Journal Entry – William Hooper – 2 May 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 2 May 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 17
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Thursday May 2nd 1833

Received a letter from Mr Johnson informing me that owing to the unreasonableness of the demands of Messrs Leadbitter & Benson, and Mr H Pearson, Tenants at Dilston, he had been unable to settle the damages of the Railway Company, but that it should bee arranged one way or the other before the rent day. – It is clear to me that the only way of avoiding these differences, and unjust exactions of the Tenantry, is to arrange and settle the terms of compensation before any part of the ground is taken; and make these terms so definite as to preclude altercation afterwards. Looking at the extent of the Hospital lands over which the Railway will eventually be made, I foresee much trouble unless some very decisive and intelligible plan be agreed upon, which I think may easily be done to the satisfaction of all parties.

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
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