Journal entry – John Grey – 3 Mar 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 3 Mar 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Monday 3rd March

After dispatching a parcel to Alston, containing grants for trials of veins & Letters to Mr Dickinson &  Mr Stephens, I took a long ride through the Farms in Hexhamshire that I might inspect some new fences, reconcile some differences between the away going & entering Tenants, which they seem to make a point if never doing themselves without an Umpire, & examining a large extent of Woodlands, of which the younger plantations are so unreasonable thick that I had engaged five Labourers at 10/- a Week to go along with the Woodman of that district for a few weeks, to assist him in thinning them.  The stuff which they cut out, consists chiefly of small Scotch fir, which is of little use but to give the tenants to rail & repair their fences with. But its removal gives room & air to the better kinds of wood, & though in some parts, rather too late in being done, will greatly promote their growth & value.  A considerable quantity of Corf Rods has also been obtained in the Woods of that district, which will bring some money, & are cut at the expense of the purchaser. 

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
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