Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 28 May 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 May 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To William Corbett Esqr. For the Board 			Ravensworth Castle May 28 1742


      We have shipped for the use of the Royal Hospitall at Greenwich 85 Newcastle Chaldrons of Main Team Coales on Board of the good Intent of Whitby William Jackson Master which we hope will Come safe and please, Inclosed you have the Invoice Bill of Lading and Charter partie.  The Ship we believe went to Sea last Nights Tide.

      We have taken the possession of Scremerston Colliery as the late Ten’t has not paid any Rent according to their promise, and we are doing all we can to secure the arrears or such part as can be Secured, but we are afraid there will be a very Considerable Loss.   The Colliery is at present working upon our acct for the use of the Hospitall but since the taking the possession & Continuing to work in our own names we have made an Agreement with Mr Thomas Stokoe (who drove the Levels for Winning the Colliery) for one Year to commence at last Mayday or the 1st of May Inst for which he is to pay £220 the Rent the late Tennants were to have paid.  Mr Stokoe is a man of Substance and Skilled in the Working of Collieries and as he would be a very good Tennant for a Terme of 21 Years we could wish to have it so; but he is not only unwilling to venture for more than a Year but Sensible he cannot be admitted without advertising 6 Months so that we beg yr leave to Inclose you an Addition to the present Advertizements for Letting this Colliery on Lease for 21 Years; and this Addition we will make to the Advertizement here after knowing the Boards Approbation therein.

      We have since our last Remitted Mr Wood Bills for £1000 & herein we inclose you the Moor Masters quarterly Acct. ending at Ladyday last.   We will send you a State of the Dispute with Co. Richardson in a post or two    We are yrs

      Walton & Boag

Copy of an advertism’t  Sent 28 May  1742

Royall Hospitall for Seamen at Greenwich  March 30th 1742

The Commissioners of his majesties Royall Hospitall for seamen at Greenwich hereby give notice that on Wednesday the 6 th of October next or as soon after as may be the following farms belonging to the Derwentwater Estate will be Let on Lease for twenty one years Viz: a farm of Land at Faurstones in the parish of Nether Warden, and County of Northumberland consisting of Twenty Four Acres or thereabouts of Arable Meadow and pasture Ground late or now in the possession of Philip Lash  Fourstones Colliery in parish and County Aforesaid late or now in the possession of Thomas Errington Esqr. Woodhall Mills and Grounds thereunto belonging in the Chapelry of Haydon and County Aforesaid late or now in the possession of Thomas Cook and Bridghouse Colliery in the Manour of Wark late or now in the possession of John Anderson and they further give notice that the dues of Lead Ore raised and to be raised within the said Estate from Michaelmas last to Mich’s. next will at the same time be Sold to the Best Bidder and they also further give notice that on Wednesday the 8th of December next or as soon after as may be will also be let on Lease for twenty one years a Colliery at Scremerston in the County of Durham Compleatley won by a Levell from the Sea Shore within less than two miles of Berwick upon Tweed late in the possession of Stephen Redpath and partners.  And all persons willing to take any of the said farms or bid for the said Lead Ore are desired to send their proposals in Writing directed to William Corbett Esqr. at the pay Office in Broadstreet London or to Messrs. Walton and Boag at Ravensworth Castle near Durham of whom particulars may be had.

[The quarterly account referred to in the letter above will be included in due course alongside others in  the spreadsheet entitled ‘TNA 66 107 Alston Moor lead dues tables’ available to download from The National Archives page elsewhere in this website]

                                                            			NewCastle  May 21st 1742

Invoyce of a Cargoe of Coales Ship’d on Board the Good Intent of Whitby William Jackson Master by Order of Messrs. Walton and Boag for Greenwich Hospital and Consign’d to Wm. Corbett Esqr.  Viz:

85 Chaldons of Main Team Coales at 9/6                   £40  7  6

11 Keeles Dues at 13:4s                                    7  6  8

Duke of Richmonds duty at 12d                              4  5  6 

Towns duty at 5d                                           1 15  0 

Charter Party                                                 3  6

Bills of Loading                                              1  0 1/2

                                                         £53 19  7 1/2

Ravensworth Castle  May 28th 1742

Errors Excepted by Nicholas Walton Hugh Boag

This Charter partie witnesseth that Wm. Jackson Master of the good ship Comonly Called the Good Intent of Whitby for the consideration of the freight, herein after expressed Doth by these presents grant and to freight Lett unto Messrs. Walton & Boag, freightors of the said Ship all the s[ai]d good ship w’th all her furniture and apparell for the performance of the following Voyage (dangers of Sea restraint, of Princes fire and Enemies only Excepted) And  the s[ai]d Master for him self his Exect’rs & Admin’s doth Cov[enan]t promise & agree to and w’th the said freightors their Factors & Assigns by these presents that he the said Master his Servts or Assigns shall forthwith Load and take on Board the s[ai]d ship her full Competent Loading of Coales (of the goods and adventure of the s[ai]d freightors or their Assigns) and shall then wth the first fair wind & weather that shall permitt directly vail and go with the s[ai]d ship & Loading from this Port of Tinmouth unto Greenwich Hospital Key in London River to such Convenient place or places there as the s[ai]d Freightors their factors or Assigns shall appoint, where the Ship & Loading may Safely come and shall then and there Unload & Deliver all the said Loading at the Appointment and to the use of the s[ai]d Freight’rs their factors, their Assigns and shall there Lie for such her unloading the full space of ten lawfull working days And that in Case the sd ship cannot conveniently Come to the sd Greenwich Key for delivery that the sd Master his Exec’s or Admin’s shall pay the Expence of Lighters for unloading the said ship And that the ship now is strong & staunch well mann’d & every Way fitted to perform this Voyage, In Consideration whereof the freightors for them selves their Factors & assigns do Coven’t & agree wth the sd Master his Exect’s and adm’s by these presents That they the sd Freightors their Factors or Assigns shall forthwith load and putt on board the sd Ship her sd full Loading of Coals and shall & will receive the same from on board her at Greenwich Key afores’d  & that w’thin the time before appointed for unloading thereof and shall also pay or cause to be paid unto the sd Master his Exec’s or Admin’s the sum of seven shillings & six pence a Chaldron London Measure for every such Chalder of the said loading of Coales (and so proportionably for a less quantity) wch shall be taken in on board the sd Ship in the River Tyne & delivered at Greenwich Key afores’d And will pay all the sd freight, there upon delivery of the sd Loading, and shall also pay and Discharge all Customs duties & Charges upon & for the sd Loading & thirty shillings every day the sd Ship lye up on demurrage and that the sd Master shall pay & discharge all victualling charges mens wages wth wear & tear for the sd ship the Charge of his Coquet, and the load’ port lights & piers And for the true performance of all and the Covenants & Agreem’ts above mentioned the sd Master bindeth himself his Exec’s & Admin’s & especially the said Ship her furniture tackle apparrell & freight, to become due and sd Freight do bind themselves their Factors & Assigns especially their goods & Cargo in the <panall> Sum of One hundred & forty pounds each <these firmly> by these presents In witness whereof the sd parties to these presents have unto set their hands  & date the 25th May 1742

      Wm Jackson

For Messrs. Walton & Boag      Tho. Airey 

[In margin] 

Signed Seal’d and Delivered in the presence of Wm <Hamilton> his mark <Tho>. Durham

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