Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Watson – 12 Apr 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Apr 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Watson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Thos Watson Esqr  Mayor of Berwick

Sr                                                                         Ravensworth Castle  April 12th 1736

	We some time agoe had directions from the Commissrs of Greenwich Hospitall, to enquire into a complaint made to them of some abuses committed by the Tennants of Berwick Collry Incroaching on Scremmerston Colliery, & we at that time made some enquiry into the affair, & from a representation made by Mrs Clavering, it appears, that not only she but our Principalls have been great Sufferers.

	As Sr we have directions to See that the affair might be adjusted in an equitable manner, and as it appears to us that we have Suffered, we think proper to address our Selves to you as we do not doubt but you will, not only order a proper Satisfaction to be made for what is past; but putt a Stop to any thing for the future of the like nature

	Last Post brought us a Letter from Mrs Clavering acquaing us that your Tennants are now Sinking verry near Scremmerston boundry, which it is expected no Coale can be wrought without working into our Liberty.  We desire therefore Sr that you will give directions to Stop their proceedings so as no Waist may be committed upon Scremmerston Estate, for the time to come, & your favouring us with your answer will greatly oblige Sr Your most Obed & most Hble Servts

      Nichos Walton		Hugh Boag

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