Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 14 Feb 1794

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Feb 1794
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Ibbetson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 83
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John Ibbetson Esqr				Farnacres 14th February 1794


	On the 27 November last a list of the several Claims affecting the Boundaries of the Hexhamshire and Allendale Common was sent you, and on the 22d Ult we informed you that Objections had been made to several of those Claims amounting to 6917 Acres.

	When at Hexham on the 4th Inst some very agreeable intimations were given respecting the Claims above referred to and it is with great satisfaction that the Board can now be acquainted of there being a pleasing expectation that the following Claims will be settled without expence and to the wish of the Proprietors interested in the Division of the above Common Vizt


Thos Richd Beaumont Esq & Diana his Wife for Westburnhope   946

Gill Brown for West Green Ridge                             639

Edwd Charleton Esq for East Green Ridge                    1421

Do & Mr Wm Ord Gent. for Ardley Common or Fell              377

                                                     Total 3383

	No judgement can yet be formed whether the Claims of Lord Crewes Trustees & Chas John Clavering Esqr amounting together to 3534 Acres will continue to be persisted in or not.

	The Meeting on the 5th Inst at Hexham relative to the Burtry Ford Road by Alston to Burnstones was well attended and the utmost unanimity prevailed. The Bill and Petition were read approved and signed and Mr Peters Junr who is to solicit the Bill proposes very soon to set out for London. Mr Gray has been desired to present the Petition and to give his assistance in the House of Commons and Lord Lonsdale has been written. To and his Lordship’s support requested when the business goes before the House of Lords.

Herewith you will receive Estimates for some necessary Rebuildings & Repairs for which we shall be glad to receive the Boards commands as soon as convenient. We are

	Sir Yr most Obedt Servt

		Walton & Turner

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