Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Corbett – 22 Feb 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Feb 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Thomas Corbett Esqr

      Rav Castle  Febry 22d  1735/6


	We reced yours of the 14th Inst with the Rentall of the Manorr of Castleridge Derwentwater & Thornthwaite acquainting us that a Gentleman is willing to purChase these Estates at Thirty years Purchase you Require our Oppinion upon it.  Whether it would be of advantage to dispose of the Sd Estates to him whether they are distant from the rest of the Estate or Whether any of the Neghbouring Estates wou’d be hurt or Prejduceed by the Sale of these

	In Answer to which we have Considerd the Value of the Estates mentioned above According to to A Rentall thereof Sent you Inclosed, in which you will please to Observe the Demesne Lands amounting to £226.5.7 reckond at 25 Years purchase Contain Rents amounting to £54.17.61/2 at 30 Years purchase, Certain Rts now due £219.10.2 Customary fines £130.9.2 & Arbritary fines £456.15 due on the late Lds Death.

	But besides as you will Observe there is fines due on the Death of the Tennants & Aleanations which as near as we can Compute from the last Accot we have amounts to abt £170 & a purcheser ought to pay that Sum for them, And besides this Estate have the Chance of fines on the Death of Ld & Tennant & they together ought to be Reckond double.  for Instance these fines Amount to £587:4:2 on the Death of the Late Lord.  And we Reckon them as well as all the Tennants, A Reversion of an Estate or alife to Drop in Ten years & Deducting the Interest Annually for 10 years the Remainder is the Real Value or What a Purchaser ought to give for that Chance,  The Interest Annually Deducted from £587:4:2 there Remains £344:6:6 & that Doubled £688:13- but this we only mention to Explaine or make more Clear the Accot thereof No 2.  The Rentall being No.1

	That Gentleman offering 30 Years purchase if it is Exclusive of the wood is not much Amiss yet you will please to Observe the Estate worth more Exclusive of it.  The Wood is worth £5000 & we have Reckond the Lead Mines worth £400 they are now not worth it but may be worth more

	Dilston is near the Center of the Estate Alston moore 15 Miles Southwest from it, & Keswick Derwentwater & Thornthwaite 30 Miles West from Alston Moore is the most Remote part from the bulk thereof and its our Oppinion if it can be Sold for abt £14500 that it is the Interest of the Hospitall to doe So.  & No other of these Estates can be any wayes prejduced thereby it gives us a great Deall of Concern to be acquainted with your having Resigned your Imployment.  & particularly So as its the want of health that has obliged you to it.  We are glad the Resignation is in favour of your Brother to whome after this post all our Applications Shall be Directed pursuant to your Commands

	It is wth great Pleasure to us that you are so good as Express your Satisfaction in our Corespondance & doe Assure you Sr that our outmost Endevours Shall be Extended to Act to the Satisfaction & Ease to your brother from whome we Doubt not having the same Civility Shown us that have Bountifully been Confend upon us by you

	We begg leave to Returne you are most Sincear thanks and to Assure you that we Shall ever think our Selves.

       Sr Your much Obliged & most Obedt Servants

                                                                                    Nichos Walton

                                                                                    Hugh Boag

Ps  As we will be Obliged to be Sevear upon Some Tennants for Tearing out fresh ground etc as A Lesson to all others we desire to know in whose name Actions may be brought

A Rentall of Lands etc within the Manours or Lordships of Castleridge, Derwentwater & Thornthwait as lett at Mayday 1735

