Journal Entry – William Hooper – 7 May 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 7 May 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 17
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Tuesday May 7th 1833

The whole of this day was occupied in receiving the tedious twenty penny fines, and rents. In the evening Mr Thos Wilson came to me, and we read over the Draft Lease of the Smelting Mills prepared by Mr Fenwick, discussing the operation of the several covenants so to make the details as simple and practical as possible.

Mr Wilson again earnestly pressed upon my attention the claims of the Rodderup [Rotherhope] Fell Company and he also made applications for a Lease of so much surface as would comprehend some cross veins which the Hudgill Burn Co. expected to meet with on proceeding with a vein recently leased to them. I told him that I believed the Commissioners of Greenwich hospital would have no objection to grant the ground he wished for provided the Hudgill Burn Company covenanted to employ an adequate number of Men thereon, but having ascertained on the plan what it was they desired, I would bring it under the consideration of the Board, soon after my return to Greenwich.

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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