Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 9 Jul 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jul 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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To  Wm. Corbett 						Ravensworth Castle  July 9th 1742


      In answer to that part of the Boards Minutes of the 16th June last relaiting to Mr Bunting having Inclosed some part of Grindon Common, we begg leave to acquaint you that Mr Bunting has made no Inclosure upon that Common nor has he any direction or Intentions so to doe, or to build a House there but the Tenants of Langly Barrony under the Commiss’rs of the Hospital have at there own Expense done somthing towards it, with an Intention to keep a herd or Servant to prevent <p’sons> who have no right from depasturing their Cattle there  This the Board may please to remember the Tennants petitioned for, when they sett forth the Trespasses of Simond Drydon & then desired that the Same might be done at the Hospitalls Expense, but having no answer thereto have engaged at there own Expense to build this House & to take in a Garth for a Hind or Servt. to Live in, whereby every well designed p’son Interested in that Common would have a benefitt and to this < as it> we did not at all apprehend Mr Ainsley or any other person would have objection was Intended for the use of every p’son Concern’d or that have Interest in this Common.   Mr Bunting was so Imprudent as to Appear with the Tennants in Opposition to Mr Aynsleys discharge, but we have ordered him to desist & leave it to the Tennants and Freeholders to dispute the Matter amongst themselves, by wch we are in no way apprehensive of the Hospitall being Brought into a Suit, as the Tennantry will proceed no further, & we are

      Your most Obed. Servts

      Nichos.Walton  Hugh Boag 

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