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Damages claims from Hexham

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An Account of the Loss which John Charlton of the Hermitage Mill has suffered by the late flood. One Stack entirely taken away & lost, containing £ s d seventeen thrave of Barley and a new Boll p Thrave 5 2 0 Fifteen Thrave of Oats at Do. 3 0 0 One other Stack containing about forty Thrave ] of Barley and about 20 Thrave of it damaged ] 4 0 0 One stack of Hay containing about 15 Ton and About 4½ ton damaged & entirely spoiled 11 5 0 In the Mill Eight Bolls of Oats damaged, so as not to be worth ] 2 0 0 above half value ] Six Pecks of Barley damaged 0 5 6 One Bushel of Rye 0 6 0 About 22 Fother of Manure taken away which ] was lying upon Tyne Green ] 1 2 0 About 20 Fother of Manure taken away from 1 0 0 his Dwelling house About six Fother of Coals taken away 0 15 0 28 15 6 Manure -2 2 26 13 6 We have examined the above particulars, which we believe to be true, and have valued the same to the best of our Judgement As Witness our Hands Willm Harbottle Thomas Errington B Leeke Curate of St. Johnlee

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