Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Holmes – 3 Dec 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Dec 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Holmes
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Dr Messrs Walton & Turner to Mr John Holmes

For Cash pd the 13th Novemr 1779 for a Lottery

   Ticket for them No. 37,019 including Registering.     £13  -  6

For Do - pd the 17 Nov 1779 for a Do No 47,518 for

   Mr Walton including Registering.                       13 18  6

For Do pd Mr Crathern 6 Nov 1779 for Bone Ashes.          22  -  -

For Do - wch he is desired to pay Mr Crathern for

   50 Casks of Bone Ashes sent on Board of the Peggy 

   John Middlemas Master as per advice from Mr Crathern   22

Mr John Holmes Dr.                                       £70 19

For 713 1/2 Ounces of fine Silver at 5s/8 1/2d           203 12 11

                    Balance due from Mr Holmes.          132 13 11

To Mr John Holmes                                  Farnacres 3rd Decemr 1779

Dear Sir

      We have this day drawn upon you for One Hundred and Thirty two Pounds 13s/&11d for the Balance above & desire you'll be so good as pay for the Bone Ashes last above mentioned & send us a Recet when Convenient.  The Bill we have extended to 40 days.   

           We are Yours etc

      W & T

PS. When you pay Mr Crathern be so good as desire 10 Casks of Bone Ashes as soon as convenient & you may acquaint him we shall take our Bone Ashes from him according to your Recommendation.   

£132.13.11.                                 Farnacres 3d Decemr 1779

Forty days after Date Pay to the Order of Messrs Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington and Saint One Hundred and Thirty Two Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Eleven Pence. Value as advised by Walton & Turner

Mr John Holmes London

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467