Journal Entry – William Hooper – 7 Jan 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 7 Jan 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 15
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Monday 7th January 1833

Applications for the situation of the Bailiff from Mr F Lee, Mr Bewcastle, Mr Todds.

Letters from Mr Cookson, as to Needless Hall N Farm, the ejecting of Coxons, claim to Thrashing Machines, and offer for the Lead Wharf - £300.

Waited upon Mr Cookson and informed him that I could not give up the claim to the Threshing Machine purchased of the former Tenants of Needlesshall North farm, and that the Machine on the South Farm was still the property of the Tenant, but that as he had been promised by the late Receivers that it should be purchased of him at a valuation, I hoped he, Mr Cookson, would fulfil that promise. With respect to the dilapidated state of the Swann’s Farm, I had made enquiry of the Bailiff, and found that it was twice that about six years ago the Receivers become minded that a new Stable should be erected on this farm, and that it was ordered, but the Tenant, whose Lease was near expiring, refused to bear the expense of leading materials, and it was consequently deferred. That it was intended to recommend the proceeding with this stable for the new Tenant, but as the Bailiff and Tenant could not agree as to the situation, no Estimate had ever been made, nor was any promise held out to the Tenant. This work did not comprehend anything respecting the Dwelling House. Under any circumstances the Purchaser could have no legal claim on the Hospital, but if a moral obligation could have been shown, I believed the Commrs would not shrink from it, but in this case I considered them quite free. Still, desirous to meet Mr Cookson, I would venture to propose on the part of the Commissioners, that if he would take Robinson’s Thrashing Machine at £40, the price it was valued at, and waive all claim on account of the dilapidations, I would forego to press the Hospital’s claim to the value of the other Threshing Machine which was equally worth £40: and that upon this liberal proposal, I should expect he would give the Commrs £350 for the Lead Wharf.  He required time to consider.

Received Rent from Mitchell & Temple High Spen Colliery £68.0.0

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