Letter – Nicholas Walton to James Wood – 14 May 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 May 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: James Wood
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To Mr J. Wood 						Ravensworth Castle May 14. 1742

Dear Sir 

      We never were in such distress for Bills in this part of the World as we have been in for some time past, and at present are in the utmost Want. Nothing but Coale buyers notes being to be had for money . We have with Difficulty pickd up with two draughts on Wm Bell Esq & Mr Skutt  £500 – which We send you herewith the pticulars above mentioned on Acct of the rents and Profitts of the Derwentwater estate which pray Acknowledge the Rect. of & Youll oblige  

      Sir, Your Hble Srvts

      Nich Walton Hugh Boag

Ravensworth Castle May 14 1742

Sir Ten days after date pray pay Mr James Wood or his Order Forty one pounds Six shillings & Eightpence halfe penny Value in a Loading of Coales on Board the John & Jane of Whitby and place it to Accot. as advised by, Sir Your most Hble Servt Nich. Walton

To Willim Bell Esqr. at Greenwich near London : £41.6.8 ½ 

Robt. & Jas. Livesey’s bill on Robinson Knight & Co. 

  dated 10 May at 1 mon[th]                              £70

Robt. Tanners Do. on Jas. Royston dated 12 Do. 

  at 30 days                                             £34  3  0

Thomas Hills Do. on Matt. Langley dated 14 Do. 

  at 30 days                                            £160 16  0

Nichos. Waltons Do. on William Bell Esq. dated 14 Do. 

  at 10 days                                             £41  6  8 1/2

Do.’s Do. on Benjamin Skutt dated 14 Do. at 40 days     £193 14  3 1/2

Bills for remittance of payment for coal sent to Greenwich Hospital

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