Letter – Nicholas Walton to Robert Wilkie – 7 May 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 May 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Robert Wilkie
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To Mr Wilkie 							Ravensworth Castle May 7. 1742


      In Answr. to your Letter of the 2d Inst we have wrote to Mr Andrew Scott that he is not to permit any person whatever to Winn Limestones at Scremerston without first having a Licence from him, to the End that a true Acct. may be taken of all such quantities as shall be won there. the price we have fix’d at Three pence per Fother since the first of May  which Mr Strangways as well as all others must pay from that time, as well as damage of Ground to Ten[ant. We hope you and the rest Gent[lemen] will think this a reasonable Satisfaction, & are

      Yours &c

      Walton & Boag
A Robert Wilkie Esq of Ladythorn near Berwick left his will in 1760 so is possibly the recipient of this letter

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