Journal Entry – William Hooper – 31 May 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 31 May 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 17
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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 present May.

Mr Armstrong the Agent of Mr Tweddell again called on me in reference to the two Stacks of Oats distrained at Elrington East Farm, stating that he renewed his claim from having ascertained that no Corn had been removed from Elrington to Mr Tweddell’s farm, and both the Lamberts were ready to make Oath to this fact – I told Mr Armstrong that my authority for saying that Corn had been so removed was the Woodman I had sent to reconnoitre, who expressly stated to me that the thrashed Corn had been deposited in the night in Mr Tweddells Barn – I told Mr A. that while I felt it a duty to watch the Hospital’s interests, I desired no unfair advantage of others, and if any unbiased person would say that in a converse case it would have been required of Mr Tweddell to restore the value of these Oats to the Hospital, I should consider it right to do the same to Mr Tweddell in this case. With this Mr Armstrong expressed himself satisfied, and it was settled that, as my time would not allow my seeking further informations from Maughan the Woodman, or from the Lamberts, it should be deferred for Mr Grey to do so, and I undertook the responsibility of repayment, if the circumstances should appear to Mr Grey to justify it – the value is about £14.

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