Document ReferencePl C 2/425/1-3
TitleLetter from Samuel Marriot, Morpeth, to [William Bentinck, 2nd] Duke of Portland; 18 Jun. 1756
Date18 June 1756
Extent3 items
Content DescriptionWrites that he has been asked to give the Duke details relative to a scheme to make safe the road from Ogle to Whalton over the river Blythe; asks for the Duke's opinion on the matter; encloses a diagram.

On a separate sheet, gives details of the plan: refers to a county bridge over the river Blythe at Whalton which needs repairing, and which was viewed the previous day by Mr Aynesley; writes that to do what is necessary it was decided that cuts must be made through lands belonging to Mr Meggison and Sir William Middleton; Mr Meggison is unwilling for this to happen, so it was suggested that an exchange of five small pieces of land on the south side of the river be made for land belonging to the Duke on the north side; if this is not done the bridge could be moved, but at greater expense [Pl C 2/425/2].

Small parchment diagram of the area showing five numbered pieces of land, and the route of the road from Scotland to Newcastle [Pl C 2/425/3].

Letter is damaged, with text loss.
Termroads, improvements to
bridges, repairs to
land, exchanges of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39637Meggison (fl 1756-1758); Mr; landowner in Ogle Northumberland; of Whaltonfl 1756-1758
NA39396Middleton; William (-1757); 3rd Baronet; MP for Northumberland 1722-57-1757
NA39638Aynsley; - (fl 1756); Mrfl 1756
NA39386Marriot; Samuel (fl 1749-1760); Mr; steward of the Duke of Portland's Northumberland estates; rented Hebron Shield Hill farm from the dukefl 1749-1760
NA1046Bentinck; William (1709-1762); 2nd Duke of Portland1709-1762
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