Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 26 Sep 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Sep 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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[There follows a table of Alston Mines employees and mines at work available as a separate spreadsheet TNA 66 107 Alston Moor dues tables, tab labelled ‘1742 Mar - Jun’]

To Wm Corbett Esqr                                        	Ravensworth Castle      Sept. 26 1742


      One of us attended at Morpeth last Monday on the Comiss’rs Appointed to Enquire whether the Estate at Amble in Northumberland late William Radcliffs was Escheated to the King, but they did but little business that day, but adjourned to the <11> of October next.  Mr Bulman Attorney for the King said that he believed that the Comiss’rs. would not let us hear the Witnesses Examined & if so our Attendance will Signify nothing.  He said he wou’d write to London to the Person that Appointed him to know whether we should be admitted or not. 

      If the Board thinks fit to give us any further Directions about it we will strictly observe them; but it will we believe appear that it is Escheated to the King for it never was in the late Lords possession, tho’ some others are of Opinion that Lady Peters [Petre] is Williams Heir at Law.

      The Comission the Attorney General ag[ains]t Matt Robson & others was Opened at NewCastle last Monday and will sitt late tomorrow night where we have attended & got the Evidence for them. Next Tuesday we goe upon a <Rect.> & holding the Courts

      Inclosed is our Cash Acct. for last month by wch. please to observe there is a Ballance in our hands of £219.16.5½  & we are

      Sir  Yours etc              

      Walton & Boag

P.S Inclosed is also the Moor Masters Leadmine quarterly Acct. Ending Midsummer last

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