Letter – Nicholas Walton to Nicholas Roberts – 15 Aug 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Aug 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Nicholas Roberts
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle Aug. 15th  1741

To <N> Roberts Esq.


	Reced.  the favour of yours of the 13 Inst relating to Wooley hall Mill which is un Tennanted and very much out of Repair. In Ansr to which I do not think the Comis[sioner]s of Greenwich Hospl. Will be at any Expence in the repair of it, but if you would consider what Rent you would think proper to give & let me know as also the Terme you would take it for your proposals shall be Transmitted to our Board & then ypu shall have a final Answer if they sh’d like your proposals  & are to put the mill into a Condition you require they will I apprehend expect that you keep the same in good and Sufficient Repair during your Terme which please to Consider in your proposals. The Ground upon which the Tenters & other Conveniences ( which you will want ) stand is let to Swinburn the Tennant of Wooley but we have Reserved those liberties, paying reasonable damages; but this I thought proper to mention to you as we have no ground to accommodate you with for pasturage &c. I do not expect either of us will be at Hexham sooner than about Mich[aelma]s& am for Mr Boag & self

      Sir, Yours &c    Nichos. Walton
Recipient unclear, but possibly Nicholas Roberts, stepson of Sir Edward Blackett of Hexham Abbey

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