Letter – Nicholas Walton to Francis Woodhouse – 8 Apr 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Apr 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Francis Woodhouse
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Mr Francis Woodhouse                               			Ravensworth Castle Ap 8th 1743

Dear Sir

       My Partner Mr Boag is abroad but before he went from home we were favoured with yours of the 31st March last which brought us your Queries there Recd from Mr Johnson, John Swinburne, Edward Winship: which I could not get ready to give you my answer Sooner then this Post.  But before I doe most Sincerely tell you I am heartily concerned to hear of your Indisposition, and more pticularly that I shod anyway be the Cause of it I can only say I wish you soon a perfect return of your health & that all happiness may attend your fireside.

       I send you herein the Acct of Arrears, in the late Recrs time Showing what has been pay’d thereof from time to time & that the <Supens> agree Exactly with the last Quietus  And so in like manner to June 30th 1741 & 1742 which I hope will make that matter Clear.   You will likewise receive herewith my answers to the several Queries together with Mr Johnson & Swinburns Recet Rectified, and that of Edw Winship under writt by Mr Skinn which I hope will be satisfactory.  I have also Inclosed this Post our Commission to Sir Henry Liddell to save Postage & have desired Mr Skutt Sir Henrys Agent to wait upon you with it & to pay you the Fee due upon the Entry; & as I thought the sending you a Coppy might Save you some trouble so you will receive one, which you may Examine with Mr Skutt, and keep by you if you think proper & when you have done with the Original be so good as give it to Mr Skutt who will Convey it with Safety to me by some of Sir Henry Liddells people who will be soon in the Country. 

       We are taking Care to have the disbursements properly vouch’d by making the Recets for Repaires, Sesses etc all on distinct papers, so that in future you will have no trouble in turning from one Bundle to another to seek for the vouchers & if there is anything else We can do to shorten the work will be ready to comply with it.

       We will be glad to hear that a Declaration of Accts is fixed & doubt not but ours will appears to the Chancellor of the Excheqr a fair one, as I am persuaded of your Friendly offices in Stating Facts to him in a True light.  I once more wish you soon well of your Cold & with my Compliments to Mrs Woodhouse.

       I am Dr Sir Your very Hble Servt.             

       Nicho Walton 

PS  Mr Boag when he went abroad desired me to present his Complimts to you &  Mrs Woodhouse & to all Friends.

Arrears in the late receivers time

Dr For the amount thereof at Martinmas 1734 as appears by the 

   account settl’d to the 31 Dec 1737                       £508 19  9 1/2d

Cr By cash recd and accounted for by Messrs Walton & Boag 

   in the acct ending 31 Dec 1737 in part of the 

   £508 19 9 1/2d on opposite side                           £79 12  8 1/2

   Balance 31 Dec 1737                                      £429  7  1

                                                            £508 19  9 1/2

Dr For balance 31 Decr 1737                                 £429  7  1

Cr By cash recd and accounted for by Messrs Walton & Boag 

   in the acct ending 30 Jun 1739 in part of the ballance

   on the opposite side                                      £56 19 10

   By balance 31 Decr 1738 the receivings Carryed to the

   30 June 1739                                              372  9  3

                                                            £429  7  1

Dr For balance as above                                     £372  9  3

Cr By cash recd and accounted for by Messrs Walton & Boag 

   in the acct ending 30 Jun 1740 in part of the ballance

   on the opposite side                                      180  2  6

   By balance 30 June 1740 agreabl to the Sup.w in the

   Quietus then viz

   Corbridge Estate                         £5  8

   Whittle                                  32 15  3

   Throckley                                41  1  6

   Whittonstall                              2 10

   Hexhamshire                               3 10

   Meldon & appurts                         92

   Scremmerstone                             1 16  4

   Alston Moor                              11  5 10

   Fee farm rents                            1 19 10         192  6  9 

                                                            £372  9  3

Dr For balance 30 June 1740                                 £192  6  9

Cr By cash recd and accounted for by Messrs Walton & Boag 

   in the acct ending 30 Jun 1741 in part of the ballance

   p contra                                                    8 11  4

   By balance 30 June 1741 

   Corbridge Estate                         £5  8

   Whittle                                  32 15  3

   Throckley                                38

   Whittonstall                              2 10

   Meldon & appurts                         92

   Scremmerstone                             1 16  4

   Alston Moor                              11  5 10         183 15  5

                                                             192  6  9

Dr For balance 30 June 1741                                 £183 15  5

Cr By cash recd and accounted for by Messrs Walton & Boag 

   in the acct ending 30 Jun 1742 in part of the ballance

   p contra                                                   20  5 10

   By balance 30 June 1742 vizt 

   Corbridge Estate                         £5  8

   Whittle                                  32 15  3

   Throckley                                23

   Whittonstall                              2 10

   Meldon & appurts                         92

   Scremmerstone                             1 16  4

   Alston Moor                               6               163  9  7

                                                             183 15  5

The names of each person from whom the £183 15 5 is due 30 June 1741 and 1742 in the like manner

