Letter – Nicholas Walton to George Liddell – 23 Jan 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Jan 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: George Liddell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To George Liddell Esqr

      Ravensworth Castle  January 23. 1735/6

Honed Sr 

	We finished Our Collection at Mr Procters at Whittingham Last monday and Tuesday I came home but left Mr Boag at Eslington, as he had a pay to make, and Some other things to Settle there, he will be at home this Evening.

	We are Infinitely Obliged to you Sir for your Letters to Keswick and Morpeth, the former did not come to our hands before Munday Last but the latter we rec.d at Morpeth in Course

	I have wrote to Mr Corbett this Post and have also Sent him the Moore Masters letter 10th an accot of the Oar Raised from Michs 1732 to Christmas 1735 in wch Letters he desires to be Continued Moore Master: he is a Very honest man, and has a Charactor and fortune that will not Allow him to be guilty of Doing a mean Action I mention this Sir as it will not only be the Intt of the hospital to Continue him but as you will have Credit in recomending him

	Mr Thompson begins to Survey Dilston next Monday  But he shall go to any other place as soon as Directed but I Did not att all think it proper he Should begin at alstone moore for Severall reasons.  In the first place it is such a part of the world, that they are Seldome without rains, in the next it is so Mountanious and Rotten that it wou’d be wth Difficulty that a man Could walk upon the mosses in many places, and wt is the greatest Objection is the Expence  it is Computed Sir to be 10 Miles Diametr and is near a Circular form and If it is so will be near 50 Thousand Acres and Cost nearly £300  A Sum wch I fancie neither you nor the Directors Imagind  I have wrote to Mr Corbett that the Surveying of it is posspounded 

till a better Season and before we say any thing of the Expence of it shoud be glad of your thos upon it  The Expence is great   I have Just now recd a letter from Ra Wood of Needless hall with a Coppy of Mr Moores Libel against him for all manner of Tythys as well great as small for Seven years last past wch Mr Moore Aledge the are due to him in right of his having in these Seven years farmed of the late Vicar Mr Eden all the Tyths belonging to the Vicaridge of hartburn altho Mr Wood Says never any Tyth was paid in all the Late Vicars time, nor does he believe ever.  As Sr the Tyths of this Farme are considerable and as Mr Moore may prevail against Mr Wood if care is not taken; I begg youll be pleased to give us your thoughts wt to doe for as Mr Corbett can only give directions on holding a generall Court it delays so much time that they Suffer by it.  Mr Moore is proceeding in the Spirituall Court of Durham & Mr Wood must give his Answer on the returne of the Cita here which will be the 6 February next  Inclosed you have a Coppy of the Libell as also My Letter to Mr Corbett.


P.S.	I have gott one Coppy of the Libel finished, but it being post time & the other only half done I cannot Send one to you this post, having Inclosed and Sealed Mr Corbetts.  I will Send it next post but if it is not too much trouble I doubt not on Sending to Mr Corbett you may have it.

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