Journal entry – John Grey – 7 May 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 7 May 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Wednesday 7th May

Andrew Thorburn came early in the morning to give me information that a Person holding his Note for £100 had an execution out against him & was about to attack the Stock upon the premises.  I forthwith executed an Order of Distress & sent it to the Woodman in Hexhamshire, Mr Hunt being at a distance in the Langley Barony, to put in force expecting to anticipate the proceedings of the other party, & secure our Rent & Arrears.   Wrote to Major Johnson reminding him that he had not returned me the Account of money expended in repairing the Scremerston Water Level, which had been referred to Mr Fenwicks inspection, & that of course it could not be passed to his Credit.  Went out to Thornbrough and saw the Sale by Auction of a part of the Rowell’s Stock, which sold well being of a superior description to most in the neighbourhood , though on account of their declining circumstances, it has of late years been much reduced in quantity. 

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