Journal entry – John Grey – 10 Feb 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 10 Feb 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Monday 10th February

Had an interview with Mr Bell late of Stublick and all differences having been arranged & disposed of, paid him his Gratuity, deducting the rent now due and taking his joint security with Mr Nicholson of Hexham for those to come.  Mr Bell says that he expected to be included among those who by Mr Hoopers recommendation were to have the reduction for the present year, which I could not promise, as I had not understood it so before, but I engaged to mention it to the Board. Heard from Mr Walton that he would give no more than £140 for the Lot of Wood, No 3 as he considered it a full value. I wrote to him to conclude a bargain.  Some other purchasers have looked at other Lots, but will not offer for them, on Account of Mr Parkin’s valuation being so much too high, and I am convinced that it is so, as I hear from people conversant with such matters, that they could get foreign wood at a cheaper rate, considering the expense of cutting and removing it.  Went to Dilston Hall to set out the line of Road as stated in the Plan sent up & agreed to by the Commissioners. 

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