Journal entry – John Grey – 8 Apr 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 8 Apr 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Tuesday 8th April

Examined the new flooring, Spouts etc which had been done at Waren Mill, but as the Work is not finished, deferred making the allowance for it till the next rent day.  Mr Nairn carries on a great business here with great spirit, & I trust with benefit to himself, as it certainly is to the neighbourhood. These Mills were formerly worked entirely by Water, but from the draining of the County generally & especially of two bogs to the west Three fourths of the work is now done by steam.  Rode through Chesterhill Farm & thence to Belford where I met all the Tenants except Major Johnson who had written to say that he was in Newcastle & would wait upon me at Corbridge, & Mr Pringle, who never attends on such occasions. With this exception, I had a better receipt than I could have anticipated in such Markets. We had a very pleasant & respectable party at dinner, including my Son George, the Bank Agent & Mr Fenwick, who had come from Newcastle to meet the tenants upon the Claim for Scremerston Tithes, but the absence of Mr Pringle & the want of the proper Leases, as set forth in Mr Bicknells answer, but which cannot be found, rendered his going negatory.  It seems that there has never been a Lease or Agreement for the Colliery Farms, but merely a letter from the Receivers.  And for the others, accepted Proposals.  In the evening rode up to Fowberry Tower to sleep, where being met by my Gig from Milfield Hill on

Wednesday 9th  Drove to Corbridge 52 Miles

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