Letter – Martin Morrison – 1 May 1810

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 May 1810
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Middlehope Fell

On a division of this Common under Act of Parl[iamen]t, the Boundary was lately set out by <Whilfd> Harrison of Chapel, the Commissioner for dividing d[itt]o – it so happened that none of the Parties interested in the Lintzgarth Common attended this Bounder riding and the Commissioner included a part of Lintzgarth Fell with that of Middlehope by drawing direct lines from one Bounder Mark to another; whereas this Boundary has invariably been determined by the fall of the Waters, and which would give more surface to Lintzgarth Common than is set out by the Commissioner. – No part of this Common has yet been divided into Lots. – The Commissioner has been applied to, to revise his Plan which he refuses, saying he is not authorised by the Act so to do, without the general consent of the Proprietors of Middlehope Fell. The Lead Companys Scarr Sike Vein intersects this encroachment in the part of Middlehope Fell Proprietors, and should the Lead Co in prosecuting their Vein, adopt the line of Boundary as at present marked out on the surface (which it is presumed they will do) they will work more extent of Vein than they are entitled to, which may be cause of litigation hereafter.

[Marginal note:]

Mr Williamson is of opinion that nothing can be done to remedy this – that the Boundary as at present set out, is conclusive & binding

      May 1810
undated but the document lies between letters dated 27 March and 11 April 1810. The note added in the margin is dated May 1810. The memo may have come from Robert Hopper Williamson, given the note written in the margin of the document.

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