Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Radley – 3 Aug 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Aug 1741
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Radley
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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      Ravensworth Castle Augt 3d 1741

To Mr Radley


      In answer to your Letter in regard to the Libertys which may be proper to grant the purchasers of Derwentwater woods we are of Oppinion the purchasers ought to be exempted from the Damages which may arise to the Tennants upon whose ground the Woods Stand & Grow; only they re to be restraind from Cutting any wood at such times as their shall be Crops of Corne browing where the Woods is interpresd amongst it & in such Cases the Tennants or Rec[eivers] to Direct the Cutting those woods which are so Circumstanced in subsequent Year when the grounds are in fallow.

	That the purchasers shall be restraind to usual Carrageways in all such of the Hospitalls lands as they shall have occation to pass over other then the severall Inclosures or grounds upon which the timber is growing . And in such places as the Woods are growing Convenient  ways to be sett out by persons indiferently chosen, so as to prevent unn[ec]assary Damages by passing thro’ Meadows or Corn.

	The purchasers to have Liberty of Burning Charcoal upon the premises where the woods grow, but where it can conveniently be done to oblige themselves to burn upon the joyning Commons as shall be judged reasonable by Indifferent Psons and they are not to be sufferd to burn upon Meadow  or Corn land.

	These we think are all the Covenants which are ne[ce]ssary except the Comon ones wth regard to the payments of the Money the time of cutting &c but if it is thought proper we would be glad to see the draught of the Articles before it is ingrossd. & we are

      Sir your &c

      Nichos. Walton  Hugh Boag 

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