Letter – William Corbett – 17 Nov 1736

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Nov 1736
Correspondent: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 76 59
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At a Meeting of the Directors for Greenwich Hospital at Salters Hall the 17th November. 1736.

      Mr. Walton one of the Receivers Letter of the 7th Instant was laid before the Board, as also his Cash Account for the Month of Octobr. last, by which there appears to be in his hands, a Ballance of £858 15s. 2d. in favour of the Hospital

      Ordered, that the said Account be delivered to Mr.Maude the Book-keeper of the said Estate.

      Mr. Radley having laid before the Board a Bill prepared by the Attorney General, to be laid before the Parliament, for preventing Disputes and Differences touching the Payment of Fines, by the Tenants of the Estates forfeited by the Attainder of James late Earl of Derwentwater and Chas. Radcliffe; and touching the Sales of Timber on the said Estate; and touching the Sale of Inheritance of some of the said Estates. The Board being of Opinion, it might be proper to have the said Bill perused by some eminent Council in the Country, where the Derwentwater Estates lye, who is conversant with the Customs observed and practised by the Tenants, in the several Manours in the said Estate; Ordered, that it be sent to the Receiver in the Country, who is to lay the same before Counsellor Gray, or whom else he shall think most proper, for his Advice and Opinion thereon; and that it be done with all convenient speed.

      Mr. Watson one of the late Receivers to the Derwentwater Estate, delivered to the Board an account of the Arrears of Rents, due from several Tenants of the said Estate, at Martinmas 1734, the time his Collection ceased.

      Ordered, that the said Account be delivered to the present Receivers, and that they do take all proper Methods for recovering the said Arrears to the Hospital.

      It being represented to the Board that Mr. Shafto Downes was very useful in the late Enquiry into the Abuses committed on the Derwentwater Estate; and that the Ten Guineas already allowed him, was not adequate to the trouble he had; The Board agreed to give him Ten Guineas more; Ordered that the Receivers do pay him the same.

      Ordered, that Mr. Thompson who is employed in Surveying the Derwentwater Estate, do make large Velum Mapps of the Surveys in the best manner, such as he thinks will be most useful, instead of Velum Books, as was first ordered.

      Ordered, that the Receivers do make Publication in the NewCastle Papers, and by other Methods, that such Persons as will make discovereys of any Incroachments, or other Abuses committed in the Derwentwater Estate, shall be well rewarded for the same.

      Ordered, that the Receivers do sell the Coppers In Dilston House, for the most they can get for them.

      Ordered, that the Receivers do buy at proper times, sufficient quantities of Norway Raff when cheap, as shall be necessary for repairing the Tenaments on the Derwentwater Estate.

      Ordered, that the Receivers do take particular care in letting the Collierys, to insert Clauses for reserving clean wrought Coales, for all the Tenants of the Derwentwater Estate, at fixed Prices; and that they grant the Lessees of the Collierys, Way Leave for leading with Carts, Wains, Waggons, or other Carriages; and to lay Waggon-Ways where the Coales are likely to be Water-borne, paying the Tenants sufficient Damages with other usual Covenants; as leave to build Houses, Fire Engines &c, and to have Coales for the Engines and Workmen Gratis; and that the Tenants have the refusal of Waggons for leading, and that in letting the Farms they reserve the liberty of building Salt and other Works paying the Tenants full & sufficient Damages.

      Ordered, that the Receivers do consult Counsellor Gray in making a Draught of the Leases for letting the Collierys, Tythes, Farmes, Lead Mines &c, belonging to the Derwentwater Estate.

      Ordered, that the Receivers do receive from Mr. Aynesley, the Rent for Hartburn Tythes, for the Year 1735.

Adj[ourne]d to Saturday next at Greenwich.

A Copy		Will Corbett
Corbett was the name given at foot as taking this copy of the minutes

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