Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Ripley – 24 Jan 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Jan 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Ripley
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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						Ravensworth Castle Janry 24 1741

To Thomas Ripley Esq. in Scotland Yard London


	Since Mr Boag recd. your last favour Mr Thompson has delivered us his acct of the Survey of Bircham Magna, the Balance whereof due to him being £25.11.3 according to the agreement which we hope you will find right on Examining the Inclose Accot.  Mr Thompson complaines that the Survey was attended with much more difficulty than he expected as upon the agreem[en]t he apprehended a great pt of the estate to be Common and this he says he has took the liberty to lay before you. He has likewise directed us to represent his case o you, which we beg leave to do. As to the agreement, it was to be sure upon a presumption that a great pt was Common and as th estate is of a quite different kind we think he has been a sufferer, of which you are so good a judge that we only desire you will recommend it to Sir Robt. Walpole to make him such allowance over his agreement as he thinks proper. It will be a pleasure to us to hear that Sr. Robt. likes the plan and we are sr.

	Your most obliged Hble Srvts

		Nichs Walton & H Boag

A Copy of Mr Isaac Thompsons acct with the Rt Hon Sr  Robert Walpole for surveying Bircham Magna

The Rt Honble. Sr Robt. Walpoles Accot. with Isaac Thompson

Newcastle January 14th 1741/2


For Surveying & Maping Bircham Magna 3629 

   acres at 3d per acre                                     £45  7  3

Travelling Expences to Houghton & back again £6 16  —

Horse Hire for 26 days at 2s                  2 12  -

                                                             £9  8  —

Paper & Cloth for the Map                     -  9  6

Binding the field book                        -  3  -

Boxes and packing                             -  3  6

                                                             £- 16  –

                                                            £55 11  3


Received Novem. 26 1741 of Messrs Walton & Boag in pt        30 -- --

									£25 11  3

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