Letter – Robert Ilderton to John Airey – 22 Jan 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jan 1742
Correspondent: Robert Ilderton
Recipient: John Airey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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A Coppy of Mr Ildertons letter to J.Airey Esq.


      I recd yours which surprised me very much. I do assure you I am an Intire Stranger to any thing that Relates to the Derwentwater Woods and also to that William Johnson of Eastend who has taken upon him to make use of my name to you.

      As to William Lowther’s I am very well acquainted with him & I remember once he was telling me that Mr Johnson of Estend was for declining the place he had under the Govermt and that he Intended to apply for it, but what Steps he took in it I know not neither did I hear of any Informations made or Intended to be made about the distruction of the wood. And as to that part of the Letter which refers to my Information the writer is mistaken for I know nothing about it.

      I am amazed how any could set about naming my father I dar say neither Lowther nor that Johnson have the least Acquaintance of him, and I hope you have a better opinion of him & me than to think either of us would interfere in a matter of this nature & I hope this will be Satisfactory to you and I am , Sirs

      Your most Hble Servt Robt. Ilderton

Hexham Jan 22 1741
Letter referred to in Walton & Boag’s letter to Corbett of 28 Jan 1742

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