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John Peck to Sir John Trevor, MP (Cannon Row, Westminster): Captain Ball has taken a lease of the tithes of Burton and writer thinks recipient has some board and pasture land there from which he has no right to take the tithes but cannot find out because the Captain 'sends his agents to forestall the memories of those that could best acquaint me'; recommends Roger Griffith of Eaton who was Deputy Sheriff of Denbighshire the previous year and is now Deputy Sheriff of Flintshire 'an honest, sufficient gent and hath been in arms for the Parliament' as a far better Captain of Foot than Captain Ball; has encountered a Mr Morris in Marford at Plas Evan demanding rent from Mr Jones the schoolmaster but after talking with him and riding with him to Wrexham he had persuaded him to leave the matter in abeyance 'for I told him I conceived that the house was builded long since upon the waste but would both satisfy myself and him...' [endorsed 8 ?February 1650/1].


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