Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 20 Dec 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Dec 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To William Corbett Esq.				Ravensworth Castle 20 Decem . 1741


	Inclosed we send you our Cash Accot. for the last month in which remains in our hands a Balance of £839.9.8 ½

	Mr William Robson Steward to Mr Blackett at Wallington proposes to take to farme a Colliery which he supposes to be in Hartburngrange Estate on Tacknote for one Year with a Liberty of demanding & having a Lease for Twenty Years more, if he thinks fitt, at the Yearly  Rent of Five pounds to commence from the time of sinking to the Working of Coales , he to pay the Tennants reasonable Dammage for wayleave & Spoil of Ground & to be bound to all usual Covenants in Leases of Land Sale Collierys.

	This Sir you will observe is a Tryall intended for the discovery of  Colliery unopen which we apprehend the Hospitall have a right to let in the same manner as an unopen lead mine & as it will be an Increase of the profits we beg leave to advise theBoard to Lett to Mr Robson who will be a good Tennant but wou’d not advise the Terme to be for more than nine or twelve years for shoud the Colliery prove valuable that Terme will make the Adventurer reccompence & then the rent may probably be Increased for the use of the Hospitall. We are, Sir, 

	Your most Hble Servts 

	Walton & Boag 

[There follows an account available in the PDF of this document]
The monthly account referred to in the letter is not copied into the letter book. However, there is an account for building work at Dilston Park, 1741.

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