Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 27 Jul 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Jul 1793
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Ibbetson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 83
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Jno Ibbetson Esqr						Farnacres 27th July 1793


	We have the pleasure to acquaint you that the riding or perambulating of the Boundaries of Grindon & Langley South Commons and Thorngrafton Common was very agreeably gone through and that we do not expect the least litigation concerning the same.

	The Board will observe by the inclosed News Paper that the First Meeting of the Commissioners for the Division of three Commons is to be held at Haydon Bridge on the 15th of next Month at which we propose to attend and will endeavour to get the Commissioners to fix as early a Day as possible for their second Meeting.

	The Expence of riding the Boundaries is always paid by the Lords of the Manors in which the Commons lie and for riding Grindon Langley and Thorngrafton Boundaries amounted as follows


Grindon                                         £11:17: 4

Langley                                           9:15: 9

Thorngrafton                                      8:16:10

Going to Langley Mill, examining the Boundaries

  previous to the riding thereof and returning    7: 5: 9

                                                £37:15: 8

The Colours made use of in 1761 when the Boundary 

of the manor of Alstonmoor was rode were used upon 

this Occasion the Poles for which cost            0: 1: 0

                                                £37:16: 8

	Mr Beaumont who succeeded Sir Thomas Blackett Bart as Lord of the Manor of Hexham having expressed a disinclination to ride the Boundary of the Hexhamshire and Allendale Common we were apprehensive of having some difficulties in getting forward with the Division of that Common but Mr Walton wth Mr Ruddock one of the Proprietors having had two meetings with Mr Beaumont he at last was prevailed upon to fix the riding of the Boundary to begin upon the 7th of August and an Advertisement appears in the inclosed Newspaper wherein the Time and place of beginning to ride are set forth and the business of the Division will follow of course.

	In the same News Paper you will see an Advertisement concerning an intended application to Parliament for the making and repairing of the Roads from Burtry Ford to Alston, from Alston to Mere Burn, and from Alston to Burnstones. The carrying into effect these Propositions wd be of great service to Alston and particularly so to the Mines. Mr Walton intends being at the Meeting and we will write you upon the subject after it is over.

	Herewith you receive our Cash Acct for last Month upon wch there is a balance of £2947: 7: 3½ in favour of Greenwich Hospital and we have since remitted a Bill for £3000 to Mr Edwd <Boxley> with which you are desired to acquaint the Board.  We are

	Sir Your most Obedt Servts

	   Walton & Turner


Mr Walton proposes attending the riding of that part of the Hexamshire & Allendale Boundary that joins upon the Manor of Alstonmoor and also that part which joins upon the Barony of Langley which in the whole will be about Ten Miles.

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