Papers and accounts relating to sale of the Mason entailed estates, manor of Richmond, property in Leverington, Cambs, Carbrooke and Ovington, Norfolk, and North Pickenham, Bittering, Castle Acre, Gressenhall, etc., and purchase of manor of Sparham Hall and Corbets, Sparham, Necton, etc., from Richard Hassell, senr and junr
Letters to Philip Case from Sir Charles Peyton at London, Twickenham, etc., about his Grimston estate, his urgent need for money in advance of his rents, the conveyance of Smith's farm in Grimston to Case, 1753, and further angry appeals for money.
Bundle about distraint on John Smith of Gaywood, tenant at Gaywood of Joseph Phillips, maltster, Bridgnorth, and his ejectment, and his replacement as tenant by Robert Smith, and the eventual sale of the property to John Hardy; with letters from Phillips to Robert Whincop and draft replies; letters to Whincop from Stephen Goddard, Phillips's brother-in-law, and Joseph Smith, attorney of Bridgnorth [some drafts may be in Case's hand].
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: discusses tables of annuities for life made by De Moivre, and consequent value of his reversionary interest in his uncle's estate near Yarmouth [his uncle was Horatio Townshend, died 1751]; if sold it will pay off all the encumbrances on his estate; Colonel Townshend does not answer his letters and has clearly discarded him from his good graces; is thinking of settling in another county to avoid these continual jarrings; with copy of formula for calculating value of a reversion.
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: Case has always prevailed upon him to postpone selling his reversionary interest in the estate in Flegg hundred; the delay has cost him money but is now determined to do so; if Case will not act for him, asks him to return all the papers; 'It is my misfortune to be looked on by the Herd of Men as one of very weak judgment' but is not the least disturbed by this.
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: wishes to purchase a small estate in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire, to a value of £200 p.a.; prepared to buy it and then build a house upon it as building is cheap in those parts; the sale of his reversionary interest will enable him to make the purchase.
Lord Townshend, Rabley, to Philip Case: will be at Raynham to execute the exchange deeds and intends to stay for the winter; if Lord Exeter wishes to sell his own life interest in the reversion the two could be sold together; they should not be confined to Norfolk inhabitants but be advertised in some of the London papers; if Case has any scruples about selling the reversion it would be kind and ingenuous to tell him so, and he will find someone in London to do the business for him.
Lord Townshend, Raynham, to Philip Case: will agree to Lord Exeter's proposal that they should share the purchase price equally, even though Exeter's life interest is not of the same value as his own reversionary interest, provided Exeter bears the same share of the expenses.
Thomas Brograve, Gray's Inn, to Philip Case: £10,850 has been paid both to Lord Townshend and to Lord Exeter; details of various expenses. Copy bond of John Jermy to Horatio Townshend, 17 Apr 1742, on same sheet.