Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 12 Apr 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Apr 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To William Corbett Esq.                       				Ravensworth Castle April 12th 1743

Dear Sir

       As above [below] you have all the proposalls we have had for Scremerston Coll.y. Except one from Mr Stokoe which being only Sixty pounds is not taken Notice of as also that made by Mr Rutter to you.  And unless you have had any other proposall we think the Colliery shd. be Confirmed to Mr Armorer who is the best bidder & a verry able man.  You will please to observe that as Mayday is at hand this affaire shd be soon determined that the Tennant may have proper Notice for his Entry at Mayday.

       We observe the proposalls of Peter Fearon on behalf of Joseph Dixon, Thomas Smith & Joseph Teasdale of Cockermouth offering 1/6 Duty for the Lead Mines Called Beckstones & Ladstock in Answer to which we begg leave to observe that We apprehend Beckstones & Ladstock to be one & the same Vein & that the late Col Liddell & his Executs & Ptners have not Ceased working at one of the places since the taking of the Mine in the Mannor of Thornt. & they are now working at Beckstones not half a mile distant from Ladstock so that the Board we apprehend have not a power to Lett & we are

      Sir Yours etc Walton & Boag 

1742/3 An account of proposals made for Scremerston Colliery vizt.

                                        No    Rent offrd Rent <Ad…> to

                                        Yrs   p annum    confirm it

Decem 8  George Mills                   21    £105

Febr 24  Mr William Butler              21    £120

Mar 2    Mr Wm Armorer determinable if  21    £120

         He think fit at the end of 7

         Or 14 years on 6 mths notice

Apr 6    Mr Wm Armorer determinable on  21    £125        £125

         12 mths notice if he thinks 

         fit at the end of 7 Or 14 yrs 

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