Letter – Shaftoe Downs to Nicholas Walton – 4 Feb 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Feb 1736
Correspondent: Shaftoe Downs
Recipient: Nicholas Walton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 105
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	The damage wch John Jobling reced in the farm by Halls unparalel’d Trespass amounts to £13 17 d by a very moderate Computation  My bill for Law business in that forcible entry & for Disbursments & expences therein amounts to £35 15 6d or there abts I am wth true respect Gentlemen    Yr most Obedt Servt

            Shaftoe Downs

4th Febry 1735

Charges at Law in order to discharge the Recognizances in the Kings Bench

The Breaking of the Locks & Dowers the first day of May 1735

Halls Eating of the Meadow & pasture grounds from the first day of May to the first day of July then next by Seven Cows one Bull & Nine Gueldings & Mares the damage whereof is as follows

Eleven Cows 10/6d a piece                       £5 15  6 

One Bull                                           10  6

Nine Guildings & Mares at 15s a piece            6 15

More two horses grassed in the Meadow ground       16

  during the Month of May in the daytime only 

  at two shillings a week for each horse

                                               £13 17

Besides the damage John Jobling received by Halls driving 30 Cattle & upwards from of that Farm & Jobling having no convenience for them else where was forced to throw on to Sheldon Common a Naked bad Moor

[This separate account which appears to relate to Hall’s side of the dispute, is included in the original volume before Shaftoe Downs’ letter and law bill, and presumably entered into the arbitration described in Walton and Boag’s letter of 24th April 1736.]

An Accot of the Losses Sustained by Robt Hall for want of Enjoying his Farm at Newton Hall in the year 1735

To Entring & building the hedges                      £5 16

To Dressing of Meadow                                     8  6

To Wood for repairing the house                       19

To a Draught one day wth two Men for the Highways      3

To 6 Men with horses to Justice Collinwood meet        1 10

  & Drink for the Same                                   

To 6 Men & horses to Bywell                              10

To 4 Men & horses to Hexham                               6

To 6 Men & horses to Bywell                              10

To 6 Men & horses to Sr Edwd Blacketts waiting on        10

  Esqr Fenwick by his order

To 6 Men & horses to Hexham to waite on Esqr Fenwick     10

  att the Phenix

To 6 Men & horses to Justice Wastell at Simon Burn       18

To the Loss by Stocking the farm with Cows Oxen       10 

  Horses Sheep & other Utensills for working the Farm

                                                     £22  6
This letter and accounts are referred to in the letter from Walton and Boag to Corbett of 24th April 1736. Recipient un-named but the context indicates it was to Walton and Boag, the Greenwich Hospital receivers

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