Journal Entry – William Hooper – 26 Feb 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 26 Feb 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 15
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Tuesday 26th Feburary 1833

Had an application from Robson Lambert formerly Tenant of Dilston New Town North Farm for the amount of his Bill for leading <materials> in breaking up the Old Hexham Road, and attaching it to his farm – the amount of this Bill, £21. had already been paid by the Hospital in the disgraceful affair of Mr Geo Wailes Bailiff of the District, but Mr Lambert had never obtained it.  It is a matter of question with me, whether the Hospital ought to have paid this money even once, for as it was for the Tenants advantage, I consider the Tenant was bound to assist in leading – but as the Hospital did pay it, there is a hardship in Mr Lambert not having it.  These seemed some question as to Mr Shipley being connected with the transaction, and I told him that I would require an explanation from him, and as far as I had influence and power I would obtain justice for him from Mr Shipley, but that I could on no account consent to a second payment from the Hospital.

Rode to Hexham to make enquiries as to the proba[bi]lities of being able to fix the Office there, the scarcity of Houses fitted for the purpose rendering it necessary to avoid longer delay – I stated to Mr Ruddock and other what was likely to be required, and obtained a promise of information.

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