Journal entry – John Grey – 12 Feb 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 12 Feb 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Wednesday 12th February 1834

Went to examine the Farms at Hartburngrainge and found the small Stable which I had thought it necessary to make at the West Farm, completed at less expense than I had anticipated.  The old Man White, who had hitherto been continued upon an allowance of 6/- Per Week with a House & small Garden for maintaining the fences of the Woodlands, died lately, & having looked upon that Allowance rather as a Pension to an old Servant, than as a necessary expenditure, the Wood being fully grown & the fences not requiring much repair, I thought it unnecessary to make any other appointment, but prevailed upon the Tenant of the <> upon which the greatest part of the Plantation is, to undertake the care of the fences, by giving them the Woodmans Cottage to occupy along with his farm, by which £15.12 a year will be saved.  I then proceeded Northward & passed

Tuesday 13th

At Millfield Hill with the part of my family which I had not seen for some months.

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