Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 26 Jun 1744

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jun 1744
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Wm Corbett Esq.                             				Ravensworth Castle June 26th 1744


       We would have answered your commands of the 7th of June sooner but that the enquiry you were pleased to make required time to be informed as to some of the Particulars,

       The Timber upon the Derwentwater Estates lyes in an Average about 16 miles from the navigable part of the Rivers side.  That in Northumberland from the River Tyne & that in Cumberland from the Ryver Derwent near Workington.  The Land Carriage of both will be at least 20 a Load & the water Carriage to the Shipping place for the former 2:6d & for the latter 15d P Load.  The most convenient place for Shipping the Northumberland Woods is at Newcastle & for the Cumberland Woods at Workington.  We apprehend as farr as we are judges that very little of the Northumberland Woods will be fitt for the Navy, but believe that a good deal of the Coke in Cumberland will be very fitt for that use.   Mr Bird a Gentleman from Deptford came here in June 1742 & received all the Wood in the Derwentwater Estate (of wch we acquainted you the 11th of that month) who no doubt will be ready & best can Informe you how farr the Derwentwater woods may be fitt for the navy use. & we begg leave to recommend it to you to consult him as we look upon him to be a very good Judge.   Inclosed you have Mr Ridleys Letter & we are Sir 

       Y etc

       N Walton H Boag

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