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Journal Entry – William Hooper – 25 May 1833

Saturday May 25th 1833 The Repairs of the Inn at Haydon Bridge has been occupying my attention for several days past, the state of filth and vermin in which it was left having required that every skirting-Board should be taken off. I agreed to-day with Mr Hutchinson the Surgeon to allow of his continuing tenant of the House he has several years occupied, on his paying to the Hospital Fifteen pounds a year rent from the 12th of May instant. This House has hitherto been omitted in the Ho

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Mr Surtees – 25 May 1833

Mr Surtees Hamsterly May 25th 33 After a long search I found the first payment for the Rent of Apperly Lane was made Dec[embe]r 1773 and it distinctly states it to be paid half year and due at Martinmas <just> past Mr Mulcaster therefore to <put> at May 1832 was quite correct. All the payments since have been for one year.

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Storr & Mortimer – 25 May 1833

Messrs Storr & Mortimer London May 25th 1833 I have duly received your letter of the 18th inst Messrs Glyn & Co advise me of your payment of £607.14.7 and £840.3.5 to Mr Beaumonts credit. I have this day forwarded to your address by Jackson & Co Waggon a piece of fine Silver weighing 1610Oz the receipt of which you will please to acknowledge as usual when it arrives. It is one of the finest pieces of silver I have ever seen. I conclude from your observation that a further

Letter – John Bearl to John Bell – 25 May 1833

Dear Sir On the other side I forward you a copy of Mr Teeds opinion upon Hunters Case. You will perceive that he has taken a more expected view of it than Mr Fonblanque did – but this is to be attributed to the additional facts laid before him It becomes very necessary to ascertain from Isaac Hunter when his Brother & Sister died whether they died intestate & unmarried & whether Letters of Administration have been taken out by any person May I beg your earl

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 27 May 1833

Monday May 27th 1833 I to-day arranged with Mr Mulcaster as to the land he wished to retain with House at Langley, and as he only required enough to keep one Cow, I agreed to let him this and the House for ten-pounds a year – the remainder of the land will be taken by the Hudgill Mill Company. – I took this occasion to inform Mr Mulcaster that the Board had authorized me to grant him a Pension of Eighty pounds a year from the 12th Instant, on which day his Salary ceased. I called o

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 27 May 1833

Thos Key Esq London May 27th 1833 After a long delay I shipped on Saturday last 300 frs of the common Lead which I have been so anxious for you to report upon I expect you will find it particularly soft and pliable and shall be glad to hear the results as soon as you have tried it. I expect to send you 300 frs more next week. I cannot make the transfer of the 600 frs slag to Messrs Walkers & Co they having none purchased of us. I shall be glad to receive your orders

Letter – John Bell to John Bearl – 27 May 1833

Dr. Sir, Mrs Hunter the late aunt of Mr & Miss Scott was nothing akin to the Testor Is: Hunters children. She was only their Step Mor. their Mor. was Mr Robt. Surtees Sister I believe – By the time I recd. your last Lre you will have recd. my last with such information as I cod. send you. I am Sir your obed Servt. Jno. Bell MOH 27 May 1833

Letter – Armorer Donkin to Christopher Bird – 27 May 1833

Newcastle 27 May 1833 My dear Sir I arrived from London on Thursday night, but having been attacked with a bowel complaint upon the Road, I have not been able to write Letters until this morning. I arranged with Mr Ord, on my arrival in London, that the Bywell Title should be investigated by Mr Hall of the Chancery Bar, for the satisfaction & safety of the Trustees, though neither of us had any doubt that it would be essentially perfect, having previously approved o

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 28 May 1833

Tuesday May 28th 1833 Rode to Lightbirks farm with Mr Hunt, and examined into some small repairs required by the Tenant to his Dwelling House and Stable, and made arrangements for employing a journey-man Carpenter to do what is requisite, for which I undertook to supply the wood necessary, the tenant engaging to superintend the Workman and see that he did it properly. I afterwards rode to Woodhall Farm, and made some similar arrangements with the Tenant there, Mr Robert Stephenson. The pers

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 29 May 1833

Wednesday May 29th 1833 Messrs Deans, Carr, & Co of the Hexham Iron Works came to see me this morning, and I finally agreed to sell them the Lot of Wood in Dipton Plantations, Numbered 4 in the Sale of the 23rd April last for £183, to be paid for by a Bill twelve months after date, drawn by Mr Carr in behalf of himself and partners, and made payable in London – Mr Carr, from what I have ascertained, is in himself satisfactory security. I was engaged the whole of this day in rece

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 30 May 1833

Thursday May 30th 1833 I had another busy rent-day – Mr Coulson the present tenant of Coastley, and former tenant of Aydon-Shields, claimed the value of a Cow’s Grass, and the Leading his Away-going Crop from Aydon Shields according to the terms of his Lease, the value of which is £14.4.0 – He has repeatedly pressed his claim for the last three years, but from time to time it has been put off, altho’ his right to it is perfectly clear, and alteration in the covenants has thrown the

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 31 May 1833

Friday May 31st 1833 I rode out in the morning to Whitechapel, and met the Tenant of the Whitechapel Farm, and the Tenant of the Smith’s Housing & Garden which has been reserved from the farm on the new letting, to settle a dispute between them as to what was really reserved, Mr Hunt accompanied me and I soon brought them to a right understanding and agreement. The tenant of the Smiths Housing etc. John Coulson is to pay an annual rent of £5.0.0 for the same, from the 12th of this pr

