Letter – Nicholas Walton to Abraham Bunting – 11 Dec 1735

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Dec 1735
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Abraham Bunting
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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      By Vertue of an order from Thomas Corbett Esqr to us directed we are impower’d to nominate & appoint you & Mr Robert Johnson Bayliffs for the Manours or Lordships of Newlands and Wittenstall, Dilston, Corbridge, Thornbrough, Newton hall, Whittalls, Throckley, Hexham Shire, Coastley, The Baroney of Langley, Wark, Ellrington & other Estates in this County of Northumberland, belonging the Royall Hospital of Greenwich & we do hereby appoint you accordingly.  And you are by vertue thereof required from time to time to Inspect the Woods & other lands that no waist of any kind be committed therein.  & that you make us a report thereof from time to time or of any thing you See necessary for the benifitt of the Estates.  And for your pains & Trouble therein the Honble the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital have thought fitt to order you a Salary of each Twenty Pounds, but it is not intended that you Shall have the Benefitt of any Perquisites, except Waifs and Estrays Legally taken up by you within your Severall Districts or Libertys.  Given under our hands at Ravensworth Castle the Eleventh day of December 1735

      Signed by N Walton

      H Boag

To Mr Abraham Bunting in Hexham

NB there was at the Same tim[e] & one of the Same Deputations Sent to Mr Robt Johnson
A similar letter was sent to Robert Johnson

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