Letter – George Delaval to Thomas Corbett – 16 Dec 1735

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Dec 1735
Correspondent: George Delaval
Recipient: Thomas Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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      I have reced your Letter of the 6 Inst by which the Derectors of Greenwich Hospitall desire a Copy of the Grant by wch I hold the Tyths of the parish of Kirkwhelpington, I hold them by an Order from the Lords of the Treasuary wch Order is directed to their Stewards with a Com[m]and to put me in possession of the Tyths im[m]ediately, but as I am not at present at my own home I cannot transmitt you a Copy of it but if you tell be it’s necessary I shall send it you as soon as I goe home.  I shou’d not have troubled Sr Cha: Wager with the Letter he gave you, if Mr Airey had not assur’d me I had an undoubted Right to the Tyth I therein complain of being refused me & since the Derectors are desirous of doing therein what is reasonable I shall give them the best Information I can about it.  Mr Aynsley of Little Harle Farmed the Tyths before me and now tells me his Estate in the Parish is Tythe free, but he has not as yet shew’d any recept of a Modus for it.  The Tyths I most positivly demanded of him was for a parcel of Ground allotted him upon the division of the Common of Whelpington for which he cou’d most certainly pay no Modus, besides the Tennant to the other Freeholder which I mention in my Letter for Sr Cha: Wager, declares he always paid Tythe to Mr Aynsley for that part of his Farm which was a share of the Common allotted that Freehold at the same time that Mr Aynsley had his share sett of to him.  But now Mr Aynsley desires this Freeholder to refuse me his Tyth as he does himself which they both have done accordingly.  I sent for the Execurs of Daniel Cragy, who confessed to me his Father in Law Cragy had paid Tyth to Mr Aynsley, but that he had done it in his own wrong & therefore he refused it me as he would have done Mr Aynsley if he had had the Tyth.  A Considerable part of my Estate pay Tyth in this parish, and therefore I was desirous to have it, & if the information I give you be true (wch I dare say it is) I hope my having of it may prove an advantage to the Estate for the Tyth refused me was Valued to me at £4-10.   I am 

      Sr Your most Humble Sernt

      Geo Delaval

Halnaby near Darnton Yorkshire

16 Decer 1735
Recipient unclear but presumably Corbett, as clerk to the Hospital commissioners

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