Document ReferencePl C 27/12
TitleLetter from John Nicolson, Carlisle, Cumberland to John Cleaver, Carburton, Nottinghamshire; 2 Mar. 1779
Date2 March 1779
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSends 3 bills for £362 2s 3d; does not wish to send bills to Mr Hewitt at present; has received Cleaver's valuation of Miss Waugh's estate; is concerned about John Porter's delay with the accounts of 1777, apparently due to the 'Colliery business'; thinks the Duke of Portland's balance is £900 which is different to what the late Mr Benson thought; supposes George Mounsey's bill will have to be deducted; discusses the duke's account and comments that he would have deferred paying Mr Benson's bond debt if he had realised the situation; has written to duke about 'our turnpike business', and has received an answer from Portsmouth; has sent a letter to duke to introduce Mr Blamire; mentions arrangements to do with the road and the involvement of Sir James [Lowther]; reports disputes with tenants over Penrith Common.

Mentions that the River Eden has made a breach in Kinnyholme near Rickerby; has given directions for it to be repaired; thinks that it is important land as Mr Richardson's grounds lie so close; mentions that Cleaver did not tell him that he got Lord Surrey's lease of the collieries; has heard nothing of the counterpart he sent to Mr Calvert; mentions the financial problems of Henry Sewell; has signed with Mrs Dufton for her land; refers to the damage done by the floods; reports that Dennison the gardener is in a bad way.
Termfinancial affairs, Portland
estate business, Cumberland

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA40357Knagg; Robert (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40358Dennison; - (fl 1779); Mr; gardenerfl 1779
NA40359Sewell; Henry (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40360Dufton; - (fl 1779); Mrsfl 1779
NA40361Richardson; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA11714Howard; Charles (1746-1815); 11th Duke of Norfolk; styled Earl of Surrey from 1777 until succ. 17861746-1815
NA40362Calvert; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA32842Wallace; - (fl 1779); Mr; M.P.?fl 1779
NA40363Hudson; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40364Cooke; Ralph (fl 1758-1780); Mrfl 1758-1780
NA1050Lowther; James (1736-1802); Earl of Lonsdale1736-1802
NA40365Blamire; George (fl 1770-1787); Mr; of Cumberlandfl 1770-1787
NA36413Hewitt; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40366Waugh; - (fl 1779); Missfl 1779
NA40367Porter; John (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40368Benson; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40369Mounsey; George (fl 1752-1779); Mr; of Carlislefl 1752-1779
NA40370Nicolson; John (fl 1779-1785); Mr; agent for the Duke of Portland's Cumberland estatesfl 1779-1785
NA32355Cleaver; John (-1779); Mr; steward to 3rd Duke of Portland 1771-79-1779
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