Journal entry – John Grey – 25 Jun 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 25 Jun 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Wednesday 25th June

Went over the Draft Lease for Farms, as directed to be adopted, with Mr Fenwick, who has undertaken to have copies printed upon plain paper, attending to the prints himself, to see that sufficient blanks are left in the proper places. These Copies of each Lease will serve as records & for reference in the Office here, & generally will satisfy the Tenants, they holding them for the same purpose.  While it will be necessary to have one Copy on Stamp duty executed to deposit at Greenwich. This Copy Mr Fenwick thinks it will be necessary for him to ingross, unless he can make an arrangement with the Stamp Office, to allow of its being Stamped, after being printed & filled up according to the amount of the rent included.  

I consulted him likewise on the base of Rochester, the Dilston Miller, showing him his Agreement for a Lease.  He is of opinion that no step can be now taken till another Rent becomes due, except to prepare & tender for his execution, a Lease, according to the Terms of his Agreement, & that on his refusing, as he likely would, to execute & pay for it, the bargain would become void & he might be forthwith ejected.  I hesitate to adopt this proceeding, on account of the expense of the Stamp, which there was some doubt of being able to recover from Rochester.  But should he be mad enough to pursue his present course, some such step will be necessary. [marginal pencil note: ‘I think the Cost of this Stamp should be no impediment in getting rid of this man.’]

As it appears that Wm Hind has not put in an answer to the ejectment served upon him, we can now turn him out by force.  I therefore brought up a Warrant for that purpose this evening & on reaching home, sent my servant to Hexham to apprize the Sheriffs Officer to come down in the morning to put it in force.   The stupid Man will now discover that the Hospital will not always to be imposed upon with impunity. 

Mr Fenwick gave me his bill for Law Charges up to May Day last including his half years Salary as Court Keeper, which I herewith send for examination, before discharging it. We agreed that, although in future it will not be necessary for him to make out detailed accounts of Law Charges, he should procure a Book for the Hospitals business, in which to keep a Journal of his transactions, which it will be useful to have to refer to.

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