Letter – Martin Morrison to George Crawhall – 28 Apr 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Apr 1824
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: George Crawhall
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 28 April 1824

Mr George Crawhall – New House Weardale

Under the impression that the Lead Company are working in the Copyhold Ground at Stanhope, I recommend that you lose no time in mentioning the circumstance to the Company Agents, also to Mr Rippon, and that you will exert yourself to obtain all the information possible from the old Inhabitants and Workmen, of the names of the situations described in the Surrender, so that the Boundarys may be as accurately defined as can be. I am of opinion that you should employ legal assistance (any Respectable person whom you know residing in the neighbourhood) to take the depositions of such people whose testimony would tend to establish correctly the point in dispute and then if the Partys concerned are not convinced of having exceeded the <just> limits and do not make compensation for the trespass, a notice discharging them from proceeding farther ought to be served. – Such documents are most desirable possessions, to reflect any future innovations, and ought when obtained to be carefully preserved, for it is clear, from past neglect and the lapse of time, that they are the only evidence by which the Copyhold rights are to be ascertained. – I am etc   MM

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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