Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 24 Nov 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Nov 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle Nov 24, 1741

To William Corbett Esqr.



      In Ans[wer] to that part of the Boards Minute of the 14 Nov Inst relating to the tack note to be granted Mr James Mason, we apprehend by the description, that the ground there described is within the Derw[entwater] Estate & that the same does not Interfere with any former grant. The Description of this Tack Includes a Large Extent of Common, so that it cannot be certainly known whether it Interferes with any former grant or not, but as you will be pleased to observe the Common proviser  gards against that if it shou’d Interfere with any other mine no Inconvenience can arise to the Hospital. I think the Description shou’d run thus. To Digg & Seek for Lead Ore at upon or under a Round hill over ag[ainst] Moor Barn joyning upon Glassonby Common, [such] Lands called Mutanbury pt of the Moor or Common called Ameshaugh within the Manor of Aldston Moor & County of Cumberland.

      William Todd, Ben Geal & John Millikin  proposes to take a tack Note for One Year with a Liberty of a Lease thereof for [20] Years more if demanded of a vein or mine called Grangrove or Band End within the Manor of AQldston moor & County of Cumbld. at One Sixth duty to the Hospital. And Geo Barrow of the Shaw in the parish of Haltwhistle  & County of Northumbld proposes to take a Tacknote of a vein of Lead Ore at Birchey Bank in the Barony of Langley & County of Northumbld at One fifth Duty to the Hospital. Both which Tacknotes being granted may be an Advantage but can be no disadvantage to the Hospital . I am for Mr Boag & Self, Sir

      Yours &c  N Walton



I have sent the Treasurer this day a bill for £1000

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