Letter – Joseph Richmond to William Darwin – 28 Dec 1759

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Dec 1759
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Wm Alvey Darwin							December 28th 1759


I have received your letter of the 22nd inclosing Mr Vernons receipt for 225£ which I have placed to your account.  I send you inclosed John James and Mathew Lee  the London Carriers two notes for 1000£ each, which I desire which you will place for Sir Walters acct and advise the receipt of and next week I shall send you by the carrier if I cannot meet with a bill at a short date  1 or 200£ more  This money Sir Walter says is to be paid as follows according to his own memorandum  inclosed  i.e.  To Mr Gorges 1800£ & intrest, to Mr Townsend 200£ for the house in Brook Street to be paid to Mr Parry in Conduit Street who will call for it. I am glad to find you are making so carefull an Enquiry into the Kirk Heaton affair, and doubt not but you’ll persevere till you can clear it up for councils opinion, if it appears by the Deed poll that the manor of Anick Grainge was granted in 1568. I think what appears to be the contrary in the Court Rolls may not be so material as the Roll might have begun before 1583 and the title of it not altered so that the court may not have been held in Sir John Fenwicks own name till it was filled up but this I will enquire into.

	I desire you will look out for among Sir Wrs writings the lease from the B[isho]p of Durham to Mr Major Allgood of the lead mines in the inclosures of Weardale and the parks of Stanhope and Woolsingham granted in 1746 for 21 yrs wch I expect you will be called on to produce in a little time, for by Major Allgoods death or some other cause the counterparty having been omitted to be inrolled at Durham The Bishop has granted a new lease of those mines to Mr Henry Wilkinson of Gateshead without any of his agents letting him know that this lease has been in Sir Wrs family since 1678 and constantly renewed, But the last lease being transacted in London by Mr Denton with B[isho]p Chandler and the Enrollmt thereof neglected has occasioned this mistake, wch I hope cannot be atended with any bad consequence and this moment while I am writing my son is returned from Wallington with a Lre from Sir Wr to my Ld Bp, copy of wch I inclose you and Sir Wr desires you will carry the lease to Mr Halhead his Ldsps secretary and shew it him, that this matter may be set to rights and a new lease obtained if possible, for I hope the lease granted Mr Wilkinson will be void of course, if the lease granted in 1746 sho[ul]d not be in your hand it must be in Mr Lascelles's   I am &c  JR

£1000. 6 paid							Newcastle 22 Dec 1759

Sir   Fourteen days after date pay Math Bell Esq or order the sum of one thousand pounds value received as advised by for  Your humble servant	John James

To Mr Robt Turner at the White horse without Cripplegate  London

      Newcastle  28 Dec 1759

Sir   Fourteen days after date pay Math Bell Esq or order the sum of one thousand pounds value received for  

Mathew Lee			By me Robert Jackson

To Mr Robt Turner at the White horse without Cripplegate  London

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467