Letter – Thomas Fenwick to William Corbett – 5 Jun 1741

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Jun 1741
Correspondent: Thomas Fenwick
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 107
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A Coppy of Mr Thomas Fenwicks Letter to Wm Corbett Esq.


	As I spent some part of the summer at Hexham, nigh which a part of the Derwentwater Estate lyes, so I have observed that the Game of all kind is very much destroy’d in those Grounds; I apply’d to your agents here to recommend a person to be gamekeeper of that part of the estate near Hexham; but they said it would be better for some neighbouring Gentleman to recommend it. I therefore take the Liberty to acquaint you that ‘tis a Pity the Game should be so much destroyed as it is in the liberty of that estate, and if you think it proper to licence some person as Gamekeeper, I would recommend Joseph Maughan of Hexham, who I have reason to believe is a carefull honest man; and if you should grant your Licence to him & he should misbehave in his Duty, I shall give you Notice of it. As I am a stranger to you, I would have you inform your self of my Character either here by Messrs Walton and Boag, or with you by any Gentleman that come from this part of the North. I ask pardon for this. I hope you’l favour me with an Answer directed to, Sir, 

Your most Obedt. Servt.

      Thos: Fenwick   

Newcastle June 5th: 1741
this is the letter referred to in a letter of 18 Aug 1741 from Walton to Corbett

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