Journal entry – John Grey – 19 Jun 1834

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

Wrote to Mr Lethbridge, enclosing Letters from Messrs Fenwick & Bainbridge, accepting their appointments as Court Keepers & Solicitors in their respective districts.  Also sending for the Commissioners’ Signature, the Agreements for the Blacksmith’s premises at West Boat & Haydon Bridge & Mr Richmonds, for Fields at the latter. No Lease or written Agreement of any kind was ever made, I believe for the Inn at Haydon Bridge, entered to in May 1833 by Matthew Hetherington.  The Rent of the House & Fields originally attached to it, is £90 for three Years, to which is to be added £24.. the Rent of two Fields laid to it at May Day last formerly occupied by Mr Coals, since dead.   At the expiring of three Years, one of which is already gone, Mr Hoopers proposal to Hetherington respecting it is founded upon such peculiar conditions, see his Journal 6th May 1833, as to render it impossible to extend the Agreement at present beyond the 12th May 1836.  Until that period then, a mere written acceptance of the Terms by Hetherington will be sufficient security, as he and his family are steady & respectable people. After that, if he should continue in the situation a regular Lease may be executed upon new terms. Examined & settled up in full, balances due upon the Wears & Work at the Tyne, also for various other jobs done by Thomas Harle in draining & fences on different parts of the property.  Looked over the young Fences & work going on in this neighbourhood. 

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