Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 13 Apr 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Apr 1798
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Ibbetson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 84
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John Ibbetson Esqr					Newcastle 13th April 1798


	An application is now before Parliament and leave given to bring in a bill for dividing allotting and inclosing Tweedmouth and Spital Common in which Greenwich Hospital is somewhat interested the Commissioners and Governors having a Dwelling House Stable Yard Garden & Croft in respect of which there is a right of Common upon the said Tweedmouth & Spital Common.  The amount of the Rental of the Estates having Right of Common it is expected will be about £2600 or £2700 p Annum and the Hospitals house and Premises are worth about £6 p Annum and it is supposed that consent will be obtained to the amount of £2200 or £2300 p Annm. The object to the Hospital is worth very little Attention but it has not withstand been thought necessary to examine the Drat of the Bill intended to be presented to Parliament in whichit is thought that there is every necessary Provision and consequently it is our advice that the consent on the Part of Greenwich Hospital may be given to this Proposition. We beg leave to add that the Common of Tweedmouth and Spital has always or however for a very great number of Years been principally eaten by Asses and Ponies belonging to travelling Tinkers Potters etc. in consequence of which the Villages of Tweedmouth and Spital have been considered as an Assylum to Persons of the worst Character and Mr Robt Ancrum who is a very worthy Man and a Tenant of Greenwich Hospital at present at Scremerston was some Years ago robbed upon the above Common and it was propose by one of the Villains to throw him down a coal Pit but which was happily resisted by the Associates in the Robbery; the Board will therefore we have no doubt most readily give encouragement to the putting an end, by means of a division, to an almost constant Meeting of Vagabonds of the above description.  We are

	Sir Your most obedt Servts

		Walton & Turner

PS. Mr Patrick Dickson the Solicitor to the Bill will it is expected soon call you or Mr Dyer 

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