Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 5 Oct 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Oct 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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Wm Corbett Esqr                                       		Ravensworth Castle      October 5th 1742


      We rec’d yours of the 29 Septem. last with the Boards Minutes of that date and in answer thereto we begg leave to Observe, that as the Colliery of Highgreen and Greenhaugh were Confirmed by a Generall Court the 18 June last to Mr Reed, we apprehend Mr Reed Intituled thereto, by Virtue of that Confirmation, & that he Cannot be an Evidence without a Release of that Agreement on both Sides.  Mr Reed has Executed a Release of his right in order to be an Evidence and we begg leave to recommend the boards further Consideration whether the Law will allow Mr Reed a disinterested person without their acquitting him in like manner.

      We have been upon a Rect. of the Derw’r Rents & have this day remitted Mr Wood bills for Nine hundred pounds & next Week will send him £500 more.  We have recd severall proposals for the Farmes lately advertised, which we will send you in a Post or two.

      The Commission was open’d touching Highgreen Colliery the 20th Sept at Newcastle, & Satt till last Tuesday Evening, when it was adjourned to the 11 th Inst. at Hexham, but we are apprehensive it will not be finished this Terme so that it will be a very expensive one - & we are Sir Yours etc  

      Walton & Boag
See letter of 19 Nov from Wm Corbett to Mr Reed, care of Walton & Boag

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