Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 6 Apr 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Apr 1792
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Ibbetson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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       I understand Mr Bell who accompanied Mr Heron to London is returned with the consent Bill it being I am told necessary that every resident & Proprietor of an Estate having right of Common upon Hexhamshire & Allendale Common sh[oul]d be waited upon and the answers of such as refuse to sign to be taken down in writing. I am very glad the Bill in general meets with your approbation. A great deal of attention was paid to the forming of Heads for the Bill in which I bestowed not a little Time and Mr Heron is so ready in his conceptions that I think upon the whole the intended purpose will be <……..> 

       Everything relative to the fixing of the Bounder Line between the Regality or Manor of Hexham and the Barony or Manor of Langley is finished and I inclose you the Clause respecting that & submit it to your consideration whether it will not be more proper to introduce it immediately before the enacting <part> for perambulating the Boundaries. If you sh[oul]d be of opinion that it is not material to alter the situation of the Clause the best way will be never to name the altering the situation but merely to alter the Clause conformable to the inclosed paper. I am

       Dear Sir Your very h[um]ble Serv[an]t

       Nich Walton Junr
This incomplete letter is undated but follows that of 23 March 1792, and is assumed to be from Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson at the Board. Bell and Heron left for London on 25th March, so allowing sufficient time for their journeys and for time in London, perhaps a fortnight, a date of 6th April is used here.

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