Letter – John Bell to Nicholas Walton – 3 Feb 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Feb 1792
Correspondent: John Bell
Recipient: Nicholas Walton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 82
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      Hexham Abbey, 3rd February. 1792


      It being intended to apply to Parliament this Session for an Act to divide apart and stint the Residue of the Wastes within Hexhamshire and Allendale and there being an old Dispute between the Commrs. and Governors of Greenwich Hospital as Owners of the Barony of Langley and the Lords of the Regality of Hexham respecting a Tract of Land extending from near the White Crag contiguous to Allen Water to the Fence between Stublick and Elrington which (Tract of Land) lies Part in Allendale and Part in Hexhamshire I am directed by Sir Thomas Blackett the present Lord of the Regality of Hexham to propose to the Commrs. and Governors through you that for the sake of Peace and ending all Disputes to divide this Tract of Land equally between them and that the Line of Division between the Barony and Regality be staked out and unalterably fixed either by the intended Act or by the Award for the Division but should this Proposal not meet the Commrs. and Governors Ideas it is by no means to be considered or made use of in future as a Dereliction or Disclaimer of Sir Thomas’ Right to the whole of the Tract of Land in Dispute — I am

      Gentlemen Your most obedt. Servt.

      Jn. Bell
Subsequent letter from Walton to Ibbetson of 4th Feb indicates that this was addressed to Walton and turner at the GH receivers

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