Letter – Nicholas Walton to George Liddell – 18 Apr 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Apr 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: George Liddell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To George Liddell Esqr

      Ravensworth Castle  April the 18th 1736

Honred Sr                                                                

	Mr Anderson was Tennant to the late Earl of Derwentwater & is so till next May day or Whittsuntide at which time Mr Archibald enters upon the Farme with a Liberty to Sow a part of the land, Mr Anderson having no right to a Way going Crop, as it was when he entered upon it a grass Farm & but lately tore out.

	When we reced the North Country Rents we called upon Mr Anderson at Alnwick, who complained of his Farm being a hard one, that instead of £44-10-d Mr Watson the late Receiver had agreed to take of him £40 & that it was still too dear & therefore he desired to be clear of it.  At that time we were a little uncertain of the value of the Farms & therefore thought it not unreasonable to quitt him of it; but on his writing to us at Whittingham & again desiring to be clear’d of this Farme we wrote him that we would endeavour to gett Tennants for it, & in case we could meet with agreeable Terms he Should be gratifyed in his desire.  This being done we made the letting of it publick & had much better offers than we expected & in pursuance of what we had before wrote Mr Anderson, we writt to him again & told him we had the offer of good Tennants, & that he might be Clear of his Farm as he had desired.  <.> it was some time after before they were lett; & he had the offer of them in preference to any body & would not give more than £40 for what is lett for £49-10  What Steps we took in this Affair were laid before the Directors, who approved of our proceedings thereon & ordered us to lett on the best Terms, which was accordingly done, but if any thing to our unknowledge is done by Mr Archibald to the prejudice of Mr Anderson we will take Care that he Shall have proper Satisfaction made him.   We are Honrd S Your most Obedt Servts 

      Nichos Walton		Hugh Boag


Mr Anderson pd originally     

For Lorbottle Tyths      £30                                                               

For Lands etc at Alnwick  14-10


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