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To William Corbett Esqr Ravensworth Castle March 31. 1738 Sir We Recd. yours with the Boards Minutes of the 22d March Inst which we duly observe. In pursuance of the Boards order of the 3d of Aug. last, relating the most necessary repairs on the Derwentwater estate amounting by computation to the Sum of £1160 – 8 – 2 we made agreements with Proper workmen, for the executing thereof, an Abstract of which you have Inclosed which we hope the Board will approve of, and we will obey their comm[an]ds and transmit them from time to time, all agreement that we enter into for their confirmation, pursuant to their Minute of the 22d Inst. The Several Persons to whom Fee Farm Rents have been payed out of the Derwentwater estate, which we have refused the Payment of till it was known whether they have been claimed or not , grow very uneasy for want of them. We some time ago desired that we might have an Accot. of what Fee farm Rents had been allowed as claimed, and the board was pleased at their meeting the 20 of July last, to order Mr Radley to procure an Accot. of the sd. Fee Farm rents, claimed & allowed from the [proper] Office, which be pleased Sir to transmit us with such orders therein as the board think proper. Inclosed you have Coppys of two Certificates, which have been produced to us for the Claim having been regularly made by Edward Noell Esqr. and Sir John Knight for Fee Farm Rent Payable out of Hartburn Rectory, Westwood Lands, Shaftoe Tyths, Whelpington Rectory and Wooly Lands, amounting to £37.13.4 per annum. Inclosed you will receive also the pticulars of John Corbetts farme at Allerwash, which he holds over and will not quitt possession of; be pleased therefore to lay it before the Board for their Directions. Mr Anseley of Hexham, also holds over and will not quitt the possession of Dilston Mills, and the Freeholders in Tarret burn have begun to work the Colliery in Tarret turn more briskly than ever, and have actually discharged James Dodds the Hospitalls Tennant from work[ing] thereof, in all which we desire the board, will be pleased to give such orders as they think proper. Mr Richardsons son of Penrith has been with us proposing to refer the Matter in Dispute about Clargill Cleugh Mine to two indifferent Gentlemen Arbitraters and has promised to send us his proposals, which shall be transmitted to the Board as soon as they come to our hands. Broxfield Tyths was Confirmed to Henry Thompson at £3 per annum, but Thompson breaking before the commencement we let those Tyths to Matthew Brown for £4-10 for one year from Mayday last, and we now can have no more than four pounds per annum which is offered by Isaac Maxwell on a Lease for 20 or 21 years from Next Mayday, which we have agreed to accept of if the board have no objection & we are Sir Your most Obedt. Servts Nich. Walton Hugh Boag PS We have sent Mr Wood this day Bills & Bank notes amounting to £985-9-6 ½ on Acct. of Rents and Arrears recd. by us. The 31 March 1738 A Coppy of this Abstract sent Wm Corbett Esqr. An Abstract of Severall Contracts made for repairing Housing on the Derwentwater Estate pursuant to the Boards Order of the 3d of August 1737 Viz: - Agreed with Mr John Bickerdike for Building the [….] Housing at Throckley and Newton Hall he to find all Materials and to be at all expence attending the same Except Leading the Materials viz _ At Throckley. A New Tenants house 30 foot long by 15 foot wide within, and 13 ½ foot high the side walls, the stable 22 foot long by 16 foot wide and 9 foot high, a Milkhouse 18 foot long by 6 foot wide, and 6 foot high, 2 new Byers each 20 foot long by 16 foot wide and 9 foot high. A Wall between Mr Rogers garth and a garth of the Hospitals. Repairing Throckley Mill house and kill &c and for building a new Barn at Newton hall 30 foot Long by 16 foot Wide and 11 foot high the side Walls. The whole is to be done in a substantial and workmanlike maner for £155 Agreed also with the said Mr John Bickerdike for repairing a Herds House and Byer on Throckley Common, he to find all Materials Except Leading for £16 Agreed with Mr Jos. Layburne and Mr John Jackson for puling down the Walls of the Dwelling