Demesne Lands

Ullock Closes           Gaven Wren              £15-  -

Willyhow Park           Do                        5-10-

Goosewell               John Crossthwaite        22-10-

Stable hill & Water     Joseph Scott             14-  -

Nancrook                John Thwait                 18-

Wanthwait Mill          Robert Smith              7-  -

Wallarage Bank          John Banks                2- 7- 6

Watson’s Park           John Dixon & Wm Banks    10-  -

The Springs             Anth Scott                9-  -

Rogers Lands            Thomas Jackson            7-  -

Castle Head             Francis Fisher            8-10-

Eddy Field & Eskin bank Do                       16-  -

Old Park                Lanct Penny              21-  -

Loaning Head etc        Miles Wilson              9-10-

Heads Lords Lands etc   John Grave & John Wilson 28-  -

Keswick Mill & Ground   Robert Simpson           16-  -

Tolls of Keswick        Phens Mark               17- 1- 6

Great & little hills    Ann Watson               10-  -

A Shop                  Iona Birkett               -10-

Do                      Fras Hodshon               -10-

Do                      Thomas White              1-  - 

Do                      Phens Mark                1-  - 

Do                      George Westray             -15- 

Do                      Roger Dickinson            -15- 

A Garth                 Daniel Wane                - 2- 6

A Slate quarry          Adam Bell                  - 5-

A Slate quarry          Jos Bow & ptner            - 2-

Lantees Houses          Miles Wilson               - 7- 2

Williamson’s Do         Do                         -14- 4 

Fishers Houses          Mary Pattison              - 7- 7

                                                226- 5- 7

Certain Rents

Free Rents                       1-17-10

Customary Rents                 32-12- 3 1/2

Arbitrary Rents                 15- 4- 6

Service                          4- 3- 4

Burrow Rents                      -19- 7         54-17- 6 1/2

                                                281- 3- 1 1/2

Particular of part of the Late Lord Derwentwaters Estate in the County of Cumberland & in the Manours of Castleridge Derwentwater & Thornthwaite now belonging to Greenwich Hospitall with an Estimate what a purchaser ought to pay for the Same Vizt

             Burr     Free     Custom      Arbit    Services   Totall

             Rents    Rents     Rents      Rents

Castleridge                  £12- 2- 3                1- 5- 4  13- 7- 7

Keswick     -19- 7   - 4- 4    6-11- 7     2-18- 4     -12-    11- 5-10

Naddall              -15- 7    5- 9- 9      - 6-       -19-     7-10- 4 

Burnes                         3-10           8- 5     -10- 8   4- 9- 1 

Wanthwait            -17-11    4-18- 8.5   1- 8- 1.5   -16- 4   8- 1- 1

Thornthwait                               10- 3- 7.5           10- 3- 7.5

            -19- 7 £1-17-10  £32-12- 3.5 £15- 4- 6   £4- 3- 4 £54-17- 6.5

                                 Demesne Lands let to sundry £226- 5- 7

                                                             £281- 3- 1.5

Worth to purchaser as follows.

£226. 5.7     At 25 Years purchase being the Demesne 

    Lands amounts to                                     £5656-19- 7

  54.17.6 1/2 At 30 Years purchase being certain Rents 

    without any incumbrances of Lesses or Repaires       £1646- 6- 3

Certain Rents now due being four years in Arrear 

  at Martinmas last 1735                                  £219-10- 2

Customary Fines now due on the death of the Late 

  Lord Derwentwater being a 4 penny fine                  £130- 9- 2

Arbitrary Fines due also on the death of the late 

  Lord Derwentwater being a 30 penny fine                 £456-15-

Customary Fines due also on Severall Deaths being 

  a 4 penny fine computed                                  £15-  -

Customary Fines due also on Sevll Alienations being 

  a 4 penny fine computed                                  £15-  -

Arbitrary Fines due also on Severall Deaths being 

  a 30 penny fine computed                                 £70-  -

Arbitrary Fines due also on Severall Alienations 

  being a 30 penny fine computed                           £70-  -

A Purchaser will have the Chance of Fines on death 

  of Lord or Tennant & ought to pay for that              £688-13-

A Purchaser ought also to pay for the Chance of 

  Alienations abt                                         £150-  -

Wood upon the Premises worth                             £5000-  -

Lead Mines may be valuable, but as the prospect 

  is Small Shall only reckon them worth                   £400-  -

                                                        £14518-13- 2

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