Letter – John Bell to William Bates – 1 Dec 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Dec 1793
Correspondent: John Bell
Recipient: William Bates
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To Mr William Bates Mr John Fryer and Mr Thomas Bates Commissioners named and appointed in and by an Act of Parliament made and passed in the 32nd Year of the Reign of his present Majesty King George th 3rd intitled ‘An Act for Dividing and inclosing certain Parts of the Commons Moors or Tracts of Waste Land called Hexhamshire and Allendale Common and also certain Townfields within the Regality or Manor of Hexham in the County of Northumberland and for Stinting the Depasturing of the other Parts of the said Commons Moors or Waste Land’

I John Bell Agent for Thomas Richd Beaumont Esq and Diana his Wife for them and on their Behalf (in Conquence of a Proposal signed by 13 out of 17 Persons having Right of Common or Agents of Persons Bodies politic or Corporate having Right of Common on Hexhamshire and Allendale Common who set their Hands to an Objection to the Claim of the said Thos R B and Diana his Wife marked No 265 So far as the same affected the Boundary of the said Common for withdrawing their Objections to the said claim on Condition that Mr & Mrs Beaumont would withdrawn their Claim of Right of Common for the Ground in dispute, that is, the unenclosed  and a small parcel of inclosed Ground at Westburnhope) do hereby give you Notice that I withdraw as much of the sd Claim of the said Thos R B and Diana his Wife as seeks or claims a Right of Common for or in respect of the sd Ground in Dispute, that is, the uninclosed and a small parcel of inclosed Ground at Westburnhope contained in the Said Claim marked No 265 consisting of the large Tract of Ground particularly described in the same Claim and a small parcel of Ground which hath been inclosed between 30 and 40 Years
Undated, but appears to be the letter of objection noted by Walton in his letter to Bell of 15th Dec 1793 so given here as 1st December

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