison settle; excepting only the two wch I mentioned in my last.

I must desire you will, as soon as you can conveniently, let me have an acco[un]t of what Fells & stinted pastures are inclosed, & what are not; And in order to Enable you to do this accurately I have put down the names of the Fells & Hopes, on the other side: I mean the antient names of them, such as I find them expressed by in the Depositions; & wch I hope they are known by at this day. Any of these Fells & stinted pastures that you think are antient inclosures I wo[ul]d have you mention to be supposed to be so: & such of them as are modern I desire you will express to be so: & put down, so far as you think you can proving by living Evidence the time when you believe they were inclosed; or in other words, how many years ago it is believed, or remembered such inclosures were made. Also where any part of these Fells have been taken in, proceed in the same manner. I shall tell you the intention of this Enquiry when I see you; But the carrier will not allow me time to say any more at present I am etc      HR

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