Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Simpson – 28 May 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 May 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Simpson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To Mr Thos. Simpson 				Ravensworth Castle     May 28 1742


      We have received yours with a State of Mr Richardsons title to that part of the Common in Aldstone Moor now in dispute and Coppys of the two deeds Annex’d for which we are not only in your debt but much obliged to you as you have taken great pains therein.   Your State of the facts and Coppys of the two deeds we Send to the Board who will no doubt lay them before the Attorney Generall for his Opinion which we are apt to think will not differ from yours as it seems too well Supported although we apprehend a good deal may be said on our side of the Question from Mr Richardsons being limited to Stinting the Enjoyment of the Mine by the Derwentwater family and the defects in the Whitfield Conveyances.   We hope our people will keep the possession as it will undoubtedly be of use to us in case of a Suite but as we will recommend an amicable end of it we hope it will not be wanted  the Board of Directors in answer to ours have agreed to recommend you to the Generall Court (which is their method of proceeding) as their Court Keeper at Keswick in Case Mr. King resignes but we have had a Letter lately from him Craving some Allowance for Expences in holding the Courts which Shews his intentions of Continuing but to these we have given him no answer and we are

      Sir your Very H’ble Serv’ts

      Nicholas Walton     Hugh Boag

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