Journal Entry – William Hooper – 18 Mar 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 18 Mar 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 16
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Monday 18th March 1833

Received an application from Mr Crawhall, on behalf of Maltley & Co. for Slag Lead, requesting I would make them an offer.  The quantity of Lead which the Hospital will possess when the whole of the Ores are smelted, may be roughly estimated at 3000 pieces of Refined, 650 pieces of Common, 250 pieces of Refined Slag, and 170 pieces of common Slag.  I had hoped to have prevailed on the Hudgill Company to have taken it, but this I cannot do; yet I still wish to sell in one lot to some substantial House, rather than incur the risk of the Market, and I wrote to Mr Crawhall inviting an offer for the whole, and I took the same opportunity of writing to other parties to the same effect.

Received several applications for renting the Colliery, and I furnished each party with the terms and conditions on which I desired to receive proposals – Mr Fenwick the Coal-Viewer is to meet me here on Wednesday, that I may have his advice and assistance as to the restrictions necessary in working, and in order that I may have clear information as to how the Hospital really stands  with Mr Beaumont, in reference to a lease of Low Stubblick Colliery, which was to have been taken two years ago, but in which as it appears to me, the want of arrangement then leaves us now free, & better without it.  Saw several of the Tenants respecting the difficulty of paying their rents, and praying for some reduction, to all which I gave as much kindness and courtesy as I could possibly mix up with refusal.  

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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