Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 11 Mar 1737

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Mar 1737
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To William Corbett Esqr

      Ravensworth Castle  11 March 1736/7


	We observe the Boards order relating that part of the Derwentwater Estate proper to be Sold, And in Obediance to their Commands begg leave to acquaint you that the Estates most proper to be Sold are Castleridge & Derwentwr & Thornthwaite Manors, The Manor of Newlands and Whittonstall and the Woods upon the Estates of Dilston Thornbrugh Coastley and Langley Barony.

	We begg to Referr you to ours of the 22d Febry 1735/6 and to the Computation we then Sent of the Value of Castleridge Derwentwater & Thornthwaite Manors in which we Computed the Royaltys to be worth £400 which according to the present prospect is as much as they are worth but as Colonel Liddell will proceed imediately to make an Effectuall Tryall at Thornthwaite mine we think it would be the Interest of the Hospital not to Sell till that Tryall is made.

	We also think before Newlands and Whittonstall are Sold there Should be a Tryall made for Coale by boreing the Expence of which may be abt £60  The Value of the of the Severall woods proper to be Sold you will please to Observe in ours of the 18th July last and we are Sr Your most Obedt Servts     

      Nich Walton    Hugh Boag

P.S The Remaining pt of the Surveys will we Expect be ready to be Sent to Morrow Sevennight

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