Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 6 Mar 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Mar 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr William Alvey Darwin Grays Inn     London                                Newcastle 6 Mar 1771

Sir      Inclosed I send you an abstract of the Lease of such of the Kirkheaton tenants as have attorned to Sr Wr Blackett, with such other particulars as I imagine may be necessary to enable you to prepare answers for them; as also the cancelled bond of indemnity intended for John Brown, who wo[ul]d not attorn; those bonds that were delivered were all in the same words as this, except Ann Atkinsons wch was for 100 £ only. I suppose you have a copy of the paper of attornm[en]t wch the tenants signed to Sir Wr., if not, let me know & I will send you one.

I have looked over the copy of Sir Robt. Bewicke’s bill against Sir Walter in this Cause; in the 4th folio of wch there is an Error of Elizth. instead of Isable Henderson. In the 8th folio he says he is heir at Law to the s[ai]d Doro[th]y Windsor on the part of her mother, whereas, I think, by his pedigree, it is on the part of her Grandmother. And in the 9th folio he has omitted one of the degrees of his descent, for he makes Calverley Bewicke the son & heir of Robt. Bewicke whereas by his pedigree as laid before the court at the last assizes here, he made Calverley the son of Thos Bewicke who was the son & heir of Robt. Bewicke etc.

As to Math[e]w Atkinson & Mary Robson you will see by the inclosed paper of particulars how they come to be included in the bill. I suppose answers must be prepared for them & hope they will make no difficulty of declaring that they have turned over their int[e]erest in the Leases to their sons. P.S. I have ship[p]ped two kitts of salmon by Sr. Wrs. orders in the Hannah & Sarah. Brown, mas[ter]  directed for you.  I am etc    HR   

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