Letter – Nicholas Walton to Ralph Readhead – 23 Feb 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Feb 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Ralph Readhead
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Ralph Readhead

      Ravensworth Castle  February 23d 1735/6

Mr Readhead                                                        

	We have yours desiring a Coppy of the order about the paymt of your Sallary & you Say it is at the request of Doctor Hutchinson  He was acquainted with the affaire when we were at Dilston as farr as was proper & we are to acquaint you that if you doe not next Thursday bring the remaining part of your Rent that proper methods will be taken to Compell you to it.  Besides we are to acquaint you that you are not to Tear out Any fresh ground, Nor to Digg or lead any Stones from off the farme you hold of the Directors of Greenwich Hospitall nor not to lett any part of it to any body that are likely to become Chargeable to the parish of Corbridge & you are also requested to give an Accot what became of the 60 Deales laid down at your own Doore by the Tennants of Whittle.  We cannot find that they have been used in any part of the Estate.  If you doe not Comply with the above we have given Such directions as may not be agreeable to you & are Your Humble Servts

      Nichs Walton & H Boag

February 23d 1735/6

	A Letter Sent Wm Lee of Low Byer with a list of the Arrears yet due of the Small Rents Michs last & only a fortnight time given him to Colect & Returne them 

	A letter of the Same date to the Mooremaster to bring down an old Lease of a Lead Mine assoon as he receive it

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