Letter – Nicholas Walton to Joseph Goodchild – 22 May 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 May 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Joseph Goodchild
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Mr Joseph Goodchild

Sr                                                                              Ravensworth Castle  May 22d 1736

	Inclosed you will receive Nineteen Promry Notes & Bills amountg together to One Thousand & Eighty Nine Pounds, which I desire you will take care of, having paid to Mr Mannock Strickland (Agent to Lord Petre’s) at his Chambers in Lincolns Inn, London, & I desire you will take an Attorney with you to see that Mr Strickland be properly Authoriz’d to Receive it.  You will have two Receipts for £1100.

	One Thousand Pounds of this Money is due to Lord Peters out of the Derwentwater Estate, being the Interest upon £20,000 due at Lady day last Past & for which Mr Strickland will produce his Lordships Receipt which ought to run as follows, but if Mr Strickland have his Lordships Receipt in any other Form, which your Attorney thinks makes no materiall difference & may take it in that way.

	Reced the    of       of Messrs Walton & Boag One Thousand Pounds for One years Interest on Twenty Thousand Pounds at 5per Cent due to me at Lady day last past from the Commissioners or Governors of his Majestys Royall Hospitall at Greenwich by Settlemt out of the Estates late James Earl of Derwentwater.  I say reced

	The other One Hundred Pounds is for One Years Annuity due to Lady Catherine Radcliff at Lady day Last past from the said Commissioners out of the said Estates, which Mr Strickland is impowered by Letter of Attorney to Receive, & will give a Receipt Accordingly.

	I am ashamed Dr Sr to give the trouble of transacting this Affair, but I hope you’ll execute it, & believe me if it is in my power to make a Suitable returne it Shall not be wanting, you will not only oblige me but Mr Boag who is Joyntly concern’d in this Affair.

	What ever Expence you are at in executing this Affair Shall be order’d to be pay’d you by Mr Airey & I begg you may be very exact in Seeing us Secure in the payment of the money.  Mr Strickland must produce a Certificate that Lady Catherine Radcliff was alive when the Annuity became due, as well as his power to receive it.

      I am Dr Sr   Your etc	Nichos Walton


PS  The reason why the Recets are for £1100 & the Notes etc sent you inclosed are only £1089 is this.  They allow 1 per Ct out of it

A Shedule of Notes & bills Inclosed herein

Saml Illing’s Note to Wm Allaley dated 29 Apl 1736 at 40 days      £30

Do’s          Do   to Do         dated 29 Do       at 40 days       30

Stephen Fortee’s Do to Chris Blackburn dated 5 May 1736 at 40 days  45

Joseph Bennetts Do to Richd Sedgfield dated 6 Do   at 40 days       70

Edmd Shalletts  Do to Thos Murry      dated 7 Do   at 40 days       33

Matthew Arnolds Do to Do              dated 7 Do   at 40 days       48

Wm Goodchilds   Do to Do              dated 7 Do   at 40 days       50

Hum Godfray’s   Do to Hen Clark       dated 8 Do   at 40 days       90

Jona Shakespear’s Do to John Mellar   dated 8 Do   at 40 days      120

Mattw Arnold’s    Do to Stephen Bell  dated 8 Do   at 40 days       65

Saml Illing’s     Do to Thos Maxwell  dated 9 Do   at 40 days       35

Do’s              Do to  Do           dated 9 Do   at 40 days       30

Do’s              Do to  Do           dated 9 Do   at 40 days       35

Wm Randall’s      Do to Robt King     dated 10 Do  at 40 days       47

Thos Taylors      Do to Thos Dale     dated 12 Do  at 40 days       55

Ben Herne’s       Do to  Do           dated 15 Do  at 40 days       55

Robert Hudspiths bill on Thos Young   dated 20 Do  at 40 days      119

James Bakers     Do on John Baker     dated 22 Do  at 30 days       20

Nichos Walton’s  Do on Messrs Towler & Co dated 23 Do at 30 days    42


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