Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 14 Aug 1821

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Aug 1821
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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Mr B		(undated)

I have had the honor to receive your letter from Paris ... About fifty of the Allendale copyholders attended on the 10th inst and have agreed to purchase their tithes and freeholds at the price asked and a meeting will take place … The farmers are by no means improved in circumstances since you were in the North ... I called upon Geo Forster yesterday but he could only promise to pay up his last half years arrear with his half years rent at Martinmas.  He expressed a wish to write you on the subject though ..?.. he send any letter to me I shall forward it ... If it meet your approbration I should prefer having an allowance in lieu of having a horse and milk found ... this I consider the actual expense incurred annually (£80) ... and permit me to rent the lawn and a small croft behind the house in grass it would be a great convenience to myself and family (as it is I am obliged to take the man who goes with the draught horses to attend to my horse night and morning. )
Undated but in sequence between those dated 20th June and 3rd Nov 1821. 14th August given here ie. shortly after the meeting of the 10th referred to.

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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