Journal entry – John Grey – 10 Jun 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 10 Jun 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Tuesday 10th June

Received a Petition from the Tenants of Newlands & Whittonstall praying the Commissioners to encourage the proposed new road from thence to join the Newcastle road near Axwell Park, which Petition I herewith send. This is the road referred to in my Journal of the 23rd September last.

Mr Burnett called at the Office to receive payment for his portion of the Duty Ore arising from the Mines of the Hole Liberty which had been delivered at Langley Mills along with that of the Hospital.  The amount after deducting 13/6 for Carriage came to £11.4.8.  He proposes hereafter to have his portion set aside at the Mine, so that it will not pass through our accounts at all.  Mr Burnett wishes to purchase from the Commissioners the Tithes of his Property at Tynehead, & offers to give Twenty years purchase upon the average Rent of the six years that it has been in his possession.  That average as appears by the accompanying paper is £3.3.6 & the price he offers £63.10. It is a poor property in a high & unproductive county, & not capable of improvement.  Mr Burnett will be glad to know whether the Commissioners are inclined to treat with him or not. 

I rode over Dipton Fell to see the Ground which had been cleared of Wood & replanted last Season, I was glad to find that in spite of the drought, the young Trees are doing remarkably well.  Returned by Snokoe Wood which we are now thinning & from which we are now leading the bark.  The price of Larch bark is so low, that it will, I fear, barely defray the expense, but then the wood is more valuable when pealed than otherwise.

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