Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 13 Sep 1737

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Sep 1737
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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To Wm Corbett Esqr

                                                                                  Ravensworth Castle  Septr 13th 1737


	Inclosed I Send You our Cash Accot for the Month of Augt last on which is a Ballance of £29.-.6d in our favour:

	There has been Sold by Mr Johnson one of our Bayliffs out of the Weedings of Woods under his care this Season, on Notes dated as follows

Payble at Michs next 15th May last on Note from 

Francis Marshall & Robt Watson for 280 Yards of 

Bark Sold out of the Shaw wood at Newton Hall      £46

Payble at Ladyday next 10th July last on Note from 

Wm Richley for Weeding of Wood out of Shaw Wood      5

Payble at Michs next 10 July last on Note from Do

[Wm Richley] for 110 Yards of Bark Sold from 

Rawgreen and Thornbrough                            13 15

Payble at Ladyday next 25 July last on Note from Wm 

Dixon & Robt Bell for Weeding of Wood at RawGreen

Reced £3.15.10                                       5  7  6

                                            Total  £70  2  6

	Mr Buntings Accot of what has been under his care will come in our next.

	The Persons who claim Tarret Burn Lead Mine have continued to throw the metal in to the mine as fast as Colll Liddell’s Miners threw it out, so that we have discharged the Miners from proceeding till further order, as it was creating an Expence; I hope the Directors will approve thereof & give Orders that Something may be done to Support their Rights. We have not Yet been able to find out by what power it was that Alderman Ramsay wrot that Mine but we are endeavouring to be Informed.

	You will observe Sir that the Boring at Scremerston is finished, so that we are ready to proceed in the winning, so Soon as the Board Signify to us their Pleasure therein.  But we think the Lease of the Colliery should be executed before we go into the Expence of Making the Winning.

	This being the Time of the Year for Sale of the Deer at Dilston we have endevoured to dispose of them but to no purpose, nay on the Contrary some neighbouring Gentlemen tell us we have no right to them as they are Outlyers & that they have a right to hunt and kill where they please provided they are roused without our Liberty.  This particularly been done by Mr Fenwick of Bywell whose Servants have killed Severall within 10 or 14 days last past and tho’ we have discharged them, they will not desist.  This I thought proper to lay before the Board, that they may give Such Orders therein as they Judge proper.

      I am Sir  Yours etc Nichos Walton

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