Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Simpson – 11 Jan 1743

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


       The Tennants in Alston moor Claim Damages which happen from Working the Mines in Alston moor - Common as well as Inclosed Lands and as the Hospitall may possibly be Inclosed in some Suits relating thereto we desire a case may be stated to lay before  Councill, by which we may be thoroughly Informed what we ought to pay And in this case cannot be well done without your having one of the Leases to the Ten.ts it will be proper  for you to see one of them which I fancie you may have from old Richardson of Blackhouse or <Shencroft> without having the trouble of Sending into Alston Moor.   We apprehend the Soile of the waste or Common is not Granted to the Tenants & that it is no part of the Demised premises, but this you will be well informed of by & using the Leases & when you send us a State of the Case in which be very pticular pray give us your opinion likewise as there is a great regard pay’d to anything wch comes from you by

       Sir Your very Hble Servts

       Nich Walton 	Hugh Boag

PS.   We wish you & your family the Compliments of the Season.

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