Journal entry – John Grey – 29 Apr 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 29 Apr 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Tuesday 29th

Rowell of the High Barnes, came to the Office as I had requested with a relation who has a considerale [sic] Farm in the neighbourhood, to give their joint security for the payment of £800 to be accepted according to the Boards Minute, in full of Rent Arrears due by the Rowells.  But as the sale of their Farm stock is to take place on the 7th May, I thought it better to take their engagement to pay over to me all Cash and Bills which they may receive, & to give me their joint promissory Note, on the following day for the remainder, whatever it may be. 


Wrote an advertizement to the  Newcastle Papers, fixing the Rent Days to be at Shaw House on the 19th at Haydon Bridge on the 21st and 22nd and at Alston on the 30th May.  As a general principle, I think it better that the rents should be collected within the half years, i.e. before May Day and Martinmas - but considering the difficulties which Farmers have now to contend with, I made the arrangement for this time, so as to give them the benefit of Stagshaw Fair on the 17th May & Alston Fair on the 29th & I trust it will have a good effect upon the receipts.  I also advertized again the Lot of Wood in Whittle Dean, which is the only one now that that in Capons Cleugh is to be taken at a valuation by the railway Co, which has not been sold. Rode through the newly planted Grounds to see the Trees, which now begin to show signs of Life, of which the continued drought and frost since they were planted caused me to entertain some fears.  The present rains will I hope save them. We are getting the fences repaired, where needful, to prevent them from trespass.  

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