                          1741                                 1742

Corbridge        Richd Gibson for Gibson lands £ - 18  -    £  - 18  -

                 Philip Horsman                  4 10  -       4 10  -

Whittle          Matt als Gerard Readhd         32 15  3      32 15  3

Throckley        Robt Weldon                     1             1

Do               Wm Brown                       37            22

Whittonstall     Cuth Brown                      2 10          2 10

Meldon & appurts John Charleton                 90            90

Do               Wm Hewitt                       2             2

Scremmerston     James Wilkinson                 1 16  4       1 16  4                        

Alston Moor      Wm Lee                         11  5 10       6

                                              £183 15  5    £163  9  7

Mem. In the acct ending 30 June 1741 there is £6 16 returned in Arrear as a debt contracted in the late rec.rs time which is a mistake it being a debt contracted in the present rec eivers’ time. See Coastley and appurts. Robert Dickinson for Hackford and Langhope £6 16s.

	And be pleased to observe the like mistake in the Accot for 1742 ending 30th June. See Coastley and Appurts Rob Dickinson for Hackford and Langhope £1 16s. being what remained unreceived of the £6 16s abovementioned.

	So that what is really in arrear of the arrears contracted in the late Rec.rs time is as above the 30 June 1741 £183 15s 5d and 30th June 1742 £163 9s7d.

	Nicho.s Walton

	April 8th 1743

Queries on Messrs Walton and Boag’s acct of the Derwentwater Estate for one year ending 30th June 1742

[Queries start at the LH margin, and the receivers’ answers are indented immediately beneath each query]

1741 10 Octobr. Shafto Down’s Land tax to Ladyday 1741 by receipt £1.8.6. By account £1.8.9.

	This is a mistake and ought to be no more in the Acct than £1.8.6.

14th Octobr. Allowed John Smart £3.3.4 for a modus for the Petty Tyths out of Spindeleston to Balmbrough Castle, due Good Friday by Receit & rental. Acct says Lady day 1741

	Good Friday or the Friday before Easter is the time when this modus is generally said to be due & we are at a loss to know whether it be due then or at Lady Day. We know nothing more than what the Rental says wch was returned to us by the Hospitall and that says Lady Day

NB preceding account says Ladyday 1740 receipt says Easter

	This is answered above

6th Octobr Paid John Swinburne 10s for keeping Dilston Clock in repair anno 1740, for which credit is given in preceding acct

	This receipt is wringly expressed then ten shillings paid Jno Swinburn being for keeping Dilston Clock to Mich.s 1741 as will appear by his Rect. Altered and signed by himself Sent herewith

29th Decr. Mr Johnson’s nill by pticulars & for which Credit is given is £3.1.11 by rec.t & Total £2.1.11 to be set right

	There was paid Mr Johnson £3.1.11 as appears by the articles, which shew the mistake to be a wrong casting up but you have herewith a proper receipt for £3.1.11 wch was really paid

10th March pd Edward Winship £5.10 for Coales dd for Mr Skinns use the receipt to be indorsed by mr Skinn

	Edward Winshipps rec.t you have herewith endorsed by Mr Skinn

Why is 6s8d charged for one year’s fee farme rent due Mich.s 1742 for part of Warks town payable by Edwd Charleton Esqr which is beyond the time of this Acct & would regularly come into next year’s rental

	This 6/8 was Rec.d by us at Mich.s 1741 altho’ not due till Mich.s 1742 for which reason we Charge ourselves with it. But it would have been as well to have let it lye in our hands till the next years Acct.

Why Ra. Thompson’s 3 years acknowledgement of a cottage and Garth at Meldon due Mayday 1741 was not charged in the Rentalls

	Ralph Thompson’s Cottage and Garth ne enjoy’d under the Derwentwater Family without payment of rent & afterwards in the Rec.rs time, But upon a representation made by us to the Board they orderd a small acknowledgement to be taken wch ought to have been brought into the RFentall but was omitted by us. The next Rentall will have it Included.

<E.> Fra. Woodhouse

	 Nicho Walton

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