Letter – Nicholas Walton to Thomas Simpson – 31 Mar 1738

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Mar 1738
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Thomas Simpson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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To Mr Thos Simpson 						Ravensworth Castle   March 31. 1738


	We were favoured with yours of the 25 of March Inst which is now before us, in answer to which, as Furnace is dead & the Action against Carrick thereby abated, we approve of your taking Councills opinion, before you prosecute that affair any further, and desire you may do so accordingly.

	The prudent Steps you have taken to procure a release from Carrick to William Lee we are greatly oblidged to you for, as it intirely prevents any trouble we might otherwise have expected from Mr Hodgson of Tynehead. we desire you’ll pursue such methods as Councill advises you to, that Furnaces execut[or]s may have justice done them & that the Hospitall may preserve the jurisdiction of their Court & we are

      Sr Your most Hble Servts

      Nich. Walton Hugh Boag


We formerly gave you the Trouble of inquiring what right the Tenants of the Arbitrary estates in the Manour of Thornthwaite had to cutt down and sell any wood, without the leave and consent of the lord of the Manour and we must again trouble you with Stating a case in Conjunction with Mr King to be laid before Counsells relating the right Tennants pretend to have in those estates. One Parson [jeferson] who has an Estate in the Mannour of Thornthwait, sold some time ago a p[ar]c[e]l of Birch and Alder Trees to one Miles of Keswick, which was Cutt upon his estate. We discharged him from taking them away, or paying any part of the money according to Contract, yet notwithstanding Mr jeferson has found Means to remove the trees of the Premises and receive the money of Miles. now what we want to have done is to have a Case stated, that we may have Councells opinion, whether the Tennants have a right to cut wood at their will and Pleasure, or not, and in Case they have no right then what methods are to be taken to compel the ofenders to doe and make Satisfaction to the Hospitall. We have ordered Mr King to wait upon you for this Purpose next Thursday and are as aboive Your Very Humble Servts

      Nich. Walton Hugh Boag

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