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].
Cyrill Wyche, Gaywood, to Philip Case: assignment of a mortgage; two Hockwold men are summoned to the sessions but at a time inconvenient to them; asks him to order matters so no damage may accrue from their non-appearance.
Cyril Wyche, Hockwold, to [Philip Case]: instructions for leases; Robert Hankinson is over £200 in arrears; defaulting tenants 'only abuse any kindness or civility they may receive'; thinks he is being overcharged by Collector Turner and Charles Peast, dyke reeves of Gaywood, for banks; asks if some of his tenant Young's men can be got out of Bridewell, as a favour; needs an agent to inspect his Gaywood concern from time to time and would pay £10 10s a year; thinks he has been cheated over purchase of some horses.
Miscellaneous papers incl. memorandum as to Mr Partridge's lease of 4 acres 2 roods in Gaywood, formerly in tenure of Dr Hepburn, nd, Case vs Clarke, 1785, draft lease of Fairstead farm to John and Edward Emerson, 1788, etc.