Letter – Shute Barrington to Arthur Mowbray – 13 Jan 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Jan 1798
Correspondent: Shute Barrington
Recipient: Arthur Mowbray
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Mongewell Jan: 13th 1798


      Whatever may prove the event of The Weardale Plan, the failure, if it does fail, will not be ascribable to you. The Proprietors, if they do not proceed will be their own enemies, and the enemies of the County. My object is the benefit of both.

      You will assure Sir John Eden, with my compliments, that I shall readily consent to the inclosure of [blank space] Common on any terms which he as a man of honour shall say are a fair Compensation for my rights as Lord of the Manor. I would have you deliver this message, unless you are apprehensive that the precedent may be injurious to the See on similar applications. If you think so you will then inform Sir John that I shall agree to any allowance per acre which shall be settled by you and any person appointed by him. If my recollection be accurate Bramwell’s bill amounts to £47. no to £43. in either case the difference is not very material; but I have directed Messrs. Drummonds to answer your Draught for £80.0.0. lest there should be a further error.

      Buddle’s delays are indeed very vexatious. I hope however that your activity will infuse a little into him, and that I shall ere long have from him a <….> considered opinion on which I can depend. As soon as further concealment of my name as purchaser of the Bedlington Estate appears to you unnecessary, you will appraise me, that the proper Deeds may be prepared under Mr. Bernard’s direction. I hear nothing of Lockwood’s money from you or from him. If he received it in May there can be no plea for deferring payment.

      I am, &tc


A. Mowbray Esqr.

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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