Letter – Nicholas Walton to Richard Horne – 11 Jan 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jan 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Richard Horne
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Mr Richd Horne.               						Rav. Castle Janry 11th 1742


       In answer to your Letter of 23d December last.  The Tennants in Alston Moor hold their Land by Lease from Henry Hilton Esq (from whom the Derwentwater Estate descended) for 1000 Years paying a Small Annuall Rent & a Twenty penny fine every Twenty One Years: that is suposing a Tennant to pay Twenty Shillings Annualy Rent he pays a fine of twenty Pounds at the end of every 21Years during the whole Term of 1000 Yrs & the Lord of the Mannor has an undoubted right to work & search for Mines and Mineralls in the inclosed Land paying reasonable damages.  But whether the Lord is obliged to pay damages which happen from Working the Mines upon the waste or Commons uninclosed is a matter of question at present with us,  as you will observe by what we have this day wrote to be laid before the Board.

       The following Advertisement we have ordered to be Inserted in the N<> papers in the County of Cumberland.

       The Dues of Lead ore to be sold which were raised in the Manor of Alston moor from Michs 1741 to Michs last & also the Dues of Lead ore raised and to be raised from Mich last to Mich next together or Separate.  Enquire of Mr Corbett Esq at the pay office in Broad Street London, Mr Jno Stephinson of Nentsberry in Alston moor or of Messrs Walton & Boag at Ravensworth Castle near Durham.

       Please so acquaint Mr Corbett we have bought 50 Quarters of Oats for him, very good at 10s 2d P Quarter & that we will begin to send them by the George the next voyage.  Our Complemts pray to him & to y.  <> & we wish you all the Compliments of the Season & are

       Sir Yours etc

       Walton & Boag

<a slip sent inclosed incl Letter …. ….>.

Mr Horne Jan 11 1742

In a little time we will Send you an Acct of what Leasses have been paid for Since our last Acct wth you & M Radley & Remitt you your Just share of w cash but at present we are  <bus… Casting> our cash acct for last year & are sincerely  W & Boag

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