Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 18 Aug 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Aug 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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Ravensworth Castle Augt 18 1741

To William Corbett Esq


	In yours of the 2d of July last, you Inclosed a Letter from Mr Thos. Fenwick (who was some few years agoe a Corn Mercht. In Newcastle) recommending a gamekeeper to be appointed for preserving the Game in that part of the Derwentwater Estate near Hexham, of which we have not taken any Notice in answer to you as we were willing to be informed how this might give Offence to the neighbouring Gentlemen, as it is a thing by which the Derwentwater Estate could no way be benefitted. We find that a gamekeeper being appointed as that Gentleman proposes would give real offence, and it is certain no Advantage will arise thereby to the Hospital: Mr Fenwick is a good natured man, but not much known amongst the Gentlemen part, & Mr Maughan is not a Man of the best character. I send you herein Mr Fenwicks Letter & I am in  Mr Boag’s absence , for him and selfe Sir Yours &c  N.W.
the  letter from Thomas Fenwick to Corbett is dated 5th June 1741

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