Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 3 Aug 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Aug 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle 3d Augt. 3d [sic] 1741

To Wm Corbett Esqr.


      Herewith we send you the Bill of Loading Charter Party Invoice of 72 Char. Of Coals Newcastle Measure amounting to £54.11.1/2 shiped on Board of the Submission of Scarbrough Richard Sisson Mastr which we hope will come safe to hand. We have this day drawn on Wm. Bell Esqr. for the value of this and the former Loading amounting to £103.1.5 which we have sent into the hand of the Deputy Treasurrer Mr Wood on Accot. of the Rents & Profittsof the Derwentwater Estate.

	We likewise send you Mr Stephenson the Moor Masters quarterly Acct. to Midsumr. last, of Oare Raised in the Quarter & Severall mines unwrought. And Inclosed also is a proposal from John Chester & Robt Hetherington (which is just come to our hands altho’ dated 14th June last) to take a tack note of a veine called Rampeple head at one fifth duty. They are common workmen & not able to lay out much in tryalls but as they have other Ptners we think they may make a sufficient one. James Scott who you wrote to us about before as to his Character we have inquired after, and find him a common workman Also but as he as well as John Chester & Ptners may make some advantageous discovery we think it is advisable for the Director to grant to both & we are

      Sir Yrs &c

      Nichos. Walton  Hugh Boag

Newcastle July 27 1741

Invoice of a Loading of coles ship’d on board the Sumission of Scarbr Mr Rich.Sisson Master by order of Messrs Walton & Boag &  consined to Wm Corbett Esqr. Viz –

72 Chars. Of Main Team coals at 12s £43. 4.0

9 Keel dues at 13s 4d                 6.00.0

Duke of Richmonds duty                3.12.6

Town Duty                             1.16.0

Charter Party                            3.6

Bills of Loading                         1.0 1/2

                                    £54.11.0 1/2

John Chester & Rt. Hetherington to Messrs W & B

      Heseleywill June 24 1741


      We being desirous of taking on tack note for one year a Lease length of a Mine or Veine of Lead ore called Rampeple Head nigh Kellophead to be measured out on whole ground where no other of Lease of tack note has been formerly taken & are willing to pay one fifth Duty to the proprieters theirof, We desire youll please to favour us with your Speedy ansr. & youll verry much oblige Gent

      Your Hble Serts 

      John Chester  Robt. Hetherington

[The quarterly account referred to can be found, with 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]
Contains attached letter from Chester & Hetherington.

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