Letter – Henry Richmond to William Robson – 10 Dec 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Dec 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Robson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Wm. Robson at Wallington                                 Newcastle 10th December 1761

Sr.   Your Lre of yesterday about Edward Fenwicks descent f[ro]m Sr. Richard Stote does indeed put me upon the scent as you say, but it is so faint a one & so different from what we have hitherto been upon that I shall be quite foiled unless you can give me some more particular information. Because as there are some records that clash with your acco[un]t it is impossible for any body to form a right judgement upon this subject unless the three following articles can be well supported     1st you say, that Sir George Tong married a Sister of Sr.Richard Stote- upon what authority have you this ? is it f[ro]m any Register of marriages? & pray what was her name, & where & when were they mar[rie]d?

2dly. you say That Sir Fran[ci]s Liddell married Eliz[abe]th the Daughter of Sr. Geo Tong. how does this appear? f[ro]m any Register of marriages? & pray when & where were they married? You say 3dly. That Mary Daughter of Sr. Fra[nci]s Liddell was mar[rie]d to Parson Fenwick. pray how do you Learn this? from Registers? When & where were they mar[rie]d? & was this Mary the daughter of the s[ai]d Sr. Fra[nci]s Liddell by Eliz[abe]th his first wife or by Agnes his 2nd wife?  I desire you will satisfy me in such of the above queries as you are able- for hearsay Evidence will have but little weight. I wish you better of your cold, & a good journey to Berwick: < &……> you are there pray ask Mr Douglas for the money for the Lead wch comes to £57.18s.6d He has a note of it on wch you may give him a receipt if he pays you the money. I am etc   HR  

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