Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Corbett – 4 Jan 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jan 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Thos Corbett Esqr

      Ravensworth Castle  Janry 4th 1735/6


      In answer to that part of yours of the 20 Decemr last relating to Furniture at Dilston, we have made enquiry of Mr Busby about the removal of the large Clock & two large Copper boylers & in answer he tells us he made an open Information to the Comissionrs of the Enquiry at Hexham the 22 Augt last to which he refers us.  And he says that the Goods in the House, at Dilston were purchased by order of the late Countess of Derwentwater the 14 of Augt 1717 of the late Lewis Elstob Esqr then Receiver of the Excheqr as per a Schedule annexed to his sd Information, but the sd Clock & Copper boylers were not purchased by Mr Elstob, nor not included in the Schedule annex’d to his Information; but agrees they were removed by order of Mr Radburn & by his the said Mr Busby privily.

	Mr Radburn is to be found in Devonshire Street near Red Lyon Square.

	We have received & do observe the Contents of your last Letter of the 26 December, to which we have due regard, but shall deferr giving you answers to what you require till we have opportunity of enquiring and Informing our Selves thereon

We sett forward to morrow to Alston Moor & are Sr Your most Obedt Servts

      Nichos Walton		Hugh Boag

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