Letter – Arthur Mowbray to Shute Barrington – 1 Feb 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Feb 1798
Correspondent: Arthur Mowbray
Recipient: Shute Barrington
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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							Sherburn  1’ Feby. 1798

My Lord.

      I am just returned from Newcastle where I have been attending Mr. Walton; Our Plan and Award as to the Boundary between the manor of Stanhope and Alston Moor is finished and very pleasantly: I find Mr. Walton has received for more than 4000 Bin[g]s of Lead Ore the last Year at rather more than £3 a Bin, <br[ough]t> the Sum of abt. £14,000 and this not a good Year; they have, I learn some other Years, as Lords received net £20,000.

      Buddle was to have met me at Newcastle, when I proposed to have fixed with him as to the Boring for Coal at Bedlington, he did not come. I will write him and Your Lordship shall be informed of our Proceedings.

      Herewith I send an Acco[un]t of such vacant Grants as appears to me ought to be granted to Your Lordship Vizt.

18’March 1766  Lease to Henry Perry of Newbiggin. _ Of ‘Waste Ground between high and low Water Marks on the South Side of the River Wansbeck from a Place called Broken Causeway down to the Passage of the said River by Ferry with the Liberty to get Stone for making Wharfs or Staiths and Warehouses thereon,’

Term 21 Years		Rent £1..0..0.

2nd. Augt. 1773  Lease to John Simpson Esqre., _ Of ‘Waste Ground between the high and low Water Marks on the South Side of the River Wansbeck extending from East to West the whole Length of the Lands of him the sd. Jno. Simpson in the Parish of Bedlington adjoining upon the said Waste Ground. – with the <Quary> & Granary thereon erected and built at or near the East End of the said Parcel of Ground with Liberty to build Staiths etc.’

Term 21 Years Rent £1..0..0

      The three Concurrent Leases granted to Mr. Burgess 22’ Oct: 1796, I conclude need not be noticed; if I find any other I will inform your Lordship; _ I will pay every Attention to Buddle’s Directions, & advise as to the Coal, it will give me great Pleasure if we can establish a good Colliery.

      I have viewed Urpeth Common along with Sir Jno. Eden’s Agent; on valuing the whole and taking 1/16th it amounted to more than 6d.  an Acre, in course the Agent conceived that Sir John would not object to 6d. 

      I do not think the dividing without an Act will be quite so easy as Sir John & Coln. Bewick thot. yet I think they may work thro’, there is a Waggon Way now and must for a Number of Years be of considerable Value, Mr. Pearson and I propose to except it out of the Ground about to be divided.

      It will give me great Pleasure to have a favourable Acct. from Coln. Beaumont.

      If Your Lordship think Right I see no Particular Reason why the Bedlington Estate may not be conveyed to Your Lordship, the Leases of Wastes Mines etc I thot. had first better be made to me and the whole pass by one Instrument to Your Lordship.

      I am My Lord Your Lordships very much obliged and most obedient Hble. Servant

      Arthur Mowbray

Bp. Lawson agrees to continue the 1000£ on the Bedlington Estate. _

The Honble. and Rt. Revd. The Lord Bishop of Durham

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