Journal entry – John Grey – 24 Apr 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 24 Apr 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Thursday 24th

Went to Coupland Castle to attend the funeral of its owner which was rendered the more melancholy that that of his wife had only preceded his own by six days.  He was cut off in the prime of life, at least in his 47th Year.  We were of the same age & had been friends and neighbours from our youth, acting together in many public capacities.  I could not therefore refuse to comply with his dying request, that I would act as a Trustee & Guardian of his Children, giving my Colleagues however to understand that though I should be willing to advise as to the education of the poor Orphans & the management of the Estates, my personal attendance must not be generally expected. 

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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