Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 30 Apr 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Apr 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To William Corbett Esqr.				Ravensworth Castle April 30th. 1742


	Inclosed we send you our Contingent Acct. as usuall for the last three Months ending the 31 March last, which please to lay before the board.

	We have been at Berwick Viewing the Colliery Winning of Scremmerston, which we find very well done, and will in all probability be effectuall for many years, but we are afraid the Tennants have out done themselves with the Rent, and will not be able to Continue. They are in Arrear at Martinmas last £140 and as the Rent of the Colliery then Commences at £220 p. Ann. will now at mayday be in arrear £110 more so that now their Arrear will by £250. They promised to pay up this Arrear now which was due at Martinmas last, & if so they must Continue another year, but if they doe not in a few days We beleive it will be the Interest of the Hospitall to Enter upon the Colliery, & secure the Arrear in the best Manner we Can . This we will postpone till we have your Answer hereto, which we desire may be as early as you can, & we are Sir Your most Obedt. Servts

      Walton & Boag 

[There follows a table of detailed expenses available in the PDF of this document]

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