Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 9 Jun 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jun 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle. June 9 1741


      We have freighted another ship of about 200 tuns burthen to bring a loading of coales for the use of Greenwich Hospital which is now lying loaden in the River Tyne, but by reason of the impress for seamen, cannot proceed on her voyage, the Master having lost all his men.  What we have therefore to desire is that you will with all convenient speed procure a Navy Protection (as we are told a common protection will be of no use) & that you will send it to Scarbrough where the master resides. The ships name is the Stephen and Jane of Scarbrough, Mr John Hill master 200 Tunns for the Coasting Trade  and your letter must be addressed to Mr John Hill in Scarbrough Yorkshire. At the same time you inclose the protection to him be pleased to signify to us your having done so. This ship is of a less size than the former, and will if the board think proper engage to bring another loading on the terms we have agreed which is 6s 6d per chalder & 2 ¼ Guineas in lieu of all port charges.

      We are Sir your most Obedt. Servts. 

      Nicholas Walton  Hugh Boag
The name of the Master of the Stephen & Jane of Scarbrough differs in different handwritings in several of the following letter; sometimes Hill, sometimes Hebb of Nebb. Possibly the scribes had difficulty reading Hugh Boag’s drafts.

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