Letter – Nicholas Walton to Henry Wastell – 20 Jun 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Jun 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Henry Wastell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To the Revd Mr Wastell 					Ravensworth Castle  June 20 1742



      I recd last post a Letter from Mr Radley our Solicitor at Greenwich with a Coppy of a Letter from Lancelott Algood Esqr. to Sir John Jennings relating the Incroachments, he and his predecessors have made on Wark Common a Coppy whereof I here inclose you, as also a Coppy of the Information lately preferred against Mr Algood on acct. of these Incroachments which I take the liberty to give you the trouble of, & begg the favour of your perusall of them and that you will be so kind as give us your assistance not only in Suporting the facts in the information but in giving a proper answer to the Case Stated by Mr Algood.  Mr Airey, Mr Boag and my selfe will be at Dilston next Wednesday Morning by 10 oClock in order to Examine some old papers among which are Severall Court Rolls belonging Wark Manor which we apprehend will be proper Evidence to the Occupiers of Simondburn Township appearing at Wark Court, & as you know every particular relating these Incroachments we begg the favour of Seeing you at Dilston on Wednesday as you Can with Convenience, and in case you have any Old People that can be produced as Evidence we desire you will Order them to meet us also.  I begg pardon for giving you this trouble but as we Expect a Tryall of this affair at the next Assizes it will admitt of no delay, & therefore I hope that you will excuse it.

      I am Yours etc

      Nicho’s Walton

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