Letter – Nicholas Walton to George Liddell – 14 Mar 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Mar 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: George Liddell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To George Liddell of Hartb[ur]n grange 			Ravensworth Castle March 14. 1741


      Mr Barraw has applied to Mr Boag  & me about some Corf Rodds at Hartburngrange, which he is willing to pay us for by bunch or otherwise as we shall think proper. We have therefore agreed that he shall begigin [sic] to Cutt so that you are to Shew him the places & take care to keep an Accot. of the quantity, and therewith acquaint.

      Your Hble Servt

      Nichos. Walton
Corf rods were pliable shoots from coppiced hazel bushes, used to make corves – baskets in which coal was carried out of mines. Corf rods were a traditional by-product of coppiced woodland.

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