Journal Entry – William Hooper – 7 Jun 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 7 Jun 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 17
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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 direct. He appears however to have since thought differently as I have a letter from him enclosing a petition, and requesting me to forward it to the Board which I shall at once do.

Met Mr Grey at Dilston this morning, and again went through Mr Leadbitter’s claim on the Railway Company, he being still much dissatisfied. It is quite evident that if the dates given by the Railway Company are correct, Mr Leadbitter cannot be allowed a shilling more without injustice to the Railway Company; but he contends that the land was taken two months earlier than by them stated, and if so he will have further claims – I hope to determine this to-morrow, when Mr Johnson is to meet me at Corbridge. Proceeded from Dilston to Corbridge and settled several matters of account there, before I returned to Haydon Bridge.

Having obtained a valuation of the furniture in the apartments reserved for the Receivers at Haydon Bridge, I offered to Hetherington the new Tenant, any of it he might wish – He selected the bulk, amounting according to the valuation to £108.4.6, but he demurred a little at the prices of several of the Articles, and. I told him that if he would pay me £106 immediately he should take the lot. From the residue Mr Grey selected some articles valued at £22.8.0, and what then remained on my hands amounted according to the valuation to £22.11.0. This lot I offered to Hetherington for £20, but he would not have it at that price, and I finally sold it to him for £17-. Considering that the whole sale has been effected without a shilling expense, I deem the sum I have obtained £139.8.0, to be a very fair value of the furniture.

The Tenant of Middle Deanraw farm applied to me to lay his request before the Board for the surrender of his farm at May day next.

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