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 1 Jun 1833

Saturday June 1st 1833 I sent for Mr Bell of Stubblick Colliery this morning to settle his accounts, the Balance of which was £80.11.1 due to the Hospital, and I told him that the Board had taken into consideration the circumstances of his being the Lessee of other Collieries, as well as the Lessee of the farm, and coupling this with every other consideration respecting his claims and services, had directed me to allow him two years gratuity on his discharge, but that they could grant no P

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 1 Jun 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London June 1st 1833 Dear Sirs I have duly rec[eive]d your letters of the 29th & 30th Ulto. Your sale of Silver is very satisfactory. For our last sent to Messrs Storr & Mortimer we receive 5/3 1/4 per Oz. so that you have in your sale an advantage in price & prompt payment. I now hand you Mr Pattinsons Report it is I think very clear & satisfactory. You will observe he makes no mention of his new process & this when in full operat

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 3 Jun 1833

Monday June 3rd 1833 I this day received Mr Grey’s Warrant appointing him Sole-Receiver etc and I therefore closed my accounts from Saturday night last. Engaged nearly the whole day in arranging and packing the Office Books, Accounts and Papers, and also in sending the Office furniture to Corbridge. I received to-day Mr Lownds’ account of the Lead received by him, exactly corresponding with my delivery, and amounting to Tons Cwt Qrs 3560 ps RL

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 4 Jun 1833

Tuesday June 4th 1833 Reed the Tenant of Plankey Mill came to me this morning to report the dangerous state of the Axle of his Water wheel, and at the same time stated that a Tree near the Mill was adapted to the purpose, and if cut down and prepared, the putting it in might be deferred till the necessity actually arose – I promised him that his Axle should be early inspected, and the subject considered. Proceeded to Corbridge and met Mr Grey, to whom I delivered his Warrant, and surrende

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 5 Jun 1833

Wednesday June 5th 1833 Received the Lease and Counterpart for Stubblic [sic] Colliery, and the Bond for the due execution of the Covenants on the part of the Lessee; - the Lease I dispatched to Greenwich for execution by the Commissioners, and the Counterpart and Bond I gave to the Lessee with Instructions to get them executed. I received yesterday a letter from Major Johnson desiring to know how he was to dispose of the £250 allowed for Buildings at Scremerston, whether the whole was to

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 6 Jun 1833

Thursday April 6th 1833 Mr Grey and myself proceeded to Newcastle this morning, and I finally closed my Bank Account – transferring to Mr Grey’s opening Account the two Bills that fell due, and were brought into Cash on the 4th and on this day; and also transferring another Bill which becomes due on the 13th Instant. As these give Mr Grey more than two thousand pounds for a floating Balance, I have ordered the whole of my Cash Balance to be paid to the credit of the Commissioners at the

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 7 Jun 1833

Friday June 7th 1833 The Tenants of Harsondale and Vauce Farms enclosed to me applications for the surrender of their farms at May next, I shall take them with me to lay before the Board on my return to Greenwich. When Mr Bell the Agent of Stubblick Colliery told me he should petition the Board, I observed that he was free to do so, and that I should immediately forward his petition, tho’ he must not expect me to say a word in support of it, when he said he meant to send his application d

Journal Entry – William Hooper – 8 Jun 1833

Saturday June 8th 1833 Having met Mr Johnson at Corbridge this morning, and heard all that the three Tenants, who were present, had to say; it was finally settled to carry Mr Leadbitter’s claim three months further back, which entitled him to £12.17.6 more than I had allowed; that the whole of them were to be paid at the next half years rent-day at the same rate as I allowed them, but as the fences were now completed, the land was to be remeasured, and the future payments to be according

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 8 Jun 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman Newcastle 8th June 1833 Gentn Annexed is Invoice of three Hundred pieces WB refined Lead, shipped on Board the Esther Capt Garbutt for your address which I trust you will receive safe in due course. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Stagg – 8 Jun 1833

June 8th 1833 Mr John Stagg Annexed I hand you Account due to Mr Beaumont Esqr for the Thousand Pieces of Common Lead & shall be obliged by your Cheque for the am[oun]t BJ

Letters – George Backhouse to John Abbot – 8 Jun 1833

Mr Jn Abbot June 8th / 33 I beg to hand you A/c due to TW Bt Esq for 300 frs of Lead, for the Amt for which I shall be obliged by your Cheque. I also include you Mr Cattlys A/c, also our which you will be kind enough to forward. I shall be obliged if he will pay the Ant at Glyn & Co to the Credit of TWBt Esq with Messrs Batson Berry & Co Bankers Bu<siness> GB

Letters – George Backhouse to Finlay & Hodgson – 8 Jun 1833

Finlay Hodgson & Co M[onday] 8 June 1833 Gent[leme]n Annexed I have your Monthly Cash A/c Monthly Sales and Stockton Letter, with Stock of Lead at Blaydon 31st Jan[uar]y 1833. I have also to advise you of a piece of fine Silver weighing Two Thousand One Hundred & Fifty-One Ounces forwarded to your address at the Bullion Office, Bank of England on the $ Inst <Oirale> have advised you of the Silver the day it was sent from this Office, but thinking Mr Johnson m

Letters – George Backhouse to Cox & Payser – 8 Jun 1833

Cox Payser & Co June 8th 1833 In Mr Johnsons absence I have rec[eive]d your letter of the 6th Inst & agreeably to your request annex your A/c with TW Beaumont Co[mpan]y for Litharge. This as ever has been an invaluable custom with this establishment not to have more than one rate of Disc[ount]. That is five per cent <per annum>. You will therefore be entitled to Disc[ount] at that Rate from the time of payment to 15 th Oct next. The present price of WB lead is Ref[ine
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467