Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Faber – 15 Aug 1826

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Aug 1826
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Thomas Faber
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]castle 15 August 1826

T. H. Faber Esqr Bishop Auckland

      I herewith beg to return the D[ra]ft of Agreement between my L[or]d Bishop of Durham and Col & Mrs Beaumont, approved on their behalf, by Mr Hopper Williamson. It is a pity that this Agreement is not for his Lordship’s Incumbency. it would then have given us ardour to Enterprize and satisfied the minds of the Inhabitants of the Dale, whose Sole hope and dependence is on the extensive and permanent working of the Mines. –

      I beg to state, from information I can rely upon, that Mr Rippon who has lately purchased the Estate of Rogerly, to which a small Manor is annexed, has been exercising Acts of Ownership at Fatherly Hill, on the Moor North of Stanhope and where it can, I have reason to believe, be made to appear that he has no legal right whatever. These repeated Encroachments have already proved of serious injury to Col & Mrs Beaumont as Lessees under the See of Durham, and which in the end will materially affect the rights of the See itself, unless prompt and decided <incurrences> to put a stop to them are not adopted, by the Officers of the Bishops  Courts. 

      I am etc	MM

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