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Durham. 3 Sep 1798 The Amount of the Rector’s Allotment in lieu of Tythes out of the new Inclosures to be referred entirely to the Commissioners. The Tythes of the old Inclosures to be compensated for by a Money Payment to be fixed by the Commiss[ione]rs; unless where the Rector & any of the Proprietors unite in preferring an Allotment in Land. The Lord to have an Allotment of 1/16th of the Commons:- this allotment, it is supposed, will be between 1500 & 2000 Acres _ The Question of any Allotmt. for the Stinted Pastures to go to the Solr. General & Mr Mansfield for their Opinions; unless the Proprietors should prefer a Reference to the Opinion of Mr. H. Williamson. The Plan of Sale of Part of the Episcopal & Rectorial Allotments for Payment of the Expenses of Inclosure much approved of by Mr.W. as remaining the only difficulty the Rector could have about the Inclosure. The Proposal as to Chapels &tc to be left out of the Question at present; &, when Made, to come as Offer by Letter from the Bishop to the Rector. The Draft of the Act to be immediately prepared by, or under the direction of, Mr Williamson; & when approved by him, one Copy to be sent to the Bishop before he leaves the Country; another Copy to the Rector; & a third to the Proprietors, in Order that the 3 Parties may consider any Observations to be made upon the Draft. The working of the Mines to be submitted to Mr W’s Consideration; & a Meeting proposed at Mr. W’s at Newcastle in Order to settle whether the <Power> may not remain subject to some & what Modifications. Tythes of Mines to be reserved. Bishop’s Allotment to be <free> from Tythes. Three Commiss[ione]rs; one named by the Bishop; another by the Rector; the third by the Proprietors.
This document contains notes on the plan for settling the compensation due to the Bishop and Rector as a consequence of the Weardale Enclosure. The author is not stated but based on the handwriting it is possible that the notes were produced by Thomas Bernard.