Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 13 Jul 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Jul 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To  Wm. Corbett						Ravensworth Castle  July 13th 1742


      Inclosed I send you the Invoice Bills of Loading & Charter parties of two Loadings of Coales Shipd the 10th & 12th of July Inst. on Board of the Thomas & Eleanor of Whitby John Bernard Master and the Industry of Shields Edward Hodshon Master the former 64 & the latter 68 N’Castle Chalders amounting together to the Sum of £83.12.5d  The Ships are both Saild and will I hope soon be with you, & will I think Compleat your Annuall Quantity.  Coales are now at a low price here so that if you would have more the sooner we have your Commands the better

      I am for Mr Boag & Selfe Sir Your most Obed. Servt.

      Nichos. Walton

The quantities we have sent  are as follows

1742 April 20th  60 Chald’n

     May 27      85 Do.

     June 21     61 Do.

     July 6      56 Do.

          10     64 Do.

          12     68 Do.

                394 Newcastle Chalds. or 49 1/4 Keels at 15 London      

                    Chalden to each Keel 15


                                        49 1/4

394 Newcastle Chalds.should make abt.  739 London Chalders

Invoice of Two Loadings of Coales Ship’d by Order of Messrs Walton & Boag for Greenwich Hospitall  Viz:…………


1742 July 10th    Ship’d on Board of the Thos. & Eleanr. Of Whitby Jno. Barnard Mastr.

  64 Chaldon. of Team Coales at 9/6d   £ 30  8  -

  8 Keeles dues at 13/4d                  5  6  8

  Duke of Richmonds Duty                  3  4  6

  Town Duty                               1  6  8

  Charter Party                              3  6

  Bills of Loading                           1    1/2

                                                       £40 10  4 1/2

July 12th    Ship’d on Board of the Industry of Shields Edw. Hodghon Mastr.

  68 Chalders. of Team Coales at 9/6d  £ 32  6  -

  8 Keeles dues at 13/4d                  5  6  8

  1 Boat due                                 8  -

  Duke of Richmonds Duty                  3  8  6

  Town Dues                               1  8  4

  Charter Party                              3  6

  Bills of Loading                           1    1/2

                                                        £43  2  - 1/2

                                                        £83 12  5


Ravensworth Castle  July  13th  1742 Errors Excepted by me     Nichos. Walton

THIS CHARTER PARTIE of a Freight m[a]k[es] witness that that Thos. Barnard Master and Mariner Master of the good ship or vessel Commonly Called or Known by the name of the Thos. & Eleanor of Whitby (for the Consideration of the Freight hereafter mentioned) Hath Granted and to Freight Letters And by these presents Doth Grant and to Freight Lett. unto Messrs. Walton & Boag of the Town & County of Newcastle upon Tyne Marchants Freightors of the sd. Ship their Factors and Assigns All the sd. Ship or vessell wth. All her Furniture Tackle and Apparrell for a Voyage wth. her to be performed Forthwith (Danger of the Seas, Fire and Enemies Restraint of princes and Rulers only Excepted) And the sd. Master for himself his Execs. 

And Adms. Doth hereby Covenant promise and Agree to and wth. the sd. Freightors there Execs. Adms. Factors and Assigns That the sd. Ship being strong tite and Substantiall Victuall’d provided and Manned with a Compleat Numbr of able seamen and all things answerable for such a Ship and Voyage <that> the sd. Master and his Assigns Shall forthwith Take on Board the sd. Ship in the River of Tyne her full and Competant Loading of Coales (of the Goods & Adventure of the sd. Freightors their Factors or Assigns) And after the same are so taken in Shall wth. The first fair winds and Wheather that shall permitt Directly sail proceed and Go wth. The sd. Ship and Loading of Coales from this port or Haven of Tynemoth unto Greenwich Key in the River Thames to such convenient place or places there as the sd. Freightors their Factors or Assigns Shall order and Appoint But where the sd. Ship may Safely and Conveniently Come and after her Arrivall there shall in the Space of Seven Lawfull working days Unload an Deliver all the sd. Loading of Coales unto the sd. Freightors their Factors or Assigns for the use of Greenwich Hospitall And the sd. Freightors for themselves their Execs. Adminst. Factors and Assigns Do hereby Covenant and Agree to and wth. the sd. Master his Execs. Admins. and assigns that they the sd. Freightors their Factors or Assigns shall and will Load or Cause to be Loaden on Board the sd. Ship in the sd. River of Tyne the sd. Loading of Coales and shall Receive the same from on Board her at Greenwich Key aforesaid and That within the Days and Time above Limitted for Unloading thereof And also Shall and will pay or Cause to be p’d unto the sd. Master his Assigns (in Consideration of the sd. Freight) the Sum of Seven Shillings and Sixpence of Lawfull British Money per Chalderon for every Chaldron of Coales (London Measure) wch the Said Ship Shall take in on Board in the sd. River Tyne and Deliver at Greenwich Key aforesd. And so in proportion for a Lessor Quantity And shall pay all the sd. Freight upon the Good and Safe Delivery of the sd. Loading of Coales at Greenwich Key aforesaid and that the sd. Freightors their Factors or Assigns Shall pay and Discharge all Customs Dutys and all other Charges in and upon the sd. Loading of Coales and Delivering the same (Except as hereafter is Excepted) and also shall pay to the sd. Master his Assigns Thirty shillings Lawfull British Money per Day for every Day the said Ship shall Lye upon Demurage 

And that the sd. Master and his Assigns shall pay all victualling Charges Mens Wages wth. Wear & Tear for the sd. Ship and also Shall pay the Charges of the Cockett Lights and peers and allso other port Charges During the sd. Voyage And for the true performance of all singular the Covenants and Agreem’ts aforesd. Each of the sd. parties Doth Bind himself his Execs. Adms. & Assigns reciprocally unto the other in the penall Sum of Eighty Pounds of Good & Lawfull Money of Great Britain  finaly by these presents  In Witness Whereof the sd. parties to these presents have hereunto InterChangeably Sett their Hands & Seals the Tenth Day of July In the year of our Lord one thousand & Forty Two

      Thos. Barnard

Sealed and Delivered (Being first Duly Stamped) in the presence of us Rich. Wilson Thos. Durham

Sent wth. the above to Wm. Corbett Esqr. a Charter partie of the  Same <Ta..> dated 7th day of July 1742 for the Loading Sent by Edw. Hodgshon
In the covering letter to Corbett, after invoice and Charter party, Walton says John Bernard but Charter Party and signature has Thos. Barnard

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