Letter – Nicholas Walton to Abraham Bunting – 23 Feb 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Feb 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Abraham Bunting
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Mr Bunting

      Ravensworth Castle  23 Febry 1735/6

Mr Bunting                                                           

	We received both yours about the pay at Dukesfield & by the last it appears to be intended on the 25th Inst when we desire you will attend & receive what you can & bring it down to us as Soon as receiv’d.  You will receive herewith an Accot of what Rents are Standing out in your District & by it you will be governed in receiving anything that falls in your way.  Such Tennants as doe not pay up or any that are not Fee farme Rents you may give Receipts for which we will Excharge with you or them when you or they pay up to us.  You must appoint a day at Wark to receive the Fee farme Rents & you have Inclosed 35 Blank receipts which you must fill up & give to Such Persons as Pay.  All Wark Fee Farme Rents are due at Michs last & mind you make them So, you will find one of the Receipts filld up in the Manner they all must be, & you must give a Seperate Receipt for every Rent lett it be never so Small & receive A Groat for each.

	As to the Limekill at Langley we think No person so proper as Brown for the undertaking of burning Lime & we desire you will acquaint him that he Shall have it for one year from Mayday 1736 to Mayday 1737 on the Terms we agreed upon Save only that as the kills will cost us £6 we hope he will give £6 Rent & furnish our Tennts with Lime as was mention’d at 2s a fother.  if he will not give £6 he shall have it at £5  He may have it in Writting if he Pleases to Pay for drawing it & he may get it done of Mr Shoftoe Downs who we have acquainted wth the Termes

	We Shou’d be very glad to Treat with any body about White Chapple Farme but Shou’d be as well Content to lett it to Robert Wears Sons as any body & you may acquaint them that if they Chuse to take it that they Shall have the prefference.  They or any others may meet with us any day here or on Thursdays at Newcastle pray acquaint them with it  We are willing to lett either with or without the Tyths.

      We are Yor most Humble Servts

                         NW & HB

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467