Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 23 Oct 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Oct 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Sir Wr Blackett Bt. M.P. to be left at the Cocoa tree Pall Mall London                                       

                                                                                                        Newcastle 23rd October 1761

Hon[ou]rd Sir       Your friends here are sorry you have travelled so far to be laid up by so painful a disorder; but as it seems a regular Fit of the Gout, they are easier than if it had been a return of your late complaint, wch they had heard was partly the case; because they think the Gout, while in the Extream parts is symptomatic of a good Constitution & Long life. I hope so.

I have not yet received the pedigree of the Liddell family from Mr Ellison. I have been with Isable Pattison, whose Testimony, I think will not afford any proof of relations[hi]p between the Fenwicks & Mrs Windsor. She says. she never knew any Sir Francis Liddells but one, & that he lived at Ogle & was about 60 years of age when he left that place to go & live at Stannerton with Parson Fenwick, who had married his Daughter Mary. She says she has heard that the s[ai]d  S[i]r Francis’s Lady came f[ro]m Bambroughshire. So that probably she was Relict of Nich[ola]s Forster, as men[t]ioned in the Eng[lish] Baronetage. I shall see Mr Coll[ingwoo]d Forster in a day or two, & will communicate to him what I have gathered f[ro]m this old woman.

I wish an abatement of your pain & am Hon[ou]rd Sir  Your faithf[ul]l & mo[st] obed[ien]t Serv[an]t      HR 

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