Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Airey – 17 Dec 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Dec 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Airey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
To John Airey Esqr

      Ravensworth Castle  Decr 17th  1736


	I have had all my time taken up in the Derwentwater affair, that I had to spare from the Business of Sr H.L. & the Colll wch has prevented me waiting upon you Since the Courts were held to acquaint you wth Somethings Necessary for you to know, & as I doubt I can’t have time to See you till next week I give you the Trouble of this

	In answer to yours of the 24th of Octor & mine of the Same Date the Board were well pleased wth the proceedings at the Several Courts, & at their meeting the 3d Novr last they Order that all proper means Shall be used to Compell the Trespassers to make restitution & Satisfaction to the Hospital, Therefore it will be necessary to Consider what is to be done with Mr Aynsley & Mr Algood, & the Sooner it is done the better, the Former Tells me the Freeholders have always had a right to take in as he has done at Threapwood, & at Grindon he says he has a Lease from the Duke of Sommersett, how far this may be true I know not, but If you wd have any Enquirys made or think it proper to Desire a Sight of the Lease we may by that get some Light.  This ground at Grindon was a Dispute between the Duke of Summersett & the Derwentwater Family, & as Mr Aynsley Says was given up by the Derwentwer family.

	What further steps shall we take as to the Court Rolls, it is absolutely Necessary that we shou’d have ‘em & that Mr Aynsley should on Oath give them up, for there is various Customs at Keswick that we shall never Shall come to the Truth of wthout the Rolls & proceedings of the Court.  I have taken his rent for Hartburne Tythes that he may be propably in better Temper now, woud it not therefore be proper to write him a line & Try him.

	The Incroachments of Mr Algoods are matter of Consequence there is not only a great Quantity of Land, but a Royallty of Considerable value.

	Inclosed you have the Bill you sent to London to be persued by the Attorney Genll & a pill for Ralph Readhead, it came Inclosed to me last Post.

	I recd last post a Letter from Mr Wrangham acquainting me that Sentance is given against Mr Wood in the Court of Durham for the Small Tythes of Needless hall & he tells me he had wrote to you and that you had given him for answer that you were no way Conscerned in that Suit, The Commissrs Some time agoe ordered that you might remove it to the Ecclesiastical Court of York wch I fancie may yet be done, & in order that It may, I have wrote to Mr Wrangham to gett it done so but If there is any thing necessary for you to Do further I Desire It may be done by next post.  I Doubt we must Submitt to pay those Small Tythes unless we can Baffle Mr Moore by this removal for they tell me he is Sick on’t.  It is undoubtedly Exempt from Tythes & It’s a pitty we Shou’d be obliged to pay for want of proper materials for makg a Defence                             I am Sr Your most Hble Servt

                                                                                                  Nichos Walton

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467