Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Wharton – 12 Dec 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Dec 1738
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Wharton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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      Ravensworth Castle Decemr.12. 1738

To Mr Wharton Attorney at Law in Newcastle


	The Arrear of Rent due from Mr Blackett at Martinmas 1734 was return’d to the Comm[issioners} of Greenwich Hospitall by the late Rec[eive]rs amongst severall other arrears, a Schedule whereof was sent  to us, in order that we might receive them, & pursuant to the order we had, Mr Blacketts arrear was demanded by us, of Mr Ellis who pay’d it by our direction to Mr Bunting our Bailiff & he accounted for it to us the 31 December 1737, on which  day it was brought to Accot. by us with the Commrs. Of the Hospitall, being part of £9 ---d then recd in the following words

1737 Decemr 31 To Walter Balckett Esq reced of him from Mr Ellis in full for Rent of sams Island due at Mayday 1737 £9

	You will please to observe that the Suit for the recovery of this arrear was commenced while Mr Grieve was Sherriff, & on his applycation to us we acquainted him it was pay’s, & then proceedings was stop’d or at least in all this time we heard no more of it. If this trouble we have had in it be occasioned by any Fee not being pay’d I hope Mr Richmond will give directions to see them discharged, as to be sure any expence that has accrued has been by no neglect of ours.

	We have wrote this day to the Sec[reta]ry of the Hospitall to satisfy Mr Denton or any person that apply to him of this money being pay’d which I hope will be sufficient on our part & prevent any further trouble to Mr Blackett or to Sir Your Most Hble Sert

      Nich Walton
Wharton was a lawyer engaged for Walter Blackett in the 1750s

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