Journal entry – John Grey – 15 Apr 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 15 Apr 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Tuesday 15th April

Settled with Mr Parkin the accounts for fitting and planting at Cowey Sike or Grindon Hill & for thinning the Plantations in Hexhamshire.  Mr Green the Architect having come from Newcastle, we met the Contractors at Dilston & in compliance with their fancy, witnessed the depositing a newspaper & some insignificant Coins & laying the first Stone of the house by my boy Charles, which was concluded by three Cheers & my ordering some Ale for the Workmen in the evening.  Mr Green engaged to prepare another Plan to forward to Greenwich in a few days.   I afterwards proceeded to see the progress of the building & water course for the new Saw Mill, & the road to it, which the Lessees propose to adopt.  Then went to examine the repair of the boundary Fence on Dilston Hall Farm & other fences & draining upon that  and New Town South Farm which are at present in hands. 

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