Journal entry – John Grey – 14 May 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 14 May 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Wednesday 14th May 1834

William Hind paid his half years Rent but persisting in retaining the House, I wrote to Mr Fenwick, directing him to proceed by ejectment.   Heard from Mr Hogarth of Scremerston, acknowledging my letter informing him that he could have no present abatement, but might surrender his Lease & try to agree for a new one. He proposed to come over and see me respecting it, but I wrote saying that no surrender could now be accepted before May 1835, & no valuation could be made till after the ensuing harvest.  That I should attend to the matter, as soon after that as possible, if in the mean time he should write a Letter making a surrender of his present Lease.  Rode through the Estates of Thornbrough, Newtonhall & Whittle. Seeing at the latter place that no unnecessary damage is done by working the Quarry for Railway blocks.  The Tenant at Whittle has been unfortunate in losing some Cattle as well as a valuable Horse, by death, which he can ill afford, for though an industrious man, the appearance of the farm indicates a want of capital in its occupation.   

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