Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 28 Jan 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Jan 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle Janry 28.1741

To Mr W Corbett


      Since we wrote you of the 17 of January Inst we have sent and wrote to Mr Lowther desiring he woud Inform us of what he knows as to any abuse in the Derwentwater Woods, & tho’ we desired he woud attend the Bayliffs and shew them what he pretended to know we have not been able to come at the knowledge of any thing. We have seen Mr Ilderton the Elder who we are well assured is an Intire Stranger to what has been said he knows, & he himself is willing to make oath of it which we thought unnecessary as he is a man of Repute. His son has likewise declared his Ignorance of any mismanagement. Mich. Wharton has done the same as will appear to you from the two Inclose letters to which we beg leave to refer, from all which we doubt not but the Board will look upon the author of these complaints to be a malicious person & the matter contained Groundless.

      Inclosed we send we  send [sic] you the last Quarterly Accot. ends at Christms last which pray lay before the Board & we are, Sir , Yours &c

      Walton & Boag

[The tabulated account may be found in the PDF of this document. It is included in the original copy letter volume after the Dilston Mill estimate of 17th January.]

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