Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 26 Nov 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Nov 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Wm Corbett Esqr                                       	Ravensworth Castle      Novem’r 26th 1742

      We have nothing to trouble you with at present, except that of Sending you our Contingent Acct. of Payments, which we doe herewith for three months ending the 30th  September last & we are                    Sir    

      Your most Obed’t Serv’ts        

      Nichos. Walton  Hugh Boag 

Contingent Payments made on Acct. of the Derwentwater Estate from 30 June 1742 to 30 September 1742 Viz’t:


Jul 16 pd. John Bell for assisting in making a mapp 

             of Simonburn Common Encroachments etc     £ -. 5. -

       pd Daniel Alder for postage of Letters            -. -. 6

    20 pd Robt. Naisbitt for Repairing Scremerston hall  4. 7. 3

       pd Ditto what he paid Severall for Leading 

          materials to Housing at Whittle & Lee houses   6.10. 2

    31 pd Dan’l Alder for postage of Letters             -. -.10

Aug 16 pd Richard Morrison for Carriage of Leases        -. 1. 6

    18 pd Severall Expenses Attending the Tryall abt

          High Green Colliery Assaults at Severall times -. 9. 2

    28 pd Expenses about Amble estate enquiring 

          for Evidence                                   -. 5. 9

       pd Mr Edward Carlisle for 2 Acquittances          -. -. 8

Sep  1 pd John Joppling in part for Carrying a pair of

          Millstones to Scremerston Mill                 2. 2. -

       pd Daniel Alder the 16 July last for his trouble 

          & Loss of time in the Sessions at Hexham

          procuring Witnesses & presenting Severall that 

          Cutt down and Carryed away a <Summer> tree from 

          Highwood                                       1. 4.10

    29 pd John Swinburn for Cleaning and Maintaining 

          Dilston Clock 1 year due Lamas Last            -.10. -

       pd Mr John Midford for Repairing Dilston Mill

          being unavoidable                              1. 8. -

       pd Mr Abraham Bunting for his trouble and Loss of 

          time in regulating and Settling the Landtax in

          Corbridge Parish for the Year 1742             -.15. -

       pd Ditto for 2 Deales and making a Gate for Dilston 

          hall Court in the Oake Wood being all marked   -. 8. 7

       pd Ditto for 2000 Thorn quicks had and Planted on 

          Matthew Browns farme at Langley                -.10. - 

    29 pd Mr Ab. Bunting his disbursements in detecting 

          and prosecuting Severall Wood Stealers who Cutt 

          down and Carryed away a Summer tree from Highwood 

          Vizt: 1742 

          Aug 3 pd 5 Constables and others for

                   assisting to Seize the Tree  -. 8.6

          May 1 pd More for assistance when he 

                   went to Sell the things <Hamned> 

                   upon the Tree being Mobb’d   -. 4.6

                Pd More to Constables for dispersing

                   the Mobb when Sir Edward Blackett 

                   read the Proclamation        -. 4.-

              2 pd expences etc going to the <Reawers>

                   for directions how to proceed 4s.

                   to the Constable for watching the 

                   Tree the 2 nights 2/6        -. 6.6

              4 pd Mr Bent for drawing an Information

                   In order to gett Warrants against 

                   Them                         -. 2.6

                pd the Belman for Calling and discharging

                   the Populace for Carrying away 

                   the Tree                     -. -.4

              6 pd Thomas Patinson for his assistance 

                   & to pay the Doctor he being wounded 

                   by the Mobb                  -.13.-

              9 pd more for assistance in Searching 

                   for the Tree                 -. 6.-

                pd <Mor> for assistance Searching for the

                   Tree but could not find it   -. 7.6

                pd the Constable going to Langley Barony 

                   to take one of the offenders -. 4.6

         Jul 12 pd Mr Wharton & Mr Dent their fees 

                   attend’g the Sessions        -.19.-

                pd Thomas Pattinson for loss of time 

                   Attending Ditto              -. 4.-

                pd Robert Martinson for loss of time 

                   Attending Ditto              -. 9.-

                pd Loss of time & Expenses Severall

                   Witnesses attending Ditto    -.17.- £ 4.19. 4

       Pd Mr Abraham Bunting what he paid the Caller for

          Selling William Elliotts Goods by Publick Sale -.10. 4

Sep 30 pd Mr Joseph Pearson his Disbursements as follows

          Thomas Ladyman for Repairing the Moot

            Hall and a shop in Keswick         £-. 5. -

          Repairing Keswick Mill Viz’t        

            Gawin Bowe for Spiling and 

              Laying Timber                    £2.15. -

            John Grave for Carriage of Timber   -. 7. 6

            John Wilson & Dan’l Fisher for 

              Stopping and Sanding the Dam      -. 4. -

            Edwd. Nicholson for Smithwork       1. 2. 4 

                                               £4. 8.10

          Repairing Housing on John Pearsons farme

            at Stable Hills viz’t.

            Thomas Temple for 5 Load of Lime   £-. 6. 8

            Jos. Dawson Building a new Chimney  -.12. -

            Thomas Cocken for 3 foot of Glass   - .1. 3

            John Dawson for Repairing of Doors

              etc 5 1/2 days at 12              -. 5. 6 

            Edwd. Nicholson for Nails etc       -. 4.11 

                                               £1.10. 4

          Thomas Urwin for Casting 36 Rood of 

            Ditch about the Lands at Nan Crook to 

            prevent the same from being overflow’d 

            by floods                           1.16. - £8. -. 2

       pd Joseph Pearson for Postage of Letters etc from

          26 Mar last ending this day                    -  1. 8

       pd Daniel Alder Expenses Attending the Commission 

          at Morpeth relating the Amble Estate           -. 4. 6

       pd Do.s Expenses Attending the Commission at

          Newcastle Attorney Generall ag’t Robson 

          & others                                       -. 4. 6

       pd John Airey Esq. on Acct. of Law Charges       63. -. -

                      Sent the Board 26 Novem’r. 1742  £96. 4. 9

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