house to the Lower Windows, building them up , and new roofing the same, with new joysting and flooring, repairing a little room and Stable, building a Milkhouse 16 foot by 11 foot, Building a Stable 22 by 16 foot and 9 foot high , and Thatching Severall Cottages – The whole to be done in a Substantiall Workmanlike manner at Needlesshall for (Exclusive of Leading) £135 Agreed with Mr John Bell and Wm Ironsides for building at Hartburngraing A Dwelling house 30 foot long by 15 foot wide and 13 ½ foot high with one floor, Two Dwelling houses each 24 foot long by 16 foot wide and 13 ½ foot high with each a floor, Two Stables each 22 foot long by 16 foot wide and 9 foot high, Four Byers each 20 foot by 16 foot wid and 9 foot high Three Barnes each 27 foot by 15 foot wide and 12 foot high Two Cottages each 20 foot by 16 foot wide and 9 foot high and repairing 2 Old Byers a Stable and Cottage &c for (Exclusive of Leading) £380 Agreed with John Rewcastle for Building a Barn at Land Ends 30 foot Long by 16 foot wide and 13 ½ foot high he to find all materials for (Leading Included) £27 Agreed with Thomas Bruce for Building a Stable 21 foot by 16 foot and 9 foot high. A Byer 21 foot by 16 foot and 9 foot high and repairing a house for a herd all in Meldon Park he to find all materials for (Leading Included) £50 Agreed with Mr Rob. Naisbett Mr John Walker Mr Samuel Pickering, and Mr Christopher Cowley, for Building 3 Cottage Houses at Glororum part of Spindleston 24 foot by 15 foot each, and 9 foot high at Scremerston a Dwelling house 30 foot long, by 15 foot wide and 13 ½ foot high, a Milk house on the North End inside 15 foot by 7 foot wide. A stable 21 foot long by 16 foot wide. 2 Byers 20 foot by 16 foot wide each. A barn 30 foot by 15 foot a Cottage 24 foot by 15 foot wide and repairing the Milkhouse At Middleton Hall building an Additionall Room of 21 foot by 15 foot, and a New Barn 30 foot by 15 foot wide At Outchester building a Milk house 15 foot wide by 16 foot long Ceilling it and Flagging it . The whole to be done in a Substantiall workmanlike manner they being at all expence Except Leading the Materials for £270 £1033 The particular of the tenem[en]t or Farmhold now in the possession of John Corbett at Allerwash in the County of Northumberland A Dwelling house and Byer under the same and a Barn as also two Garths adjacent to the said Barn, on the East and West sides thereof in the possession of the said John Corbett. One other Dwelling House with a Byer under the same and a Garth Adjoining thereto and now in the Possession of Dorothy Moralee a subtenant. One other Dwelling House with a Byer under the same and a garth Adjacent in the possession of Ann Robson a subtenant . Another Dwelling House with a Byer under the same in the possession of Ann Corbett and Eliz. Henderson subtenants. Lowrys Close now in Tillage, Boundering on Reynold Corbett on the West Wm Corbett on the North the Kings Street on the south and Wm Watson and Wm Corbett on the east. The Well head Close in Meddow, Reynold Corbett on the West Reynold Corbett and Cath. Watson Widow on the North, Thomas Dodds on the East the Kings Street on the south. The Wash Bank in pasture Catherine Watson on the East Reynold Corbett on the North the River Tyne of the South and the lands Called [Gooseeholm] and [Gooseholm] Bank belonging to the sd John Corbett on the West. The [Gooseholm] in Tillage the [Gooseholm] Bank in Meadow and the Tofts in Tillage, The lands lye in one field Undivided Boundering on the Wash Bank on the East Tyne on the South Cath. Watson on the west and Reynold Corbett on the North and East. [Sillie] Top part Corn, part meadow, cath. Watson on the South and West, Reynold Corbett on the East and the high Leases in possession of sd. John Corbett on the North. The Low high Leazes p[ar]t Corn and part Meadow Cath.Watson Reynold Corbett and John Corbett on the South, John Coates on the West Wm. Corbett on the East the High high Leazes belonging to the said John Corbett on the North. The High, High Leazes (It is called so) in pasture John Corbett on the South, John Coates on the West , Allerwash Comon on the North and Wm Corbett on the East. Allerwash is in the parish of Netherwarden.