Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 7 Aug 1743

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Aug 1743
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Wm Corbett Esq.					 Ravensworth Castle August the 7th 1743


       Last Fryday the Cause between the Attorney General and Mr Allgood was tried before Judge Dennison when the defendant Mr Allgood contrary to all Expectation produced not only very ancient Inquisitions taken in Henry the 8ths time and Queen Elizabeths but Court Rolls so far back as 1683 by which it appeared to the Court that Mr Allgoods Simondburne is an Indisputable Mannor.  Besides they proved by living Evidence Several Acts of Royalty by the Herrons and Algoods family Equaltat least to any Evidence we cou’d produce As therefore the Evidence on the part of the defendant was so strong and as our Court Rolls go no further back than 1708 and those very irregular till Mr Airey became Courtkeeper it was the opinion of our Councill not to produce them or any Evidence at all but to rest it upon theirs least by Shewing our strength there might be this ill Consequence attending it that other people might set up Mannors within ours when they found what strength we had all the Ancient Court Rolls and Boundery Books not being to be found.         

       We are  Sir Yours etc

       N Walton  H Boag 

       Newcastle July the 30th 1743 

Ship’d on Board the Elizabeth of Whitby Jos Wright Master for Messrs Walton and Boag Viz:

70 Chalders of Main Seam Coales at 12s  £42  

 9 Keeldues at 13/4                       6

   Duke of Richmonds Duty at 12d          3 10  6

   Towns Ditto                            1  9  2

   Charter Party                             3  6

   Bills of Loading                          1    1/2

                                        £53  4  2 1/2 

The invoice of 30th July for coal shipped on the Elizabeth of Whitby which precedes the following letter in the copy letter book is not mentioned herein but is given here becaue of the close association of dates. It appears that 5-6 pages have been cut from the copy letter book at this point.

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