Journal entry – John Grey – 20 Jun 1833

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 20 Jun 1833
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 18
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Thursday 20th June 1833

	Went to Haydon Bridge to look after the alterations that are going on at the Inn there – Then proceeded to Esphill to inspect the Farm and give directions respecting the repairs of the Buildings which were promised to the new Tenant, & to request him to be particular in looking after the draining upon his Farm in Mr Hunt’s absence. Examined the Farm of Lightbirks, also held by Mr Peacock, and afterwards inspected the Farm & Buildings of East Land Ends, occupied by Mr Maughan – He also wishes to have some draining, in land which certainly requires it, & I have requested him to take the depth of the drains daily, & to render the account to Mr Hunt, when he goes to measure them off at the end.

	I have this day received Messrs Storey & Wilsons valuation of the Stock on Stublick Colliery a Copy of which I herewith send for the information of the Commissioners – I have also instructions from Mr Bicknell to meet Mr Stanton the Attorney of Mr Spencer, the purchaser of Buteland and Whitlees, upon the Premises, for the purpose of giving him legal possession, and have written to Mr Stanton informing him thereof.

	When at Whittonstall the Tenant of the Public House, whose rent is £45 complained of the state of his Cellar, which fills with water & is of no use. Also of the great want of a Pump or draw-well, I satisfied myself of the facts, but told him, unless it could be done at a trifling cost I could not undertake to recommend it, and asked him to let me know for what sum he could undertake it – He has now sent me a Proposal to do both for £7.10.0 – probably he might be induced to do them for £5 as he is much inconvenienced by the state of the Cellar and the badness of the Water.

[Note in margin:] Stoboe’s estimate for the Pump alone is, I see £13-4-2

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