Letter – Hugh Boag to William Corbett – 11 Jul 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jul 1742
Correspondent: Hugh Boag
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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 To  Wm. Corbett						Ravensworth Castle  July 11th 1742


      Inclosed we Send you the Invoice Charter party and Bill of Loading for a fourth Loading of Main Team Coales amounting to 56 Chaldons value £35.9.8½… for the use of Greenwich Hospitall Shiped on board the Fran. & Mary of Scarborough Fran. Hodgson Master.

      The Ship we believe is Sailed and hope she will be with you at or about the time this comes to hand     I am for Mr Walton & Selfe 

      Sir your very Hble. Servt.

      Hugh Boag

PS     The Chaldons are Newcastle Measure

Newcastle      July 6 1742

Invoice of a cargo of Coales Ship’d on Board the Fran: & Mary  Fran. Hodgshon Master  by Order of Messrs Walton & Boag  Viz.t


  56 Chald. of Main Team Coales at 9/6d     £ 26 12  -

  7 Keeles dues at 13/4d                       4 13  4

  Duke of Richmond Duty                        2 16  6

  Town Duty                                    1  3  4

  Charter Party                                   3  6

  Bills of Loading                                1    1/2

                                            £ 35  9  8 1/2

Ravensworth Castle  July  4th  1742    Errors Excepted          Hugh Boag

This Charter Partie Witnesseth that  Fran. Hodgshon Master of the good Ship comonly called the Fran: & Mary of Scarbrough in Consideration of the Following Freight doth hereby grant & to Freight Lett unto Mesrs. Walton & Boag of Newcastle upon Tyne  Merchants Freightors of the sd. Ship all the sd. good Ship with all her furniture and apparrell for performance of the following voyage (danger of Sea restraint of princes Fire & Enemies only excepted) 

And the said Master for himself his Execs. Adms. doth hereby Coven’t. and agree with the sd. Freightors their Factor and Assigns. That the sd. Ship being Strong and Staunch well man’d and everyway fitted to perform the sd. Voyage He the sd. Master his servts. or Assigns. Shall forthwith load and take on board the sd. Ship her full and Competent Loading of Coales (of the Goods and Adventure of the said Freightors or there Assigns) and shall then with the first fair wind & Weather that shall permitt directly Sail and goe wth the sd. Ship and Loading from this port Tynemouth unto Greenwich Hospitalls Key in the River Thames to such convenient place or places there as the Said Freightors their Factors or Assigns shall appoint where the sd. Ship & Loading may safely come and shall then & there unload & deliver all the sd. Loading at the Appoint’t. & to the use of the sd. Freightors their Factors or Assigns.

And shall there Lye for such her unloading the full space of Six lawfull working days  In Consideration whereof the said Freightors for themselves their Factors and Assigns doe hereby Coven. & agree wth the said Master his Execs. Adms. and Assigns That they the sd. Freightors there Factors and Assigns Shall forthwith load & putt on board the sd. Ship in the River of Tyne her said full loading & Shall & will receive the same from on board her at Greenwich Hospitall Key aforesd. & that within the time before appointed for unloading thereof And shall also pay or Cause to be payed unto the sd. Master his Execs. Adms. or Assigns the sum of Seven Shillings & Six pence a Chaldron London Measure for every such Chaldron of the said Loading (and so proportionally for a less quantity) which shall be taken in on Board the sd. Ship in the River of Tyne & Delivered at Greenwich Hospital Key aforesd and will pay all the sd. Freight at Greenwich Hospital aforesd.  upon delivery of the sd. Loading there and shall also pay & discharge all Customs duties & Charges upon & for the sd. Loading & Twenty Shillings every day the sd. Ship shall lie upon demurrage; and that the sd. Master Shall pay & Discharge all victualing Charges mens wages wth wear & tear for the sd. Ship the change of the Cocquet Lights & peirs and other port Charges during the sd. Voyage and for the true performance of all & every the Coven’ts & Agreements above mentioned the sd. Master bindeth himself his Execs. & adms. & especily the sd. Ship her furniture tackle apparrell & freight to become due and the sd. Freightors do bind themselves their Factors & Assigns & especialy their goods & Cargoe in the penal Sum of Eighty pounds each to other firmly by these presents In witness whereof the sd. Parties to these presents have unto Set there hands & Seals the Third day of July in the Year of our Lord 1742

      Fran: Hodgshon

Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of William Clark John Baker
Invoice and Charter Party are followed by covering note to Corbett

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