Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 12 Apr 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Apr 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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Coppy of the Report made on Riding the Boundery of Newlands & Whittingstall Sent Mr Corbett Esqr the 12 April 1736

	We whose names are hereunto Subscribed mett to gether at Newlands & Whittingstall, in order to meet & Observe John Fenwick Esqr of Bywell & other Freeholders Joyning upon the Sd Whittingstall Common Riding their boundary, pursuant to an appointment made by the Sd John Fenwick Esqr.  We proceeded from Whittingstall to Apperly Burn where we expected to have mett with the Sd Jno Fenwick Esqr & others but they not being come to that place we Supposed the Company to be at Mr Bowtflour at Apperly & thereupon dispatched two Messengers one after the other to acquaint them we were ready to ride the boundery of Newlands & Whittingstll & that we desired they might be present & in answer thereto Mr Bowtflour one of the sd Freeholders said they wou’d not come from his house till about One or two oClock (it being then abt ten oClock in the morning) & that they intended riding their East boundery first, so that we Supposed they coud not be at the place where we Joyned upon them till late in the afternoon upon wch we began at Apperly Burn where it comes out of New park & rid along the sd Burn Edge, to the Hasaks or the Kipperlin hedge where we cutt up two peaces of Earth or Turf, & from thence proceeded along the sd hedge, to a Thorn in a hedge of an Intack at Kipperlin House, where we pulled down the sd hedge & rid thro: it Close by the doores of the sd house from thence thro: the Stack Gurth & another Intack West thereof, & so to the Common from thence along the hedge of Kipperlin to Cary burn head, & so down an old Lane extending Northwds to the No West Corner of Kipper Linn hedges, where we also Cutt up another Turf on the Edge of a Letch called Shortly Croft Syke, from thence along the sd Letch to an old Dyke Cast, & along the sd Dyke east to a high road & so on Cross the high road North West to <Tent> Thorne where is a heap of Stones & where we also Cutt up a Turfe & from thence So West up a high road or old Lane to Coleburn & up the sd burn <So ....> & where we cutt up a Turf & proceeded no further that part of the Common being boundred on the South by Fairle May Inclosed Lands belong John Fenwick Esqr  After we had ended at the above place we went thro: some Common Inclosed belonging the sd Mr Fenwick & began at the Corner of a Stone Wall Called Fairtonay Garth where we Cutt up a Turfe, & proceeded So West along a road Side to Backwert Letch, & up the sd Letch South to Unthank hedges, From thence East along the sd hedges to mount Fryall, & thence So to a Gate Called Minnikins Gate, & so along Unthank hedge to Shottly Church Lane gate, thence down a green way So East to the Black Dyke, & so down the said Dyke to Walker Shankhead, & so on a little way down a Runner to a Stone Wall within the Mannor of Newlands or Walker Shank off wch Stone Wall we pulled off a Stone & from thence proceeded down the sd Letch called Mereburn till it falls into Derwent.  In riding of which boundery we mett with no opposition or discharge from any body save two Tennants of Mr Stevenson of Byreside who discharged us from riding within Walker Shank.  Witness our hands the Ninth day of April 1736

      Nichos Walton	Hugh Boag  		Recers

      Rob Johnson               Abraham Bunting 	Baylifs


Josiah Jewill

            John Ellison     X his mark               	Will Leighton

            Will Brown      X his mark                	Rob Surtees    X his mark

            William Green                                  	Thos Phillipson    his mark

            John Hedley                                      	Luke Hall     O his mark

      Henry Oxley                                     	Thomas Sureties

            John Ofley        O his mark              	Henry Ofley  O his mark

            John Rentson                                    	Thos Humble

            George Renoldson  4 his mark         	George Wilkinson  A his mark

            William Taylor   LX his mark           	Thomas Wilkinson  O his mark

            					George Willie

                                                                        John Willie  B his mark

To William Corbett Esqr

Sr                                                                         Ravensworth Castle  April 12th 1736

	Mr Fenwick of Bywell (who discharged Mr Thompson when Surveying Whittingstall Common) having appointed with other Freeholders to Ride their boundery Joyning upon Whittingstall and having given notice thereof to us, we went to wait upon them with the two Bayliffs & Tennants & you have Inclosed our proceedings thereon under all our hands, which we hope the Directors will approve of

	We have kept a Coppy of our report and are Sr Your most Obed Servts

      Walton & Boag

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