Report – Thomas Adams to George Wood – 16 Jul 1793

Document Type: Report
Date: 16 Jul 1793
Correspondent: Thomas Adams
Recipient: George Wood
Archive Source: NRO 452 E3 7
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      I am confined upstairs and unable to stir out, when I dare venture abroad is hard to say

      I have sent a precept herewith - the places which appeared at the last Count 6th July 1785 for the Book is before me 

Leaseholders in Blanchland                     Cottagers in D[itt]o

                      in Birkside                          in D[itt]o

                      in Baybridge                       in D[itt]o

                      in Cote House                     in D[itt]o

                      in Shildon                           in D[itt]o

                      in Cowbyer                         in D[itt]o

                      in Acton                             in D[itt]o

                      in Burntsheelhaugh            in D[itt]o

                      in Hadderyburn                  

                      in Westermeadows

                      in Newckton                       in D[itt]o

                      in Jeffreys rake                   in D[itt]o

                      in Allen sheels                    in D[itt]o

                      in Buckshot                         in D[itt]o

                      in Styford                            in D[itt]o

I suppose that there were no Cottagers in Hadderyburn and Westermeadows  - and no one appeared for Styford which was sold about the q2 1768 to the Bacon Family 

      As to the Court - Edward Blenk should give the people afo[resaid] notice of the Court day,          I see that the places have been taken in 1785 from the places in four copies of old Court Rolls near 100 years ago - if the Tenants are not at home a writing to this Effect may be left with each of their Wives or Servants.

      You are required to take notice that the Court Baron of the Lords of the Manor of Blanchland in the County of Northumberland will be held at the usual places within the said Manor on Friday the 2d day of August next Witness my hand the      day of July 1793 

To Mr Deputy Bailiff of the said Manor

As to the Boundary riding - you see that the advertizemt is made as short as possible - it is an odd day to have a riding of Boundaries Vizt the busiest day in the Northl'd assize week and 7 o clock in the morning was as early as any one could ride - there should be flags prepared - musick - Gingerbread almonds and raizens - I cannot write this myself and am obliged to make another do it

      Mr Mowbrays Lre [letter] was a general one referring me to yours

      A copy of the Notice should be fixed or Notice given of it in each of the Parish Churches in which the Lands to be ridden or perambulated do lye

      I am Dr Sir yrs sincerely

            	T. Adams

                    	Alnwick 16 July

I very much doubt whether I shall be able to attend considering my present situation

In strickt Compliance with the old advertizemt in 1768 the Hour of begining is not mentioned - but I have some thoughts of adding it by tomorrow nights post - ‘to begin at 7 oclock in the morning’. All they who or whose Fathers were at the Former riding should attend this

[on outer side:]

George Wood Esq


[and annotated:] Blanchland Boundary riding & Court

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