Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 16 Mar 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Mar 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To Wm Corbett Esq 						Ravensworth Castle March 16.  1741


      As the Termes in Greenhaugh Colliery, Highgreen Colliery and <Potts’s> house in Corbridge Expires at next mayday & in pursuance of the Boards orders those Termes were Advertized the 24 Apr 1741 to be lett, we begg leave to accquaint you that Mr Rud the Present Tennant has offer’d five pounds per Ann. for Each of the above Collierys to Comence at Next Maday od as soon as he is in possession thereof. & Mr Willm. Soppitt purposes to take Richd. Potts’s house & App[urtenance]s at one Guinea a Yr to Comence at Next mayday for 21 Years which we beg Leave to recomend to the Board to Conferme as we have had no other proposalls, they being also good Tennants.

      There is a farme of Land at Fourstones in the possession of P.Lush now Lett at Nine pounds per Ann. on Lease which Expires at Mayday 1743. Fourstones Colliery likewise Expires at Mich. Next with a Liberty of six months to Lett & despose of such Coales as the Tennant then has wrought & undisposed of. And Bridge house Colliery in the man[or] of wark Expires at Mayday next. The last of which we can let for one year as we believe at £3 – but think it & the other farmes Should be advertized  imidiatly to be Lett on Lease for 21 Years. We have Inclosed you an advertisement for that purpose, which if the Directors think proper may be Incerted in the Gazette & our papers here afterwards. – The Lead ore Dues shoud likewise be Advertized to be sold from Mich. last to Mich next.

      We have Spoke to Mr Robson who is willing to Comply with the Boards Terme of 12 Years of a Tacknote of Hartburn grange Colliery. We are Sirs, 

      Yours &c Walton & Boag

PS John Reed Esq. proposes to Take a Tacknote for one Year with a Liberty of a Lease for 21 Years to make Tryall for Lead Ore in the Chappellry of Haydon & within the Barrony of Langley at one Seventh duty to the Hospitall, which wethink it os the Interest of the Hospitall to be Complyed with.

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