Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 14 Nov 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Nov 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle Nov 14, 1741

To Wm Corbett Esq


	Inclosed we send you Mr Aireys & Mr Down’s Bills of Law Charges on the Accot of the Derwentwater Estate, the former amounting to £39-9-7 & the Latter to £17-6-2 which please to lay before the Board for their Examinacion & inclosed we likewise send you the Quarterly Accot of the Moor Master ending at Michaelmas last & the Abstract of the Whole, for one year, Ending then by which you will please to Observe the Dues Amount to £888-15-4 ½ payable from the Execut[ors] of Geo. Liddell Esq & Ptners at Ladyday next. You have Likewise herein an Acct of mines unwrought at Mich. Last.

	We have Recd yours relating Meldon Wood, & have Wrote a Letter to Captain Middleton from whom we apprehend the Application arise, desiring to know what part of the Wood it was that was requested might stand and in answer he says he will shew it next week, but will not be at Leisure Sooner, so that we cannot give an Answer to that particular till the Latter End of Next week, as the timber which is <desired> to must be Valued again. We wish this may occasion no delay in the Sale of the whole, & think the <conyeance> aught no way to be postponed on that Acct.

	In June 1739 an Agreement was made with John Bell & John Bickerdike amongst other things to Reapaire the Housing at Altonside in Thomas Walkers possession for £7-13-8 which was then thought proper to be laid out to keep the housing from a large Repaire a few years; but afterwards it appearing that it wou’d only put off the Large Repaire a year or two we thought it more prudent to postpone going forward with the Repaire which was Intended by the Agreement and as the housing is now become so ruinous we have been obliged to Set on Workmen to Rebuild it before Winter which will cost in the Whole £50 -0-0 Exclusive of Leading for which we have agreed with John Rewcastle & hope the Board will approve of it.

	We would likewise beg Leave to observe that in the Lease of Dilstone Millne there is no Covenant that the Hospitall shall put her into Repaire, and as it will cost a pretty large sum  Mr Midford refuses to signe the Counterpart on that Acct it was undoubtedly intended that his mill shou’d as well as the rest be put into Repare  & we are Sir Yours &c

      Walton & Boag

[The quarterly account and the account of annual dues referred to can be found, in the spreadsheet entitled ‘TNA 66 107 Alston Moor lead dues tables’ (tabs labelled ‘1741 Jun-Sep’ and ‘1740 Sept -1741 Sept Dues’ respectively), available to download from The National Archives page elsewhere in this website]

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