Journal entry – John Grey – 30 Apr 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 30 Apr 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Wednesday 30th April

Received the Boards Minutes & answered at length to Mr Jay the Queries respecting the appointment of Solicitors- the Memorial of the the Throckley Tenants regarding their Church loss etc.  I have received a circular inviting the Proprietors in the Parish of Haltwhistle, to make good a sum expended by a Committee in building a Bridge there, which Circular I send herewith.   The Hospital has little property in the Parish, & cannot fairly be expected to contribute much to such an object, especially as it remains to be proved whether or not the funds have been judiciously expended. Received a Notice from Robson, Tenant of the Nursery Ground at Alston, of his intention to quit it at Martinmas next, on account of which I conceive it must be advertized in due time & tenders taken in by the Commissioners.


Had an interview with the Lessees of Langley Mills, who report the condition of the Water Wheel & Case to be very bad & are desirous of having it renewed at present, when the Mills are off work.   The necessity of this renewal was contemplated some years ago, & a part of the Materials provided at the time, which still remains in Burnetts Yard at Newcastle - & their Lease guarantees them in the amount of £150 towards the expense of the Work. I therefore agreed with the Lessees that the Work should be done under their direction, as they will have the surplus to pay, That they shall take the Materials formerly provided by the Hospital at the valuation of Millwrights mutually chosen.   That an account of the total cost shall be exhibited, when the Work is finished, when it is to be examined by a person appointed by the Hospital, to report upon its sufficiency and value.   Mr Wilson again urged upon my consideration the advantage to the District & to the Estates of Newlands & Whittonstall where there is a great deal of Wood, of the projected Road up the Derwent, for which as yet an adequate subscription has not been obtained.  I told him that I was fully aware of the facilities it would afford, having compared the new line with the old, but that my opinion on the subject was already before the Commissioners.  

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