Letter – Shute Barrington to Arthur Mowbray – 24 Feb 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Feb 1798
Correspondent: Shute Barrington
Recipient: Arthur Mowbray
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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							Cav: Square  Feb. 24th 1798


      I have this morning had a conversation with Col: Beaumont on the subject of the Weardale Inclosure, in consequence of a letter from him signifying that he had just heard from his Agents. I found him by no means indisposed towards the measure; but apprehensive that his rights might be injured unless there were strict clauses in the bill to secure them. He expressed a fear also lest many would enjoy freeholds under the bill, who at present claimed, but had no legal title to them. I replied that every precaution should be taken to secure the first and to prevent the second. I proposed therefore to him, and he readily concurred in the proposition, that a meeting should be had between Mr. Pearson and you on my part, and Mr. Blackett & Mr <Hern [?Heron]> on his; that the whole should be discussed; when I flattered myself such matters would be so arranged as to satisfy both parties; and prepare them for a General Meeting. Col. B. promised to write by this post, and you will take the first opportunity of communicating this letter to Mr. Pearson; and setting an early day for the meeting.

      I am, etc


A. Mowbray Esqre. 

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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