Letter – Joseph Carr to John Bell – 7 Oct 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Oct 1793
Correspondent: Joseph Carr
Recipient: John Bell
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	I attended a meeting at Allendale town on friday which I supposed you had advertised.  Not seeing you there, I inclose a paper containing the names of such people, as wish to commute the Corn tithe in the two Grieveships of Allendale town & Catton, belonging the perpetual Curacy of Allendale. Since both the Patron & Ordinary must be satisfied, as well as myself, I solely rest the proposal with you, to take the fate of such similar ones as may be offered to Mr Beaumont, on his own account.

	If the tithe were mine own private property I would not allow its commutation, at the general average rate of the annuel receipt; because the land is not cultivated as it is capable, & what it probably will be.  As the case is, I wish to be guided by the Lord of the Manor’s conduct.  You see Sir my few names, to the paper.  The generality of the people seem averse to the one as well.  My insurance is now due.  I send 3s 6d for the next year, & will be obliged to you, for a receipt at your opportunity.  If any thing be done in this affaire, it will be attended with some trouble.  You can easily know whether the proprietors will be at the expence of laying the paper before the Ld of the Manor, Ordinary or not etc; before you put yourself to any inconveniece.                 I am Sir Your most obedt hble St

                                                                                                   Joseph Carr

Allenheads Oct 7th 1793

To the Reverend Joseph Carr Curate of the perpetual Curacy of the Parish of Allendale in right of which he is intitled to the Corn Tithes in the Two Townships or Grieveships called Allendale Town Grieveship and Catton Grieveship.

We whose Names are hereunto subscribed Owners of Messuages Lands and Tenements in the said respective Grieveships of Allendale Town and Catton in respect of which we are severally and respectively entitled to a Right of Common upon the said Commons Moors or Tracts of Waste Land called Hexham Shire and Allendale Common, certain parts of which are now about to be divided and inclosed and the depasturing of the other Part Stinted, by Virtue and in persuance of an Act of parliament entitled ‘An Act for dividing and inclosing certain parts of the Commons, Moors or Tracts of Waste Land called Hexham Shire 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 ‘ being desirous that the Corn Tithes growing and arising upon our said respective Messuages Lands and Tenements And also what may hereafter arise and become due and payable upon and from our respective Allotments of the Parts of the said Commons Moors or Tracts of Waste Land to be divided and allotted in respect thereof should cease and be extinguished beg leave to propose to you to give you, and your Successors, such Proportion  of the said Common Moors or Tracts of Waste Land so to be divided and allotted as shall be equivalent in Value to the said Tithes so due and payable or to become due and payable to you as aforesaid

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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