Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 5 Dec 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Dec 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To Wm Corbett Esqr

      Ravensworth Castle  Decr 5th  1736


      Mr Potts of Throckley whose Farme was Confirmed to him at £210 per Annum Rent at the last General Court being Supposed to be in mean Circumstances.  I have Demanded Security of him for the paymt of the rent & for performance of Covenants to be Incerted in his Lease.

	Yeasterday he brought to me one Mr Sharper of Callerton whose Circumstances is very good who Offers to be bound for him on this Condition that he be admitted to have one half of the Farme.  Mr Sharper is a Freeholder in Challerton & one of those who has Clamed a right to a pt of Throckly Common & how far his being Tent at Throckly may give him an opportunity of Grazing Clendesterly on that Common you wll best Judge when you are further Informed of it from Mr Boag who I have also acquainted wth it this Post.

	The other persons that offered £21 more than Mr Potts have promised me to wait another week but after that Time they think them Selves dis engaged & at liberty to provide for them Selves in a nother way   I am Sr   Your Obt Servt

      Nichs Walton

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