Letter – Nicholas Walton to Joseph Pearson – 4 Jun 1737

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jun 1737
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Joseph Pearson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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Mr Pearson

                                                                            	Ravensworth Castle  June 4th 1737

	Inclosed we send you the list of Arrears due from the Severall Tennants at Keswick to Ladyday last past & we desire that you will goe to Each of them & make a formal demand and what answers you gett Transmitt them to us.

	We desire that you will not pay any outgoings Except Tyths if any there be, we mean no fee farme Rents without a fresh order from us, put the Gentn in mind that used to Receive these fee farme or other Rents that till they Inform us if they putt in their Claims at the forfeiture we will not pay & we are informed by Councill that unless they putt in their Claim at the forfeiture we need not pay any of them.

	We have seen a Copy of a Representation of the Tennants of Thornthwaite to Collonel Liddell (Imagining him to be a Lessee of the whole Estate) Shewing forth that they have always Enjoyed the Liberty of Cutting down Aller & Birtch Trees & Selling them to their own use till now that we hinder them & Mr Jefferson Complains in perticular that we have discharged William Miles from paying him any Money for Trees he had Sold him

	This Representation is Signed by Joseph Pearson among the others wch we Suppose to be your Selfe, if so you act the double part with us for you have told us that the Thornthwait Tennants have no liberty to Cutt down Aller & Birch & Sell it, we desire you to Call upon Wm Miles for the money for these Trees he Cutt down & Carryed away of Mr Jeffersons Estate

	Pray Mr Pearson from What does this arise that the Thornthwaite Tennants Imagine Collonel Liddell to be axe free of the Estate & we his Substitutes, Surely they are wrong for the Commrs of Greenwich Hostl are the Landlords & we are their Substitutes, We desire you’ll examine in to this Matter & undeceive the Tennants that Say Colll Liddell is the Lessee for he in truth has nothing to doe with any thing but the Lead Mines.

	As to the Mill you mention upon the Customary Estate we do not think the Lord of the Mann liable to find wood for her or any other Repaires on the Customary Estates & is Surprized that you should Encourage any of these Customary Tennants to Crave wood out of the Demesne We believe where there is wood upon any of those Estates the Tennant has a right for wood for repaires having the Lords Leave but that we desire you’ll Enquire into & give Liberty to none without acquainting us. We are 

      Yours etc

            	Walton & Boag

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