Letter – Nicholas Walton to Henry Airey – 20 Mar 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Mar 1772
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Henry Airey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Henry Airey						Farnacres 20th March 1772 


      Having considered the Freight of the Bone ashes from London to Newcastle I think it will be the best way to fix it at £2.2.  for every 50 Casks and I have therefore made out an Acct below which may be included in the settling for the Three Hundred Pieces of Lead sold to Mr Fish.   I think Two Guineas quite sufficient and hope every one will be satisfied with it being settled in this way. I am 

      NW Junr.

Due to Mssrs Henry & Jonathan Airey for Freight of Bone Ashes from London to Newcastle the Waterage from Shields to Newcastle ( 8s4d for every 50 Casks) having been before accounted for and Paid.

1770 Oct 16  50 Casks P the Providence       £1.13.8

     Dec 8   50 Do.   P the Prince Frederick £1.13.8

1771 May 11  50 Do    P the Thames           £1.13.8

     June 10 50 Do    P the Mary & Elizabeth £1.13.8

     Sept 14 50 Do    P the Eagle            £1.13.8


                                             £8. 8.4 

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