Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Christian – 25 May 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 May 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Christian
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To the Reve Mr Cristian

Sr                                                                              Ravensworth Castle  May 25th 1736

	We are verry Sorry to have the Ocasion of giving you Some trouble upon Mr Pearsons Accot against whome a greivious complaint has been lately lodged to the Comissioners of Greenwich Hospitall, the Complaint is this

	That Mr Pearson Bayliff of Kesweek has Suffered Severall People particularly Geo: Alleson Wm Grave Joyner & Anth Sharp to Cutt down Timber & other Wood & permitted the Same to be Carryd off.  Also a Cottage to be pulld down & Carryd away from the Sd Mannor & that other damages & Abuses have been Comitted in the Said Estate

	What we therefore request of you Sr is that you woud be So kind as to make a Strict enquiry into the Matter of Fact as to Each of these complaints & in case Mr Pearson is Clear of the Charge that you will be so good as Send us a proper Certificate of it Signed by your Selfe & Some of the principall inhabitents at Kesweek & we desire you will also write to us along with it in Answer to this & acquaint us how farr Mr Pearson has behaved ill or Ill Treated any Person in the Mannors where he is Concern’d.  We have a good oppinion of the man as we are Sencible you have, which encouraged us to give you this trouble & we hope you will not take it amiss that we doe so & are  Sr yor most Oblodg’d Humble Servts

      NW & HB

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