Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 18 Jul 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jul 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To  William Corbett Esqr 					Ravensworth Castle  July 18th 1742


      This week being the Quarter Sessions held at Hexham for the County of Northumberland; one of us attended the presentation of the Royators [rioters] who Cutt down the Trees & Insulted the Bayliff Mr Bunting & his Assistants in detecting of them Six of the offenders were Indicted two of wch are gone off & the other four having Submited themselves to the Mercy of the Bench were acquitted paying a fine of Five pounds Six Shillings & 8d being the Tax to the Clark of the peace. The Tree is not yet restored, but if the Board think proper it may be recovered by bringing actions against the offenders in the Excheq.r

      They are mostly poor people, and as the pocketts of those who are brought to Justice have found the Effects of there misConduct, we hope will be a Tarror to others not to be guilty of the like practice for the future therefore we Submit it to the Board whither they would have us proceed farther or not in this Affair.

      We have prepared <a> Mappe of the Enclosure of the Ground in dispute wth Mr Allgood for the Councills Information & have likewise gott Severall Court Rolls to the Number of thirteen dated in 1708 to 1734 wch will be of use at the Tryall  These Court Rolls Mr Anesly has Delivered up .  We hope care has been taken to Secure Lawer [lawyer?] Bootle Fenwick as the Success of this Tryall greatly depends upon our having them.

      Mr Anesly is pressing for the discharge of Green, & promises being usefull in some points which he has in his power to discover, so that it would be well to hasten the discharge of him which you will please to lay before the Board for their Consideration & we are

      Your most obed. Servts. 

      Walton & Boag

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