Journal Entry – William Hooper – 8 Jan 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 8 Jan 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 15
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Tuesday 8th January 1833

Received Rent from R Winskills <Ropy> for Cooper’s Dyke Head £5.0.0 –

Mr Cookson applied to me about the Lease of the Lead wharf, which he for the first time had discovered to be a 14 years Lease, and not 21 years as he had supposed – consequently of comparatively small value, as the Corporation Laws make 21 year lease to be renewable from time to time, [underlined: ‘without any additional rent’], whereas 14 years leases are re-valued at the end of each term. – I then explained to Mr C. that the Hospital had expended considerable sums on the wharf, upon the faith of a 21 years lease, and shewed him the correspondence to this effect, wherein the Corporation stood pledged to grant a 21 year lease. – Mr C. thought upon the evidence of these facts, the privilege of a 21 years lease might be restored, and I wrote to him enclosing the Correspondence, and proposing terms for the settlement of the several matters pending. Engaged in the arrangement of Books etc for the removal of office.

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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