Report – Thomas Allgood – 31 Jul 1690

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Date: 31 Jul 1690
Correspondent: Thomas Allgood
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Thursday July 31st 1690

Memo that then part of the Bounder of the Regality of Hexham was begun to be ridden as followeth viz. Hexham Hexhamshire and Allendale present  then and there at the Riding thereof the first day

Thomas Allgood of Hexham Gent Bailiff of the said Regality John Carr of the same Robert Bell of the same <Toller> John Forster of the same Clerk to the said Mr. Thos. Allgood Thos. Featherston of Dukesfield Hall Alexander Williamston of Hallywell Abraham Williamston of the same Francis Litle of the same George Mowbray of the Steele John Swinburne of the same Henry Dixon of Nether Staples Thomas Farbridge Junr. of Hackford Thos. Dickinson of Peacock House Richard Yare of Ordley Robert Dixon of Stonehouse Peter Thirlwall of Mollersteads  Edward Armstrong of Langlee  Richd. Dixon of Stobbilee Richard Mowbray of Allenheads  Anthy Watson of Huntwell  John Correy of Whitehill  Wm. Correy of Ellersopp John Little of Ellershopshiele John Nevin of Sipton shiele  Thomas Williamston of Allenheads John Dawson of Shielbank Henry Sheele of Swinhopeshiele Henry Dodd of the same Henry Drydon of Allenheads Thomas Davisin of Moorehouses Hugh Watson of Huntwell Hugh Robinson of Hopehead Wm. Ridley of Blackcleugh Robert Davison of the same John Williamston of Garrettshill

Imps.  From Langlee Grounds westward up Harwoodsheal Burne to cross Beldon and so southward up the said Beldon on the East Side of the White Well till the Runner or Sike of the said Beldon till it fall into the Quick Burn and so up the Quick burn to Norhamburnfoot and so up Norhamburne to a great Stone at Norhamburnhead and so along the Quick Edge Westward along the North Side of <Wishme> Edge at <Wishme> Head to the Quickcleugh head from thence Westward to Knoutberry Rigg and so to Shorngate Currock and from thence South West to a place called the Stanning Stone which divides the Manor of Hexham afsd and Wardell in the County of Durham and from thence as the Water descends from off the said Edge into Wardell to a place called the Currock at Allens Cleughhead and so Westward to the Currock on the High Stang.

Friday Augst. 1st. 1690

Present at the second days Riding - Thomas Allgood Gentleman Bailiff of the Regality of Hexham John Carr of Hexham Robert Bell of the same John Forster of the same Thomas Featherson of Dukesfield hall Alexander Williamson of the same Francis Little of the same George Mowbray of the Steel Richard Yare of Ordley Peter Thirlwall of Mollersteads Richard Mowbray of Allenheads Anthony Welton of Huntwell Thomas Davinson of Moorhouses  John Williamstone of Garretshill Thomas Halton of Dirtpotshiel William Halton of the same Thomas Dawson of Burnfoot John Corry Junr of Whitehill Hugh Hutchinson of Sinderhope Alexander Williamston of Hay Rake Richard Raw of Scotshall John Hutchinson of Cleughbank William Coatsforth of Allendale Town Robert Coatsforth of the same Leonard Wilson of Oakpool Robert Pearson of the same Christopher Wilkinson of Chapel House Cuthbert Roddam of Wooey John Shield of the same William Hutchinson of Hagburn Gate Henry Stephenson of the Hagg Thomas Nevin of Hare Rake William Burdus of Blackcleugh Thomas Davinsin of the same Edward Frawler of the Monk William Green of Gatehouse Thomas Johnston of Eshies Gerrard Harrison of Greenleycleugh William Ritson of Hairsley John Whitesmith of Coalcleugh William Watson of Broadlee John Brown Junr of the same John Teasdale of Lightshiels and William Johnson of Kiersleywell Row.

From the Currock at the High Stang Westward to the Blackcleughhead from thence to the Scald Currock and from thence Westward to the Currock on the Top of Kilhope Law from thence to the Head of the Whetstone Cleugh from thence to the Top of a Hill dividing Northumberland Cumberland and the Bishoprick of Durham and from thence Northward to the Top of the Dodd from thence to Wellhope Head in West Allen from thence Northward to the High Rayes from thence to the Blakelaw Cross from thence Northwest to the Hard Rigg and from thence through the Head of the Hareshaws to the Long Cross and down from thence North Eastward to the Blue Snabb From thence Eastward to the Carrierhills and so to a Sike at the Millstone Hedge and down the said Sike to a Well near Powstile and down the said Runner to  Hawkuplee Hedge till the said Runner fall into the White Walls Burn and down the said Burn to West Allen Water down West Allen to Ninebanks Hedges and so down Allen to Hindleywrey bank.

Saturday Augt. 2nd 1690

Mem that then part of the Bounder of the Manor of Hexham was ridden as followeth

Then present

Thomas Allgood Gentleman Bailiff John Carr of Hexham Robt. Bell of the same John Forster of the same Thos Featherston of Dukesfield hall Geo. Mowbray of the Steele Richd Yare of Ordley Richd Mowbray of Allenheads Thos Davison of Moorhouses  Wm Coatsforth of Allendale Town Robt Coatsforth of the same Jno. Shiele of Wooey Cuthbert Roddam of the same Leonard Wilson of Oakepoole Richd Lambert Servant to Mr Bacon of Cattonlee Jno Broad of Hindleyhill Geo. Pearson of Wide Eale Robt Pearson of the same Jno Armstrong of Oldfield Wm Coultherd of Bpside Nicholas Wright of Old towne Robt Cumin Of the same Antho Cumin of the same Jno Dobson of Catton  Thos Taylor Junr of the same John Hornsby of the same Richd Chester Senr of Greenridge Jno Chester Senr of the same Nicholas Stokoe of the same Jn Stokoe Brother of the said Nich. Jno Forster late Servt to Jn Heron of the Paise Geo. Forster Jun of Nubbocke Clement Barkas of the same.

From the West End of the Island under Hindleywre banke down West Allen to two Stanning Stones at the White Craige, from thence up the South Side of Staward Hedges, from thence to the Sheephill, and down the Sheeprigg North East to Pirly pots Moss, from thence along the North Side of Pirly pots Moss North East to the Stanning Stone at Stublockehead from thence up to Humbleton hill and soe along the South Side of Humbleton to the Head of a Syke that falls into Stublocke Burne, and soe North East to the Yellow-rigg head, from thence to the Blackhaw Hill and soe to the Blackhaw pike and soe down the Blackhaw Well Syke to an Old Dyke divideing the March betwixt Nubbocke and Elrington and soe along the said Hedge to Nubbocke Hedges belonging to the Innfields.
A copy in the hand of John Bell, Hexham manor steward in the 1780s/90s, and probably copied from the original by him in preparation for the boundary riding of 1787 or the 1790s.

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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