Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 23 May 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 May 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Wm Corbett Esq.           					Ravensworth Castle May 23d 1743


       We have had some time by us the State of the Case relating to damage by working the Lead mines in the Derwentr Estate with Lawyer Greys Opinion thereon which we overlooked and therefore was not sent you in Course it is therefore herein sent you by which you will observe the Lord of the manor is not liable to pay damages but where it happens in such pitts or Shafts as are dugg by himself You will please to lay it before the Board for their directions that we may be enabled to give Mr Teasdale (who lost a horse) a Final answer to his demand.

       Thomas Browell refuses to execute the Lease of Throckley Colliery and has given us notice that he will Continue the payment of the Rent no longer than Next Mayday and will Quitt the profession thereof at that time it will therefore be prefer to advertize immediately the Letting of it in which we desire the Boards directions and are

       Sir Yours etc

       N Walton  H Boag
see George Grey’s summary dated 7th March 1743

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467