Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 10 May 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 May 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Willm Corbett Esq                              				Ravensworth Castle May 10th 1743


       Inclosed we send you our Cash Acct for the last Month by wch you will be pleased to observe a Ballance of Five Hundred & thirty four Pounds & a penny halfpenny in favour of the Hospitall what we will very Soon remitt you.  we have likewise Inclosed you our Contingent Acct for the last three Months Ending 31 March what please to lay before the Board.

       Last week one Mrs Algood having Occasion to serve a <Process> against Matthew Robson (the Person we have the Dispute with about High Green Colliery).  She Imployed a Bayliff who in the Execution of his Office was so miserably beaten that he dyed of his Wounds & bruises; & the Jury have brought in their Verdict Willfull Murder.  It is said Matthew Robson’s Brothr is one of the Persons concerned in this Matter & that he is since gone off.  You see Sir what a Wicked sett of People we have to deal with.   We are Sir

       Yours etc

      Walton & Boag 

Contingent payments made on acct of the Derwentwater Estate from 31 December 1742 to 31 March 1743 as follows:

[There follows a table of detailed expenses available in the PDF of this document]

[There also follows a table of Alston Mines employees and mines at work available as a separate spreadsheet TNA 66 107 Alston Moor dues tables, tab labelled ‘1742 Dec - 1743 Mar’]

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