Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 14 Oct 1737

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Oct 1737
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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To Wm Corbett Esqr

                                                                                  Ravensworth Castle  Octor 14 1737


	Inclosed we Send you our Cash Accot for the last month on which their Remains a ballance in our favour of £7.14.6

	We have nothing Material to Lay before the Board Save that Geo Liddell Esqr has made his Michs Quarters Pay which Amounts to £1221.10.111/4 of which for Raising Oare by bing only £118.16.83/4 there was then Employed at the Mines 263 Pickmen 43 Labourers & 27 Washers, besides Masons Carpenters Smelters, Peatcasters & Oare Carryers which has been Occassionally 60 persons at least            We are Sr Yor most Obedt Servts

                                                                              Walton & Boag

Alston Moore     September the 29th 1737

A List of Lead mines Wrought by Geo Liddell Esqr and others with the Number of hands Employed at Each mine Vizt

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		The 29th September 1737

We do hereby certifye that the Number of Mines mentioned above are all at Worke or proceeding to, by Levells for the Effectuall winning the same, & that besides the Number of hands mentioned to be Imployed at each, there has been & now are constantly Imployed five Smiths, in building a New Smelting Miln Twenty Seven Masons Carprs Labourers etc & in Smelting 2 Smelters, besides near Thirty Persons Imployed in casting Peats, Leading & Stacking the Same & in Carrying Oare to the Milns as Occasion has required.

Witness our hands                 Nichos Walton  Hugh Boag   Recers

                                               Jno Stephenson  Moor Maer

The above is a True Copy

                             Alston moor  Septemr 29th 1737

A List of open and unopen Lead mines in Alston Moor and other parts of the Derwentwater Estate not Wrought by Geo Liddell Esqr etc Vizt

Clergill Cleugh          Gillhouse burne

Coate Clothhill          Birchey bank

Nentsberry green End     High Birchey bank

North Vein               Green Castle

Middle Vein              Howburne Moss

Goodamgill Moss          Cashburne

Broomberry               Corn Ridge

Hudgill burne            Crossgill head

Tarrenberry              Green Cragg

Dowpot Syke              Gate Castle

Guttergill               Middle Syke

Garrygillburne old grove Scarr Ends

Dodberry Dikehead        Lee House

Hill Close               Wallop Knott

Eshgill Side force       Langley Barony Vein in Thorngrafton <End>

Clergill Cleugh head     Broken Heugh

Brock Als Rockhill       Thornley Quarry

Broomberry               Planderheath

Parkgrove                Wellgill Inclosure

Horse Edge               Cragg Scarrs 2 or 3 Veins

Sleate Mea               Dilston Parke

Nichos Walton  Hugh Boag   Recers

Jno Stephenson  Moor Mar                                      

A Copy
This letter is followed in the original volume with two tables showing the active lead mines and number of people employed

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