Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 16 May 1746

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 May 1746
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 108
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To Wm Corbett Esqr. at the Navy Office              	Ravensworth Castle 16th  May  1746


      We wrote you the 2nd Inst. that we had apointed the 5th to wait upon Lady Middleton to make a General Schedule of the Writings at Belsay belonging to the Derwentwater Estate which was accordingly done a Copy whereof you have Inclosed.  As we wrote you we think it will be great deal of Trouble to Sir Wm. & Lady Middleton to have the Particulars Schedule and Abstracts made at Belsay.  We therefore desired Lady Middleton’s Leave to remove ‘em to Newcastle but She is unwilling to suffer that to be done ‘till Sir Wm. returne from Scotland which she Expects soon.  We have therefore postpon’d proceeding in making the particular Schudles etc till we have your further Commands.

      The Writings are all Carefully Sowed up in Cloaths were opened in the presence of Sir William Middleton’s Steward & Repacked in the Boxes and Trunks in the same order they Lay in & there does not appear to be any papers or writings among them but what belong to the Derwentwater Estate and we are

      Sir  your most obedt. Servts

      N. Walton   H. Boag

A Copy of a Generall Schedule of the Writings at Sir Wm. Middleton’s belonging to the Derwentwater Estate  Viz: 

                   In the Hair Trunk Maill

Lead Mine Leases                                                                         No.  5

Alstonmoore Writings                                                                        31

Bills and Answers in Chancery                                                          24

A small Bundle relating to Edwd. Earl 

of Derwentwater and his Lady                                                          39

Rent Charges & Fee Farme Rents                                                        6

               The Leather Trunk

Whittingstall & Newlands Writings                                                    21

Buteland Writings                                                                                35

Keswick Writings                                                                          1 & 27

Aydon Shield Writings                                                                         17

Bills and Answers in Chancery                                                            28

West Wood, Wooley, Whittle, & Leehouses Writings                        20

The Manr. Wark Ellrington & Woodhall Writings                              12

Thornbrough & Corbridge Writings                                                     10

Land & Colliery Leases                                                                          7

Middleton Hall and Wooler Writings                                                   14

Scremerston Writings                                                                           15

Alnwick House & Closes Writings                                                       33

White Chapple Writings                                                                        36

Meldon and East Thornton Writings                                                       9

Hartburne Rectory Whelpington Rectory  Dilston Tythe,

Lorbottle Tythe Broxfield Tythe & Spindlestone Tythe                        16

Hartburngrainge Writings                                                                      34

Dilston Writings Spittle & Newbiggin                                                     8

Newton Hall Writings                                                                               2

                    In a large Box

Langley Barony Writings                                                                          4

Coastley Writings                                                                                    19

Alstonmoore Leases for 1000 years                                                        25

Fleatham Writings Suposed to belong to Spindlestone                           22

Spindlestone & Outchester Writings                                                       13

Writings concerning the Coheirs of Sir Wm. Fenwick                              3

Langley Barony Suites with the Tenants                                                 29


Sent the Board 16 May 1746

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