Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 29 Dec 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Dec 1738
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
      Ravensworth Castle  Decemr  19 1738

To Wm Corbett Esqr


      Mr John Wake a Common brewer in Newcastle and of of [sic] good Repute has proposed to us to take Dilston House on Lease for 21 Years at £10 per Ann where he proposes setting up a Common Brewery & would by the two Coppers and other brewing [Implements] which are now a Dead Stock upon the Hospitals hands. He has given us an offer to be P[ar]tners with him in the undertaking which we have agreed to Accept of provided the Hospital have no Objection as we hope they will not in a thing that no way interferes in their Intrest.

      The present Tenant is James Thompson a Tenant at will at the yearly Rent of Six pounds with the allowance of 30 fother of Coales for Airing the Rooms, wch allowance of Coales we expect to have for that purpose. We presume it will be Necessary to advertise six Months according to the Act of Parliament so that any other person may have an opportunity of offering what Rent they please and as soon as it is so advertised a proposal shall be made by us in conjunction with Mr Wake and whatever any other person may offer for it we will give or More than any body.

      We hope the Directors will give their Concurance in this & we begg you will  lay it befor them at their first Meeting, so as no time may be lost in putting in an advertisement and youle greatly oblige

      Sr Your Most Hble Servts

      NW & HB

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467