Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 25 Jul 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Jul 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle  July 25, 1741

To Willm Corbett Esq.


      We reced yours with the Boards Minutes of the 15 July Inst.  which we duly observe, & with regard to the Petition of the Hexhamshire Tennants for Repaire of their Chappell, we have given direction to proper persons to gett us a valluation of the Severall Gents Estates within the Chappellry together with their Contributions to this work & as soon as that comes to our hands we will transmit you a State of the Affair in Obedience to the boards Commands. 

	We have agreed with two Ships who are we believe both Loaden with Coales for the use of the Hospital and one of them is we Apprehend Sailed of which Loading I send you the Invoice;  Bill of Loading & Charter Partie. You will be pleased to observe we have been obliged to give a Larger Fraight than we did to the Other Ships, by reason of the advance Wages which the Press obliges the Masters to pay the Sailors. The Invoice of the Loading Amounts to £48.10.4 ½ for which we will draw upon Mr Bot together with the other Loading as soon as the Ship Sails. 

	Some time agoe the Board were plaeed to Order that we shd make Enquiry whether any of the Fee Farm Rents or the Rent of CrookburnMoor which the Tennants now refuse to pay were ever paid by the Derwentwater family; & in pursuance of their directive wrote to the late Receivers Mr Busbie who Received the Rents before the Estate became vested in the Crown, as also Mr Watson the late Receiver, and Inclosed we send you Mr Busbies Ans[we]r, to which we beg leave to Refer. Mr Watsons Ansr we have not received, but as Soon as we doe it shall be transmitted to you by, Sir

      Yours &c Nicholas Walton, Hugh Boag

Newcastle July 22d, 1741

Invoice of a Cargo of Coales Ship’d by Order of Messrs Walton & Boag on Board the Richd & jane of Scarbro’: Isa. Moorson Master and Consign’d to William Corbett Esqr. Vizt:

64 Cha[lde]rs of Team Coales at 12 £38  8  0

8 Keeldues at 13s 4d                 5  6  8

Duke of Richmonds Duty               3  4  6

Towns duty                           1  6  8

Charter Partie                          3  6

Bills of Loading1.                      1    1/2

                                   £48 10  4 1/2
refers to letter of 20th July from Busby to Walton & Boag

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