Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 11 Jun 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jun 1738
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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To Wm. Corbett Esqr.						Ravensworth Castle  June 11. 1738


	Mr Boag sent me the Boards Minutes of the 31 May last & the 3rd  of June Inst which Duly observe, & in answer to which I have acquainted Mr Stevenson, Moor master wth the Boards Commands realting his quarterly reports of the Lead Mines of which Care shall be taken that he duly observes. I have putt in an advertizement into the Newcastle papers for the sale of the Lead Ore dues , for the Letting the waists of Copper & Lead Ore near Keswick, & for the sale of Bricks and Tyles at Dilston, a Coppy of which you have Inclosed. Counseller Gray is not at Home, nor has not been, for some time which prevents me communicating to you his Expectations & a Pticular of the Services he did the latter I could have sent you here with, but I have deferred it till I sound him to guess at his Expectations when both shall come together. Mr Boag writes me that he has wrote to the under Sheriff to know what he has done in the affair relating Mr Elstob to whose answer I beg leave to refer You.

	In answer to what is Contained in the Boards Minutes of the 3 June Inst, there is no proceedings by Ejectment or otherwise against the Tennants of high Green Coliery as Mr Airey has acquainted Mr Radley to whose Letter I beg leave to referr – James Dodds is the Tennant of that Colliery at present but he acquaints me that Severall Freeholders are & have been some time working on that Common to his great prejudice & unless the Hospitall proceed against them they will undoubtedly take possession of that Royalty.

	Mr Dobson the Farmer of Midfod Tyths has brought me a petition to the Honble the Com[missioner]s of Greenwich Hospitall representing that he thinks it a hardship to pay out of those Tyths a Stipend due to the Vicar of Midford which petition I here Inclose you & with all begg leave to acquaint you that I believe it certainly true that he did not know of that Incumbrances when he made his proposal & was Confirmed Tennant & I allso must own it was not then known to me. I believe his Farm is too dear & on that Accot. he may merit the allowance he claims, but that I humbly begg leave only to offer as my opinion as the Directors themselves are the only proper judges.

	I have made a good deal of progress towards making severall agreem[en]ts for repairing the most Necessitous housing & next Friday I hope to send you the whole so as to be at your Board on Wednesday Sennt. To which time it would be very convenient for Mr Boag to stay as I would have the Board sencible of what is intended to be done, & I am Sir

      Yours &c Nich. Walton

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