Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 11 Mar 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Mar 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To William Corbett Esqr.						Hexham  March 11, 1741


	The Tennants in Hexhamshire on July last Petitioned the Board for some relief with regard to the Rebuilding of Whitley Chappell which petition was referr’d down to us with their order to Report the circumstances of that Affaire. We then Applyed to the Tennants for an Accot. of the Severall Subscriptions which had been made to this work  & a valluation of the other Gentlemens Estates who were Intrested along with the Hospittall, & they then sent us a Subscription paper, but no Valluation of the lands which Occasioned our not accquainting  the Board with the Circumstance of the Affaire. Whitley Chappell is a Convenient Situation for Tennants in Hexham Shire as is Set forth in the petition you sent us which with the Subscription paper we Send you Inclosed & having become very runious has been rebuilt last Summer in which the neighbouring people have been Acting in Leading the materials amongst which the Hospitalls Ten[an]ts have bore their full proportion, but the work requiring more money than could be raised by Subscription it was Carried on & finished by the principal people who are now Considerably in Disburse & have no way of reimbursing themselves but by the admission of such persons to pews as are Willing to pay for them at the Rate of one Guinea Each. This the Tennants of the Hospitall are unwilling to pay & Humbly beg the Boards kind Assistance therein. They are thirteen familys in Number and are willing to content themselves with Seven pews which we beg leave to Recommend to the board to allow as the Tennants have already assisted in the building very considerably which intitals them to a Convenience in the Chappell that they will  certainly loose if the Board gives them no Assistance. The Pews are filling up so that we write this from hence to save time & beg you will be pleased to give it all the Dispatch you can. 

	We are here receiving the Rents & hope to have a pretty large remittance to make soon & we are , Sir, Yours &c

      Walton & Boag

To the Honourable Comiss[ione]rs of his Majestys Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich.

The Humble Petition of Your Honours Tennants within the Parish of Hexham & County of Northumberland.

Humbly Sheweth unto your Honours that Whitley Chappell within the Said Parish distant from Hexham near Five miles and very Conveniently Situate not only for a great many Parishioners of the Said parish but also for Severall persons far distant from Other their respective parish Churches is become very ruinous and fallen to decay insomuch that the same must be intirly Rebuilt for the necessary convenience for a great part of the Said Parishioners and Others resorting there to publick Worship.

Therefore may it please your honours to order Such reliefe in the premises as to your Honours shall seem meet for the Necessary Rebuilding the sd. Chappell for the convenience of your petitioners & others Assembled there to Celebrate divine Service. And your Petitioners shall ever pray &c 

William Dixon of Aydonsh[iel]d 

Joseph Bell of Do. 

John Bell  Gairsheal [made mark X]

Robert Gosney   Stapples  [made mark R]

George Trumble  Whitley  [ made mark T]

Joseph Green  Rawgreen  [made mark I]

Henry Dixon  of Stapples

Thomas Chatt  Myr house

Thomas <Ashe> of Rawgreen

Geoge Green of Turf house

Chris. Nevan  Rowley head

John  Bell of Do. 

Robert Dixon of Peacock house 

George Blackburn of Netherholmes

John Joppling of Eads bush [made mark E]

William Stobbs of Heckley House

Subscriptions Taken down A[nn]o 1741/2 For Rebuilding the Antient Chappell Called Whitley Chappell , Dedicated to St. Helen

Walter Blackett Esq. £5 – 0 – 0

John Fenwick Esq  £5 – 5 – 0	  

Sir Edwd Blackett   £2 – 2 – 0   			

Nicho.s Roberts Esq  £1 – 1 – 0      			

Lanct. Algood Esq   £1 – 1 – 0				

Mr Abra. Teasdale   £1 – 1 – 0 

Mr N Farbridge  £1 – 1 - 0

Mr John Johnson  £1 – 1 - 0							

Mr Peter Thirlwell   £1 – 1 – 0

<I/J> Hunter  £1 – 1 - 0

Mrs Jane Bacon  £1 – 1 – 0

Mr Thos. Harle NCastle  £1 – 1 - 0

Mr Geo. Marshall Do.   60 Deales

Mr Mic. Readhead  10s 6d

Mr Henry Allison   10s 6d

William Dixon  Smith  10s 6d

Thos Blenkensop  Smelter   2s 6d

Mr Richd Ord  £1 – 1 – 0

Mr William Armstrong   £1 – 1 – 0

Mr Chas Stoddart  5s 

Mrs Marshall  Walltown   £1 – 1 - 0

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