Journal entry – John Grey – 11 Mar 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 11 Mar 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Tuesday 11th March 1834

This being the day appointed for payment of the Dividend of the Assignees of the Arkendale Mines Company, I attended at Hexham on the part of the Commissioners, having previously examined the accounts, & seen the Boards authority for concurring in the Agreement come to by the Creditors, to accept a Dividend of 12/- in the Pound.  The Hospitals claim amounted to £2347.7.0 according to the accompanying statement - and the Dividend and Interest in the Bills to £1461.1.1. of which £704.4.1 was paid in Cash and the remainder in Bills at 12, 18 & 24 Months with Interest, for which, according to the Conditions of the Agreement, I had to sign a discharge and give an undertaking to deliver up the Bills of which I gave them a Copy,  I believe the originals to be at Greenwich.  I again spoke to Mr Hall on the Subject of the damage assessed by the Alston Jury, for land destroyed by the working of the Mine, belonging to Mr Dickinson of Lovelady Shield, which he undertook to settle.  The Corn Market today was as low as ever, & I was assailed by many of the Tenants declaring that it was impossible for them to make up their Rents, & that they must have an abatement or leave their Farms.  


Mr Alfred Hall

To the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital Dr


Sep 28 To 1500 pieces of Refd lead wt at £13.7.6 £1434. 0. 7

       To  300 ps Slag do         wt at 12.7.6   267.15. 1

Nov 25 To  600 ps Refd do         wt at 13.-.-   558. 6.10

                                                           £2260. 2. 6


May 11 To wood sold and delivered                             87. -. –

       Add noting to each of the above Bills at 1/6 each          4. 6

                                                           £2347. 7. –



Mar 11 By cash at 6% in the Pound         £704.4.1

       By bill at 12 Mos from 30 Mar 1833 

          For 2% in the pound interest     246.8.8

       By Do at 18 mo from Do with Do      252.5.8

       By Do at 24 mo from Do with Do      258.2.8         £1461. 1. 1

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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