Journal entry – John Grey – 24 Mar 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 24 Mar 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Monday 24th March

Had several matters to attend to, & letters to write.  Engaged Mr Davison, whom I had formerly selected as Teacher of a School under my direction at Milfield, to come to that at Deanraw at May Day, by the desire of a Committee of the Inhabitants who have obtained a promise of £10 a year towards it, from the Trustees of the Haydon Bridge establishment. I trust the youth upon our Estates in the quarter will be benefited by the appointment.   Heard from my Son reporting that he had measured the Drains at Outchester & seen to the cleaning and fencing some hedges on those Estates that are under Seven Years & therefore in the charge of the Hospital.  Had apprised the several tenants there and at Scremerston & the Innkeeper at Belford, that the rent day was fixed for the 8th April etc etc.  Was waited upon by an Assistant Surveyor of the Gateshead Roads to inform me the Trustees at their meeting on friday last considered & adopted the Plan I had recommended for the bye Road as connected with the alteration they are making near Dilston and wished me to direct the fences to be made according to my wish.  This will complete the line for straightening & shortening the line which leads past the House & farm at Dilston Hall, as shown up in a Plan I lately sent to the Board, a part of which Road we are now proceeding with.  As soon as I could leave the Office, I went to Dilston to see what progress had been made & to let the additional fences as authorised by the Road Trust. 

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