Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 11 Dec 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Dec 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To William Corbett Esqr.				Ravensworth Castle   Decem 11. 1741


      The 23rd November last being a Chapter day Mr Boag Attended the Chapter at Carlisle and Contracted for the renewal of the Lease of Dilston & Lorbottle Tyths in our names, pursuant to the Boards orders, & we expect daily the Lease of which we are to Execute Counterparts. The Fine agreed for is £70.

      We have recd two proposalls for taking the following open mines; which please to lay before the Board. The proposers are common Workmen & not able to make great Tryals but yet we think as some discovery may be thereby made it may be the Interest of the Hospital to grant to them. The time of Comencement shou’d be from the date of their proposals & that with the descriptions should be as followeth vizt.

*To pay 1/6 Duty	

*William Salkeld of Wanwoodside in the man[or] of Aldstonmoor, proposes to take on tack note for one year with a liberty of demanding a Lease for 20 years more, of that mine or vein or mineral of Lead and Lead Ore commonly called or known by the name of Rochhill, lying and being within the man[or] or Lordship of Alston moor in the County of Cumberland, containing in Length 1200 yards, provided the same does not Interfere with or Extend into any miners mines formerly granted by the Comissioners of Greenwich Hospital, & 40 Yards on each side of the vein, to Comence the 11 Nov 1741.

*To pay 1/7 Duty	

* Arthur Emerson of Eshgillside and John Bateson of Dodsberry in the manner of Aldston moor proposes to take a tack note for one year, with a liberty of demanding a Lease for 20 years more, of all that mine or vein, or Minirall  of Lead Ore, commonly called or known by the name of Dryburn lying & being within & under the mann[or] or Lordship of Aldston moor in the County of Cumberland containing in Length 1200 yards & 40 yards on each side of the vein, provided the same does not Interfere with or extend into any mine or mines formerly granted by the Comiss[ioners] of Greenwich Hospitall, to Comence the 28 Nov. 1741.

       We have been lately Informed that the Freeholders who have a share in the Herbage of Wark Common intend to Apply to Parliament for an Act to Impower them to Divide a p[ar]t of it in which division they acknowledge the Com[missioners] as Lord of the Mann[o]r & wou’d accordingly Sett them their share, without putting us to any Expence. In this the Rector of Simonburn (who is intitled to the Tyths) proposes an advantage to himself in the Improvement & that it may Appear to be an Advantage to the Hospitall he will take the Comiss[ioners] Allotment to <Farme> at a Reasonable Rent for a Terme of Years. You will please to lay this before the Board whose Directions we wou’d be glad to have for an Government. We have given no other answer to those who have Applyed to us than that we wou’d Acquaint the Board with what we Intended. We are Sir

       Yours &c

       	Walton & Boag     


We recd yours with the Boards minutes of the 27 Nov last which we duly observe.

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