Journal Entry – William Hooper – 9 Mar 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 9 Mar 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 16
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Saturday 9th March 1833

The Tenant of Dilston Hall Farm came to me in consequence of a letter I wrote to him, respecting his arrears, and after hearing his statement I gave him till Saturday next to bring me security for payment by instalments, in addition to the regular half years rent; and if he then offered me any arrangement that I could consider satisfactory I would gladly accept it. – Obtained the Estimates for the repair of Dilston Mill Machinery, Water-Courses, and Cisterns, and gave directions for so much as is absolutely necessary for its tenancy to enable the Tenant to have it in charge and keep it in repair, the amount of which is about sixty pounds; but I fear it will be equally necessary to put new Water cisterns and troughs which will cost more than a hundred pounds more, and when I refer to the frightful expense incurred on this Mill, I quite grieve at expending so much good money.

Rode to Langley Mills and ordered 31 pieces of Lead to be sent to Newcastle to complete Messrs. Walkers’ sale.  Also gave directions for a cake of Silver completed, weighing 1491 Ounces, which I have arranged to forward to London.

The old and new Tenants of Woodhall Farm again came to me for the settlement of their differences, and as the former was now more tractable and humble, I at length succeeded in bringing them to an adjustment, according to their covenants; and to my great surprize Mr Pigg who had before been so very abusive to me, came and thanked me for my decision, and the trouble I had taken.

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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