Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 8 May 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 May 1736
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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To William Corbett Esqr

Sr                                                                              Ravenworth Castle  May 14th 1736

	In pursuance of the orders given us Major Wanlass is admitted Tennant at Dilston and Mr Busby is removed from thence to Corbridge, a little way distant from it.

	Last Monday I waited upon Mr Busby at Dilston in order to make an Inventory of the Furniture, and putt it in one Roome as you directed and accordingly we made an Inventory of it & you have it Inclosed, there is two of ‘em, one whereof is an Inventory of the goods now at Dilston and the other is what Mr Busby begged leave to take away as he was unprovided with necessary things for the use of his family.  This I thought proper to grant him which I hope will meet with the approbation of the board, as I have taken Mr Busby’s promry Note to be accountable for what he has taken away.  You will observe Sr in that Schedule is Severall goods which he claims as his own.

	There is many of the goods verry mean & of verry little value but all the best of them are putt in the Nursery, with Drawing Roome and So East Roome the remaining part being in other places mentioned in the Inventory and are most of them under Lock of which I took the keys, so that there can be no Imbezellment.

	Amongst the goods now in Dilston there is three large Chests of Papers one of which was convey’d to the house of Edward Giles one of the Tennants at Dilston, which I had intelligence of.  What may be in this or the other two Chests that may be of use I know not, but as Mr Busby had an intention of removing them all I hope there may be something relating the Estate that may be of use, but be that as it will they are now safe & shall remain as they now are till we have your further orders.

	We sent you sometime agoe a Coppy of the Originall Schedule of the goods in dispute with Mr Readburn or Lord Peters & we find we have not a Coppy of it.  If therefore it is not too much trouble I desire you will send us a Coppy of it as it will be necessary to compare if all the goods in that Schedule be now in being.  I am Sr Yours etc

      Nichos Walton

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