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William Dugdale Correspondence

Richard Sale

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Richard Sale, Winstanley to William Dugdale, Heralds' Office, 11 January 1665

'My neighbour, yonge Mr Bankes of Winstanley beinge one of my Lord of Darbees Commissioners for managing his estate was upon that imployment out of the contry when you weare heare, & had not notice of the somons in due tyme, his father beinge ould & infirme reffers all businis to him, so that none appeared for him then: But I understand that hee hath since made his application to you at London, by his kynsman Mr Thomas Banks of Staple Inn', but Dugdale not finding an entry in the previous visitations was unhappy with their descent. 'It falles to my lott beeinge the nearest, to do it. I fynd some wrytinges of antient date, to witt of 80 yeares old' sealed with the signet of James Banks etc.

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Richard Sale, Preston to William Dugdale, Heralds' Office, 25 April 1665

He has gone to Preston on receipt of Dugdale's letter. He will arrange his business so that he can accompany Dugdale to Yorkshire. He wants Dugdale to provide a 'led horse' to carry the books and to ensure his servants have good swords and even a pistol for defence. 'There may be cause on that county to use wepens, which often help to keep peace'. Dr Kuerden & Dr Haward send their respects.

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Richard Sale, Hopecare to William Dugdale, 5 July 1665

He received Dugdale's of 30th June yesterday with the enclosed paper with which he'll acquaint Kuerden. He answers various queries.

Postscript: He's met Mr Booth, who he observed would have had a deputation from Dugdale at Manchester the previous year and claimed to be ancient line; assures Dugdale that Lord Delamer's claim is better.

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Richard Sale, Hopecare to William Dugdale, Blyth Hall, 6 March 1666

He received Dugdale's of 22 February a week ago. He apologises for the delay in replying; he has forwarded Kuerden his letter. He thinks he must be at Lancaster assizes, otherwise he'd have met Dugdale at York. Asks for details of the itinerary for himself and Dr Howard. He had hoped to visit Blyth during a journey, but winter and sickness prevented it.

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Richard Sale to William Dugdale, Blyth Hall, 23 July 1666

He received Dugdale's letter of 18th on 20th and has sent to as many as he could to perform their promises. He hopes to coincide his business in the North East with Dugdale's visit to those parts.

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Richard Sale, Hopecare to William Dugdale, Blyth Hall, 26 July 1666

'I writt to you about the beginning of June, wherein I gave you an account of what you desyred me touching Sir Ed Moseley his funerall, but because you mention not the receipt thereof in your last, I suppose it might not come to your hands'. Gives a brief summary of what he'd learnt. He wants to know when the assizes at York, Durham and Newcastle will begin and where Dugdale intends to sit for those counties. He expects to go to Sir Jordan Orgland, constable of Scarborough castle and his nephew George Collingwood of Elkington in Northumberland, and would be glad to see Dugdale when he's in those parts.

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Richard Sale to William Dugdale, 16 October 1666

He received Dugdale's of 28th September a fortnight ago. 'The same reasons you gave mee of the smale fruite you reaped in the north (to witt the scarcity of money for want of trade) was the cheefe cause of my not beinge there as I formerly hoped & Intended'. Sends regards to Dugdale's wife & daughters.

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Richard Sale, Hopecare to William Dugdale, Blyth Hall, 12 March 1667

He has only recently received Dugdale's of 10th February, as he was away from home. Gives an account of his activities etc.

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