Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 12 Mar 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Mar 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To William Corbett Esqr

      Ravensworth Castle  March 12th 1735/6


	We have had Severall meetings with Mr Alderman Clayton about the Conveniences he has & now enjoys in the Estate of Hartburn Grainge, & he has from time to time put us off & at last will not consent to pay any thing.  You will Observe in ours of the 27th Janury last the Pticulars of the Affair in which we then Acquainted your Bror that the Alderman Ought to pay £6 per Ann. Rent which we have demanded of him but he Says as the Tennts of Hartburn Grainge have their Coales Cheaper than other people that he is not willing to pay any thing more.  We believe it is true that the Tennts of Hartburn Grainge have their Coales at <20d> per fother Cheaper than other people but that is only a Conveneincy to them & does not at all Increase the revenue of the Estate, & being only 30s per Ann is farr from a Valuable Consideraion.  Whatever was the Agreemt wth Mr Clayton it is now Disolved & as the Tennants have no roome to Complain of hard Tarmes in Hartburn Grainge Estate, what ever Satisfaction is made by Alderman Clayton ought to come to the Hospitall and not the Tennant.  We have Acquainted the Alderman that he is not to Continue working his Colliery without paying an Acknowledgement or Annuall Rent of £6 wch he did not comply with we would put a Stop to his worke in which we desire your Directions but Should he offer only £5 we think rather than have a Dispute that the Hospitall Should Accept it         We are

      Sr Your most Obedt Servts

            Nichos Walton		Hugh Boag

P.S. We have let Whitechapple Farme & Tythes for £36 for one Year  The Farme to Jno Makepiece and John <French> Sons in Law to the Late Tennt & the Tythe to N Maughan & tho there is an abatemt of £4  We thought it much better than keepg it in our own hands wch we would have been oblidged to do had not it been let to the above Persons as we had no other offers near So good

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